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How to Apply as a Transfer Student

Transfer Entrance Information

If you have completed more than 9 semester hours (12 quarter hours) at another regionally accredited college or university after graduating from high school, you are considered a transfer applicant. Check out the following sections for information on how to prepare to transfer to OHIO.

Admission Criteria

Ohio University assesses applicants using a holistic, selective review. Transfer applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher to be considered for admission. If you have completed fewer than 20 semester hours or 30 quarter hours of university or college coursework, you must also submit your high school transcript for evaluation.

Criteria for More Selective Programs

Some programs or academic colleges have more selective criteria above and beyond general admission guidelines. These include Biological Sciences, the College of Business, Criminal Justice, the Russ College of Engineering and Technology, the College of Fine Arts, the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, the School of Nursing, Bachelor of Specialized Studies, Teacher Education, and the School of Visual Communication.

View More Selective Program Admission Criteria

Application Materials

In addition to your application and $50 fee, you must have official transcripts from all colleges and universities you have attended submitted directly from the institutions. If you have completed fewer than 20 semester hours or 30 quarter hours of college coursework, you must also submit an official high school transcript. These items can be submitted electronically or mailed to:

Undergraduate Admissions
Chubb Hall 120
1 Ohio University Drive
Athens OH 45701

You can send optional application materials, such as essays, letters of recommendation, and/or lists of extra-curricular interests and activities to the same address or to

Transfer Student Checklist

Use this step-by-step checklist to help ensure that you successfully complete your transfer application.

Transfer Student Checklist (PDF)


If you are currently enrolled at one of Ohio University's regional campus and want to continue your coursework at our Athens Campus, no application is necessary. Contact your regional campus student services office for more information about the process.


Ready to apply? Ohio University is a member of The Common Application. Applicants are encouraged to apply using the Common App, which opens annually in August. For transfer applicants who do not want to use the Common App, please complete the alternative online application. We also offer printable applications for those who need them. Your application materials must include official transcripts from all colleges and universities you have attended. When you're ready to apply, follow the link below.


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