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Graduate Certificate / Endorsement Application

Use this application to apply for admission to a specific certificate or professional licensure endorsement.

This is a non-degree status. With limited exceptions, programs are not eligible for financial aid. 

Before continuing with the application, make sure you are familiar with the minimum requirements for admission

Application Materials

All documents received by Ohio University in connection with an application become the property of Ohio University. Under no circumstances will they be returned or forwarded to any agency or other college or university. Documents for applicants who are not admitted or who are admitted but do not register are retained for one year and then destroyed.

Transcript Requirements

Your application must include:

  • A copy of the official transcript from the institution where a bachelor's degree has been or will be granted, OR
  • A copy of the official transcript from the institution where a master's or doctoral degree has been granted, OR
  • Educational licensure programs may accept proof of a current Ohio teacher's license in lieu of a transcript.

NOTE: Transcripts must include the name of the institution, the dates attended, a complete listing of courses and transfer credits, and the signature of the university registrar or other designated official. Documents downloaded from a student portal or marked "display transcript", "for internal use", or "this is not an official transcript" do not fulfill the transcript requirement for an application.

Letters of Recommendation

Some certificate programs may require recommendations. Review the program's website for details.

If recommendations are requested, the online application incorporates a secure online letter of recommendation system. You will need to provide the e-mail address of each of your recommenders if you wish to use the online recommendation system. Recommendations submitted through the online system should come from the recommender’s professional or business e-mail account rather than a personal e-mail account (e.g. John.Doe@StateU.edu, not JNDoe9952@gmail.com). Please check with your intended recommenders before listing them on your application to confirm their willingness to provide a recommendation on your behalf.

Supplemental Materials

Requirements for any supplemental material (e.g., personal statement, resume) vary by program. Review the program's website for details. Any required test scores must be sent directly from the testing agency to the Graduate College, institution code 1593.

Application Fees

First Ohio University Non-degree Graduate Application $35 USD
Subsequent/Additional Ohio University Graduate Application $25 USD
Change of Application or Admission Term or Switch $10 USD

All application fees are non-refundable.

The Graduate College offers a waiver of the application fee for participants of the McNair Scholars Program.

The Graduate College has no other application fee waivers. Some academic programs may offer an application fee waiver on a case-by-case basis. Questions about program-based fee waivers should be directed to the academic program.

Application deadlines vary by program

If the program does not indicate a specific deadline, Graduate College deadlines are:

  Fall Spring Summer
US Citizen/Permanent Resident or student not
needing I-20 or DS-2019 immigration documents
August 1 December 1 April 1
International, needing I-20 or DS-2019 May 1 November 1 March 1

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The submission of any false information or fraudulent documents in connection with the application process is grounds for rejection of the application or dismissal from Ohio University regardless of the nature of other credentials.

In providing an application and inviting application, Ohio University places itself under no obligation to admit any individual person.