After You Apply
Activate your username and password
Within five days of applying, you will receive an email from Ohio State acknowledging receipt of your application that includes 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.
- 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. All required application materials must be received by Ohio State by the application deadline.
How will I be notified of my admission decision?
Your decision will first be posted in your Applicant Center, so keep an eye on that for the most up-to-date information. All decisions will sent by email to the address you provided when applying.
I submitted an item. Why is it still listed as "incomplete"?
There are two likely possibilities:
Lag time: When transcripts, test scores, fees or other items are submitted, they must be processed and matched to your application. It can take up to 10 days for us to complete this step.
Problem with an item: If we receive an item but it does not meet our requirements, we will add a “Comment” to your Applicant Center telling you what we need. You can find the comment by logging in and clicking the “More” link in the To Do List.
Where do I find the status of my application?
Log in to your Applicant Center. Once you’re logged in, look for two things:
On the left under Admissions, you’ll see a link to Application Status. Click that to view the status of your application.
On the right, you’ll see a section called To Do List. If there are items listed there, click “More” for all available details, including any follow-up comments from Undergraduate Admissions.