Still accepting applications!

The Engineering Learning Community is still accepting applications to fill a few spots. If you are interested in participating in the program, we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible! We will then work with you to complete your OSU Math Placement Test in order for your application to be considered.

We will continue to accept learning community applications until all spots in the program have been filled.

The Application is located on the left-hand navigation bar.

Please note that priority consideration for housing is no longer available at this time as the deadline to submit the required information has passed.


Application deadline has been extended to April 12th!

We hope you consider applying to one of the most incredible student success programs at Ohio State Newark! Acceptance in the Engineering Learning Community can ensure you get started fall semester with the first year engineering courses that is required for all engineering majors at Ohio State. If accepted, you can also receive priority consideration for residence hall housing if you’d like to live on-campus.

Great news! The application deadline has been extended to Friday, April 12th, which you can access under the “Application” tab on the left-hand navigation bar. Students are encouraged to pay their non-refundable Ohio State Acceptance Fee by this time as well. There is no fee to apply to the learning community. Our program is free and is for the primary purpose to support our students in their success!

If you hope to live in Newark residence hall housing and would like to receive priority consideration for housing with the learning community, you must submit your learning community application by April 12th and submit your housing contract and pay the $350 housing deposit to the Housing Office in Columbus by April 15th for priority consideration. This is earlier than the normal housing deadline and it does not guarantee housing. Be sure to read more information regarding housing under the “Housing” tab to the left.

Once we receive your learning community application, we will email information to you about how to take your OSU Math Placement Test. Students must take the OSU Math Placement and place at pre-calculus or calculus level in order for their learning community application to be considered and receive priority consideration in housing (if that is desired). We encourage you to apply to the learning community as soon as possible to allow time for you to take the required math test by the April 12th deadline.

Once the program is filled, students can still be accepted and added to the wait list. As positions become available, students will then be accepted off of the wait list.

If you have questions, please call our office at 740-755-7881.

We look forward to receiving your application and working with you as you become an Engineering Buckeye this fall!


Deadline to apply, April 1st is quickly approaching!

Just a reminder –

The April 1st deadline to submit your application for the Engineering Learning Community is quickly approaching. Please submit your application by then to receive first consideration for our program.

If you are interested in living in on-campus housing, please submit your housing application and pay the housing deposit by the April 15th priority consideration deadline. This date is earlier than the deadline marketed by the Housing Office, so learning community students can receive priority consideration to get into housing.

Once you apply to the learning community, information on how to take the OSU Math Placement Test will be sent to your OSU email address. There will be an opportunity to still take the Math Placement Test after April 1st for students who apply between now and the April 1st deadline.

The Engineering Learning Community

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Started in 2014, the Engineering Learning Community serves as an opportunity for Engineering and pre-Engineering students at the Newark campus to build a social and academic network in their first year of enrollment at The Ohio State University. Students in the learning community take three common courses together during the first two semesters. Members of the learning community also have opportunities to interact with area engineers and employers throughout the year.


The Engineering Learning Community offers the following opportunities:

  • Going to class with a group of freshmen who have the same academic interest and background. Courses you will take include Foundations of Engineering and Engineering University Survey class.
  • Gaining the skills necessary to support your transition and your continued success on the Columbus campus.
  • Joining other members of the learning community in meeting to provide feedback on your experience.
  • Interacting with successful engineers in the local areas.
  • Participating in field trips related to the field of engineering.
  • Engaging in social activities designed for the learning community.
  • *Receive priority consideration for Newark Campus Residence Hall housing for those why apply by April 1st (see the Housing page for more details).


To be eligible for the Engineering Learning Community at The Ohio State University at Newark, students must:

  • Have declared an engineering or pre-engineering major
  • Apply to the learning community under the Application tab
  • Take the OSU Math Placement Test and earn a placement level “M” or “L” (pre-calculus or calculus). Information regarding the test can be found under the Math Placement Test tab.
  • Take the Engineering Learning Community courses specified on the Course tabs: Engineering 1181.01 and 1182.01 and Engineering University Survey
  • While students are not obligated to accept our offer of admission or to pay the acceptance fee by April 1st, opportunities to be included in one of our learning communities do fill up quickly. We encourage you to pay your acceptance fee as soon as you know you want to join Buckeye Nation at Ohio State Newark.