FUTURE STUDENTS AND FAMILIES
Hundreds of families each year choose Ohio University’s Correctional Education for their loved ones higher education. Our staff is dedicated to working with inmates and their families to provide college-level courses and certificate and degree programs in a print-based format that is acceptable in most prison facilities.
About Our ProgramOhio University is regionally accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. One of the few remaining paper-based formats available to prison inmates, all correspondence with the student takes place through the postal system, including advising, invoicing, shipping of course materials, lessons, and grades. Students with access may contact our staff via email and telephone in some situations. All degree-seeking students are assigned an academic advisor to assist with their programs.
Students may take courses as degree-seeking students to earn a degree through Ohio University or to transfer to another university upon release. Students not seeking a degree may also take courses for personal enrichment. In all cases, students must have completed any course prerequisites and provided verification in order to be enrolled in a course. All materials required for completion of print-based courses are provided through our comprehensive program fees, which includes course guides, textbooks, lesson supplies, and postage-paid return envelopes when permitted by the prison.
Admission ProcessProspective students should follow the three steps below to gain admission into the program. All correspondence must be sent to the Correctional Education office address indicated. Submissions to the main campus admissions office will delay processing.
Students will be contacted by their assigned advisor after all items above have been received and processed.Students who wish to utilize College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) credits must submit their course specific scores to our office prior to course registration.