Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I apply to be a student in the Applied Economics Department at OSU?

See the OSU Admissions website for more information about application materials and to apply online.

What are the tuition and fees associated with being a student at OSU?

Estimated cost of tuition can be found here. Fees will be different each term depending on the classes that you take. Examples of fees that you will pay as a student here might include a technology fee, a Student Recreation fee, and a matriculation fee.

How will my past coursework transfer into my new degree program?

The registrar has an articulation tool that can help you determine if the classes you have already completed at another school will fulfill any of the requirements of the degree program you choose. NOTE: This is only for your estimation. Once you are admitted to the university, the Admissions office will conduct a full articulation on your transcripts- that is the only process that guarantees which classes will transfer to OSU.

Where can I find out more about housing options in and around the University?

The University Housing and Dining Services website will give you a complete picture of what it's like to live on or off campus, and where you might find some great snacks in between classes.


Who is my advisor?

Tjodie Richardson advises all of the students in the Applied Economics Department.  Advising Website

When do I need to see my advisor?

You should check in with your advisor on a regular basis with information on the courses you plan to take, how your classes are going, and any other questions you may have about your academic path. 

What can my advisor help with?

Advisors have been put in place to help you succeed in your college career. You can talk to them about academic planning, registration (or see the Registrar's Registration page), internships, academic difficulties, and/or challenges you are facing in your personal life. Advisors are also able to provide you with letters of recommendation, career counseling, and necessary administrative support at the university.


Where can I study for my classes or use a computer in Ballard?

We have two rooms available for undergraduate student use:
The Undergraduate Lounge (Ballard 205)
Includes computers, a printer, a study table, and even some comfy chairs to lounge in after a hard day.
The Emery Castle Reading Room (Ballard 217)
Includes a large study table, some comfy high-backed chairs, and a nice view of 26th Street.
NOTE: Both rooms are open Monday through Friday, 7:30am-5:00pm.

What AEC classes are available online?

A variety of AEC courses are now offered through OSU's Ecampus. See the list of available courses here. E-campus courses are subject to different tuition rates and different fees than on-campus classes.


How do I access my OSU Account online?

OSU Online Services. You will need to login with your ONID name and password. This link will also take you to login screens for Canvas and MyDegrees.

Is the Applied Economics department committed to diversity?

Yes! Please see more here

What if I have questions about MyDegrees?

This FAQ may help.

Where can I go for help with my classes?

If you are struggling in a class, your instructor is the first person you should contact. If you would like to seek tutoring, here are a few options:
Academic Success Center
Undergraduate Research & Writing Studio (at the Valley Library)
Or talk to your instructor about resources that are available to you to help you successfully navigate some of the material in your classes.