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Before You Apply

Transfer Programs with More Selective Admission Guidelines

College of Business

Applicants must have a minimum accumulative GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale. Additionally, applicants must have completed courses equivalent to the following for direct admission:


ENG   1510  Writing and Rhetoric I
ECON 1030  Principles of Microeconomics or
ECON 1040  Principles of Macroeconomics

 
E. W. Scripps School of Journalism

Applicants must have completed 30 semester or 45 quarter hours, with a minimum accumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. All applicants meeting these criteria are initially admitted to University College as Undecided-Intending Journalism. Applicants must submit the supplemental application and additional materials available online or by contacting the School of Journalism by the deadlines: September 28 spring semester; February 15 fall semester.

 
School of Visual Communication

Transfer applicants are reviewed twice a year for a limited number of seats. All applicants with a minimum accumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale at the time of transfer will be considered for admission to University College as Undecided-Intending Visual Communication. Applicants must submit additional materials available online or by contacting the School of Visual Communication. For more information about transferring, or the status of transfer openings, contact Associate Professor Bill Schneider at schneidw@ohio.edu.

 
School of Media Arts & Studies

Applicants must have completed at least 30 semester or 45 quarter hours, with a minimum accumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for direct admission.

 
McClure School of Information and Telecommunication Systems

Applicants must have completed at least 32 semester or 48 quarter hours, with a minimum accumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale for direct admission.

 
Patton College of Education: Teacher Education

Applicants must have completed at least 20 semester or 30 quarter hours with a minimum accumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for direct admission.

 
College of Fine Arts: Dance Division

Applicants must have completed at least 20 semester or 30 quarter hours with a minimum accumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. An audition is required for admission to Dance. Students are initially admitted as Undecided pending the results of the audition.

 
College of Fine Arts: School of Music

Applicants must have completed at least 20 semester or 30 quarter hours with a minimum accumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. An audition is required for admission to the School of Music. Students are initially admitted as Undecided pending the results of the audition.

 
College of Health Sciences and Professions: Athletic
Training

Applicants must have completed at least 20 semester or 30 quarter hours with a minimum accumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants meeting these admission criteria are initially admitted as Pre-Athletic Training. For more information regarding the pre-major to major application process as a student, please visit the Undergraduate Catalog.

Students who have been previously enrolled in an athletic training program at another regionally accredited institution may qualify for direct admission into the Athletic Training major. Applicants are initially admitted as a pre-athletic training major and then complete the supplemental ATP Transfer Student Application. Admission is selective and not guaranteed. Please contact the department by calling 740.593.1234 or via e-mail at at@ohio.edu for more information.

 
School of Nursing

Applicants must have a minimum accumulative GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale. All applicants meeting these admission criteria are initially admitted as Pre-Nursing. For more information regarding the pre-major to major application process please contact the School of Nursing or visit the Undergraduate Catalog.

 
Russ College of Engineering and Technology: Engineering and Computer Science

Applicants should have completed 20 semester or 30 quarter hours with a minimum accumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Additionally, applicants must have completed the following equivalent pre-requisites with a "C" or better:

  • MATH 1200 College Algebra
  • CHEM 1210 Principles of Chemistry or PHYS 2051 General Physics

Students who have completed fewer than 20 semester or 30 credit hours are encouraged to apply for admission to all college programs. Students applying to Aviation or Engineering Technology and Management will be reviewed under general admission guidelines.

 
University College: Criminal Justice

Applicants must have completed an associate's degree in a related field and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale. If an applicant to the Bachelor of Criminal Justice does not yet have an associate's degree, but is in the final semester of a law enforcement-related program, he or she may be admitted into the Prebachelor of Criminal Justice program. All other applicants are initially admitted to University College as Undecided. Applicants must complete the supplemental application.

 
University College: Bachelor of Specialized Studies

Applicants meeting general university admission criteria interested in Specialized Studies are initially admitted to University College as Undecided. Applicants must complete the supplemental application.


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 visit our alternative online application.

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.

Apply for transfer admission

The Common Application