The Ohio State University at Lima

I'm Buckeye Bound: Admitted Students

Congratulations on your admission to The Ohio State University at Lima! Scroll through the page below for more information about completing the enrollment process.

Step 1 - I've been admitted to Ohio State Lima, what do I do now?

Accept our offer of admission and pay your acceptance fee

Ready to say yes to Ohio State? Confirm your enrollment by paying your acceptance fee as soon as you decide, and no later than May 1. You’ll need to log in with your Ohio State username and password. (If you haven't activated your username, created a password or enrolled in BuckeyePass, learn how.)

Accept Admissions

Set up your BuckeyeMail email account

From now on, important and time-sensitive business communications from Ohio State Lima – like your financial aid offer – will be sent to your BuckeyeMail account. Set up BuckeyeMail even if you haven't decided on Ohio State Lima.
If you already activated your username and created a password (you may have done this as an applicant in order to check your application status), your final step is to set up your BuckeyeMail account.

  1. Go to and log in.
  2. On the left side of the page, click Change Email Delivery.
  3. Select Create my BuckeyeMail account and submit.
Once your request has been processed (allow up to 90 minutes), you'll be able to log in at to receive and send email. Your email address is: Check your email several times a week until school begins, and then daily.

What if I have not activated my username? Get instructions.

If you haven’t already done so, submit the FAFSA and the Special Scholarships Application

Every student is highly encouraged to file the FAFSA to be considered for the most financial aid (including scholarships, grants, loans and Federal Work-Study). Get important dates and simple steps for applying for aid.

Step 2 - What to do after you pay your acceptance fee

Finish strong, and submit your transcripts

Final high school transcript
Your admission to Ohio State Lima is contingent upon our receipt and review of your final high school transcript. So finish strong, and let your counselor know to send your final transcript to Ohio State (electronically for faster processing) upon graduation.
If you’ve taken AP or IB classes, you may be able to receive credit for your test scores. To find out if you can earn credit for your AP or IB test scores, remember to have your official scores sent to Ohio State.

University transcript
If you have earned college credit while in high school, ask each institution you attended to send an electronic transcript to Ohio State so that we can begin evaluating your transferable credits. If you are admitted for autumn term, do this by May 1. If you’re still taking college classes after May 1, make sure your final transcript is sent to Ohio State as soon as your grades have posted.
Important! Transcripts should not be delivered by the student or sent to other addresses on campus. Doing so will prevent acceptance of the transcript as official.

How to send university transcripts to Ohio State:

  1. If you attended an Ohio college or university, request that your transcript be sent electronically.
  2. For other institutions, request electronic delivery if available to avoid processing delays. If ordering a transcript online, select The Ohio State University as a recipient. In the absence of a list of universities to select from, have your school email your transcript to
  3. If your school does not offer electronic delivery, please have your transcript(s) mailed to:

The Ohio State University
Undergraduate Admissions
PO Box 182646
Columbus, OH 43218-2646

Register for orientation

Orientation is held prior to the opening of each autumn semester and is required for all students. Parents or other adult family members are encouraged to attend with you. Orientation is designed to address the testing and course scheduling needs of all incoming students, and introduce you and your family to people and resources that play a critical role in first-year success.

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Review your Financial Aid Award Summary

Financial aid notifications are emailed to your Ohio State email account with instructions on how to review and accept/decline your financial aid for the 2021-2022 school year. Learn more about accepting aid.

If you have not submitted your FAFSA yet, you still have time to do so by clicking here.

Step 3 - Contact us

We're here to help!

The decision about where you'll go to college is a big one. Though we hope you choose Ohio State Lima, we want to help you make the best decision for you and your family. Want to talk about financing your education? Want to confirm we have the academic program that's right for you? Want to know how you'll personalize your Buckeye experience? Email or give us a call at 567-242-7500— we're here to help.

Step 4 - Connect with us

Use #BuckeyeBound

Post on social media with the #BuckeyeBound to share with your friends and family that you will be attending The Ohio State University at Lima and find other incoming Buckeyes.

Register for our upcoming Buckeye Events!

Financial Aid Virtual Drop-ins

Financial aid welcomes walk-ins each and every day and during this everchanging virtual world we live in, we want to continue to offer you the opportunity to stop in and ask questions. We have setup Financial Aid “Drop-ins” via Zoom to facilitate our continued effort to offer you a variety of opportunities to ask whatever may be on your mind, in regard to Financial Aid. If you have questions about your FAFSA, or your aid summary, or a To Do List item, or even how to complete specific tasks, just “drop-in” and ask. Once you “drop-in” using the Zoom link, you’ll be placed in a waiting room and then we’ll admit you to the Financial Aid room where you’ll be able to ask your questions privately and securely.

Wednesday, June 9, June 16, June 23, and June 30

10 am-12pm
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Tuesday, July 6 and July 27

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Tuesday, August 3, August 10, and August 17

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Meet and Greet Sessions Career Development

Join in to meet the Lima campus career development manager for an overview of career related services, information about internships and exploring majors and careers. This virtual session is perfect incoming freshman and students/parents who wish to learn more about how to have an engaging time developing your career in college. The brief presentation will be followed by a time of questions and answers for everyone.

  • Date and Time: Wednesday 6/23 12-1 p.m.
    Registration Information: Zoom Meeting ID: 941 0284 4893
  • Date and Time: Wednesday 7/28 12-1 p.m.
    Registration Information: Zoom Meeting ID: 914 8031 1811
  • Date and Time: Wednesday 8/4 5-6 p.m.
    Registration Information: Zoom Meeting ID: 930 0306 2098

Freshmen Experience Series

Jumpstart your college experience

The Freshmen Experience Series consists of workshops that give incoming freshmen a jumpstart to their college experience. Students will have the opportunity to attend workshops where they will learn about campus clubs and organizations, how to access Carmen Canvas, and will build connections with other incoming freshmen. The sessions will be 3:30-4:30 p.m. every Wednesday from July 28-August 18. Students will access the workshops via Carmen Zoom.

  • July 28
    Experience Student Activities and the Campus Activities Board
    During this session you will have the opportunity to learn about some of our many student clubs and organizations on campus. This session will also feature a variety of engagement opportunities where you will have the chance to win Ohio State Lima swag.
  • August 4
    Experience Diversity at Ohio State Lima
    During this session you will learn about The Office of Diversity and Inclusion on campus. Students who participate will have the opportunity to engage in discussion and to ask questions about university initiatives and how to become an active member in the diversity committee.
  • August 11
    Experience Life as a Buckeye
    As a new college student, you may have a lot of questions about what to expect during your first year. During this session you will have the opportunity to ask current Buckeyes about their experiences and receive advice on how to be successful in your first year and beyond.
  • August 18
    Experience Carmen Canvas
    Carmen Canvas is the platform used in courses to access course specific information, grades, and where students can contact their professors. This session is designed to help students access Carmen, learn how to navigate through the platform, and will give you the opportunity to ask questions.

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Financial aid

Ohio State is committed to providing families with an exceptional return on their college investment. Read more about the Ohio State value. Follow this checklist to ensure you receive and keep your aid. For additional questions, find more Ohio State Lima Financial Aid resources and information HERE.

Join up

Learn about programs you can join to enhance your academic and social experience at Ohio State Lima. Challenge yourself and join the honors program or meet new people with a same interest as you in one of our many student life organizations.

Virtual tour

Picture yourself here, strolling across our beautiful campus. Enjoy a virtual tour, with stops at the Perry Webb Student Life Building, historic Galvin Hall, Martha W. Farmer Theatre, Library, campus bookstore and more!

Contact Us:

Office of Admissions
4240 Campus Drive
Student Services Center