The Ohio State University at Mansfield


Orientation and Placement Testing

Welcome to Ohio State Mansfield!

Once you have accepted our offer to attend Ohio State Mansfield and submitted your acceptance fee, you will take part in New Student Orientation. 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.

For students entering Ohio State Mansfield in Autumn 2020, the Orientation process will be conducted virtually to ensure the safety of every person who is a part of the Ohio State community.

New Student Orientation is your next step to classes in the fall. You will take necessary placement tests, learn about campus resources, and schedule classes with your academic advisor. You will be guided through the steps of New Student Orientation and if at any time you have questions, please call us at 419-755-4203.

A one-time New Student Enrollment Fee of $50 will be assessed to your Autumn 2020 Statement of Account.

Technology Access: If you have any concerns about your ability to complete any of the Steps below please contact the Orientation and Placement Testing Office at 419-755-4203 or submit a request for technology assistance as soon as possible and someone will be in touch to assist you in completing the Orientation program.

NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION AT OHIO STATE MANSFIELD

New Student Orientation is a four-step process which culminates in a virtual meeting with your academic advisor to complete your Autumn 2020 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 buckeyelink. Scroll down to the last section titled “Most Popular Now” and click on “My Buckeye Link” which is the first box in that section. 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, an email 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 Scores, Advanced Placement (AP) Credit 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.

The Placement Tests you are required to take will appear on your Orientation Confirmation Page 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 them. 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.

Math Placement Test

English Placement Test

Foreign Language Placement Test

Test Accommodations: Contact the Office of Disability Services at mcgregor.40@osu.edu or 419-755-4304 to request testing accommodations.

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 419-755-4203 as soon as possible.

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

STEP 3:

Complete New Student Orientation Program (Beginning May 15)
After you have registered for Orientation (Step 1) and completed all required Placement Tests (Step 2), an email will be sent to your Ohio State email address within two business days indicating that you are registered for the virtual New Student Orientation Program. The email will guide you through how to access the New Student Orientation Program in Carmen, Ohio State’s virtual learning environment.

Contact the Orientation and Placement Testing Office at 419-755-4203 if you have not received the above-mentioned email within three business days of completing the Orientation registration process (Step 1) and all required placement tests (Step 2).

STEP 4:

Academic Advisor Meeting/Course Scheduling (Beginning June 1)
Once you have completed the New Student Orientation Program, your academic advisor will review your Intended Area of Study, test scores, and prior college coursework (if applicable) to prepare course recommendations for your first semester of classes. When your academic advisor is ready to meet with you, you will receive an email that contains a suggested course schedule and details for how to schedule a virtual appointment to review your course recommendations and complete the scheduling/orientation process. You need to complete the virtual New Student Orientation Program prior to your scheduled appointment.

The amount of time your advisor needs to prepare course recommendations will depend on the Placement Tests you were required to take, and the grading involved, as well as the amount of credits (if any) you are transferring.

Congratulations!

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

NEXT STEPS:

  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 419-755-4203 with any questions as you prepare for starting your college career at Ohio State.