Ohio University

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Apply to OHIO


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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 and have not been enrolled for 9+ semester hours (or 12+ quarter hours) at a college or university since completing high school.
Learn more about the OHIO Freshman Experience.

Apply For Freshman Admission


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You are a transfer applicant if you have completed 9+ semester hours (12+ quarter hours) at another institution after you graduated from high school.
Learn more about the OHIO Transfer Experience.

Apply for Transfer Admission


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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 more about the OHIO International Experience.

Apply as an International Student


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You are an online applicant if you plan to work toward an associate's or bachelor's degree taking only online classes through our eCampus.
Learn more about how OHIO Online Fits Your Life.

Apply as an Online Student


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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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Before you begin the graduate application, please review the programs in which you are interested; once you have determined that you have found the right program to help you meet your personal and professional goals, review the application requirements and deadlines and gather the necessary documents. These will include copies of academic transcripts, letters of recommendation, a résumé, and a personal statement or statement of professional goals. Requirements vary by program, so be sure you have confirmed the information you need to supply to complete the application.

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Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine

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To apply to the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, you must begin by completing the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Application Services application form. More information regarding the Heritage College application process is available on the Heritage College website.

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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 Non-degree Student

College Credit Plus

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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

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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


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You are a re-enrolling applicant 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.

Re-Enroll at OHIO (PDF)

Have Not Attended OHIO Since 1985? Apply to Re-Enroll (PDF)

Summer Options

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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