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Students transferring to Ohio University Southern

Ohio University Southern in Ironton and Ohio University Proctorville Center have an open enrollment policy, which means qualified first-time college students are automatically accepted with a high school diploma or GED to our regional campus.
You are considered a transfer student if you have completed more than 12 quarter hours or 9 semester hours at another university after graduating high school.
Transcripts from each college or university attended are required.
If you have not successfully completed an appropriate Mathematics and/or English course, you will need to take all necessary entrance exams. Schedule an appointment with an academic advisor to discuss your transfer credits.
For additional information, contact:
Oreatha Murray
Admissions advisor / Recruiter
Office of Student Services

Step 1 Application

Go to to apply online.
Apply in person - Visit the Office of Student Services in Ironton or Proctorville.
Pay the $20 application fee. Fees waived on Walk-in-Wednesdays
Step 2

An official high school transcript or a copy of a GED (General Equivalency Diploma) score must be sent directly from the Guidance counselor and previous college or university attended.
Step 3

Send your scores.
If you are applying for freshman admission, be certain your test scores have been sent to our office. ACT scores are not required if you have been out of high school for more than one year.
Step 4

Complete all entrance assessments at OUS (Math, English, Reading).
We want to make sure you are placed in the right courses for your level in Math, English and Reading. COMPASS Testing takes place in the Learning and Career Resources Center after you have been accepted.
Step 5

Prepare financial aid forms!­ Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at
Step 6

New students attending Ohio University Southern will need to complete the online orientation.
Please note: Students enrolling in the College Credit Plus program are not eligible for the new student online orientation. Click here for information on orientation for College Credit Plus students.
Step 7

After orientation, contact Student Services in Ironton 740.533.4600 or Proctorville 740.886.7655 to register for classes.

Students can also apply for other financial aid opportunities by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at each year after January 1st.­
By completing the FAFSA, students can apply for the Federal Pell Grant, Ohio College Opportunity Grant, federal student loans, work-study and other types of aid. For first consideration of federal campus based aid at Ohio University, students should file the FAFSA no later than February to meet the first priority deadline of March 1.
When competing the FAFSA, use school code: 003103 for Ohio University Southern.