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Next Steps: Spring or Summer Entry

Activate Your OHIO ID

To get started, it is essential that you activate your OHIO ID. You need your OHIO ID to access your OHIO email and the housing contract. Your birth date and your personal identification (PID) number (provided in your application acknowledgement letter) are all you need to officially activate your online OHIO access, including email.

Activate Your OHIO ID

Learn About Your Catmail Email Account

Complete Pre-enrollment Discipline and Criminal History Review Form

Immediately Upon Request

This quick, simple form is required for all admitted students as part of our commitment to providing the safest possible learning environment at Ohio University. The Required Pre-enrollment Discipline and Criminal History Review form is available in your MyOHIO Student Center and should be completed immediately. Disclosing a formal disciplinary action, charge or conviction does not automatically disqualify you from enrollment, but your disclosures will be reviewed. Based on your answers, we may contact you to request further information. The form must be completed, reviewed and cleared for enrollment before you can sign up for Bobcat Student Orientation (if applicable) or register for classes.

MyOHIO Student Center

Learn About the Required Pre-enrollment Discipline and Criminal History Review

Fund Your Education

Ohio University is committed to an affordable college education. Learn more at the links below. The 2024-2025 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is open. The FAFSA must be received by Ohio University in order for you to be considered for all federal, state, and institutional financial aid. Federal FAFSA processing issues have impacted the summer 2024 financial aid timeline. You can learn more on the Summer Financial Aid web page, which includes answers to many frequently asked questions about late fees, payment plans and refunds.

Learn About Filing the FAFSA

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Payment and Billing Info

Confirm Your Intent to Enroll

For students required to live on campus, submission of the housing contract confirms your intent to enroll at OHIO. Housing and commuter contracts are available beginning September 30. Freshman and transfer students with fewer than four semesters or six quarters in the residence halls after high school graduation are required to live on campus. (See exemptions below.)

For other students, submission of the final transcript confirms your intent to enroll. There is no deadline to accept your Ohio University admission.

Get Details on Housing

Get Details on Dining

Confirm Your Intent to Enroll

View Housing Exemption Information

Sign Up for Orientation

Bobcat Student Orientation connects you with the people and resources you'll need to transition into OHIO with confidence. Campus orientation includes registering for courses. Bobcat Student Orientation signup begins November 1 for spring semester and February 1 for summer semester.

Sign Up for Orientation

Prepare to Join OHIO

Now you are ready to complete the rest of the tasks required to ensure a smooth transition to your first day at Ohio University. This includes reviewing the course catalog, enabling your online services, learning about student health services and insurance and taking online alcohol and sexual assault education courses.

Get Details on Steps Prior to Beginning Classes