After you apply

Activate your 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.#). This will give you access to your Applicant Center where you can check on the status of your application.

  • Use your OSU ID in correspondence with us about your application.

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

Check your 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.

If you haven’t already done so, submit the FAFSA and the ScholarshipUniverse application

Every student is highly encouraged to file the FAFSA and complete the ScholarshipUniverse application by the priority date of February 15 March 15 to be considered for the most financial aid (including scholarships, grants, loans and Federal Work-Study). Check out this helpful financial aid Apply Checklist.

Also, be sure to explore campus-specific scholarship opportunities at Lima, Mansfield, Marion, Newark or ATI. Direct questions to the financial aid office on your regional campus.