Prospective Students

DDS Advising Appointments

The Office of Admissions team is here to help you navigate the admissions process. Our webpages are a great resource and will answer many of your basic questions. Please be sure to explore all of our pages--you will find that our pages our thoughtful and informative. 

If you are interested in learning more about our admissions process, we require that all interested students first attend one of our admissions overview sessions. This is the great first step to learn more about Ohio State. Our admissions overview sessions have been tailored to meet your needs, depending on where you are in the application cycle. If you cannot attend a admissions overview session we can meet with you one-on-one.  If you would like to meet with one of our counselors, you can schedule an appointment any time between 8 am and 3 pm, Monday through Friday. Please, if possible, schedule your appointment at least 72 hours in advance of when you want to come visit.

Phone Advising

We realize that many of our interested candidates have questions concerning the admissions process but don’t live close to the university. We’re glad to schedule a formal phone advising session with you.

To Schedule

To schedule a visit or phone advising session, please contact one of our admissions counselors or the general office (614) 292-3361 or dentistryadmissions@osu.edu from 7:30 am until 4:30 pm eastern time, Monday through Friday. If you can’t reach us, you’re welcome to leave a message requesting an appointment and we will contact you to make the arrangements. If you are planning an in-person visit we ask that you make the appointment at least 72 hours in advance so that we can ensure your visit is productive.

During your advising session (in person or by phone), we will walk you through our admissions process and review your academic record, DAT scores and application materials. Prior to your session we may ask you to provide us with some information to help guide our conversation. We schedule 30-40 minute appointment times.

If you have general questions, please contact our office at any time by emailing dentistryadmissions@osu.edu or calling 614-292-3361. Counselors are available from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday.