welcomeOrientation on the Wooster campus will be your first real taste of life as a Buckeye. During orientation, you will learn about academic and co-curricular programming, attend a group advising session, complete university business, and meet with other new students. You will also get your BuckID and schedule classes!

  • All Ohio State ATI students are required to attend orientation.
  • Orientation is a one-day program, with check-in beginning at 8:00 a.m. and concluding by 5:00 p.m.
  • You may bring two guests.
  • A one-time $50 Orientation fee, which covers administrative costs, will be included in your Autumn tuition bill.


To register for an orientation program, instructions will be sent to your Ohio State email after you pay your $100 acceptance fee. 
Please note, for security purposes, all email communications will be sent to and must originate from your OSU email address. Be sure to activate your account and check your email frequently. To activate your account, visit http://my.osu.edu
It is important you make your reservation for Orientation early. Some sessions fill quickly, and reservations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. If you delay, you may not get your first choice.
Ohio State ATI Orientation dates:
• Wednesday, June 10
• Thursday, June 11
• Friday, June 12
• Thursday, July 9
• Friday, July 10
• Friday, August 7

Placement Testing

Ohio State ATI uses placement testing to determine the appropriate course placement in math and English. Not every student will be required to take placement tests, as students are evaluated on an individual basis. It is important that you spend time preparing for these tests in advance.
Both math and English Placement tests are:
• Completed online
• Due 10 business days before your orientation date
testing chart
If your placement test(s) are not completed 10 business days before your program date, you will be contacted to reschedule your program date.

For more information on each test, visit the math and English page.

Prior college credits

While you may bring a copy of your ACT or SAT scores, AP test results, and transcripts of college-level course work with you to orientation, you must arrange to have the official scores and official transcripts sent to the following address:
The Ohio State University
Undergraduate Admissions
P.O. Box 182646
Columbus, OH 43218-2646

disability services/accommodations

Students with disabilities should contact the Office for Disability Services at 330-287-1258 to make alternate arrangements for taking any placement test. This includes students who may need:
• extended time
• a scribe
• a reader
• other support services.
If you have had accommodations in the past and have not met with the Office for Disability Services to determine the accommodations that will be provided to you at Ohio State ATI, you need to meet with the Office for Disability Services prior to completing your placement test.
It is very important that the review for accommodations and then placement testing occurs in the appropriate order. Accommodations are not retroactive, so if a placement test is taken prior to the review by the Office for Disabilities Services to determine accommodations, it cannot be retaken.
For more information on what services are provided, visit the Disability Services page.


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If you need to change your orientation date or have other questions, you may contact us by email at atiorientation@osu.edu or by phone at 330-287-1305.
If you have technical difficulties with your OSU username or password, please call 614-688-HELP (4357) or email servicedesk@osu.edu.