What is START?
START is the academic advising and registration process for fully admitted degree-seeking undergraduate students starting classes in fall term. You must be a fully admitted, degree-seeking F-1 or J-1 visa holder to participate in online START.
If you're starting at OSU in winter, spring or summer term, or are starting an INTO OSU program, your advising and registration will be included in your New International Student Orientation.
Preparing for START
Before START, you should submit your Intent to Attend.
There are three ways you can complete START:
Conditionally-admitted students do not participate in START
If you've submitted a TOEFL score of 60-69 or an IELTS score of 5.5-6.0, you will not participate in START. Instead, you'll participate in CAP Student Orientation on the Friday before regular International Student Orientation begins.
If you've been conditionally-admitted WITHOUT an English language score, or with English language scores below those listed above, you won't do START. You will attend New International Student Orientation. See Dates for when your orientation will begin.