Application Workshop - Materials to Bring

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Application Workshop Checklist

Recommended items to bring:

**NOTE: Keep your personal information secure**

  • One of the following to pay the application fee:
    • A credit/debit card (Discover, Master Card or Visa only) to pay the $65 non-refundable application fee -OR-
    • Counselor contact information if planning to apply for a fee waiver (only for students who are eligible)
  • Your social security number or permanent resident number (if you are not a US Citizen)
  • Your mailing address
  • A list of courses you plan to complete your senior year
  • Answers to the Scholarship Section to copy/paste in the online application
    • A list of Extracurricular Activities in the following form:
      • Activity:
      • Positions held (if any):
      • Hours per week:
      • School year(s):
    • A list of awards, honors, or special recognitions you have received during high school or college (including community awards or honors) in the following form:
      • School year:
      • Name of Special recognition:
    • A list of paid employment positions you have held in the following form:
      • Employment: Position:
      • Hours per week:
      • School years(s):
  • Answers to the Insight Résumé to copy/paste in the online application

Here are optional items you’ll want to consider bringing with you:

  • An unofficial transcript
  • An official, unopened transcript (typically can be obtained from main office or high school counselor)
  • Login information for College Board or ACT if you would like to request your test scores be mailed to OSU Admission. Payment will be requested at time of submission.

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Insight Résumé

You may come to the workshop with a rough draft of your insight resume or request support that day with your writing. Please keep in mind that this section of the application may take the most time for you to complete, so if you arrive at the workshop with a draft or at least some ideas you can take advantage of assistance from admission staff.

OSU would like to better understand your perspectives, contributions, qualifications, and diverse talents. Please address your experience in each category keeping in mind how you could contribute to the future community of excellence at OSU. Respond to all six questions and limit answers to 100 words per question.

  1. Leadership/Group contributions: Describe examples of your leadership experience in which you have significantly influenced others, helped resolve disputes, or contributed to group efforts over time. Consider responsibilities to initiatives taken in or out of school.
  2. Knowledge in a field/creativity: Describe any of your special interests and how you have developed knowledge in these areas. Give examples of your creativity: the ability to see alternatives; take diverse perspectives; come up with many, varied, or original ideas; or willingness to try new things.
  3. Dealing with adversity: Describe the most significant challenge you have faced and the steps you have taken to address this challenge. Include whether you turned to anyone in facing that challenge, the role that person played, and what you learned about yourself.
  4. Community service: Explain what you have done to make your community a better place to live. Give examples of specific projects in which you have been involved over time.
  5. Handling systemic challenges: Describe your experience facing or witnessing discrimination. Tell us how you responded and what you learned from those experiences and how they have prepared you to contribute to the OSU community.
  6. Goals/task commitment: Articulate the goals you have established for yourself and your efforts to accomplish these. Give at least one specific example that demonstrates your work ethic/diligence.

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If you and family members would like assistance with the FAFSA or ORSAA during the Application Workshop please bring the following items with you that day.

Dependent Students only:

  1. Parents' Social Security Numbers.
  2. Parents' dates of birth.
  3. If parents are separated or divorced, you will need the month and year of separation or divorce.
  4. Parents 2017 Federal tax return or estimated income; if parent's are separated or divorced you only need tax information for the parent that provides more of your support.
  5. Parents 2017 W-2s.

All Students:

  1. Social Security Number.
  2. Drivers license number.
  3. 2017 Federal tax return (if completed) OR estimated income.
  4. All 2017 W-2s.