The Ohio State University at Mansfield

Orientation & Placement Testing

This site outlines the steps you need to take and addresses the questions you may have as you prepare for and attend orientation.

The Ohio State University at Mansfield’s Orientation will be your first real taste of life as a Buckeye. Orientation will help you begin to feel at home on the Mansfield campus and help you become familiar with the wide range of academic opportunities available at Ohio State Mansfield.

Orientation is your opportunity to learn (almost) everything you need to know in order to have a successful start at Ohio State in the fall. Jot down your questions and bring your list with you to orientation to be sure ALL your questions are asked and answered.



  • Freshman and students with less than 30 semester hours of college credit (post high school) are required to attend an orientation program in its entirety.
  • Transfer students with 30 or more semester hours of college credit (post high school) should contact the Orientation & Placement Testing Office to arrange for an individual orientation appointment with their academic advisor.


We recognize the important role family members play in the success of our students. We encourage parents or other adult family members to attend orientation with their new student. During orientation there is a featured session facilitated by Student Life. This session is designed to engage parents and guests of incoming students on the academic and social opportunities provided at the Mansfield campus. Topics range from academic success to updates on campus services.


Your autumn semester Statement of Account will show a one-time $50 University Orientation fee, which covers administrative costs. This fee does not need to be paid at orientation but will be paid along with tuition by the payment deadline.

Important Information about Release of Student Information

Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA)

The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, sets forth requirements designed to protect the privacy of student records. Student records are confidential. The only information about a student that may be released without student permission is: name; address; telephone number; major; participant in officially recognized sports and activities; weight and heights of athletic team members; dates of attendance; degrees and awards received; most recent educational agency or institution attended. Students not wishing this information release should contact an academic advisor. Information concerning grades may be released to a parent of a dependent student if a signed release is on file.

Download the orientation app

View the schedule for orientation, review a pre-orientation checklist and get a start on navigating campus through the orientation app. Search your app store for “Ohio State Mansfield”, a free app powered by Legit Apps.

Username & Email

Activating and accessing university services.

Transcripts & Scores

Get credit for what you already know.

Placement Testing

Test online by the deadline.

To Do List

Avoid holds on your account.

Financial Aid

Know how you're going to pay for college.

Disability & Dietary Accomodations

Let us know about any required accomodations well in advance.

Dates & Registration

Register for orientation.

Contact & Directions

Have questions? Need a map or directions to campus?