FAQ's

When is the application deadline?
November 30th for International Students, December 13th for Domestic Students

My GRE scores might arrive after the deadline. Is this okay?
Supporting documents may be received up to two weeks after the deadline has passed. Please allow time for your GREs to be graded and the grades to be reported to us.

One of the people who is writing my letter of recommendation does not want to submit it online.  Will you accept it any other way?
Yes, have them send it to the Graduate Program Coordinator, Department of Political Science, 2140 Derby Hall, 154 N Oval Mall, Columbus, OH 43210

I didn't take the GRE.  Will you still look at my application?
No, we are required to have all materials requested for your application

Do I need to submit a transcript for credit hours I took in high school?
Yes, if you received University credit for the class

I only took 4 credit hours at a certain university. Do you still need my transcript?
Yes, any place that you have received credit from, we will need an official transcript

Do I need to declare a field of study when submitting my application?
Preferably, because part of our evaluation has to do with how well your interests fit the faculty in your chosen area. You can also change your mind once you've arrived. If you're really uncertain, though, it's not required.

Do you require a writing sample?
No, submission of a writing sample is not required

I still have questions about the application process.  Who should I contact?
Please contact the Graduate Program Coordinator, Courtney Sanders, at sanders.531@osu.edu
 

 


 

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