Frequently Asked Questions

Can I apply for Autumn 2017 admission?

The deadline for Autumn 2016 admission was February 1, 2016 if you are applying while in high school or have never taken university courses. The deadline for early action was November 1, 2015. See Ohio State's Admissions deadlines here.

What requirements must I meet to be considered an Ohio resident
for tuition purposes?

Applicants must have attended and graduated from an Ohio high school or qualify through one of the various guidelines established by the Ohio Board of Regents. For a complete list of the guidelines, please click here.

Should I complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)?

Students who have been granted DACA can now use their Social Security Number (SSN) to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. DACA-mented students are NOT eligible for federal financial aid, but completing the FAFSA form allows DACA students to receive a Student Aid Report (SAR). The SAR is an important tool that can be used to demonstrate need and can be used to apply for institutional aid and other scholarships. 

Most states and colleges use information collected on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine whether you are eligible for aid. So, if you have a SSN, you may complete the FAFSA, and we encourage you to do so at

First, check with your high school counselor or your college or career school financial aid office to see what types of financial aid you may be eligible to receive and whether completing the FAFSA is the way to apply for that aid. 

More information can be found in this document.

My DACA application is currently in process.  Can I apply for admission now? 

You may apply for admission, but you will not be considered for Ohio residency classification (in-state tuition rates) without documentation of DACA approval
(Form I-821D).