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Become a Bobcat — For Life

Whether you're a high school student preparing to begin your college journey, a transfer student interested in joining the Bobcat family or a working professional ready to take your career to the next level, there's a place for you at OHIO.

Ready to get started? Select your applicant type to learn more and apply. You can also check out alternate application methods or review application dates and deadlines to help you keep on track. If you have questions about how to apply to OHIO, please reach out to us at We are here to help you — now and forever.



    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.



    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.



    Summer applicants are local high school students, special camp or workshop attendees, students getting an early start on fall enrollment, or students officially enrolled at another university but attending courses during the summer at OHIO.

Important Dates

  • Multicultural Connections

    February 11, 2023 and March 20, 2023

    The multicultural student experience at OHIO is about being visible, valued and heard. Join us on February 11 or March 20 to see it for yourself.

  • Apply to Transfer for Summer

    April 15, 2023

    Application priority date to transfer for summer term is April 15.

Application Methods

  • Common App

    Incoming freshman, transfer and international students can apply to Ohio University through the Common App. Common App streamlines your overall college application process by allowing you to apply to multiple colleges at once.

  • Alternative Online Application

    Making OHIO your one and only? Our alternative online application is just for Ohio University, so it can be easier to complete.

  • Printable Application Forms

    PDF applications for admission are also available to download and print.

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Please request application information regarding admission as a student using the form below.


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