Ohio University

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Welcome, new online students!

New Student Resources

Are you prepared to take online courses? If you need help, contact your academic advisor or OHIO Online.

online readiness survey

Before the First Day of Class

A few important steps will help get you ready for your educational journey with OHIO Online after you are admitted as a student. Make sure you complete these steps before the first day of class:

Admitted Online Students Checklist

Academic Advisors

Your advisor will send you welcome information via email, which includes instructions for how to register for courses. You also will receive a Degree Audit Reporting System (DARS) report, showing your official transfer credit and course requirements, after your transfer credit has been fully evaluated and processed.

Note: Online nursing students can find their academic advisor in the Nursing Knowledge Center.

Contact your Advisor

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Textbooks and Materials

Most Ohio University courses require textbooks and/or other materials. Text and materials requirements for each course are listed in the course offerings. MBS Direct is OHIO's official online bookstore. You may purchase required materials elsewhere, as long as you purchase the correct edition required for your course.

MBS Direct