To enroll as a student at Ohio University Pickerington a student must have a high school diploma or GED. The Pickerington Center and Lancaster Campus has no deadline for admission during any quarter; however, prospective students are advised to begin the application process as soon as possible so that they may be given important dates and deadlines in a timely manner.
Admission - How to get started
Freshman Applicants To apply as a freshman, applicants must complete the Ohio University Regional Campus Applications and return it to the Admissons Office with a $20 application or apply online. Official high school transcripts or a copy of a GED must be sent directly to the Admissions Office at 1570 Granville Pike, Lancaster, OH 43130.
Transfer Students To apply as a transfer student, applicants must complete the Ohio University Regional Campus Application and return it to the Admissions Office with a $20 application fee or apply online. Transcripts from all colleges previously attended must be sent directly to the Admissions Office at 1570 Granville Pike, Lancaster, OH 43130.
The purpose of the Postsecondary Options Program is to provide high school juniors and seniors who are intellectually and socially capable of doing college work with an additional education option. This is a selective program that gives high school students the opportunity to take college courses in college for both high school and college credit. The students selected to participate in Option B of the program will have their school districts pay for their college coursework.
Admission and fees
Ohio University Lancaster has approximately 100 applicants for the program each year from 18 area high schools. Applicants must be in the top 25% of their high school class and complete the Ohio University placement test. A high school transcript with a letter from the high school guidance counselor confirming that the student has notified the school of his or her intent to participate in the program are required. Successful applicants must place at the 12th grade reading level on the Nelson-Denny Reading Test and at the freshmen level on both the Ohio University math and English placement test. All of these tests are given frequently on the Lancaster Campus. There is a $20 application fee which must accompany the application.
All students who wish to participate in the program must attend an initial orientation session to acquaint themselves with the procedures, rules, and processes relating to the program and the University. Students meet with an academic advisor prior to each quarter to discuss course selection. Close contact is maintained with the students' high school guidance counselors to ensure proper course selection and participation in the program. Students in the program must maintain a C average (2.0) to continue in the program.
Many students who have been involved in the program find it an excellent way to start their college coursework, especially since the campus is small with small classes. Courses taken while in the program earn regular college credits and are transferable to other colleges.
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All new, incoming freshmen (and transfer students who have not taken freshmen-level math and/or English) must take the Placement Test. The Placement Test will examine a student's math, English, and reading skills. Academic advisors will use the results of this test to place students in the proper courses. The placement test requires advanced registration at no charge. No calculators are permitted.
To register online click here or call (614) 367-9371 or 1 (888) 446-4468 ext. if you reside outside Fairfield County.
Orientation is designed to acquaint new students with the Campus. Students will have the opportunity to familiarize themselves with admissions, registration, and financial aid policies and procedures; meet with academic advisors to learn how to plan their schedules; and how they can best prepare for the first day of classes. In addition, students will be introduced how to remotely access library resources. Currently the Lancaster bookstore will provide free shipping to Pickerington students for purchased textbooks. Because orientation has limited seating, advanced registration is required.
To register online click here or call (614) 367-9371 or 1 (888) 446-4468 if you reside outside Fairfield County.