You can get a head start on preparing or your arrival by completing the tasks below:
Activate Your Ohio State Email
It is very important that you activate your Ohio State email account as soon as possible and
prior to your arrival.
If you know your Ohio State ID Number and Password you can activate your Ohio State Account
(lastname.#) and Ohio State email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) at my.osu.edu. The password should have already been emailed to you by the admissions office. Your Ohio State ID Number can be found in the top portion of your official acceptance letter. Please read the Policy on Responsible
Use of University Computing Resources then click on "Activate account."
Once activated, you may check your email account by visiting buckeyemail.osu.edu and
signing in to Buckeye Mail using your email@example.com (Windows Live ID) and password.
If you continue to have trouble activating your account, please contact the Office of Information Technology by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 614-688-4357.
Pay the Acceptance Fee
Your nonrefundable $100 acceptance fee is due by May 1, a national deadline for acceptance deposits.
However, we advise you to pay before April 15 if you decided to attend Ohio State. Housing and ESL testing information are emailed to you after the fee is paid.
To pay your acceptance fee, f
ollow the directions on your Acceptance Fee Statement, which has been emailed to your BuckeyeMail.
Learn About the Academic Culture at Ohio State
As a new international student, you are about to embark on an exciting academic journey at The Ohio State University! We recommend you take time to read through the New International Students' Guide to Ohio State Academic Culture. This resource was designed by experts across the campus to prepare incoming undergraduate students for success in the Ohio State classroom, and familiarize you with U.S. academic culture.