The tips below are for applicants completing Ohio State's regular or supplemental application. If you're not sure which application your program uses, you can check the list of application types.
For short help videos, see our YouTube playlist.
Students applying via a third-party application will be asked to complete Ohio State's supplemental application. If you cannot access the supplemental application, it can mean any of the following:
If you're not sure which issue applies to you, reach out to Graduate and Professional Admissions.
In the Academic Plan section, hit the yellow "Search" button for a list of all programs that are accepting applications. Watch the help video.
Use the small magnifying glass icon to select information from a list. It's better to select information using this tool (when available) than to type it in.
You may be required to calculate your cumulative GPA if you studied at more than one institution to earn your bachelor's or advanced degrees. Here's how to do it.
A gray screen indicates you have an error message, usually because information is missing. Click OK on the error message, then look for the red asterisk (*) next to the required field(s).
If you need to submit a document after you've applied, use our Admissions Uploader.
Do not send a paper check or credit card information by mail when applying online. Instead:
If you hit "Submit" more than once, you will see two or more charges, or pending transactions, reflected in your bank account. A pending authorization may appear on your credit card account and funds may be deducted from your available credit — this does not mean the payment was successful. Multiple pending authorizations will typically disappear within 24 hours. You should not be charged more than once for the fee. If you are, please contact Graduate and Professional Admissions.