Download the 2023-24 Orientation Handbook
Orientation on the Wooster campus will be your first real taste of life as a Buckeye. During our in-person sessions, you will be able to learn about academic and co-curricular programming, complete university business, and meet with other new students, and schedule a time to register for classes with an academic advisor.
- All Ohio State ATI students are required to attend a one-day orientation on campus. Required placement testing must be completed prior to attending Orientation. If placement tests are not complete by the noted deadline, you will be asked to select a new orientation date later in the summer.
All orientation communications will be sent to your official Ohio State email address. This includes orientation registration, placement testing information and reminders regarding your orientation date. Please ensure that your OSU email account is active, and you are checking it frequently.
Sign up for Orientation early! Reservations are on a first come first serve basis and your ability to register for classes is directly linked to your orientation attendance. Once you’ve attended orientation, you’ll be eligible to register for classes. The earlier you register, the more flexibility you’ll have when creating your class schedule.
Ohio State ATI Orientation dates:
• Wednesday, June 7, 2023
• Thursday, June 8, 2023
• Friday, June 9, 2023
• Thursday, July 6, 2023
• Friday, July 7, 2023
• Friday, Aug. 4, 2023
Placement testing at OSU ATI is used to determine which math and English classes you will take during your first semester. Not all students will be required to take placement tests, as students are evaluated on an individual basis. If you are required to take placement tests, it’s important that you prepare for these tests in advance.
Both math and English Placement tests are:
• Completed online
• Due 10 business days before your orientation date - see the chart below for your deadline.
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
You must arrange to have the official scores and official transcripts sent 15 days prior to your scheduled orientation date. See chart below.
Send transcripts 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 330-287-1247 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.
• Your time as a Buckeye is just beginning with orientation being the first step. We are excited to see you in Autumn however, there are a few tasks that need attention before classes start. If some of the items listed below are not complete by the time you arrive on campus, a monetary fee could be added to your statement of account.
Completing selective service registration
Select or waive health insurance
“U Got This!” online training
If you need to change your orientation date, you may contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 330-287-1303.
If you have technical difficulties with your OSU username or password, please call 614-688-HELP (4357) or email email@example.com.