Dates and Deadlines

Ohio State Graduates, Current and Former Students

See Returning Students.

International Students

Please see International on Apply Now for information about applying and application deadlines.

U.S. Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Political Asylee Students

Select the term for which you wish to apply, and review the dates and deadlines below. After verifying the deadlines, apply here

Autumn 2018

The Autumn 2018 online application is available now through August 31, 2018.
Autumn 2018 in-office admission will be available beginning on June 1, 2018 through October 12, 2018. 
Please apply well in advance of the start date of the course(s) you plan to take, to allow for adequate time for processing and your next steps.            

Semester or SessionClasses BeginOnline Application DeadlineIn-Office Admission Period
Full Autumn SemesterAugust 21, 2018July 6, 2018June 1, 2018 through August 17, 2018
First SessionAugust 21, 2018July 6, 2018June 1, 2018  through August 17, 2018
Second SessionOctober 15, 2018August 31, 2018June 1, 2018  through  October 12, 201

Spring 2019

The Spring 2019 online application is available now through February 8, 2019.
The Spring 2019 in-office application will be available beginning on November 1, 2018 through February 22, 2019.
Please apply well in advance of the start date of the course(s) you plan to take, to allow for adequate time for processing and your next steps.

Semester or SessionClasses BeginOnline Application DeadlineIn-Office Admission Period
Full Spring SemesterJanuary 7, 2019 December 14, 2018November 1, 2018 through January 4, 2019
First SessionJanuary 7, 2019December 14, 2018November 1, 2018 through January 4, 2019
Second SessionFebruary 27, 2019Febuary 8, 2019November 1, 2018 through February 22, 2019

Summer 2019

The Summer 2019 online application is available now through June 14, 2019.
The Summer 2019 in-office application will be available beginning on April 1, 2019 through June 28, 2019.
​Please apply well in advance of the start date of the course(s) you plan to take, to allow for adequate time for processing and your next steps.                              

Semester or SessionClasses BeginOnline Application DeadlineIn-Office Admission Period
Full Summer TermMay 8, 2019April 19, 2019April 1, 2019 through May 3, 2019
8, 6 and 4-week Session 1May 8, 2019April 19, 2019April 1, 2019 through May 3, 2019
8 and 4-week Session 2June 4, 2019May 17, 2019April 1 2019 through May 31, 2019
6-week Session 2June 18, 2019May 31, 2019April 1, 2019 through June 14, 2019
4-week Session 3July 1, 2019June 14, 2019April 1, 2019 through June 28, 2019

How to Search for Courses

Course offerings vary each semester and session. Please follow the directions below to check course offerings and availability:

  1. Visit buckeyelink.osu.edu
  2. Select Enrollment and Registration under Essential Tasks
  3. Select Class Search (SIS) - Student Information Center under Tasks
  4. Select the term, campus and subject, course career and additional search criteria like keywords and mode of instruction (distance learning is online classes)
  5. Find the courses you are interested in and check availability.

Note: Distance Learning is online classes.