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Before You Apply

Learn about admission requirements and recommended timelines, along with the application process. Get details about what materials to submit with your application.

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Freshman

You are considered a freshman applicant if you have or will soon receive a high school diploma or General Education Development diploma and have not been enrolled for 9 or more semester hours (or 12 or more quarter hours) of coursework at a college or university since completing high school. Your application materials must include an official high school transcript and ACT or SAT scores* sent directly from the testing agency or from your high school. Students can complete the application for admission and scholarships form online and submit a $50 nonrefundable application fee.

* For Fall 2016 applicants, revised SAT scores will be considered for admission or scholarships on an individual basis. Beginning with Spring 2017 applicants, Undergraduate Admissions will consider both revised SAT and original SAT scores. While we will continue to superscore across the same version of the SAT, we will not superscore between the revised SAT and original SAT. Additional information about revised SAT scores coming soon.

Apply for freshman admission

Transfer

You are considered a transfer applicant if you have completed 9 or more semester hours (12 or more quarter hours) at another institution after you graduated from high school. Your application materials must include official transcripts sent directly from all colleges and universities you have attended. When you're ready to apply, follow the link below. Students can complete the application for admission and scholarships form online and submit a $50 nonrefundable application fee.

Apply for transfer admission

International

Your application materials must include official academic records (and certified translations if the records are not in English) from all educational institutions you have attended, along with evidence of sufficient funding to support your educational and living expenses for a nine-month period. Students can complete the application for admission and scholarships form online and submit a $70 nonrefundable application fee.

Apply as an international student

Online

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. Students can complete the application for admission and scholarships form online and submit a $25 nonrefundable application fee. Apply as an online student

Nondegree

If you plan to take a limited number of courses at OHIO and are not interested in earning a degree, you are considered a nondegree applicant. If you have completed a high school education or its equivalent, you must submit a high school transcript showing the date of graduation or GED diploma. If you have prior college coursework, you must submit transcripts from all colleges or universities previously attended. 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 already completed 30 semester hour 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

Re-Enrolling

Once a Bobcat, always a Bobcat! You are considered to be a "re-enrolling student" if you were previously enrolled in coursework as a degree-seeking student at OHIO and decided to take a fall or spring semester off (or longer) before returning to OHIO. Taking only the summer off does not make you a re-enrolling student. Students who are planning to re-enroll are served by the Office of the University Registrar and can fill out the form by clicking the button below. Those who have not attended since 1985 must complete the Application for Re-enrollment found here instead. 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


After You Apply

Activate your OHIO ID! Once your application is received and begins processing, Undergraduate Admissions will send you an application acknowledgement letter with your Personal Identification (PID). Use your PID to activate your OHIO ID and create a password. Please allow 7-10 business days to receive your application acknowledgement letter.

Activate your OHIO ID Once you've activated your OHIO ID, you can check your application status online 24 hours a day, seven days a week! Statuses are updated at least nightly. Please remember that while we may have received your application materials, we can provide updates only on those materials that have been processed. Check your application status here

In most cases, your offer of admission to OHIO is valid for one academic year. A new application (without fee) is required to change your intended entry term.

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Students who are not initially admitted to the University or, in some cases to a more selective program, may appeal the decision.

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