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Welcome! Ohio University Southern Undergraduate Admissions values the role that school counselors play in the college search and admission processes.

Our goal is to be as helpful as possible to you and your students. For your convenience, below are links to tools and information about admissions, degree offerings, applications, and the Post-Secondary Options Program.  

Admission Information

OU offers selected baccalaureate and associate's degree students can earn entirely from the Ironton campus.

Students may also choose from 250 majors and programs offered at the OU Athens campus.

Many students begin the first two years of their college experience at OUS by taking General Education classes at the Ironton or Proctorville locations before transferring to the Athens campus to complete their degree requirements.

If students are undecided, they have many choices to explore and dedicated advising services to help them find the path that's right for them.

Subject Area Units Recommendations

English 4 Units
Mathematics 4 Units
Science 3 Units
Social Studies 3 Units
Foreign Language 2 Units
Visual or Performing Arts 1 Unit
Other Electives 4 Units
Total Recommended Units 21 Units (minimum)

Applicants who have received home-schooling instruction are encouraged to contact Student Services for admission requirements.
Degree Offerings

Applying for Freshman Admission

To successfully complete the application process, students will need to follow these steps:
  • Complete the application form. Students can complete the application online or request a hard copy application from the Office of Student Services.
  • Return the paper copy to Student Services at either the Ironton or Proctorville locations.
  • Submit your application fee. If completing an online application, you will be required to submit a $20.00 payment electronically. For paper applications, you must include a check or money order. If you have special circumstances you may be eligible for an application fee waiver.
  • Home schooled students should contact the Office of Student Services for admission and scholarship requirements. Call 740.533.4600

Online application:

Important Dates and Deadlines

February 2015- College Goal Sunday
March 1- Freshman Scholarship deadline
March 15- 1st priority deadline for federal campus based aid

Orientation is required for ALL students. At orientation you will have opportunities to get to know the campus, meet other new OUS students, talk to faculty and staff, and discover what services are available to you.

Scholarship and Financial Aid

Click the links below for more information on scholarships and financial aid opportunities.
View Class Offerings at OUS at southern courses.

Advising and Course Planning
Students can schedule an appointment with an Academic Advisor by calling 740.533.4600 (Ironton) or 740.886.7655 (Proctorville).
ACT / SAT Test Scores
Request your ACT and/or SAT test scores be sent to Ohio University. Freshman applicants must take either the ACT or the SAT. If you have been out of high school for more than one year, test scores are not required unless specifically requested by Undergraduate Admissions.

The scores should be sent directly from the testing agency. Below is a list of ACT and SAT codes for OU Southern and OU Athens.
OU Southern (Ironton/Proctorville)
OU Athens
ACT Code
SAT Code
Test Date
Registration Deadline
(Late Fee Required)
September 12, 2015
August 7, 2015
August 8 – 21, 2015
October 24, 2015
September 18, 2015
September 19 – October 2, 2015
December 12, 2015
November 6, 2015
November 7–20, 2015
February 6, 2016
January 8, 2016
January 9–15, 2016
April 9, 2016
March 4, 2016
March 5–18, 2016
June 11, 2016
May 6, 2016
May 7–20, 2016
Location: Riffe Center 1804 Liberty Ave. Ironton, OH 45638

For more information, contact:
Nina Queen
ACT Test Supervisor

Schedule a Student Visit
Whether you are a high school senior not yet admitted for fall, a junior or a sophomore, our regular campus visit is designed for you!

Our Admissions Advisors give students and their parents important information about the admissions process, majors offered, financial aid and other general information about Ohio University Southern.

A tour of the campus will be conducted by one of our student tour-guides who will take you in and around some of the most popular locations on campus, including the Library, classrooms, the computer labs, our TV and Radio station in the Electronic Media area, a dining area and the courtyard.

To register for a campus visit, please contact:
Eric McLaughlin
Phone: 740.533.4607

Schedule a Campus Day
School Counselors may schedule a campus day visit for seniors.
Campus visits available by appointment.

Please contact Robert Pleasant 740 533 4608 ( if you would like to schedule.
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