Plan your visa

If you are not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, you will need a visa to study at Ohio University. Most students are given an F-1 student visa; the I-20 form in your admission packet will help you get this visa. You will need to plan your visa application process early to ensure that you have the time to prepare to come to OHIO.

If you are on another visa type that allows for study in the United States (such as dependents of an employee) you are still considered an international student and should attend the International Student Orientation. It is your responsibility to keep your immigration status current, and the Office of International Student and Faculty Services has services to help you with immigration matters.

Please note that you should not schedule your visa interview at the U.S. Embassy until you have received an I-20 from Ohio University.

Important Dates

Review the 2015-2016 academic calendar  


Review the Undergraduate Catalog 2015-2016  


Review the Student Code of Conduct  


Request final transcript(s) be sent  


View online arrival guide for students  


Start International Student Orientation Week activities  

August 17

Attend International Student Orientation  

August 19

Attend Bobcat Student Orientation and register for classes (depending on TOEFL results)  

August 21

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