Newly Admitted Students FAQ
When can I register for classes? How do I register?
How do I find out who my advisor is?
If you have not been notified of an advisor assignment, contact your graduate program for assistance.
What is a DARS?
DARS stands for Degree Audit Reporting System. Information and access to your DARS is found on the Registrar’s web page.
I’ve been offered admission and financial support, but I’m not sure I am ready to accept. Is there a deadline?
Ohio University is a signatory to the Council of Graduate Schools Resolution Regarding Graduate Scholars, Fellows, Trainees and Assistants, which states that students are under no obligation to respond to offers of financial support prior to April 15. However, you are encouraged to notify your academic department of your decision at the earliest possible date and no later than April 15.
Is there an Orientation?
The Graduate College offers a general orientation in the week prior to the start of fall semester. International Student and Faculty Services offers a mandatory orientation for all new international students prior to the start of each term. The Center for Teaching and Learning offers an orientation each fall specifically for students with a Teaching Assistantship. Many academic programs also offer program-specific orientations. Contact your academic department for additional information about your program’s orientation.
I was admitted for Fall. Can I defer my admission to another term?
I am an International Student. How can I get a Form I-20 or DS-2019?
What is the Financial Support Form?
Where can I get information on housing?