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Welcome, new online students!

New Student Resources

Are you prepared to take online courses?

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.

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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. You may purchase required materials from a website or store, as long as you purchase the correct edition required for your course.