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The Office of Law Admissions is happy to help assist you in any way we can. Because of the breadth of information that flows through multiple offices, we will often direct you to the respective office with which you must deal directly. Scholarship, voucher, and any financial aid related questions must be handled through the Office of Financial Aid, whose web page is provided in a link below. Questions regarding move-in dates and registration for on-campus housing must be directed to the Office of Residence Life, whose web link is also provided below.
In order for any person other than the student to discuss details regarding housing, financial aid, etc. they must sign and submit the Privacy Disclosure Form (FERPA), which can be found here. Please scan and email this form to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to the Office of Law Admissions.
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If you have submitted your and official transcript through LSAC's CAS system, no additional transcripts are required. You can see whether or not you've provided us with a final official transcript by logging into your Applicant Status Online (ASO) and check the "Requirements List" section. If the Transcript section is unchecked, you are required to provide us with two (2) official transcripts 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.
You should have funds in the $1200-$1500 range in your personal account to begin your first weeks at Ohio Northern University. These funds will be needed for books, apartment and utility deposits, food, and miscellaneous expenses during the first weeks of classes. Your loan refund checks, if utilized, will be available via refund check beginning September 2, 2015 (approximate date).
Contact your undergraduate lenders to make sure that your loans are put into deferment status for your three years of attendance at ONU Law.
If you have financial aid questions or concerns contact the Financial Aid Office at 419.772.2272 or stop by Weber Hall and meet with a Financial Aid Counselor.
The Controller's Office will be e-mailing tuition bills to you Self-Service Banner account on August 1st. Tuition and fees are due August 24, 2015. Contact the Controller's Office with questions, 419-772-2010. **NOTICE: No paper bills will be mailed. All billing is distributed via your online university Banner accounts
All students are required to have health insurance coverage, therefore ONU offers a student health insurance policy. The cost of the 2015 ONU policy offered through EIIA is $1,645 per year for domestic graduate students. Participation in this Plan is required unless a waiver, identifying primary health insurance coverage is completed by August 24, 2015. The waiver must be completed online at www.eiiastudent.org/onu. For questions regarding the plan or rates for international students, please contact the Controller's Office at 419-772-2010.
Your ONU username and password for your ONU email and online Self-Service BANNER account will be mailed to you after submitting your seat deposit. This information will allow you to eventually view your class schedule, on-campus housing assignment, and all university billing.
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The mandatory College of Law Orientation is scheduled for Wednesday through Friday, August 19-21, 2015. Dress is business professional for the first day of orientation, as formal head shots and ID photos will be taken. Orientation packets will be mailed to incoming L1s in early July. If you do not receive a packet, please call the Office of Law Admissions at 419-772-2211. You can double-check the current address we have on file by logging-in to your Applicant Status Online (ASO) checker system.
Fall Orientation Weekend Events - Mark Your Calendar!
SBA Welcome Back Family Reunion
Date: Friday, August 21, 2015 Time: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Location: 915 South Johnson Street. SBA would like to welcome the incoming class of 2018 and returning students with a kickoff BBQ for the upcoming school year! Relax and enjoy as we prepare for another year within the hallowed halls of ONU Law School. Now is the chance to meet up with fellow classmates and become acquainted with the newest members of the ONU family. We look forward to seeing everyone there!
Ada Civic Engagement Day
Date: Saturday, August 22, 2015 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Location: The day will begin in the King Horn Sports Center. Ada Civic Engagement Day, or ACE day, is a University tradition held on the Saturday of Welcome Weekend. ACE day provides an opportunity for new students to serve the Ada community, their new home for the next 3, 4, 5, or 6 years. Projects include a variety of tasks such as painting, gardening, washing fire trucks, and much more. In 2014, almost 330 new and upperclass students and 35 faculty/staff participated in the festivities. This event is optional, but we hope that many of you will choose to participate. Click here to register.
Your Fall book list can be found on the Academics page under "Textbooks." Textbooks can be purchased any of the following ways:
Time will be provided at Orientation to pick-up books at the Bookstore
- The ONU Barnes & Nobles Bookstore: 419-772-2410 or Barnes & Noble bookstore online
- At any law school bookstore provided they use the same textbook
- Any online bookstore
ONU's Summer Bookstore Hours: M-F, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. | Closed Weekends
You can use loan money to order books online from the ONU bookstore. When asked for payment method, choose the option “School Debit Card” or the option that most closely resembles this. After you arrive on campus, you will need to go to the Controller's Office and get the voucher which will tell the bookstore how much credit they are authorized to extend to you, take it to the bookstore, and they will have your books waiting!
Registering: All incoming students are automatically registered for Fall classes. Once registerd, your schedule will be viewable through ONU's online BANNER system which you can access by using your ONU username and password - provided to you after we receive your second seat deposit.
Sectioning: Your section information will be provided to you in your orientation mailing packet. By mid-July, your course registration information (and section) should be viewable in your Self-Service BANNER account.
First Day Assignments: First-day assignments are posted on the bulletin board near the Law College student mailboxes (by the Clemens Lounge) and are posted online on the Fist Day Assignments as they become available. Please note: Not all professors post first-day assignments. If the webpage is blank, nothing has been uploaded yet.
To submit the online on-campus housing application, you must submit your first seat deposit. At that time, a deposit packet will be mailed to your current address that will include your ONU username and password. Login to your ONU email account and an email with instructions to register for on-campus housing will be in your inbox. Your ONU username and password also act as your Self-Service Banner username and password.
2015-16 on-campus housing costs: $4,200/semester
To acquire an on-campus mailbox, you must register at the Mail Center located in McIntosh Student Center. 419-772-2400
For on-campus housing floor-plans and photos visit the Law Housing page.
Although Residence Life can guarantee placement in one of the on-campus facilities while spots are available, on-campus housing room number and roommate assignments may not be finalized until two weeks prior to the on-campus move-in date.
For more information on on-campus housing, please contact Residence Life at: 419-772-2430. The Office of Residence Life is located in the McIntosh Center.
Once registered for on-campus housing, your room number and roommate information should be viewable in your Self-Service Banner account under the "My Housing" tab.
On-campus move-in day is Sunday, August 16, 2015 starting at 8:00 a.m. in the McIntosh Student Center. Check-in will be available ONLY on this day unless you make alternate arrangements with Residence Life directly: 419-772-2430. Housing and roommate assignments should be sent the first week of August and will be viewable in our Self-Service Banner (Luminis) account under the My Housing tab.
The Office of Law Admissions is happy to assist students with locating housing off campus. Each year, we gather a listing of available properties and local landlords looking for graduate students and make that listing availiable to all incoming students. You can find that list on our Law Housing page or at the like below.
Parking permits can be purchased online through the Security & Parking Office. Summer term does not require parking permits.
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