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Application instructions for applicants who hold DACA status

If you have Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) status, you are eligible for admission to any degree program at The Ohio State University.

Scroll to the application for your program of interest, selecting from:

  1. Regular application
  2. Application service
  3. Application service for graduate business programs
  4. Application service for LLM and JD law programs

Regular application

Most programs use the regular graduate application (see programs that use the regular application). To apply to a undergraduate professional or graduate program, please locate the appropriate application. Applicants filling out the regular graduate application who hold DACA status should answer application questions as follows:

Instructions for applicants with DACA status
completing the regular graduate application

Application question How to answer
Country of citizenship Click the magnifying glass icon to select your country of citizenship.
Citizenship status
(refers to U.S. citizenship status)
Select "None of these."
Visa/Immigration information Select "I have Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) or I am in the process of seeking DACA approval."

 


Application service

Some graduate and professional programs use an application service (see programs that use an application service). First complete the appropriate application for your discipline. Once you've submitted your application, you will be emailed a link to a supplemental application. Applicants who hold DACA status should answer questions on the supplemental application as follows:

Instructions for applicants with DACA status
completing the supplemental application

Application question How to answer
Country of citizenship Click the magnifying glass icon to select your country of citizenship.
Citizenship status
(refers to U.S. citizenship status)
Select "None of these."
Visa/Immigration information Select "I do not hold a U.S. visa and I am requesting this visa type." You do not have to select F-1 or J-1.
Once you have submitted the supplement: Send proof of your DACA status to Jennifer Marinello at marinello.1@osu.edu. Proof of DACA status can include a copy of the I797 Notice of Action approving the I821D or your case number/USCIS Alien Number.

 


Application service for graduate business programs

All graduate programs in business with the exception of the BRIGHT program use the applyourself application service (see programs that use applyyourself). Applicants who hold DACA status should answer application questions as follows:

Instructions for applicants with DACA status
completing the applyyourslef business application

Application question How to answer
Country of citizenship Select your country of citizenship from the pull-down menu.
If you are not a U.S. permanent resident alien, refugee or asylee, complete all sections that describe your current immigration status.

Leave all fields in this section blank.

Once you have submitted your application: Send proof of your DACA status to Jennifer Marinello at marinello.1@osu.edu. Proof of DACA status can include a copy of the I797 Notice of Action approving the I821D or your case number/USCIS Alien Number.

 


Application service for LLM and JD law programs

Graduate and professional programs in law use an application service. First complete the appropriate application for your discipline. Once you've submitted your application, you will be emailed a link to a supplemental application. Applicants who hold DACA status should answer questions on the supplemental application as follows:

Instructions for applicants with DACA status
completing the graduate business application

Application question How to answer
Country of primary citizenship Select your country of citizenship from the pull-down menu.
Citizenship status
(refers to U.S. citizenship status)
After creating an account, do not indicate a U.S. citizenship status.
Once you have submitted the supplement: Send proof of your DACA status to Jennifer Marinello at marinello.1@osu.edu. Proof of DACA status can include a copy of the I797 Notice of Action approving the I821D or your case number/USCIS Alien Number.

 


Programs that use the regular application:

Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering PH, MS
African American and African Studies PH, MS
Agricultural and Extension Education PH, MS, ME
Agricultural and Extension Education, Distance Learning MS
Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics PH, MS
Allied Medicine MS
Anatomy PH, MS
Animal Sciences PH, MS, MAS
Anthropology PH, MA
Applied Clinical and Preclinical Research MO
Architecture MAHR
Art MFA
Art Education MA
Arts Administration, Education and Policy PH
Arts Policy and Administration MA
Athletic Training BS
Astronomy PH, MS
Atmospheric Sciences PH, MS
Biochemistry MS
Biomedical Engineering PH, MS
Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program PH
Biophysics PH, MS
Biostatistics PH
Business Logistics Engineering MBL
Chemical Engineering PH, MS
Chemical Physics PH, MS
Chemistry PH
City and Regional Planning PH, MRP
Civil Engineering PH, MS
Communication PH, MA
Comparative Studies PH, MA
Computer Science and Engineering MS, PH
Consumer Sciences PH, MS
Dance MFA
Dance Studies PH
Dental Hygiene BS
Dentistry MS
Design MFA, MA
Earth Sciences PH, MS
East Asian Languages and Literatures PH, MA
East Asian Studies Interdisciplinary Program MA
Economics PH
Education: Teaching and Learning PH, ME, MA, ES
Educational Studies PH, ED, MA, ES
Electrical and Computer Engineering PH, MS
English PH, MA, MFA
Entomology PH, MS
Environment and Natural Resources PH, MS, MEN
Environmental Science PH, MS
Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology PH, MS
Executive Master of Business Administration MB
Food Science and Technology PH, MS
Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering PH, MS
French PH
Genetic Counseling MS
Geodetic Science PH, MS
Geography PH, MA
Germanic Languages and Literatures PH,MA
Global Engineering Leadership MGEL
Graduate Non-Degree ND
Greek and Latin PH
Health and Rehabilitation Sciences PH
Health and Wellness Innovation in Healthcare BS
Health Information Management and Systems BS
Health Sciences Program BS
History PH, MA
History of Art PH, MA
Horticulture and Crop Science PH, MS
Human Development and Family Science PH
Human Nutrition MS
Industrial and Systems Engineering PH, MS
Italian PH
Kinesiology PH, MS,DE
Landscape Architecture MLA
Latin American Studies MA
Law MI
Linguistics PH
Master Mathematical Sciences MMS
Materials Science and Engineering PH, MS
Mechanical Engineering PH, MS
Medical Dietetics BS
Medical Laboratory Science BS
Medical Science MS
Microbiology PH
Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology PH
Molecular Genetics PH
Music PHMA, PH, MA, MM
Near Eastern Languages and Cultures PH,MA
Neuroscience Graduate Program PH
Nuclear Engineering PH, MS
Nursing PH, MS, BS
Nursing Practice DNP
Ohio State Biochemistry Program PH
Ohio State Nutrition Program PH
Oral Biology PH
Pharmaceutical Sciences PH, MS
Philosophy PH
Physics PH
Plant Health Management MPH
Plant Pathology PH, MS
Political Science PH
Portuguese PH
Psychology PH
Public Health BS
Public Policy and Management PH, MA, MPA
Radiologic Sciences and Therapy BS
Respiratory Therapy BS
Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures PH, MA
Slavic and East European Studies MA
Social Work PH, MW
Sociology PH
Spanish and Portuguese PH
Speech and Hearing Science PH, MA
Sports Coaching MSC
Statistics PH, MS, MAS
Theatre PH, MA, MFA
Translational Plant Science PH
Vision Science PH, MS
Welding Engineering PH, MS
Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies PH, MA
Veterinary Medicine, Comparative PH, MS

 


Programs that use an application service and supplemental application:

Audiology AUDLOGY AUD
Dentistry DDS
Dental Hygiene MDHY
Health Services Management and Policy MHA
Law JD, LLM
Medicine MD
Occupational Therapy DOT
Optometry OD
Pharmacy ELP
Physical Therapy DPT
Public Health PH, MS, MPH, PEP
Speech Language Pathology MA
Veterinary Medicine DVM, PH, MS

 


Graduate business programs that use the applyyourself application:

Accounting and Management Information Systems ACCTMIS PH
Business Administration BUSADM PH
Executive Master of Business Administration MB
Human Resource Management MHRM
Master of Accounting MACC
Master of Business Administration MBA
Master of Business Operational Excellence MBOE
MBA for Working Professionals PTMBA
Specialized Master in Business - Finance MB