Resources for admitted students

Accept our offer of admission

Confirm your enrollment by paying your acceptance fee as soon as you decide. If you complete this step by May 1, you are eligible for early orientation, which means you have access to the most classes in your first semester. 

Note: As a condition of enrollment, all admitted applicants are required to answer a question regarding disciplinary and felony history prior to paying the acceptance fee.


Ohio State uses two-factor authentication for most online services. If you haven't already done so, you will be prompted to enroll in BuckeyePass when you accept admission. 

Set up your BuckeyeMail account

From now on, important business communications from Ohio State like your financial aid offer and housing contract will be emailed to your BuckeyeMail account. Check your email several times a week until school begins, and then daily.

If you already activated your username and created a password (you may have done this as an applicant in order to check your application status), your final step is to set up your BuckeyeMail account.

  1. Log in to
  2. On the left side of the page, click Change Email Delivery.
  3. Select Create my BuckeyeMail account and submit.
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Apply for housing

Living on campus is optional. Housing information is sent to you after your acceptance fee is paid.
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Register for orientation

Orientation is required for all incoming students. You are introduced to people and resources that play a critical role in first-year success.

Check your to-do list in My Buckeye Link

Review your “To Do List” on My Buckeye Link for specific items you need to complete throughout the admissions process. Check this frequently as items on your “To Do List” will be added each week.

Transfer students: Review transfer credit report

When you meet with your academic advisor at transfer student orientation, they will go over your Transfer Credit Report with you. Before orientation, however, you should access your Transfer Credit Report and review it. 

  1. Log in to Buckeye Link.
  2. Click Academics and Records.
  3. Look for two icons:  Run Your Transfer Credit Report generates your report (you’ll need to log in with your Ohio State username and password). Understanding Your Transfer Credit Report provides instructions on reading the report and getting courses evaluated.

If you receive general credit (G000.xx), it must be further evaluated by the appropriate academic department to determine if a direct course equivalency is available.

View and accept your financial aid award

Financial aid awards for autumn semester roll out starting in mid-April and continue as admissions decisions are made. Check your BuckeyeMail account for your aid notification email and follow the instructions to view your package.

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Get help

If at any time you need help with the enrollment process, we are here to help.
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