Be prepared for the following questions and prompts.
Writing: Personal essay
Ohio State requires a personal statement essay in response to one of the prompts provided. If you'd like to work on your response before beginning your application, here's a list of this year's essay prompts.
Academics: Your planned major
To learn more about Ohio State's majors, search Ohio State majors or read Undecided? if you're not sure what to major in.
Academics: Honors and Scholars Programs
To be considered, we strongly recommend that you meet our November 1 early action deadline. On the application, indicate interest in the University Honors Program or Ohio State Scholars Program and respond to the H&S essay prompt. If you wish to apply for the Eminence Fellows Program and Scholarship, you must indicate interest in the University Honors Program and complete the Eminence Application.
Academics: Morrill Scholarship Program
To be considered, we strongly recommend that you meet our November 1 early action deadline. On the application, indicate interest in the Morrill Scholarship Program and respond to the MSP essay prompt. Be sure to include leadership and diversity involvement under Activities.
Academics: Opportunities beyond the undergraduate level
Ohio State offers pre-professional programs in dentistry, law, medicine, optometry, pharmacy and veterinary medicine. Identifying your pre-professional interest on the application will enable your advisors to provide you with a wide range of support to realize your goals.
Academics: Alternate campus (Ohio residents only)
If you are not admitted to the Columbus campus, you will have the option of starting your Ohio State degree at a regional campus and changing to Columbus later. If you don't select an alternate campus, you will be automatically admitted to one.
2013-2014 Ohio State Writing Supplement
No General Ohio State Questions. Just for specific programs.
(To see these specific essays, you must click yes in Ohio State Members Questions under Academics.)
These applications are due November 1.
Morrill Scholars Program
Office of Diversity and Inclusion’s Morrill Scholars Program Essay Prompt: How can you enrich the campus community and serve as an ambassador for diversity? What specific experience(s) and/or leadership efforts have you had that showcase your awareness and commitment to diversity? (To learn more about the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the Morrill Scholars Program visit odi.osu.edu.) (Required for this program, 350 word max, Paste in.)The Morrill Scholars Program is offered through the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and seeks to reward leadership and academic excellence through diversity. Learn more at odi.osu.edu. Applicants who submit the Common Application and all required materials (test scores, letter of recommendation, transcripts, etc.) by November 1 will receive priority consideration for this program. Note: you must complete the MSP essay prompt in the Writing Supplement. (Required, 350-500 words, Paste in)
Honors and Scholars Program
Ohio State’s Honors and Scholars programs serve high-ability, motivated undergraduate students. Learn more at honors-scholars.osu.edu. Applicants who submit the Common Application and all required materials (test scores, letter of recommendation, transcripts, etc.) by November 1 will receive priority consideration for these programs. Note: you must complete the Honors and Scholars essay prompt in the Writing Supplement.
University Honors and Ohio State Scholars Essay Prompt: How do your individual passions and interests align with one or more of the G.O.A.L.S. of the Honors & Scholars Center? (To learn about the G.O.A.L.S. visit honors-scholars.osu.edu/goals.) (Required for these programs, 350-500 words, Paste in)