Ohio University

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. General University requirements are required to enroll into the School of Art + Design, and a portfolio is only needed for scholarship applications and transfer students.

All students enter as either a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Studio Art or Art History. Studio Art students may continue to the BA track, or apply for admission into a BFA degree during their second year. You must have a minimum 2.0 GPA to apply to any BFA major, and each major has specific application requirements.

Students seeking admission to the College of Fine Arts must first meet all OHIO requirements, and need to apply through the main university website. Some academic units within the college may have additional requirements. See below for specific admission and program information.

Students seeking admission to the College of Fine Arts must meet all Ohio University requirements.


1. Apply online at www.ohio.edu/apply

2. Pay your application fee.

3. Have your transcript(s) officially sent.

4. Request that your ACT and/or SAT scroes be sent, if applicable.

5. Check your status online!

The path to your future begins here.

Apply at ohio.edu/apply

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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