You are a freshman applicant if you have or will soon receive a high school diploma or General Education Development (GED) diploma.
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Whether you're a high school student preparing to begin your college journey, a transfer student interested in joining the Bobcat family, a working professional ready to take your career to the next level or a college grad in pursuit of a graduate degree, there's a place for you at OHIO.
Ready to get started? Select your applicant type to learn more and apply.
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Undergraduate Applicant Types
You are a transfer applicant if you have completed more than 9 semester hours (12 quarter) at another institution after you graduated from high school.
Freshman, transfer and international students can apply directly to OHIO’s Chillicothe, Eastern, Lancaster, Southern and Zanesville campuses. Certificate students can apply to OHIO Lancaster.
You are an online applicant if you plan to work toward an associate or bachelor's degree taking only OHIO Online classes. The online application priority date and transcript submission deadline are dependent on the entering semester.
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”).
College Credit Plus
You are a College Credit Plus (CC+) applicant if you plan to earn college credit and satisfy high school graduation requirements at the same time by taking college-level courses.
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.
Undergraduate Application Methods
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.
Graduate Applicant Types
Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
You are a medical student if you will have completed a bachelor's degree by the time you enroll in classes towards the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree. Read more about the Heritage College application process.