Next Steps: Spring or Summer Entry
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.
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.
Ohio University is committed to an affordable college education. Learn more at the links below. The U.S. Department of Education is on track to launch the 2024-2025 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form in December 2023. The FAFSA must be received by Ohio University in order for you to be considered for all federal, state, and institutional financial aid.
For students required to live on campus, submission of the housing contract 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.
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.