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Future Correctional Education Students or Advocates

About Ohio University Correctional Education

Our staff is dedicated to working with students and their families to provide college-level courses and degree programs in a print-based format that is acceptable in most prison facilities. To see if Ohio University is authorized to offer distance education in your state, visit the state authorization page. Ohio University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

All correspondence takes place through the postal system, including advising, invoicing, shipping of course materials, submitting lessons, and receiving grades. Students with access may contact our staff via email and telephone in some situations.

All degree-seeking and nondegree students are assigned an academic advisor to assist with their programs. Students completing a legal studies course through The Center for Legal Studies are not assigned an advisor.

Degree-seeking students may take courses to earn an Ohio University degree or to transfer credits to another university upon release. Students not seeking a degree may also take courses for personal enrichment. In all cases, students must have completed any course requisites and provided verification in order to be enrolled in a course.

Student Inquiry

Requests for information about OHIO Correctional Education can be submitted through email at correctional@ohio.edu, by phone toll free at 800.444.2420, or through the mail to Ohio University Correctional Education, Haning Hall 102, 1 Ohio University, Athens OH 45701.

The student inquiry packet includes information regarding degree programs, courses, tuition, and the admission process. Students also will receive a hard copy of each form listed below. Inquiry packets are sent out in a bulk mailing every 2-3 weeks. Please allow time for the packet to arrive before requesting another packet.

Legal Studies Course Information

Interested in becoming an OHIO Correctional Education student?


Correctional Education Application