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Getting your application in early can help you in many ways
Taking early action is important for students to have the best chance for merit-based scholarships and to be considered for many great opportunities.
You'll be considered for most merit-based scholarships, you'll get an earlier response, and applying early doesn't bind you to Ohio State. You can still weigh your options before committing.
A respected Ohio State degree will be one of your most valuable possessions
With Ohio State's world-class faculty, respected research focus, global alumni network and leadership in many academic fields, students discover they continue to reap rewards from their Ohio State investment for many years after graduation.
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Frequently asked questions
FAQs for students preparing to apply.
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Note that Ohio State's early action deadline is November 1, 2022 for new first-year students applying to the Columbus campus. The regular decision deadline is February 1, 2023.
Freshmen admitted to the Columbus campus for autumn semester are automatically considered for most merit awards if we received their complete admission applications by our November 1 early action deadline. However, three scholarships require additional steps or have different deadlines. See details at meritawards.osu.edu.
Yes. All students are highly encouraged to file the FAFSA by February 1 to receive priority consideration for the widest range of need-based scholarships, loans, grants and Federal Work-Study. (Priority consideration means you will be considered before those who don't meet the deadline.) Visit Student Financial Aid for more information.