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Anything Else Forum

Offtopicland. This still isn't the place to discuss politics, religion, or hot-button social issues, however.

First Post - Help me become a Buckeye?

Heisenberg's picture
April 23, 2014 at 7:25pm
14 Comments

Hello fellow Buckeyes...I'm a long time 11W reader in search of some sound advice from the community. Figured this would be the perfect opportunity for my first post. I live right outside of Nashville in the heart of SEC country unfortunately (Air Force family that started in OH and ended up in TN) and am seriously looking into transferring to The Ohio State University to finish out my degree over the course of the next 2-3 years. I'm 100% sold on the idea of becoming a Buckeye, my potential major, and also getting back to my family's roots in Ohio. I'm very familiar with Columbus as we've been making family trips up to tOSU my entire life. One thing that is standing in my way right now is that I would have to live in the great state of Ohio for at least 12 months to establish residency and be able to pay in-state tuition. Out of state tuition would be extremely difficult for me to pull off at this point. The whole process looks more like a "when not if" situation right now but I would it be great to speed it up. My question for you Ohioans or anybody else who has faced a similar situation in the past...any loopholes that you have heard of to gain in-state tuition or establish residency in Ohio sooner rather than later? Much Appreciated.

GO BUCKS!

SilverState's picture

Welcome...can't help ya with your question, but great handle/icon.

 

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Heisenberg's picture

Thanks. I try. haha

Brady, if that's true...If you don't know how to lose weight...then maybe your best course...would be to eat lightly.

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vitaminB's picture

First and foremost, what's your 40 time?

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lvccacamcrca's picture

Or how is your jump shot? Matta needs the help. I believe that residency is established at 6 months................good luck! Hope it works out for you. There is truly no place better than The Ohio State University. Class of 74

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OSU_ALUM_05's picture

I lived with a family member in Columbus to get around the freshman dorm requirement ....and saved a pile of $$. Maybe you could argue residency if you found a local family member willing to play along? I didn't come from out of state - just out of Columbus. I might not work but it's a thought.

William's picture

I'd start by going here: http://registrar.osu.edu/Residency/guidelines.asp

Also a quick way to get in-state residency for OSU would be to join the Ohio National Guard. 

Heisenberg's picture

Awesome. Thanks for the help guys! I believe everything will work out for the best. 

P.S. I think my 40 time and jump shot will only add value to an intramural squad haha

Brady, if that's true...If you don't know how to lose weight...then maybe your best course...would be to eat lightly.

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InTressITrust's picture

If you work full time you can go part time with in state tuition, take every class you can at Columbus State CC, and you should be able to graduate in 4-5 years with a degree from The Ohio State University for cheap while making some money. 

"I'm not going to lie. We're anxious to be a part of a matchup like that. It's two states that love the game of football." -Jim Tressel

OSUlewis's picture

Have your veteran  family member transfer his/her educational benefits to you and let the government pay that out of state tuition.

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Go1Bucks's picture

Thanks for wanting to re-establish your God given roots here as a Buckeye.  

We Buckeyes were placed on this Earth to be great, as we succceed daily.

 

Go Bucks!

Go Bucks!

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Seattle Linga's picture

Once a Buckeye Always a Buckeye. Returning on vacation in a week and I can't get enough of the OSU campus. Very easy place to love. 

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Go1Bucks's picture

You coming to town?

Go Bucks!

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Seattle Linga's picture

Sure am - coming in May 3rd for a week.

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hit_the_couch's picture

To the best of my knowledge one becomes a resident of a state after 6 months. Take a class or two at the cheapest community college you can in Ohio, use a relative's address and take the class(es) online til the timeframe is up. Apply for the transfer to tOSU.

If you take the classes at CSCC, some of those classes, you will never have to step foot in a testing center. I can't tell you which ones, but I know some of the liberal arts classes do. I took a history course (hist 1112) and all the tests were given online.  

It might be harder for younger people to transfer in though. I'm barely on the wrong side of 30 and got in probably cause i'm a war vet; I did have like 130 hours too though. I wouldn't join the guard either, like someone suggested, unless you're hell bent on something like that. If you get deployed, you could be gone for like 2 years due to deployment plus training because of how far those guys are behind the curve compared to active duty. The AT and the drills can screw up your sched too. Plus, I think it's a 6-8 year commitment.

Good luck.

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