Next Steps: Spring or Summer Entry
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 and the housing contract. 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, including e-mail.
Fund Your Education
Ohio University is committed to an affordable college education. Learn more at the links below. File your FAFSA beginning October 1 with a priority date of January 15 for scholarship consideration.
Confirm Your Intent to Enroll
For students required to live on campus, submission of the housing contract and deposit confirms your intent to enroll at OHIO. Freshman and transfer students with fewer than four semesters or six quarters in the residence halls after high school graduation are required to live on campus. (See exemptions below.)
For other students, submission of the final transcript confirms your intent to enroll. There is no deadline to accept your Ohio University admission.
Register for Orientation
Bobcat Student Orientation connects you with the people and resources you'll need to transition into OHIO with confidence. Campus orientation includes registering for courses.
Prepare to Join OHIO
Now you are ready to complete the rest of the tasks required to ensure a smooth transition to your first day at Ohio University. This includes reviewing the course catalog, enabling your online services, learning about student health services and insurance, and taking online alcohol and sexual assault education courses.