Ohio State Class of 2026 Official Thread

Starting the official thread for the class of 2026 at The Ohio State.

Applicants and their parents should be pressing Ohio State Admissions and their HS college counselors about what the University is really doing to address and combat the huge spike in gun related crimes in the campus area. Students are being held up at gunpoint on a weekly basis in 2020-21. New safety measures were announced in late August after three armed robberies and a sexual assault took place during move in week, but it hasn’t reduced the daily threat of gun deaths: A mother of an OSU student was shot by a stray bullet in front of the campus in broad daylight, right after a football game on Saturday afternoon, Sept. 11th, 2021! The University President has been silent!


Hi. My daughter has been looking for the Honors & Scholars short answer prompt on the Common App, and we cannot find it anywhere. Can anyone help us?

Has she already decided between the two programs? You can only apply to one. Has she already selected which one? Could it be that she isn’t seeing a prompt until after she selects which program?

I found the following under the drop down for “questions to prepare for” (click the grey area to expand content) at The Common Application - The Ohio State University

Academics: Honors and Scholars Programs

To be considered, we strongly recommend that you meet our November 1 early action deadline. On the application, indicate interest in the University Honors Program or Ohio State Scholars Program. If you wish to apply for the Eminence Fellows Program and Scholarship, you must indicate interest in the University Honors Program and complete the Eminence Application.

There is no separate essay prompt this year. They will use your common app essay.

Found that on this page: Honors & Scholars Scholars Apply

I was also looking all over for it.

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Thank you! I swear I read that page at least five times and my eyes must have skipped over that one line about the common app essay.

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