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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.

Activate your OHIO ID

Fund Your Education

Ohio University is committed to an affordable college education. Select the link below to learn more.

Financial aid and scholarships

Complete the Online Orientation

You will receive an email from ecampus@ohio.edu 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.

online orientation

Transfer Your Credits

Ohio University recognizes several kinds of transferable credits, including those from other institutions and exam credit. 

Get details 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.

OHIO online academic advisors

DARS report

View eCampus Course Offerings

See the eCampus courses available through the link below. Online bachelor's completion program and fully online bachelor's degree courses are not listed in the regular course offerings.

eCampus course offerings

Register for Classes

The OHIO Online academic advisors created a video to explain how to find your courses using the University’s Course Offerings page. If you have any questions after viewing this information, please contact your academic advisor.

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 campus tuition for these courses, not the 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.

view course registration video

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.

Blackboard instructions for students

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.

Office of Information Technology

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.

MBS Direct