After you apply
Activate your username and password
Within five days of applying, you will receive an email acknowledging receipt of your application. This email will include your OSU ID and Ohio State username (lastname.#).
Follow the instructions in the email to activate your Ohio State username (lastname.#). This will give you access to your Applicant Center where you can check on the status of your application.
Use your OSU ID in correspondence with us about your application.
- If you have problems activating, contact our IT Service Desk at 614-688-4357 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check your application status
Log in to your Applicant Center to check the status of your application and all requirements. Required application materials must be received at Ohio State by the application deadline.
If you haven’t already done so, submit the FAFSA and Ohio State's Special Scholarships Application
Every student is highly encouraged to file the FAFSA by the priority date of February 1 to be considered for the most financial aid (including scholarships, grants, loans and Federal Work-Study). Check out this helpful financial aid Apply Checklist.