Frequently Asked Questions
1. If you want to enroll in graduate level courses, you will have to apply to the Graduate Non-Degree program. You can find the application for the Graduate Non-Degree program online at http://gradadmissions.osu.edu/nondegree.html2. If you are applying to the Graduate Non-Degree program, you must have completed at least a 4 year Bachelor’s Degree. You must attach copies of your Bachelor's degree granting official transcript or diploma to the online application. 3. If you are a international or a recent immigrant, refugee or asylee, and obtained a Bachelor’s Degree outside of the United States, you are required to take demonstrate English Proficiency. You can take an institutional MELAB test to prove your English Proficiency through our American Language Program (ALP). Please contact the Graduate Admissions Office to setup a time to take the MELAB test. 614-292-9444 email@example.com. International graduate non-degree applications are subject to a graduate school review. Remember to mention that you are doing research work for Ohio State University in your application.
If you would like to visit campus, please contact the graduate program to which you plan to apply. Contact information may be found at http://gradadmissions.osu.edu/gri.asp
U.S. Student visa applicants must present proof to their University and the U.S. Consulate /Embassy, that they have enough funds on deposit to pay for one year of tuition and living expenses. Refer to the budget sent to you for current tuition figures. When international students are reccomended for admission at Ohio State University, we send an email inviting them to send bank statements and fill out an affidavit form.An Ohio State University Graduate Fellowship or Associateship can prove that you have funding. Sometimes Fellowships and Associateships are not sufficient to pay all estimated expenses, particularly if you are planning to bring your spouse or children. It is a good idea to send a bank statement and affidavit even if you know you have won a Fellowship or Associateship. If you know you are receiving funding, contact us to confirm that we have knowledge of your award.Bank/Financial Statements:Must contain at least our estimate of your Total Estimated Annual Expenses. (See International Graduate Student Budget emailed from our office to all admitted studentshttp://admissions.osu.edu/apps/pdfs/ig-affad.pdf).Must be in English. Particularly the account holder’s nameMust specify the currency type clearlyMust be from an official of the bank. Must be on bank stationery. Must be dated no older than 12 months before the date that you begin your studies.The total amount on collective statements must be enough to cover expenses for the first year of study. The account holder’s name must match the sponsor’s name on the Affidavit of Support. Unacceptable Financial Statements • Insurance Policies (unless loan or cash value is stated) • Certified Chartered Accountant Statements • Real Estate • Jewelry • Charge Accounts • Web financial documents (unless printed on bank letterhead, signed by bank official) A completed Ohio State Affidavit of Support form is also needed for admission.
Domestic applicants: A US Social Security number is required if you want to be considered for governmental aid from the Free Application for Student Financial Aid (FAFSA). Otherwise, submission of a U.S. Social Security number is optional.If you opt not to include your social security number on your admissions application and still wish to receive US Federal and State financial aid, please contact our office so we can determine a safe way for you to transmit that information. Never send us your social security number, or name and date of birth via email.
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Some programs use an application service check http://gradapply.osu.edu to know if yours has it's own application service. If it does not, then to apply to additional graduate programs you will need to log onto your CollegeNET account at https://www.applyweb.com/apply/osu/index.html. Once in your account you can update needed changes, and select your intended graduate program(s). Please be advised that applying to multiple programs (3 maximum) requires the following: 1) For Graduate Program offices: Each program requires a separate on-line application and fee, plus general and department specific admission documents.a. a revised Statement of Intent, CV and other materials to the online application.b. submit new requests to your references via the online application because previously submitted references cannot be viewed by your new program c. Check individual program websites for any additional department specific requirements: http://gradadmissions.osu.edu/gri.asp 2) For Graduate Admissions: a separate on-line application and fee is required for each program, but only one set of transcripts is needed.
To calculate your cumulative GPA from a 4.0 grading scale, multiply the Number value for letter grades x Hours (see below) = Quality Points. When you get a total of all quality points and hours, divide the total quality points by the total hours. Note: If you have both quarter hours and semester hours, you will need to first convert all hours to either semester or quarter hours. To convert semester hours to quarter hours, multiply total semester hours by 1.5 to get the equivalent quarter hours. Or to change quarter hours to semester, divide quarter hours by 1.5 to find the equivalent semester hours; e.g., 45 quarter hours = 30 semester hoursExample Calculation:Number values for letter grades on a 4.0 scaleA=4.0 B+=3.3 B-=2.7 C=2.0 D+=1.3A-=3.7 B=3.0 C+=2.3 C-=1.7 D=1.0Calculation example:(A) 4.0 x 3 hrs. = 12.0 quality points(A-) 3.7 x 2 hrs. = 7.4 quality points(B+) 3.3 x 4 hrs. = 13.2 quality pointsTotal 9 hrs. = 32.6 quality points32.6 quality points divide 9 hrs. = 3.62 GPA
From https://www.applyweb.com/apply/osu/index.html Please check that your browser security is set low enough to allow pop-up windows. After creating an account, you must log in through a pop-up window.If you have forgotten your user name or password, please click on the "Forgot Password," "Forgot Username," links under "Manage Your Account" section of the log in page.Ohio State students should be aware that your username and password for the Graduate online application is separate from the OSU Webmail system. Your username and password will not be the same, unless you created it to match your OSU Webmail account information.
The online application password and username used to apply to Ohio State University, is not the same as the OSU password and username you are given subsequent to applying or becoming a student. You can write firstname.lastname@example.org or if you have lost your username please visit https://www.applyweb.com/public/lostloginIf you have lost your password please visithttps://www.applyweb.com/public/lostpass
An applicant should apply online at http://gradapply.osu.edu. You will receive an email immediately acknowledging the receipt of your application. Then 24-48 hours later, you will receive a second email from the Office of the Chief Information Officer that assigns you an OSU ID Number, and username. You will receive a third email that instructs you to check the status of your application online at http://appstatus.osu.edu. Most applicants scan and send their transcripts to the Graduate Admissions Office and their program via the online application. Reference letters, and statement of purpose and any other required materials such as a portfolio, or departmental applications are sent to the program office. Reference letters, CVs, Statements of purpose can also be sent via the online application to the program. Please refer to http://gradadmissions.osu.edu/gri.asp for more information on where to send application materials. Please check your status periodically to confirm that your application materials have been received. Once the Graduate Admissions Office and graduate program have received all required application materials, the Graduate Studies Committee of your program will review your application and make an admissions decision. The Graduate Admissions Office will prepare and send either a Notice of Admission or non-selection letter.If admitted, international students receive an email informing them of their admission, and requesting proof of financial support, required for a student visa. The Graduate Admissions Office reviews all Graduate Assistantships, Fellowships, and financial statements, before issuing international students a Notice of Admission and visa document.The entire application process may take several months. Applicants are urged to apply in fall for admission the following Fall Semester. Most Admission decisions are made between January and April.
Yes, a third party can pay your application fee. You must give a friend access to your online application where they can pay using Visa, Discover, American Express or Mastercard.
No. Do not complete the on-line application and then send a paper check in the mail to the Graduate Admissions Office or Apply Web.While you cannot send us a paper check, you can select the "Pay Online with Electronic Check" option if you have a U.S. bank account. No paper checks can be accepted by regular mail. When you pay by check on-line, it is similar to using a debit card (https://www.applyweb.com/documentation/check.html) Use the Apply Web Secure Check Input Form, fill in your check account number and the bank routing number, along with, all other required information. Please note: The preferred method of payment is a credit card so, using the online check feature can delay the processing of your application by up to 6 business days (we must wait for the check to be cleared by your banking institution).
Yes, but only if you intend to pay by electronic check. Pay By Check is available to those with U.S. Bank accounts only. See https://www.applyweb.com/documentation/check.html Please note that payment by electronic check may delay the initial processing of your application by a week, while your check clears the bank.
No. University policy states payment of the application fee cannot be waived or postponed. Your application materials will not be received, nor processed without the online payment of the application fee.Participants in the following programs may be eligible for a fee waiver; CIC Free Apps, McNair Scholars Program, National Name Exchange, STARS, Summer Reserach Opportunity Program (SROP) or the Graduate & Professional Student Visitation Day (GPSVD).
Payment of your application fee must be made on-line in order for your application to be submitted. When you have completed the application and are ready to send it to Ohio State, click 'Save/Pay/Send' at the bottom of the last page. This saves your data in its final form and takes you to the payment page where you pay your application fee online. Your application is not sent to Ohio State University until you pay your application fee and it is authorized.On the payment page, you can pay your application fee by debit/credit card or check (US bank accounts only). If you are paying by debit or credit card: Fill in all information, including the complete credit card number, expiration date, and card billing information. Click the 'Submit this information' button. Pay by Check is available online to those with U.S. bank accounts only. Do not send a paper check or credit card information by mail when applying online.
With the exception of some Fischer College of Business programs, the Graduate School application fee is US$40 for US citizens, permanent residents or asylees, and US$50 for International students. The fee is paid by credit card or e-check at the time that an applicant submits the online application. Payment should not be sent separately to the Graduate Admissions Office.
Our on-campus intensive English-as-a-second language program is called the American Language Program (ALP). Answers to most of your questions can be found on their website. http://www.esl.ohio-state.edu/ALP To apply, visit their website.
No. Please be aware that admission to or enrollment in the American Language Program (ALP) does not guarantee admission to a graduate program at Ohio State. You will not be able to register for courses outside the ALP curriculum during your enrollment in ALP. If you have any questions, please contact: American Language Program The Ohio State University 60 Arps Hall 1945 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43210, USA Phone: 614-292-1364 Fax: 614-292-4054 e-mail: email@example.com
US Federal Financial Aid is restricted to the following groups:U.S. citizens U.S. national (includes natives of American Samoa or Swain’s Island) U.S. permanent resident who has an I-151, I-551, or I-551C (Permanent Resident Card) Citizen of the Freely Associated States: the Federated States of Micronesia and the Republics of Palau and the Marshall Islands Have an Arrival-Departure Record (I-94) from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) showing one of the following designations: “Refugee” “Asylum Granted” “Cuban-Haitian Entrant” “Conditional Entrant” (valid only if issued before April 1, 1980) Victims of human trafficking, T-visa (T-2, T-3, or T-4, etc.) holder “Parolee”Please direct your financial aid inquiries to the Student Service Center (SSC) at The Ohio State University. Contact information for the SSC is:Student Services Center http://ssc.osu.edu/Student Academic Services Building, 1st Floor, 281 West Lane AvenueColumbus, OH 43210Phone: (614) 292-0300 | Toll-free: (800) 678-6440 | E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org SSC Hours: Phones and Walk-ins:9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Friday
Several programs have applications for Associateships, but generally speaking there is no separate application form to fill out. For graduate applicants, most financial aid is available in the form of University Fellowships and graduate associateships. To apply for Fellowships and associateships, check the appropriate box(es) on the admission application. You may also want to contact your graduate program to express your interest in financial support. Contact information may be found at http://gradadmissions.osu.edu/gri.asp However, please be aware that only a limited number of awards are available; therefore, not all those who apply for Fellowships or associateships receive them.
Some graduate programs have a separate application for associateships. Please contact your intended graduate program to determine if this is required. Program contact information can be found at: http://gradadmissions.osu.edu/gri.asp . To indicate interest in funding consideration it is usually sufficient to check the boxes on the graduate school application under, "Funding Opportunities." Your selections will be: Graduate School Fellowship, Administrative Associateship, Research Associateship, and Teaching Associateship. Most applicants are automatically considered for Fellowships if they qualify.
No, H visa holders are not eligible for federal financial aid from the U.S. government. Since the H1 visa holder pays taxes in the State of Ohio, they may be eligible for in-state tuition. See the Office of the Registrar's website for information on Ohio residency criteria at http://registrar.osu.edu. For information on how to change your visa type, contact the International Students and Scholars Office. http://oia.osu.edu/international-students.html
For information on University Fellowships, please visit the website of the Graduate School. http://www.gradsch.ohio-state.edu
The final deadline for the Graduate Admissions office to receive an admissions application, along with, supporting documents for Fellowship consideration is: January 7 for domestic applicants and November 30 for international applicants. Contact your prospective program directly concerning their Fellowship deadline. Please be aware there are a limited number of awards available, and they are very competitive; therefore, not all applicants who apply for Fellowships or associateships receive them.Note: The Fellowship deadlines are receipt deadlines, not postmark deadlines. Any application arriving in our office after the deadlines will not be considered in the University Fellowship competition.
The Graduate School administers internal university fellowships as well as graduate fellowships and traineeships funded through national and local agencies. Some academic units have their own endowed fellowships as well. By far, the largest form of financial assistance comes to graduate students in the form of graduate teaching, research, or administrative associateships. If you are interested in applying for a financial award, check the “funding opportunities” box(es) of choice on the admission application. Consult with your intended graduate program about any special financial aid application forms, requirements, deadlines, and procedures.In the Graduate School Handbook, the Fellowship is defined as "... a financial award made by the university directly to a graduate student to provide support during a portion of the graduate degree program. Graduate fellows cannot be required to perform a service in return for receiving a stipend. Fellows are selected on the basis of academic merit through a university-wide competition without respect to financial need."The purpose of the First-Year Fellowship is to attract and retain a diverse and high quality graduate student population. The Presidential Fellowship provides support to students so that they may complete the dissertation unencumbered by other duties. The award recognizes the student’s research potential and scholarly achievements. Regarding Graduate Associateships, the Handbook explains that "...a graduate student’s principal objective is to earn a graduate degree. Appointment as a GA contributes to that objective by providing an apprenticeship experience along with financial support. This apprenticeship complements formal instruction and gives the student practical, personal experience that can be gained only by performing instructional, research, or administrative activities. It is expected that GA responsibilities will not interfere with a student’s reasonable progress toward completion of the graduate degree. The three Graduate Associate titles are: Graduate Administrative Associate (GAA), Graduate Research Associate (GRA), and Graduate Teaching Associate (GTA). Specific GA responsibilities are determined by the appointing units. These may include teaching classes, recitations, and labs; advising and counseling students; grading papers; gathering and analyzing data; writing reports; and assisting faculty members and administrators.
This means that the documents received did not meet our requirements. To know what we found wrong with the documents please check your status at http://appstatus.osu.edu Use the OSU ID Number and password sent to you after you applied. If you do not find the email, write our office at email@example.com and ask that we resend it. If you forgot your password, please call 614-688-4357 and have the 8HELP line staff reset your password. Write firstname.lastname@example.org if you have further questions.
Yes. For information on our Hospitality Management Program please see http://legacy.ehe.osu.edu/cs/programs/graduate/
Ohio State has begun a comprehensive program to bring distance education offerings to both existing and potential Ohio State students. As new courses are developed, they are listed at the Learning Technology website: http://lt.osu.edu/online-courses. At this site, you will not only find a listing of distance education courses, you will find information about other ongoing work in this area.
There are several ways to obtain application materials for the MBA program at Ohio State. Visit the Fisher College of Business website for more information at http://fisher.osu.edu
The Ohio State University does not offer a graduate degree program in Library Science. However, the Kent State University School of Library and Information Science has a Columbus Campus at the State Library of Ohio. They offer several a Master of Library Information Science degree programs.For more information visit:http://www.slis.kent.edu/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=55&Itemid=133
The Ohio State University's graduate program Masters of Science in Medical Science limits its admission to students who have either completed an M.D. or D.O. and who are in training at the Ohio State University Medical Center as a clinical Resident or Fellow. If you do not meet these criteria, you may wish to pursue other Ohio State graduate programs related to medical science.
The following website contains a list of graduate programs offered at Ohio State http://gradadmissions.osu.edu/gri.asp. Please type in your area of interest in the "Search Programs" box. This keyword search will allow you to find in which Graduate Program is your area of interest offered. Graduate Programs have become more inter-disciplinary. While the specific program of study you are interested in might not be available, your area of interest may be found in one of the other graduate programs offered at Ohio State. To get more information about a particular graduate program, please visit their website. If you feel your educational objective can be met at Ohio State, we encourage you to apply at http://gradapply.osu.edu
No. You are considered an International applicant. International applicants must meet Ohio State's English language proficiency requirements. http://gradadmissions.osu.edu/TOEFL_requirement.html There are many potential immigration issues to consider when applying to Ohio State. If you would like to change your visa type from an H to an F or J, then you will have to submit financial documents. Some students on H visas pay in-state tuition. If you have an H4 visa and wish to obtain a graduate associateship, you will need to change your visa to an F or J. If you have an H1, and wish to enroll full-time and quit your job, you will have to change your visa to an F or J. If you have immigration questions at any point in the application process, please contact information for the Office of International Affairs; International Students and Scholars Office at http://oia.osu.edu/iss.html for assistance.
If you are an international applicant who has an immigration-related question, please contact the Office of International Affairs; International Students and Scholars Office. Their contact information is: International Students and Scholars Office, Oxley Hall, 1712 Neil Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210-1219 USA, telephone number 614-292-6101, fax number 614-292-4725, e-mail: email@example.com or website http://oia.osu.edu/. In addition, ISS advisors would be glad to discuss the services they give to the over 5,000 international students and scholars at Ohio State.
Your home country address is needed for SEVIS (Student and Exchange Visitor Information System). It is a requirement for your I-20 document to be issued. Note: This SEVIS address does not necessarily need to be your mailing address, unless you inform us the address provided is where you wish to receive mail. The address should be your permanent home country address Although not preferable, a P.O. Box address is acceptable. Please know though a P.O.Box cannot be used for Express Mail delivery.
You should contact your prospective graduate program to determine suitable recommenders for your admissions application.
To check the status of your letters of reference, go to https://www.applyweb.com/apply/osu/grad_files/menu.html, under "Manage your Account", select "Review Your Activity." From here you may access your application to resend the email to your recommenders or make corrections. Make sure that your recommenders are looking for the email. It could get caught in their spam or junk mail filter. Use the "Edit recommender" feature to update the recommender's information. A new message is automatically sent when you save the change to the recommender's email address. Important to note: If a recommender has already noted online they "accept" your request for a letter, it is no longer possible for you to make any edits.
To send a reminder email to your recommender, correct a recommender's information, or check the status of your letters of reference, go to https://www.applyweb.com/apply/osu/grad_files/menu.html, under "Manage your Account", select "Review Your Activity." From here you may access your application to resend the email to your recommenders or make corrections. Make sure that your recommenders are looking for the email. It could get caught in their spam or junk mail filter. Use the "Edit recommender" feature to update the recommender's information. A new message is automatically sent when you save the change to the recommender's email address. Important to note: If a recommender has already noted online they "accept" your request for a letter, it is no longer possible for you to make any edits.
The following advice is provided for regular graduate school applicants using the application available at https://www.applyweb.com/apply/osu/grad_files/menu.html It does not apply to College of Business, Public Health, DENTPAS Dentistry majors, OT/PT and Speech and Hearing applicants. IF USING THE PAPER FORMYou should complete the front side of The Ohio State University Graduate School Reference Form http://admissions.osu.edu/apps/pdfs/refer.pdf and request that your recommenders complete the back of the form, and attach it to the recommendation letter. These forms are not used with electronically submitted letters. Some programs have their own specific paper reference forms.Be sure to provide the direct contact information so the graduate program can contact your recommender via phone, mail, e-mail, or fax to ask questions. The completed reference forms and letters should be sent directly to your intended graduate program by your recommenders.IF USING ONLINE REFERENCESPlease list the names and addresses of persons you are asking to complete letters of recommendation on page 6 of the online application. Some Graduate Programs require paper recommendation letters and have specific forms for their purpose. Check gradadpply.osu.edu/gri.asp before electing to use electronic references. To use, answer "Yes" to the question "Use Online Reference form?" You must list valid email addresses for your recommenders. Please make sure in advance that your references have indicated that they are willing to submit the reference electronically. Please keep in mind that it is your responsibility to ensure that your references have submitted their recommendations by the appropriate deadline. If you indicate that you would like to use the online process, instructions will be emailed to your references when you submit this form; do not send them a paper recommendation form. Public Law 93-380, Educational Amendments Act of 1974, grants students the right to have access to letters of recommendation in their placement files. By selecting the "Waive Access" checkbox you are waiving access to these letters.
References and the statement of purpose are reviewed by your prospective Graduate program so if sending via regular mail, send these items to the Graduate program office. Address information may be found at gradadmissions.osu.edu/gri.asp References and the statement of purpose may be submitted electronically via our online application.
In the past, we did have printed application forms and bulletins; however, these materials are no longer available. We are now referring prospective students to our website at http://gradadmissions.osu.edu; or, to directly contact the Graduate Admissions office for assistance.Some graduate programs still have materials for mailing. Graduate Program contact information can be found at: http://gradadmissions.osu.edu/gri.asp
If you want to find out about available positions, please visit www.sfa.osu.edu/jobs.
1. You will want to contact a professor in a department that shares your research interest to inform them that you want to determine what research opportunities are available for you within their department. 2. You will want to contact The Office of International Affairs-International Student Services (OIA-ISS) for assistance in obtaining an Exchange Visitor Visa(J). OIA-ISS can be contacted via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can request assistance or access the information needed at the following websites: 1) http://my.osu.edu: *Go to : “Forgot UserName” or "Forgot Password" Link on this page - or - 2) Contact 614-688-4357 (8-Help) http://ocio.osu.edu/help/ - to request assistance If you have additional questions, please contact our office at email@example.com and we will be happy to provide assistance.
The Ohio State Graduate Admissions Office cannot respond to correspondence written in a language other than English.
Applicants with any disability, permanent or temporary, who may require special assistance, are urged to contact the Office for Disability Services, 150 Pomerene Hall, 1760 Neil Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43210-1297, telephone: (614) 292-3307. http://www.ods.ohio-state.edu This office coordinates academic support services and accommodations for individuals who have special needs as a result of a permanent or temporary disability. Individuals eligible for services include, but are not limited to, those with attention deficit disorder, mobility, hearing, visual, speech, psychiatric, or learning disabilities. If you want more information about these support services and accommodations, please contact the Office for Disability Services at http://www.ods.ohio-state.edu Your self referral is the only indication of your interest and need of these services.
The Ohio State University does not recognize a three year bachelor's degree to be comparable to the American bachelor's degree. One of the basic requirements for admission to Graduate School is the completion of an American bachelor's degree or its equivalent prior to matriculation. To determine if you meet the degree requirements for admission to The Ohio State University, please contact the Graduate Admissions Office. Our contact information can be found online at http://gradadmissions.osu.edu/gpcontacts.html.
Communicate directly with your intended graduate program regarding the late receipt of application materials. Some graduate programs adhere strictly to deadlines while others allow more flexibility. Graduate program contact information may be accessed at http://gradadmissions.osu.edu/gri.asp
Deadlines are set by individual graduate programs and those deadlines may be found at http://gradadmissions.osu.edu/gri.asp Graduate programs make decisions primarily between December and March. With some exceptions the financial aid deadline for International applicants is November 30. The financial aid deadline for domestic applicants is January 7.
Admission criteria are established both by the Graduate School and by the graduate program. An applicant must submit documentation thatdemonstrates fulfillment of the following admission criteria: Credentials documenting prerequisite academic work that gives evidence of ability to pursue a graduate program in your chosen area.* A four-year baccalaureate or higher degree from an accredited college or university prior to beginning graduate studies. * At minimum, a cumulative grade point average equivalent to at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (B grade) in all prior undergraduate and graduate level course work. The university uses the following grades to reflect academic level of performance: A=excellent, B=good, C=fair or average, D=poor, and E=failure.* You are required to submit GRE or GMAT scores if your cumulative undergraduate GPA is below the minimum 3.0; or, if you hold a degree from an unaccredited college or university. * International applicants and applicants who have held U.S. asylee, refugee or permanent resident status for less than one year must also provide a 550 on the paper based TOEFL test, 79 on the Internet Based TOEFL or 7 on the International English Language Testing System(IELTS)exam, or 82 on the MELAB.Applicants who are citizens of or who have received a bachelor's degree or higher in one of the following countries are exempt from the English proficiency requirement: Australia, Belize, the British Caribbean and British West Indies, Canada (except Quebec), England, Guyana, Ireland, Liberia, New Zealand, Scotland, the United States, and Wales. All other requirements are set by the graduate programs themselves, and are often much higher than these minimum requirements. To know their exact admissions requirements go to: http://gradadmissions.osu.edu/gri.asp
Official test scores should arrive by the fellowship deadline. Official test scores are required of Fellowship candidates and it is your responsibility to make sure they are reported directly to Ohio State by the appropriate testing agency. It can often take a several weeks for scores to arrive in our office from Testing Services. This means that unless you order your scores to be sent to us well in advance of the fellowship deadline, you cannot be certain that they will arrive on time.If your scores will not arrive before the fellowship deadline, contact your prospective graduate program. You may still be able to compete for research and teaching positions, which can have more flexible deadlines than fellowships.
Yes. A GRE or GMAT score is required for admission to most graduate programs with some exceptions. Please confirm whether your program requires a GRE or GMAT score at http://gradadmissions.osu.edu/gri.asp Specific GRE/GMAT section percentiles are required for consideration for many Fellowships. See http://www.gradsch.ohio-state.edu/graduate-school-fellowships-for-first-year-graduate-students.html for details. You will be considered for a Fellowship by your graduate program and the Graduate School if your application is complete, you are a good candidate and you fit the criteria outlined on the Graduate School website. GRE/GMAT Scores are not required for students pursuing a tagged degree in Art, Dance, Industrial, Interior and Visual Communication Design, Music and Theatre performance.
Yes. To receive consideration for University Fellowships, applicants are required to have the testing agency report their scores directly to the The Ohio State University (ETS institution code #1592). Photocopies of TOEFL, IELTS, MELAB, GRE or GMAT scores are not considered to be official and are not acceptable substitutes for official scores. The only exceptions to this policy are for those applying to the MFA in Dance, Art or Theatre, the Master of Music (performance), Industrial, Interior and Visual Communication Design and Doctor of Music.
For the majority of students, The Ohio State University does not admit applicants who have not met the requirement for proof of English proficiency. If your TOEFL score might (or will) arrive after a published application deadline, you should discuss this matter with your program. See http://gradadmissions.osu.edu/gri.asp for contact information. Conditional Admission pending receipt of an acceptable toefl, is an option for applicants whose program deems it to be appropriate.
No. The Graduate Admissions Office can not waive a GRE or GMAT test score requirement. When your prospective graduate program has listed the GRE or GMAT as an admissions requirement it is expected that you will take the test. You may contact the Graduate Studies Committee Chairperson to discuss whether your application will be considered without the test scores. Note: If you have below a "B" average on all undergraduate university level work, then a GRE or GMAT score is absolutely required and cannot be waived under any circumstances.
We will not forward a copy of your score report to another institution and will not accept one from another institution.Official scores are reported to OSU in electronic format, without paper copy. A score report is considered to be official only if it is sent directly from the Educational Testing Service (ETS). If you need to order additional score reports, you can contact ETS.Please be aware that TOEFL and IELTS test scores are only valid for two years, and may not be re-ordered after they expire. GRE and GMAT scores may be re-ordered for 5 years.
Most international students are also required to take a written English composition placement test when they arrive at Ohio State. You may be exempt from this requirement if you: 1) Were previously enrolled in an academic program at Ohio State2) Are a citizen of the following countries or regions: Australia, Belize, Canada (except Quebec), Ireland, New Zealand, Liberia, United Kingdom (English, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland), The Commonwealth Caribbean, and the United States3) Score 650 on Paper-based TOEFL(PBT);114 Internet-based TOEFL(IBT) 4) Score 95 on the MELAB test, or 90 overall and 90 writing subscore 5) Score 9.0 on the IELTS (Overall Band Score)6) Score 8.0 on the IELTS (Overall Band Score) and 8.0 Academic Writing module
To determine if Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) scores are required to support your application, contact your graduate program. Graduate requirements, deadlines and contact information may be found at http://gradadmissions.osu.edu/gri.aspYou are required to submit GRE or GMAT scores if your undergraduate GPA is below the minimum of 3.0/4.0, or if you hold a degree from an unaccredited college of university. In this case, the Graduate School requires a GRE or GMAT score, even if the graduate program does not, and the score requirement may not be waived.
One cannot apply for conditional admission. Conditional admission is initiated by the Graduate program to which you apply. It is only possible for applicants who have insufficient TOEFL, IELTS, or MELAB scores but meet ALL other admission requirements. Applicants without current English proficiency test scores or the other admission requirements, are not eligible. Conditional admission must be approved by the Graduate School as well as your Graduate Program.Graduate degree applicants with a TOEFL iBT score of 61 or higher, but lower than Ohio State’s required 79-80 iBT (equivalent to a paper-based TOEFL score of 500 or higher, but lower than 550), an IELTS score of 5.0 or higher but lower than 7.0, or a MELAB score of 69 or higher but lower than 82, may be recommended by a graduate program for admission with English proficiency conditional admission pending Graduate School Approval. See details: http://www.gradsch.osu.edu/conditional-admission-english-proficiency.htmlConditionally admitted students are required to enroll in Ohio State’s intensive English language unit, the American Language Program (ALP), with the aim of achieving within one semester the required TOEFL, IELTS, MELAB, or whatever score is required by their graduate program. Conditionally admitted students may not enroll in any other Ohio State courses while studying in Ohio State's American Language Program. If and when the student passes this language threshold, he/she will be expected to enroll as a degree student in the admitting program starting immediately the following semester, which may not be later than the second semester after beginning ALP.
Please use code 1592 for Ohio State University. Do not send scores directly to the graduate program office. If you do, they will not be attached to your applicant record.
You are exempt from taking an English proficiency test, such as, TOEFL, MELAB, or IELTS, if you have established citizenship in one of the following countries: Australia, Belize, British Caribbean, British West Indies, Canada (except Quebec), England, Guyana, Ireland, Liberia, New Zealand, Scotland, Wales, and The United States. US Green Card holders are exempt from taking an English proficiency test if they have held the Green Card at least one year prior to their quarter of enrollment. If you are eligible to receive a 4 year bachelor’s degree or higher from one of the countries listed above, then you are exempt from taking an English proficiency test. Please note: It is not required that you must have your degree completed from one of the exempt countries at the time you are applying for admission. However, you must have completed your degree prior to your quarter of enrollment. If your country is not listed as any of the exempt counties, you must take the English proficiency test.
The Ohio State University Graduate School does not specify minimum scores on the GRE or GMAT. However, the graduate program to which you are applying may have a minimum test score requirement. Contact information for all graduate programs may be found at http://gradadmissions.osu.edu/gri.asp
Success at Ohio State depends upon the student's ability to converse in, write, and understand English. To assure such competence, the university normally requires any applicant whose native language is not English, and who has been educated primarily outside of the U.S., to submit recent, official scores of at least 550 on the paper-based (79 on the Internet Based TOEFL) Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)or at least 82 on the Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB), or 7 on the International English Language Testing System(IELTS)exam. The test must have been taken within the last two years. Your intended graduate program may require a higher score. Ohio State does not conditionally admit applicants who have not met the requirement for proof of English proficiency. Applicants who have been educated primarily in one of the following countries are exempt from the TOEFL or MELAB requirement: Australia, Belize, the British Caribbean and British West Indies, Canada (except Quebec), England, Guyana, Ireland, Liberia, New Zealand, Scotland, the United States.
No. Selecting only institution code 1592 ensures that the scores for GRE and TOEFL are received centrally, quickly, and are available to any graduate program to which you apply.
No. We do not accept score reports of institutional tests from other institutions.
Coursework from one institution reported as transfer credit on another school's transcript does not meet Ohio State's definition of a transcript. Please send scans of official transcripts from all institutions attended via the online application or to firstname.lastname@example.org after applying.
Yes. If you received University credit for classes you took in High school, you must submit transcripts documenting that work.
No. If your program uses the regular graduate school application, please do not send Ohio State University transcripts to the Graduate Admissions Office or to a Graduate Program. The Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions will obtain them directly from the Office of the University Registrar (at no cost to you) after your application arrives.If you are applying to Public Health or Physical Therapy or a number of programs that require that you use an application service such as SOPHAS, PTCAS, Dent PASS, or CSDCAS etc.,(see gradapply.osu.edu) you may have to order a transcript to be sent to the application service.
We do accept faxed or scanned copies of official transcripts for initial application review. Please use the “Upload Transcript” button in the online application to submit copies (front and back) of official transcripts from ALL institutions attended where college credit was earned – even if you attended while in high school. International Credentials should include certified educational records and degree certificates or diplomas in the original language with English translations. Applicants who have attended Ohio State are not required to furnish OSU transcripts but must submit transcripts of any courses completed elsewhere. If you are admitted to the university, you will be required to send hard-copies of final official transcripts.Submit only scanned images of paper official transcripts issued by your institution’s Registrar. If your institution provides electronic official transcripts you may submit those instead. Make sure to mark out all U.S. social security numbers before scanning. Ohio State will not accept web reports, advising reports, self-reported scores, or transfer credit on another school’s transcript. If admission is later offered, official complete transcripts and proof of degree(s) in sealed envelopes from the issuing institution will be required. The following guidelines should be observed when submitting transcripts electronically:- If scanning multiple transcripts, send them as individual files- When sending foreign language documents, send the English translation first, followed by the original language document- For security purposes, conceal any social security numbers and full birth dates – send only month/day- If official paper copies of transcripts have already been sent, do not resend them via fax or email. - Web based academic advising reports are not accepted. Send only Scans or faxes of official transcripts- If transcript reads “Unofficial” or “Grade Report” it will not be accepted- If the transcript does not contain the official name of the University it will not be accepted- If transcript contains a URL it will not be accepted. No transcript downloaded from a website is accepted. - Sending any type of unofficial transcript will significantly delay the processing of your application. We cannot use it in lieu of a scan of a transcript or official transcript.