How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in the Graduate Engineering Open House at The Ohio State University. Please take a few minutes to read the information below. 

>>The 2023 application is now open. Apply now.

Priority Deadline: Sept. 17, 2023 • Final Deadline: Oct. 9, 2023
Space is limited. Apply by the priority deadline for priority consideration. Travel awards available.


female graduate student at a research forum

Attention: To ensure a quick and easy submission of your application, we recommend that you type your short statements addressing the application prompts (as described below under "to qualify for an invitation to attend") in a Word document. You can easily copy and paste from Word into the application. You will not be able to save your progress during the submission process.

To qualify for an invitation to attend:

  • Be a rising junior or senior undergraduate student (post-baccalaureate and/or graduate students are also eligible to apply)
  • Be a U.S. citizen (or permanent resident or DACA recipient) OR studying in the U.S.
  • Achieved a 3.0 GPA or higher for all college work
  • Submit open house application including:
    • Academic and personal information
    • Short statement (2-3 sentences) indicating your research interest  (hint: if applicable reference faculty you would like to work with) 
    • Short statement (2-3 sentences) highlighting your most recent undergraduate research or work experiences
    • Short statement (2-3 sentences) describing a significant challenge you have experienced in your academic/professional/personal life and how you overcame it.
    • Short statement (2-3 sentences) sharing your academic accomplishments/life experiences in preparation for graduate school.
    • Unofficial transcript upload