Prior to admission all international applicants, including applicants for graduate assistantships, must complete a form for the Academic Year for which they are applying:
The Certification of Finances form can be completed, saved, and printed using Adobe Reader. The printed form must be signed by hand, but it can then be scanned, saved as a PDF, and uploaded into your application. If you do not have a scanner, the signed paper form can be faxed, mailed, or hand-delivered to the Graduate School.
NOTE: Financial documentation is not required at the time of application. You may scan and upload financial documentation with your application materials OR you may wait until after your application has been accepted by the department/program. If your application is accepted, the Graduate School will contact you via email to request the financial materials. If you will be taking courses as a distance student through OSU Extended Campus, and you will not be entering the U.S., we will ask that you complete a Certification of Finances form but proof of funding is not required. A copy of this form will be sent to you by email after the program has accepted your application.