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Getting Started

Below are items you will need to know as a newly admitted graduate student. 

Create your O-key Account

By activating your O-key account, you will gain access to important features, such as your OSU email, housing registration, courses enrollment and other functionalities.

To set up your account, please visit

I-20 Process

The I-20 is a vital form for international students who are planning to study in the United States. This document confirms our eligibility for F-1 status and is essential for the immigration process.


Please Check your status page and submit the required items:

  • Financial Guarantee
  • Proof of funding
  • Passport
  • Transfer Student form, if applicable.

Your I-20 will be available for download on your application portal. The Department of Homeland Security SEVP has formally adopted the use of electronic signatures and transmissions for the I-20 effective October 21st, 2021.


For further information, please check:

Pre-arrival Resources:

Teaching Assistants- Spoken English proficiency for Employment add all the information listed at

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