After you apply

Activate your username and password

Within 1 to 5 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.#).

  • Use your OSU ID in correspondence with us about your application.

  • Follow the instructions in the email to set up your Ohio State username (lastname.#). This will give you access to your Applicant Center where you can check on the status of your application.

Check your application status

Log in to your Applicant Center where you can monitor the status of your application. Check regularly to make sure you have no outstanding issues or anything left to do.

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.

Come for a visit

Visit one of Ohio State’s regional campuses.