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School of Art + Design Undergraduate Admissions

Admission Requirements

Whether you're just beginning your research into the School of Art + Design or are working on your application, find all the resources you might need below. Applicants must meet general University admission guidelines to enroll in any School of Art + Design program. Additionally, a portfolio review is required for admission consideration for the Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) in Studio Art, Graphic Design, and Interior Architecture, as well as for talent-based scholarship consideration and transfer admission.

Students planning to apply to a B.F.A. program can learn more about the portfolio requirements and submission via our Portfolio FAQ page.


  1. Apply online at
  2. Pay your application fee.
  3. Have your transcript(s) officially sent.
  4. Request that your ACT and/or SAT scores be sent, if applicable.
  5. If applying to a School of Art + Design BFA program, submit your portfolio here.
  6. Check your status online!

Transfer Student Requirements

If you’re transferring from another institution, you must enroll as a general art major and complete the required Foundations program and studio courses, or equivalent courses. 

How to Apply as Transfer Student

Financial Aid and Scholarships

We provide several options for students seeking talent-based scholarships, as well as opportunities for first-year and transfer students seeking funding for specific programs. Explore these details on the Financial Aid and Scholarships page.

Explore Our Financial Support

Have a Question?

Curious about your undergraduate program options or what career opportunities will be available? See the answers to some of our most commonly asked questions.

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Commitment to non-discrimination

Ohio University operates on a holistic, selective review and looks for evidence of academic preparation when reviewing applications for admission. Additionally, because the School of Art + Design considers artistic talent in the review process, students pursuing certain academic programs must interview, and/or submit additional materials for admission and scholarship consideration. Ohio University and the School of Art + Design do not discriminate against any applicants because of race, color, religion, age, national origin, ethnicity, national ancestry, sex, pregnancy, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, military service or veteran status, mental or physical disability, or genetic information.