Orientation 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 to orientation.
- A light breakfast and lunch are provided.
- A one-time $50 Orientation fee, which covers administrative costs, will be included in your Autumn tuition bill.
To register to attend Orientation, watch your Ohio State email. New students will receive an email notification and instructions to select an orientation date. Requests for needed information, reminders and any changes regarding your orientation will only be sent to your Ohio State email account, so make sure your account is active and that you check it frequently.
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:
• Tuesday, June 9
• Wednesday, June 10
• Thursday, June 11
• Friday, June 12
• Thursday, July 9
• Friday, July 10
• Friday, August 7
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. Find sample problems for the Math Placement exam and topics covered here.
Both Math and English Placement tests are:
• Completed online
• Due 10 business days before your orientation date
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
P.O. Box 182646
Columbus, OH 43218-2646
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.