For applicants who have been out of high school for more than one year, the essay is required.
For best consideration for all honors and scholars programs, applicants should complete the OHIO Honors Essay listed on the application. Honors Tutorial College (HTC) applicants should complete the OHIO Honors Essay as well as the two HTC essays listed on the application. Some College of Fine Arts programs require essays as part of their portfolio submissions. Please see the College of Fine Arts website for more information.
Journalism applicants are highly encouraged to submit an essay. The essay is optional for all other applicants. Applicants may use the essay to convey any information they feel will be helpful in the decision process. Topics may include, for example, academic challenges the student has faced, the applicant's academic and career objectives, or involvement in community affairs. For more information, refer to the Undergraduate Admissions website.