Thanks. My husband is an OSU alum, so my family has some school history...unfortunately my son was thisclose for the honors program but is not eligible (apparently you cannot even petition anymore)..he was directly admitted to Fisher, though. That alone probably isn't enough, along with a nice OOS scholarship he received to coax him into attending.
Where is your son from? And why wasn't he able to apply for the honors programs--what was his SAT/act score?
If they wanted him to attend so much as to give a scholarship, he must have had good stats, correct? Or was it based on other factors?
Unfortunately, I don't think so. My husband went there and you're right...there was not even a question on the application regarding this. (Although my son was admitted recently.) If you look in their special scholarship section, there are a few scholarships available to children of alums of certain class years...but none of them applied to us. I suppose if a parent had a wing of a building or library after them..that would be another issue.
Raffi - I think it is possible you will get into OSU, but out-of-state tuition is so high, and you probably will not be eligible for scholarships unless you have excellent other factors. If you are an underrepresented minority, you have a much better shot at scholarships.
To the OP, students who apply the typical way (not through special programs, etc.) won't hear decisions until after Dec. 1, or this is what I've heard a couple of times. Plus, it also depends on when you sent in your app -- 10/12 weeks is usually the timeframe they give.
Raffi -- OSU does not consider legacy.
RSquare -- I imagine he did get information for the Scholars program, correct? I've heard a number of people speak highly of that program, and it sounds like his stats fit well.