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You are a freshman applicant if you have or will soon receive a high school diploma or General Education Development diploma.
Learn about application deadlines and guidelines for freshmen.

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You are a transfer applicant if you have completed more than 9 semester hours (12 quarter hours) at another institution after you graduated from high school.
Learn about application deadlines and guidelines for transfer students.

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You can apply directly to OHIO’s Chillicothe, Eastern, Lancaster, Southern, and Zanesville campuses, as well as the Proctorville and Pickerington centers.

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You are an international applicant if you have or will have a temporary visa and do not have U.S. citizenship or legal permanent resident status (a “green card”).
Learn about application deadlines and guidelines for international students.

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You are an online applicant if you plan to work toward an associate's or bachelor's degree taking only OHIO Online classes.
Learn about application deadlines and guidelines for online students.

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You are a nondegree applicant if you plan to take a limited number of courses at OHIO and are not interested in earning a degree at this time. If you later wish to enter a degree program, you will need to reapply for admission.

Apply as a Nondegree Student

College Credit Plus


Ohio University’s College Credit Plus (CC+) program can help secondary students earn college credit and satisfy high school graduation requirements at the same time by taking college-level courses.

Apply to College Credit Plus

Three-Year Pathways


If you have completed 30 semester hours or more of college-level work prior to enrolling at OHIO, you may consider earning a baccalaureate degree in three years through the three-year degree pathways.

Learn More About Three-Year Pathways



You are a re-enrolling applicant if you were previously enrolled as a degree-seeking student at OHIO and decided to take a fall or spring semester off (or longer) before returning. Taking the summer off does not make you a re-enrolling student.

Re-Enroll at OHIO

Summer Options


Ohio University offers a number of summer enrollment options, whether you are a high school student, attending a special camp or workshop, getting an early start on fall enrollment, or attending courses during the summer at OHIO when you are enrolled at another university.

Learn more about summer enrollment options

Important Dates

  • FAFSA Opens October 1

    October 1, 2021

    The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will open October 1, 2021, for students enrolling fall 2022 and beyond.

  • Freshman Early Action Deadline

    November 15, 2021

    Early action gives fall 2022 applicants priority consideration for direct entry to academic programs, merit scholarship programs, and honors experiences.

  • OHIO Online Spring Application Open

    November 15, 2021

    The application priority date for spring 2022 is November 15.

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