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Application Deadlines

All application materials and documents, such as updated test scores or transcripts, must be submitted by these deadlines for final consideration.

Semester Deadlines for applicants NOT living in the U.S. Deadlines for applicants CURRENTLY living in the U.S.
Fall June 1 July 1
Spring November 1 December 1
Summer March 1 May 1


 Here are the important dates and deadlines for students entering OSU in the fall semester.

  • July 1 - Application opens

    Log in to your application portal

    Students who have completed their junior year in high school, or transfer students, can begin applying for the following year.

  • November 1 - Early opportunity scholarship deadline

    The Early Opportunity Scholarship Deadline is Nov. 1, while all scholarship materials must be submitted by Feb. 1 to ensure scholarship consideration for fall-entering students. Learn more about international scholarships here.

  • December 1 - Enrollment deposit opens

    Admitted students must pay the $300 enrollment deposit beginning Dec. 1 to register for housing and orientation and enrollment. Room selection will be based on when the housing application is completed. The enrollment deposit can be refunded in part ($250) until May 1. You can submit your enrollment deposit by logging in to your application portal

  • February 1 - Priority Scholarship Deadline 

    Applications received after Feb. 1 may not be considered for all scholarship programs and will be considered only if funds remain. Make sure you have sent a new transcript from your high school showing your fall grades. Keep an eye on your application portal for updates. Learn more about international scholarships here.

  • February 1 - Housing application opens

    Learn more about residential life

    Admitted students should complete their housing application via their application portal to secure their place in line for room selection beginning Feb. 1.


    Admitted students who have completed their housing application, applied to and been selected for a Living Learning Program will select a room in March.


    General room selection for admitted students begins in April based on when the housing application is completed. Students will receive notification of their selection date in March. Explore housing options here

  • February 1 - Registration for arrival and enrollment opens

    All undergraduate international students should notify the Office of First Year Success of their intent to enroll through their application portal. More information about scheduling an advising appointment will be sent closer to the start of classes. Please be sure to check your OSU email regularly for additional details. Learn more here

  • May 1 - National College Decision Day

    Some scholarships and financial aid must be accepted by May 1 or they will be canceled.

Here are the important dates and deadlines for students entering OSU in the spring semester.

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