Admission Process

Prospective students should follow the three steps below to gain admission into the program. All correspondence must be sent to the office address indicated. Submissions to the wrong office will delay processing.

  1. Complete the admission application (select the Correctional Education Application PDF) and send it to Undergraduate Admissions:

    Undergraduate Admissions
    Chubb Hall 120
    1 Ohio University Dr.
    Athens OH 45701
  2. Send in the non-refundable $25 application fee. Payment must be received at the time the application is submitted. If paying by check, the check should be identified with the student’s name and corrections ID number. Make all checks/money orders payable to Ohio University.
  3. Request from any previous college or university attended, an official, unopened transcript. This should be sent directly from their registrar’s office to Undergraduate Admissions at the address above.

    If the student has little or no previous college or university experience, an official, unopened transcript of the student’s high school or GED completion is required for degree-seeking students. Non-degree seeking students may submit an unofficial, previously opened copy, but official copies are always preferable for advising purposes. Our office cannot request transcripts for students.

Admitted students will be contacted by their assigned advisor after all items above have been received and processed.

Students who wish to utilize College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) credits must submit their course specific scores to our office prior to course registration.