Learn how to become a Buckeye and CFAES student during Farm Science Review Online

CFAES Students

COLUMBUS, Ohio—If you’re hoping to be a future Buckeye on The Ohio State University’s Columbus or Wooster campus, you’ll want to catch the virtual sessions offered Sept. 22–24 as part of Farm Science Review.

For the first time in its almost 60-year history, FSR will not be held in person due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

By visiting this page, prospective students can learn virtually what it takes to be admitted to Ohio State and how to make the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) their academic home.

An admissions overview for the Columbus campus will be offered on Tuesday, Sept. 22, from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m., followed by a student panel addressing “The dollars and cents of paying for college” from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Hear from current students who will explain how they funded their college journey. From scholarships to employment, learn how Ohio State can be affordable for you and your family.

And because affordability is a major priority for Ohio State, its students, and their parents, a lunch-and-learn session from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. will highlight financial aid and scholarships. Ellen Strawn, Ohio State’s assistant director for outreach in student financial aid, will discuss college costs and how to apply successfully for and receive aid.

The final session of the day will offer a “Spotlight on Majors.” Majors in the School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR), the Department of Plant Pathology, Department of Horticulture and Crop Sciences, and Department of Entomology will be discussed starting at 12:45 p.m.

On Wednesday, Sept. 23, “Spotlight on Majors” will kick off the day at 9:30 a.m. with a look at opportunities in the Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership (ACEL) and in the Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics (AEDE).

Next, three sessions will address getting involved on campus, living on campus, and an overview of the Wooster campus. Because the college experience is about more than just spending time in classes, from 10:45 to 11:30 a.m., a panel of current students will share how their involvement has impacted their college experience.

From 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., a lunch-and-learn session will focus on living on campus. Christy Blessing, associate director of housing, will share how living on campus has been proven to enhance student success. Whether the prospect excites you or makes you nervous, get your questions answered about being a residential Buckeye.

Prospective Student Services will offer an overview presentation focused on the two-year Ohio State ATI on the Ohio State Wooster campus from 12:45 to 1:30 p.m. In addition to learning about ATI, you will learn about the admissions process for both Ohio State and CFAES.

On Thursday, Sept. 24, a final admissions overview for the Columbus campus will be offered on from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. The presentation will highlight the process to follow to get into both Ohio State and CFAES.

A student panel from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. will feature current CFAES students discussing “Making the most of the college experience.” They will share how high-impact experiences like study abroad, leadership experiences, internships, and research opportunities added value to their student experience.

With an offering of more than 20 majors and over 30 minors, CFAES’ diverse options can be overwhelming. A lunch and learn from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. with the topic of “Finding your major, finding your fit” should help. Krista Scott, CFAES director of undergraduate recruitment and student engagement, will lead an interactive session to help prospective students explore academic options and future paths.

The final session of the day will be a “Spotlight on Majors” featuring opportunities in the Departments of Animal Sciences, Food Science and Technology, and Food, Agricultural, and Biological Engineering (FABE).

The Sept. 22-24 virtual show, which is sponsored by CFAES and Ohio State, is free, but “visitors” must register before they can access all of the presentations. Registration simply requires a name and email address. Find the complete 2020 program under the visitors’ tab at fsr.osu.edu.


Sherrie R. Whaley
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Krista Scott