You've Applied. You've been Admitted. What's Next?
As a newly admitted student to The Ohio State University at Mansfield, now is the time to take the next steps to enroll as a student. The checklist below outlines the items you need to complete. Please contact the Orientation and Placement Testing Office with any questions. We look forward to assisting you!
New Student Checklist
Activate Ohio State Username, Ohio State Email and BuckeyePass
If you have not already activated your username, email and BuckeyePass, please do so as soon as possible and check your email regularly.
Accept Admission and Pay Acceptance Fee
When you are ready to accept admission, go to the Ohio State Applicant Center and log into your account with your Ohio State username and password. In the Admissions section, click on the "Accept/Decline" link. You will then accept the offer of admission and pay the acceptance fee online. By paying this $100 NONREFUNDABLE fee, you confirm your intention to enroll at Ohio State Mansfield. The priority deadline for accepting admission and paying the acceptance fee is as follows:
Autumn Admit: May 1
Spring Admit: See Acceptance Fee Statement
Summer Admit: See Acceptance Fee Statement
Complete or Update the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
To apply for financial aid, students must complete the FAFSA, a federal form that determines need-based aid. Spring and summer admits will need to complete the FAFSA for the current academic year, as well as the upcoming academic year. Contact the Ohio State Mansfield Financial Aid Office with questions.
Submit Housing Application
If you requested to live on campus when completing your admission application, an email will be sent to your Ohio State email account from the Housing Office. This email will provide a web link to the online housing application. Your completed application and corresponding application fee must be received by the Housing Office for your application to be processed.
Submit Official Test Scores and Transcripts
Placement testing requirements are determined by ACT/SAT/AP scores, and any college-level coursework already completed. Be certain you have requested your official scores and/or transcripts to be sent to Ohio State to ensure proper Placement Testing assignment and avoid taking unnecessary exams. Scores and courses listed on a high school transcript are NOT acceptable.
Complete your To Do List in BuckeyeLink
This online resource center provides students access to their Ohio State account information and is how students conduct business with the University. Students sign in to BuckeyeLink with their Ohio State username and password. A student’s To Do List within BuckeyeLink indicates the actions that a student needs to take to be able to attend Ohio State.
Determine iPad Eligibility
If you meet the appropriate qualifications, you will receive an iPad with a suite of apps to assist you during your time at Ohio State.
Register for Orientation
New Student Orientation is a required program that helps student prepare for the upcoming semester and life as a college student. Currently this program is completed virtually and culminates in meeting with an academic advisor to register for classes. Orientation registration opens based on the term you are admitted:
Autumn Admit: Mid-May
Spring Admit: Mid-October
Summer Admit: Mid-March
Contact the Orientation and Placement Testing Office with any questions: