Admitted Online Students
Admitted Online Students Next Steps
Activate Your OHIO ID
To get started, it is essential that you activate your OHIO ID. You need your OHIO ID to access your OHIO e-mail. Your birth date and your personal identification (PID) number (provided in your application acknowledgement letter) are all you need to officially activate your online OHIO access.
Fund Your Education
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Complete the Online Orientation
You will receive an email from firstname.lastname@example.org that includes the name of your academic advisor, the advisor’s online welcome packet, and a link to the online orientation. A hold will be placed on your student account until you complete the online orientation. After the hold is removed, you can register for classes. Note: On the orientation sign-in page, enter your information and select “Enter.” Do NOT select the option to “Enter as Guest,” as we will have no record that you completed the orientation, and you will have to retake it.
Visit Student Central
As an admitted online student, you can access student services and important resources at eCampus Student Knowledge Center.
Transfer Your Credits
Ohio University recognizes several kinds of transferable credits, including those from other institutions and exam credit. Click on the link below to learn more about transferring credits.
Talk With Your Academic Advisor
When transfer credit has been applied to your student record and an updated Degree Audit Reporting System (DARS) report is available, your advisor will be in contact with you to set up an advising appointment during which you will review personalized program information. (The DARS is available after you are admitted to the University and your transfer credit has been fully evaluated.) Advising is required before you register for courses. Your advisor will send you a list of courses you might want to take during your first term.
View Course Offerings
See the courses available through the link below. Online bachelor's completion program courses are not listed in the regular course offerings.
Register for Classes
Please note: You may enroll in any OHIO course for which you meet the requisites, including those available to students at the Athens and regional campuses. However, you will pay the Athens Campus or regional campuses tuition for these courses, not the special eCampus tuition rate. You will not be eligible for a tuition appeal if you accidentally register for courses that are listed on the regular course offerings page.
Familiarize Yourself With Blackboard
You will use Blackboard, Ohio University's web-based learning management system, to access your courses. Blackboard enables instructors to provide students with syllabi, course materials, discussion boards, virtual chat, online quizzes, an academic resource center, and more. You will not have access to Blackboard until you are enrolled in an active course. The professor might not make the course active until the first day of class.
Enable Your OHIO Online Services
Once you are eligible to register for classes, you can enable free online services available through the Office of Information Technology, including Office 365, virus protection, file sharing, and more.
Purchase Textbooks and Materials
You will find information about the textbooks and materials you need for your courses in the course offerings and posted in Blackboard. Ohio University's official bookstore is MBS Direct. You may purchase your required materials elsewhere, as long as you buy the correct edition for the course. Check the textbook author, title, ISBN #, and edition to make sure you receive the correct book.