Volunteer expectations and guidelines
Volunteers agree to the following expectations and guidelines:
- Act in a professional manner as a representative of The Ohio State University.
- Know general facts about the university as well as how to refer to the Over- view brochure and/or admissions website for frequently asked questions about majors, tuition, deadlines and scholarships.
- Be knowledgeable about Undergraduate Admissions, the admissions process and the admissions cycle.
- Tell prospective students and families how Ohio State has prepared you for success after college.
- Say “I don’t know” when you don’t know the answer to a student’s question. If you are uncertain about an answer, direct prospective students and family members to the admissions website, undergrad.osu.edu, or Undergraduate Admissions at 614-292-3980.
- Do not make any comment or promise regarding the possibility of a student’s admissibility to Ohio State. Many factors are considered when making an admissions decision in addition to ACT/SAT score and class rank.
- Do not make any comment or promise regarding financial aid eligibility. Encourage students to apply for admission by the early action deadline to be considered for scholarships and to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the deadline.
- Wear a name tag noting The Ohio State University alumni designation.
- Provide feedback to admissions office on the volunteer experience and needs.
- Complete BAR training annually and renew commitment on an annual basis by signing up on ohiostate.volunteermatch.org.
Required: not a private educational consultant or agent for current and/or prospective applicant
Required: a graduate of The Ohio State University or parent of current student Other desired qualifications:
- Effective communicator
- Enthusiasm for Ohio State