The Ohio State University at Mansfield

Orientation and Placement Testing

Welcome to The Ohio State University at Mansfield!

New students enrolling for Autumn semester 2022 must have a COVID-19 vaccine or a vaccination exemption on file with The Ohio State University by July 15 to enroll in classes. For more information, visit

After you have accepted our offer to attend Ohio State Mansfield and submitted your acceptance fee, you will receive an email invitation to register for New Student Orientation once it opens. Orientation registration opens based on the term you are admitted:

Autumn Admit: Mid-May
Spring Admit: Mid-October
Summer Admit: Mid-March

If you have not yet accepted admission and paid your acceptance fee, visit the What’s Next webpage to understand what you need to do to be eligible to register for Orientation.

Currently, the Orientation process includes the following steps:

  1. Register for Orientation (online)
  2. Take Required Placement Tests (online)
  3. Attend in-person orientation event
  4. Academic Advising Appointment (by phone or Zoom)

A one-time New Student Enrollment Fee of $50 will be assessed to your Statement of Account.


New Student Orientation is a four-step process which culminates in a virtual meeting with an academic advisor to complete your class schedule. The earlier you complete the steps below, the earlier you can schedule your courses.

STEP 1: Register for Orientation

To register for Orientation, go to My Buckeye Link. Enter your user name (lastname.#) and password to log in. Once logged in, look for the “Admissions” section (last section on the left side of the page). Click on “Orientation Information” and follow the steps to register for Orientation.

After you have completed the registration process, a message will be sent to your Ohio State email address confirming your registration and indicating the Placement Tests you are required to take. You can then proceed to Step 2. If you do not have any Placement Tests to take, please proceed to Step 3.

STEP 2: Take Required Placement Tests

Placement testing requirements are determined by ACT/SAT/AP Scores and any college-level coursework already completed.

Be sure you have requested your official ACT/SAT/AP scores and/or transcripts from other institutions to be sent electronically to Ohio State to ensure proper Placement Testing assignment and avoid taking unnecessary exams. Directions to request official transcripts/score reports

Please allow up to two business days to gain access to the Placement Tests you are required to take once you have registered for Orientation.

The Placement Tests you are required to take will appear in your Orientation Confirmation Email and on your To Do List in My Buckeye Link. Click on the links below to learn more about each of the tests you need to take and how to gain access to them.

Math Placement Test

English Placement Test

Foreign Language Placement Test

If you believe there is an error in which Placement Tests you are required to take, please contact the Orientation and Placement Testing Office at 419-755-4317 as soon as possible.

Test Accommodations: Contact the Office of Disability Services at or 419-755-4304 to request testing accommodations.

If you do not have any required Placement Tests to take, proceed to Step 3.

STEP 3: Attend in-person Orientation Date

Once all your placement tests have been scored, you will be ready to schedule your advising appointment. You will receive a call from our office to schedule the appointment with your advisor. If you want to visit campus to take a tour and learn about campus resources, please register for an event on December 8th.


STEP 4: Academic Advising Appointment

During this appointment, you will schedule your classes for the semester. Prior to the appointment, write down questions you have and find a quiet location to be during the meeting to avoid distractions. This appointment will be through ZOOM or a phone call.


You are now registered for classes and ready for the start of your first semester as a Buckeye!


  1. Check your Ohio State email regularly
  2. Complete any items that appear on your To Do List in My Buckeye Link
  3. View the Resources available to you as an Ohio State Buckeye
  4. Contact the Orientation and Placement Testing Office at 419-755-4317 with any questions as you prepare for starting your college career at Ohio State Mansfield.