The early action deadline for the Honors Tutorial College is December 1. Complete applications received by Dec. 1 will receive priority consideration. You may apply to up to two HTC programs of study. Our admissions process has four steps and includes a mandatory on-campus interview. Note: All HTC applicants are automatically considered for admission into the corresponding non-honors major at Ohio University.
Application and HTC Essay Questions. You may apply via the online Ohio University application or the Common Application. If you choose the online Ohio University application, you must read the HTC application supplement and submit the three short essays. The application and supplement are available online. If you choose the Common App, you must submit three short essays, which are described in the Writing Supplement section.
Transcripts and Test Scores. Applicants also must submit an official high school transcript and standardized test scores (ACT or SAT). Your standardized test scores may be submitted either on your official high school transcript or by the College Board.
When you request an official transcript from your high school, please have it mailed to:
120 Chubb Hall
1 Ohio University
Athens, OH 45701
Additional Recommended Materials. All 36 programs of study strongly recommend two letters of recommendation by the December 1 early action deadline. Please mail letters (if you apply via the Common App, you may upload your letters) and other recommended materials to:
Honors Tutorial College
35 Park Place
1 Ohio University
Athens, OH 45701
Additional recommended materials are listed by program of study below. (Please do not send original artwork or other “one-of-a-kind” materials. Because of the number of applications received, it will not be possible to return your materials.)
Complete applications received by December 1 will be reviewed by HTC to determine whether the application will be forwarded to the Director of Studies (faculty members responsible for administering each program of study) for further review. The Director of Studies for each program will select candidates for required on-campus interviews. Interview invitations will be mailed in late December. Applicants who do not receive an invitation to interview for an HTC program automatically will be reviewed for admission to the appropriate college.
Because of the nature of a tutorial-education, an on-campus interview with Director(s) of Studies is required. There will be two interview days in mid January. Applicants will be assigned an interview date. Applicants interviewing in dance, music, or performance theater will audition on their interview day. For more information, visit our Interview Day page.
After interviews are completed, offers of admission will be sent to selected applicants by mid-February. Interviewees who are not offered admission to an HTC program will be reviewed for admission to the appropriate college. If you have any questions about the application process, please call the HTC office at (740) 593-2723 or email Associate Dean Cary Frith.
Students are not usually considered for transfer into the Honors Tutorial College beyond the first semester of their sophomore year. In most of our programs of study, transfer applicants should apply by our December 1 If accepted, December applicants enter the College in January. In some of our programs, freshman may apply in April. If accepted, April applicants enter the College in August. Interested transfer students should contact the College office for guidance at (740) 593-2723 or email Associate Dean Cary Frith. Please note that HTC programs of study are small, and transfer admission is dependent on program capacity.