Apply as an incoming freshman

Follow these step-by-step instructions to apply to Ohio State Newark.

Submit your application

Complete the admission application for regional campus freshmen, and select Newark as your regional campus. 

Between Oct. 15 and Dec. 15, we're covering the $60 application fee for first-year applicants who apply directly to Ohio State Newark. Learn more about using the fee waiver code.

Submit official transcripts

Request that your high school counselor send your high school transcript, including your senior year course schedule, to Ohio State (electronically, if possible).

How to submit your transcripts:

Transcripts should be sent electronically, if possible. The address to have them sent to is:

If electronic delivery is not possible, have transcript(s) mailed to:

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

Submit ACT, SAT, AP or IB test scores (optional)

Submission of test scores is optional but strongly encouraged for scholarship consideration and to determine placement testing requirements. 

An official score report must be on file with Ohio State if you wish to have the scores used to determine placement testing requirements. Scores reports must be sent electronically from the testing organization to Ohio State to be considered an official score report. Once received, score reports should be posted to a student’s record within one to two business days.

  • Be sure to keep any confirmations received by the testing agency in case a score report is not received in an appropriate amount of time, so you have proof of requesting it.
  • Scores listed on high school transcripts or images of test score reports are not accepted by the university.

Homeschool students

ACT or SAT score report is required. If the ACT or SAT was not taken, Ohio State needs an “excuse from attendance” letter or verification document provided by the local school superintendent that your student was approved for homeschooling (for each year it took place). This letter must be sent from the school district with the student’s name on the letter.

Students with a degree from a non-chartered high school

ACT, SAT or GED score is required.

Activate username and password

Within three days of applying, you will receive an email acknowledging receipt of your application. This email will include your OSU ID and Ohio State username (lastname.#). Follow the instructions in the email to activate your Ohio State username (lastname.#).

If you have problems activating, contact our IT Service Desk at 614-688-4357 or

Check application status

Log in to your Applicant Center to check the status of your application and all requirements. Required application materials must be received at Ohio State by the application deadline.


Deadlines for submitting the online application and required material:

  • Spring semester: Dec. 1
  • Summer term: April 15 
  • Autumn semester: July 15

After the online application deadline, contact the admissions office to complete a rapid application.

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Need help?

If at any time you need help with the enrollment process, we are here to help.
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What's next?

File the FAFSA and apply for scholarships.