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Orientation Registration (Spring Semester 2014 -15)


Welcome! You're about to begin an incredible journey and it's our goal to help make it the best it can be! Orientation begins the moment you and your family first connect with Ohio University and doesn’t end until you finish your first year successfully – in good academic standing, with a network of friends and lots of great experiences.
Orientation is required for ALL students. At orientation you will have opportunities to get to know the campus, meet other new OUS students, talk to faculty and staff, and discover what services are available to you. Studies have shown that students who attend orientation have higher college success rates.
Because this is an exciting time not just for you, but your entire family, we encourage you to bring your family/guest along to orientation. Family and other support providers are very important for students success, particularly in the first year. On behalf of the faculty, staff and administration of Ohio University Southern, we look forward to joining you as you begin this exciting journey toward a successful future.
You cannot register for orientation if you have not completed all of the following:


  • Applied to Ohio University

  • Submitted High School Transcripts (or GED Scores)

  • Taken Placement Tests at Ohio University Southern

If you have not completed these, then you cannot register for classes at Orientation.
2014-15 Spring Semester Orientation Dates:


Undecided Major Orientation: Tuesday, December 16
Decided Major Orientation: Thursday, December 18
For more information, visit or contact the Office of Student Services at 740.533.4600.
REQUIRED FIELD. If you have not yet decided on a major, enter "undecided".

Transcripts must be sent from all previous colleges attended in sealed envelopes from its institution.
A final and official high school transcript or a copy of your GED scores must be sent or hand delivered to Ohio University Southern in a sealed envelope. Please have an official high school transcript or copy of GED Scores sent to: Attn: Admissions 1804 Liberty Avenue Ironton, Ohio 45638 Or, you may hand deliver your transcript or scores to the Office of Student Services in the Collins Building at Ohio University Southern. Students without transcripts on file will be unable to register for classes.
You Must Schedule a Placement Test Please take the time to schedule an appointment to take a placement test with the Ohio University Southern Learning Center. Or have taken courses at a previous institution that could be equivalent to Tier 1 English and Math Requirements. (ACT Scores are not equivalent) You can either call the Ohio University Southern Learning Center at (740) 533-4596, or you can visit the Learning Center in person on the second floor of the Collins Building. Students without placement test scores on file will be unable to register for classes.
If your transcripts may appear under any other names (e.g., maiden name), please list all of them above, separated by commas (,).

Your major is the area of study that allows you to build skills and knowledge. Each major requires specific courses and electives to earn your degree. Examples include Associate in Computer Science Technology, Associate in Child Development, or Bachelor of Communication Studies. If you have decided on a major select the “Decided” orientation date. If you have not decided on a major yet, you can still register for orientation. Select the “Undecided” date.