Ohio University Southern has an open enrollment policy, which means qualified first-time college students are automatically accepted with a high school diploma or GED to our regional campus. Kentucky students in Boyd, Greenup, Carter, Elliott, Fleming, Lawrence, Lewis, Mason, and Rowan counties receive Ohio’s resident tuition rate. Students must complete the reciprocity application when applying to OUS.
To enroll as a student at Ohio University Southern Campus, a student must have a high school diploma or GED. The Southern Campus has no deadline for admission during any semester; 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 Application (download ) and return it to the Admissions Office with a $20 application fee or apply online. Official high school transcripts or a copy of a GED must be sent directly to the Admissions Office address listed below.
Transfer Students To apply as a transfer student, applicants must complete the Ohio University Regional Campus Application (download here) 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 address listed below.
STEP 1 Application
Apply in person - Visit the Office of Student Services in Ironton.
Pay the $20 application fee. Fees waived on Walk-in-Wednesdays.
STEP 2 Transcripts
Request transcripts from your high school or previous college(s).
Mail them to us with “Attn: Admissions” (see back for address)
Hand-delivered transcripts must be in sealed official school envelopes.
We accept GED certificate/scores. Just send us a copy.
STEP 3 Financial Aid
to apply for grants/loans to help pay for college.
Add Ohio University Southern as a recipient of your FAFSA information. Our code is 003103.
First-time students must complete a Master Promissory Note and Entrance Loan Counseling to receive loans.
STEP 4 Placement Tests
Incoming Freshman must take the Compass placement test for placement in the appropriate courses for Reading, Writing, and Math.
Transfer students may also need placement testing. Once transcripts are equated, speak with Nina Queen, Transfer Advisor, for more info.
STEP 5 Orientation
Students become familiar with MyOHIO
, scheduling classes, and viewing financial aid. Required for all freshman.
Register to attend by visiting Ohio orientation. If you miss orientation, you will need to complete the online version.
STEP 6 Registration
Freshman will register for classes during orientation.
Transfer Students, contact Nina Queen to register for classes.
Miss Orientation? Make an appointment with an advisor to register.