International Direct

What is undergraduate first-year at OSU? It's the improved direct entry experience.

Undergraduate first-year allows students like you to enter OSU as a fully-admitted degree-seeking student. You’ll receive a Direct Entry I-20 and will have the same access to all the academic support and resources provided to OSU undergraduate students. With the support of our dedicated advisors, you will register for the classes you need based on your academic profile in order to be successful.

Undergraduate first-year provides additional comprehensive support and services throughout your first year of undergraduate studies. From predeparture information to a welcoming airport pickup in the US and a ready-made room on campus, you will have the full first-year experience. Like any other American college student, you'll enter into your academic major—with the additional support that puts your success as an international student first.

Program features

Our comprehensive support and academic services ensure success during your first year on campus:

  • Program-specific tutoring
  • Airport pickup upon arrival
  • Comprehensive orientation
  • Academic advising and registration

Our on-campus staff will make sure you take classes that both enrich your education and ensure you graduate on time. Outside of class, you'll enjoy the comfort of social and cultural support through INTO OSU.

Key facts

Start dates:

2023: June, September

2024: January, March, June


3-term undergraduate first-year Tuition and fees: $35,925

All prices are estimated from 2022-23 and are subject to change.

Academic requirements:
  • High school diploma (or equivalent)
  • 3.0 GPA
English language requirements:

From: - TOEFL iBT: 70

  • IELTS: 6.0
  • IELA: 169
  • Academic English: Level 5