The Ohio State University at Lima


Orientation


Through your orientation program, you'll find answers to your Ohio State questions. You'll work with your advisor and schedule classes for your first semester. You'll learn more about university resources.

In short, your orientation program will set you up for success at Ohio State. We're excited to welcome you to the Buckeye family

Pay acceptance fee

Please remember that you must have your $100 acceptance fee paid and have accepted admission through appstatus.osu.edu before registering for orientation.

Verify address to receive orientation invitation

Once you’ve paid your $100 acceptance fee and accepted admission, you will receive orientation registration information mailed to the address on file in Buckeyelink. To verify your address please visit: Buckeyelink and log in through My Buckeyelink: Student Login.

Complete the COVID Vaccine Requirement

Report your COVID-19 status by your COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement To-Do List item due date. Your due date is identified in the Contact section of this To-Do List item above. Failure to complete the To-Do List item by the assigned date may impact your ability to participate in in-person classes and on-campus activities.

Steps to report your COVID-19 Status

  1. Report your completed COVID-19 vaccine series or obtain an approved exemption
  2. Complete the COVID-19 Vaccination Data Consent, Release of Information form on My BuckMD


Complete Required Placement Testing - Required

All placement exams must be completed at least 5 days prior to your orientation scheduling date. Please login to Buckeyelink to review your TO DO list to determine which placement exams you are required to complete.

Math Placement Exam:

Because most undergraduate programs at Ohio State require some work in mathematics, all entering students are required to take the Math Placement Test.

There are two versions of the Math Placement test: Test B and Test D.

  • Test B - ACT math score of 24 or lower (SAT math score of 580 or lower)
  • Test D - ACT math score of 25 or higher (SAT math score of 590 or higher)

Scoring high enough on Test B will allow you to take Test D (precalculus) which may result in a higher placement level.

NOTE: The Math Placement Exam is used only as a placement tool. No course credit will be given, nor will the exam fulfill any math requirements for your chosen major. The exam has a maximum time limit of 75 minutes. Please provide yourself with an environment that will give you uninterrupted time and an atmosphere conducive for working math problems.

The Math Placement Test is an important tool that determines a student's beginning placement level in math and science courses. Refer to the link for additional Math Placement Test information and links to study materials at go.osu.edu/mathplacement.

Steps to Take the Math Placement Exam

  1. Go to https://buckeyelink3.osu.edu/secure/math and login using your Ohio State Username (lastname.#) and password.
  2. Thoroughly read the Math Placement Exam instructions, specifically noting the following:
    You may use scratch paper, pencil, and a scientific or graphing calculator (you should not use a calculator with computer symbolic algebra or QWERTY keyboard).
  3. Do not answer a question if you don’t know the answer. It is okay to leave the question blank.
    • The exam is timed for 75 minutes and the time remaining will be updated after you answer each question.
    • The exam is entirely multiple-choice with only one correct answer. Partial credit is not given.

English Placement Exam:

Some course credit in English composition is required in all undergraduate programs at Ohio State. Your ACT or SAT scores initially determine if you will take the English placement test.

You are required to take the placement exam if one of the following applies:

  1. Your ACT English score is 18 or below
  2. Your SAT evidence-based reading and writing score is 480 or below

Please refer to the To Do list on Buckeyelink to determine if you are required to complete the English placement test.

*If you have CCP, AP, or Transfer credit for English and your To Do list states you are required to take this test, please contact the advising office at lima-advising@osu.edu

The English Placement exam will be taken at Carmen.osu.edu through a course. If you are required to take the English placement exam, you will be automatically added to the course in Carmen and notified via your OSU e-mail with directions on how to take the exam. Please contact Tim Cheeseman at Cheeseman.5@osu.edu if you have questions on how to complete the exam.

Foreign Language Placement Exam:

Please consult with your Academic Advisor to determine if you are required to take the foreign language placement exam.

Please contact 567-242-7310 if you have questions or need assistance with the placement exams.

**REGISTER HERE** Attend the December 16 On-Campus Spring Orientation - Required

Registration for on-campus Spring Semester Orientation will begin November 18, 2022.

All incoming freshman and transfer students are required to attend the in-person orientation.

Register Now

Agenda

9:00 a.m. - Check-in & Signing of the Block O & Class Banner
9:15 a.m. - Welcome
9:20 a.m. - Greeting from Dean & Director Tim Rehner
9:30 a.m.- Overview of the day
9:45 a.m. – Academic Advising Overview
10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.

Group B –

  • Student Life
  • Student Engagement
  • Office of Career Services
  • Recreational Sports
  • Office Diversity Equity and Inclusion
  • Campus Safety
  • Heath Learning Center
  • Office of Disability Services
  • Library
  • Academic Enrichment

Group A – Academic Advising and Scheduling

11:00 a.m. – Financial Aid Overview
11:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.

Group A –

  • Student Life
  • Student Engagement
  • Office of Career Services
  • Recreational Sports
  • Office Diversity Equity and Inclusion
  • Campus Safety
  • Heath Learning Center
  • Office of Disability Services
  • Library
  • Academic Enrichment

Group B – Academic Advising and Scheduling

12:30 p.m. – Lunch / BuckID / Parking Permits / Buckeye Bar tour option for IT needs / Student Life/Engagement Sign-ups
1:30 p.m. – Departure & Optional Campus Tour


Pre-Orientation Checklist

1) Complete the COVID Vaccine Requirement

Report your COVID-19 status by your COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement To-Do List item due date. Your due date is identified in the Contact section of this To-Do List item above. Failure to complete the To-Do List item by the assigned date may impact your ability to participate in in-person classes and on-campus activities.

Steps to report your COVID-19 Status

  1. Report your completed COVID-19 vaccine series or obtain an approved exemption
  2. Complete the COVID-19 Vaccination Data Consent, Release of Information form on My BuckMD

2) Complete Required Placement Tests:

All placement exams must be completed at least 5 days prior to your orientation scheduling date. Please login to Buckeyelink to review your TO DO list to determine which placement exams you are required to complete.

If you need accomodations, please contact Karen Meyer, coordinator of Disability Services at meyer.193@osu.edu or 567-242-7194

Math Placement Exam:

Because most undergraduate programs at Ohio State require some work in mathematics, all entering students are required to take the Math Placement Test.

There are two versions of the Math Placement test: Test B and Test D.

  • Test B - ACT math score of 24 or lower (SAT math score of 580 or lower)
  • Test D - ACT math score of 25 or higher (SAT math score of 590 or higher)

Scoring high enough on Test B will allow you to take Test D (precalculus) which may result in a higher placement level.

NOTE: The Math Placement Exam is used only as a placement tool. No course credit will be given, nor will the exam fulfill any math requirements for your chosen major. The exam has a maximum time limit of 75 minutes. Please provide yourself with an environment that will give you uninterrupted time and an atmosphere conducive for working math problems.

The Math Placement Test is an important tool that determines a student's beginning placement level in math and science courses. Refer to the link for additional Math Placement Test information and links to study materials at go.osu.edu/mathplacement.

Steps to Take the Math Placement Exam

  1. Go to https://buckeyelink3.osu.edu/secure/math and login using your Ohio State Username (lastname.#) and password.
  2. Thoroughly read the Math Placement Exam instructions, specifically noting the following:
    You may use scratch paper, pencil, and a scientific or graphing calculator (you should not use a calculator with computer symbolic algebra or QWERTY keyboard).
  3. Do not answer a question if you don’t know the answer. It is okay to leave the question blank.
    • The exam is timed for 75 minutes and the time remaining will be updated after you answer each question.
    • The exam is entirely multiple-choice with only one correct answer. Partial credit is not given.

English Placement Exam:

Some course credit in English composition is required in all undergraduate programs at Ohio State. Your ACT or SAT scores initially determine if you will take the English placement test.

You are required to take the placement exam if one of the following applies:

  1. Your ACT English score is 18 or below
  2. Your SAT evidence-based reading and writing score is 480 or below

Please refer to the To Do list on Buckeyelink to determine if you are required to complete the English placement test.

*If you have CCP, AP, or Transfer credit for English and your To Do list states you are required to take this test, please contact the advising office at lima-advising@osu.edu

The English Placement exam will be taken at Carmen.osu.edu through a course. If you are required to take the English placement exam, you will be automatically added to the course in Carmen and notified via your OSU e-mail with directions on how to take the exam. Please contact Tim Cheeseman at Cheeseman.5@osu.edu if you have questions on how to complete the exam.

Foreign Language Placement Exam:

Please consult with your Academic Advisor to determine if you are required to take the foreign language placement exam.

Please contact 567-242-7310 if you have questions or need assistance with the placement exams.

3) Check your Ohio State e-mail regularly

*Your Ohio State username and password are important, save them in a safe location that you can access.

4) Make disability accommodations

  • Students who need accommodations for Placement Testing must contact Disability Services and provide documentation prior to their testing date. Accommodations are not retroactive, so if a placement test is taken prior to the review by the Disabilities Services Office to determine accommodations, it cannot be retaken. For contact information for Disability Services, visit lima.osu.edu/current-students/student-life/disability-services/
  • Students who need accommodations to participate in the virtual orientation through Carmen, please contact Disability Services
  • For contact information for Disability Services, visit lima.osu.edu/current-students/student-life/disability-services/

Karen Meyer, coordinator of Disability Services 567-242-7194 or meyer.193@osu.edu

5) Access Buckeyelink

6) Review your financial aid

  • Visit buckeyelink.osu.edu and click on “View Financial Aid”
  • Additional Financial Aid information will be covered during the virtual orientation.

7) Send all CCP, transfer, and AP transcripts to Ohio State

If you would like to receive college credit for classes that you have completed (courses listed on your high school transcript will not meet this requirement), please send trancripts to:

ESUE-Studugt@osu.edu

The Ohio State University
Undergraduate Admissions
P.O. Box 182646
Columbus, OH 43218-2646


Orientation is mandatory and students are expected and family members are strongly encouraged to participate in all orientation activities. All new freshmen and transfer students will be charged a $50 registration fee and it will be assessed on the first semester statement of account.

Contact Us:

Office of Enrollment Services
4240 Campus Drive
Student Services Center
567-242-7500
lima-orientation@osu.edu