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.
The application works best with the most up-to-date versions of Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox or Chrome. For the best results, clear your browser's cache, close out all other browsers and log out of any PeopleSoft applications you might be logged into. Close and relaunch your browser and try again.
Students applying via a third-party application will be asked to complete Ohio State's supplemental application. If you can't access the supplemental application, one of these solutions may help:
Still having trouble? We're here to help. Contact Graduate and Professional Admissions.
After selecting a "Degree Objective" and "Level," click the magnifying glass icon to select an "Academic program/plan."
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. Look for a red asterisk (*) next to the field(s) missing required data.
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.