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 email 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 email.
Learn About Your Catmail Email Account
Complete Pre-enrollment Discipline and Criminal History Review Form
Immediately Upon Request
This quick, simple form is required for all admitted students as part of our commitment to providing the safest possible learning environment at Ohio University. The Required Pre-enrollment Discipline and Criminal History Review form is available in your MyOHIO Student Center and should be completed immediately. Disclosing a formal disciplinary action, charge or conviction does not automatically disqualify you from enrollment, but your disclosures will be reviewed. Based on your answers, we may contact you to request further information. The form must be completed, reviewed and cleared for enrollment before you can sign up for Bobcat Student Orientation (if applicable) or register for classes.
Learn About the Required Pre-enrollment Discipline and Criminal History Review
Fund Your Education
Ohio University is committed to an affordable college education. Learn more at the links below. File your FAFSA beginning October 1.
Financial Aid and Scholarships
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. Housing and commuter contracts are available beginning September 30. 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.
View Housing Exemption Information
Sign Up 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. Bobcat Student Orientation signup begins November 1 for spring semester and February 1 for summer semester.
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.