Undergraduate Admissions

Freshmen, regional campus/ATI

  Spring 2016 Summer 2016 Autumn 2016
Application deadline*
Deadline for all required application materials.
Oct. 1 March 1 June 1
Priority date for financial aid
Submit the FAFSA to be considered for need-based aid, and complete the Application for Special Scholarships to be considered for the university's special-eligibility scholarships.
Feb. 15 Feb. 15 Feb. 15

*We strongly encourage you to apply by the deadline as courses and financial aid are subject to availability. After the deadline, please contact the appropriate regional campus directly to schedule an appointment to apply in-person, subject to applicable admission rules and requirements.

Application requirements

  1. Complete the admission application for regional campus freshmen

  2. $60 application fee (nonrefundable)

  3. Copy of your senior year course schedule, if you are presently in high school

  4. Official transcript of your high school course work and a profile of your high school
    Official transcripts have either an embossed seal or signature of a certifying official from your school. Faxed transcripts will not be accepted.

    If you took college courses while in high school and wish to receive college credit, you must submit official transcripts of your college course work.

    If you have completed any course work at a school outside of the United States, you must submit an official transcript from that institution. Foreign language documents must be translated into English by the issuing institution, an authorized translator or a teacher of the language.

  5. Official ACT or SAT scores with writing (optional)
    Submission of test scores is optional but strongly encouraged. If you submit them, we must receive official scores, sent directly from the testing agency. Scores from transcripts will not be considered. Applicants who will have been out of high school for two or more years by their term of enrollment are not required to submit scores.

  6. What about the new SAT?

    You may have heard about a new SAT exam.

    If you're applying for the autumn 2017, summer 2017 or spring 2018 term, Ohio State will accept scores from either the current or new SAT. The essay for either version will not be required.

English language requirements

If English is not your native language, you must submit one of the following scores:
    TOEFL: 79 or higher on Internet-based, 550 or higher on paper-based
    IELTS: 6.5 or higher
    ACT: 21 or higher on the English section
    SAT: 500 or higher on the Critical Reading section

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