Professional admissions Steps to apply 4. Apply online

Complete the application

Post-baccalaureate professional programs use an application service along with Ohio State's supplemental application. (The supplemental application is typically emailed to applicants after they've applied through the application service.)

Undergraduate professional programs use the regular Ohio State application.

TO APPLY: Check the apply tab under your program listing for a link to the correct application for your program.


Pay the application fee

A nonrefundable $60 fee for U.S. students and $70 for international students is charged for each admission application you submit to Ohio State for graduate study. Your application is not processed until you pay your application fee and the fee is authorized. We accept American Express, Discover, MasterCard and Visa.

The application fee is non-refundable. If you submit an application in error, the application fee will not be refunded.

Fee waivers

Ohio State works with a variety of programs that provide fee waivers to applicants, and also manages several of its own programs. Check your eligibility. Waiver requests may cause a delay in processing your application. It is recommended that you apply at least 10 days early to avoid missing your program’s deadline.

A note about deadlines

Your application must be complete with all supporting materials by the application deadline. Be aware that deadlines are receipt deadlines, not postmark deadlines.

DACA status

Read special application instructions for applicants who hold Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival status.

Once you have submitted your regular or supplemental application, send proof of your DACA status to Graduate and Professional Admissions. Proof of DACA status can be a copy of the I797 Notice of Action approving the I821D or your case number or USCIS Alien Number.

Check the status of your application

It is your responsibility to make sure your application to Ohio State is complete. After you submit your application, we'll email instructions for activating your Ohio State username and creating a password. These credentials will allow you to log in to check your application status and keep an eye on outstanding requirements.

If the program to which you are applying uses an application service, there may be discrepancies between the requirements listed by the service and our Applicant Center. If something was submitted in the application service and is not reflected in the Applicant Center, you can reach out to the program directly to see if further action on your part is needed.

Submit outstanding documentation

For those using Ohio State's regular application, if you need to submit a document after you've applied, use our Admissions Uploader. (If you're submitting materials after the deadline, communicate directly with your intended graduate program to see if late documents are accepted. Some programs adhere strictly to deadlines, while others allow more flexibility.)

For those using an application service, note that most materials must be sent directly to the service, unless otherwise specified.