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What Ohio State Applicants Should Know

If you are an Ohio resident who has never attended another college or university, you will be admissible to Ohio State Newark if you have graduated from a chartered high school and passed (or are exempt from) all sections of the Ohio Graduation Tests (OGTs). An applicant who has satisfactorily passed the General Educational Development (GED) tests and received an Ohio High School Equivalency Diploma through the Department of Education is considered the equivalent of a high school graduate. Unfortunately, Ohio State Newark is not able to accept out of state students at this time.

Once you have submitted your application for admission, you should also:

High school transcripts

Request that your high school counselor send your official high school transcript, including your senior year course schedule, to the Undergraduate Admissions Office in Columbus (electronically, if possible to Please do not send transcripts to the Ohio State Newark Admissions Office. If you are sending your transcript by mail, the mailing address is as follows:

Regular postal mail

Undergraduate Admissions
P.O. Box 182646
Columbus, OH 43218-2646

Express mail address

Undergraduate Admissions
Student Academic Services Bldg., Rm. 621
281 W. Lane Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210

College transcripts

If you took college courses while in high school, request that your college or university send official electronic transcripts of your college course work. (Exception: You do not need to provide a transcript for course work completed at Ohio State.)

If this course work was completed at a school outside of the United States, note that foreign language documents must be translated into English by the issuing institution, an authorized translator or a teacher of the language. Any additional requirements will be posted to your Applicant Center, so be sure to check your application status regularly after you've applied.

Official ACT or SAT scores (for scholarship consideration, only)

How do I submit my scores?
We must receive your official ACT or SAT score sent directly from the testing agency. Scores from transcripts will not be considered.

ACT code is 3312, SAT code is 1592, and AP code is 1592

Forward your official high school transcript electronically or to the following address:

The Ohio State University
Undergraduate Admissions Office
P.O. Box 182646
Columbus, OH 43218-2646

If you have taken any Advanced Placement tests, the scores should be sent directly from the testing agency to:

The Ohio State University
Student Academic Services Building
281 W. Lane Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210
AP Code: 1592

Application Status

Home Schooled Students

Home-schooled students are reviewed on an individual basis. ACT or SAT test scores are needed for review before a decision is determined. Ohio State's ACT code is 3312, SAT code is 1592, and AP code is 1592.

Email Activation

Once you are admitted to Ohio State you must activate your OSU Internet Username Account (email) and check your email often!
Activate it:
Check it:
Need help with your email activation? Call 614-688-HELP
(4357) or email

Acceptance Fee

Admitted students will receive a $100 acceptance fee statement in the mail. Be sure to
send your payment coupon in by the deadline and in the envelope provided.

To pay your acceptance fee online
Go to and log into your applicant center with your Ohio State Username or OSU ID. In the Admissions section, click on the "Accept/Decline" link (it may take up to two weeks after your admission for this link to appear). You may then accept the offer of admission and pay the acceptance fee online.

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