welcomeThe safety of Buckeye Nation is our top priority which is why The Ohio State University has made the decision to suspended face-to-face interaction and move all fall 2020 orientation programs to a virtual format.  The orientation team at Ohio State ATI is working diligently to create a program that will encompass everything you would have learned while on campus.  

The orientation date you have selected will remain the same: you will need to attend orientation virtually that day.   We will be in communication with you as we get closer to that date with online instructions to access learning modules as well as instructions from your academic advisor on how to register for your fall classes.  Additionally, university faculty and staff will be hosting live meetings on your orientation date. We strongly encourage both you and your parent/guardian to participate in all the planned information sessions because important information for both audiences will be shared. 

All communications and updates regarding your virtual orientation will be sent to your OSU email account, so please make it a point to check it routinely.  If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to us at atiorientation@osu.edu or by phone at 330-287-1305.

We look forward to seeing you on campus this fall.



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
orientation dates
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.