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Admitted Student Checklist

January - April 

  Submit the FAFSA any time after October 1, 2017.  The Office of Financial Aid will begin processing admitted law students who have submitted a FAFSA form on February 1, 2018.  

  Visit campus - You can schedule an invidividual visit on any weekday here or attend one of the two Accepted Students Days on Saturday, March 24 or Saturday, April 7, RSVP here.  

  Carefully read through your acceptance packet and note any important dates and deadlines.  If you have any questions about the contents of your acceptance packet, please contact the Office of Law Admissions.  


  Submit your first and second seat deposits - Due dates for your deposits are included in your acceptance packet, and you can submit your deposit here.    

  Join the ONU Law Class of 2021 Facebook group - Connect with incoming students, receive updates on off-campus housing opportunities, and follow any updates related to orientation.  

  Plan to live off-campus?  Check-out the off-campus landlord list on the Law Housing page for a list of recommended landlords.  

  Check the mail for your deposit packet, which you should receive within ten days of submitting your first seat deposit.  The deposit packet includes information about your transition to law school and Ada, OH.  

  Read the Preparing for Law School packet, included in your deposit packet, which includes a recommended reading list.  

  If you received a scholarship or grant award, return one copy of the scholarship/grant notice in the prepaid envelope provided in your acceptance packet.  

  Update your mailing address and emailing address with the Office of Law Admissions if either has changed during the admissions process.  


  If you did not submit your first and second seat deposit together in April, your second seat deposit is due by June 15.  Submit your seat deposit here.  

  Activate your ONU email account - You will receive your login information in the mail once your submit your second seat deposit.  Follow the instructions included in the letter.  

  Review the contact information in your Self-Service Banner account  to ensure it is correct - As soon as you receive your login information.  

  Plan to live on campus?  Register for on-campus housing - You can register for on-campus housing as soon as you receive your ONU login information.  Check your ONU email account for instructions on how to register.    

  Check the mail for your Fall Orientation packet - Fall Orientation packets will be mailed to the mailing address we have on file.  

  Complete your Medical History Form and Tuberculosis Screening Form.  You can mail back to the Health Services Office in the pre-stamped envelope included in your Fall Orientation Packet - Due by August 21st.  

  Transcripts: All students are required to provide the Office of Law Admissions with two (2) final official transcripts or one e-transcript from your degree-granting institution showing both the date and degree awarded. These certified copies must be sent directly from your undergraduate college or university. Students are not permitted to physically handle the transcripts at any part in the transfer process.  Please have your transcripts mailed to: Office of Law Admissions, Ohio Northern University, 525 South Main Street, Ada, OH 45810.  If you submitted your transcripts to LSAC/CAS before you completed your degree, you need to submit a final offical transcript to LSAC.  You can see if we have received your final official transcript(s) by logging into your Applicant Status Online (ASO) and checking the "Requirements List" section.  

  View your Fall class schedule through your Banner Account online 

  Order your textbooks.  Your booklist list can be found on the Barnes & Noble Bookstore webpage.   

  Sign up for Nixel Alerts, which is a service offered by the Office of Public Safety.  

  Mark your calendar for the Welcome Back BBQ hosted by the Student Bar Association - Friday, August 17th (Location and time will be announced in late Summer 2018).  

  If you are a Federal Direct or Federal PLUS loan borrower, you need to sign your Master Promissory Notes and complete entrance counseling online - Before August 1st.  

  Find your student bill which you will pay through the Office of the Controller - Bills will be sent to your email in July 2018 and are due the first day of classes, August 21st.  

  Sign-up for direct deposit to have your loan refunds disbursed directly into your bank account - Funds will be disbursed after the first week of classes.  

  Like the ONU Law Facebook page to receive the most current updates from the College of Law - As soon as you want to receive updates from the College of Law. 

  Prepare for Fall Orientation by viewing the schedule online - August 16-17, 2018

  Arrive on campus for on-campus move-in day - August 13-14, 2018