Application notes for graduate and professional applicants who hold DACA status

Below are instructions for answering citizenship questions on the various graduate and professional applications Ohio State accepts.

Important

Once you have submitted your regular or supplemental application, send proof of your DACA status to Graduate and Professional Admissions. Proof of DACA status can be a copy of the I797 Notice of Action approving the I821D or your case number/USCIS Alien Number.

Instructions for Ohio State's regular application

Most programs use Ohio State's regular application. When you apply, answer application questions in the Citizenship section as follows:

  • Country of citizenship: Click the magnifying glass to select your country of citizenship.
  • Citizenship status: Select "None of these."
  • Visa/Immigration information: Select the DACA option.

Instructions for most business programs

Most business programs use the application provided by the Fisher College of Business. When you apply, answer these application questions as follows:.

  • Country of citizenship: Enter your country of citizenship.
  • If you are not a U.S. permanent resident alien, refugee or asylee, complete all sections that describe your current immigration status: Leave all fields in this section blank.

Instructions for programs using an application service

Some programs use an application service along with, in most cases, Ohio State's supplemental application. (The supplemental application is emailed to you after you have completed the application for your discipline.) Answer questions in the Citizenship section as follows:

  • Country of citizenship: Click the magnifying glass to select your country of citizenship.
  • Citizenship status: Select "None of these."
  • Visa/Immigration information: Select "I do not hold a U.S. visa and I am requesting this visa type." You do not have to select F-1 or J-1.

Instructions for law

The JD law program uses an application service. Answer questions in the Citizenship section as follows:

  • Country of primary citizenship: Select your country of citizenship from the pull-down menu.
  • Citizenship status: After creating an account, do not indicate a U.S. citizenship status.