New Applicants

Who is eligible to apply as a New Applicant?

Important: Alumni, graduating seniors and former transient/visitor students should follow the instructions outlined on the Returning Students page to apply.

U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents

U.S. citizens, permanent residents or political asylees who have a high school diploma or GED, have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 on any previous college coursework, AND fit any ONE of the following categories are eligible Extended Education applicants:

Undergraduate, non-degree students

  • Are 24 years of age or older
  • Have been out of high school for at least 4 years
  • Have bachelor's degree or higher
     

Transient/visitor students

  • Are currently enrolled at another college or university and wish to transfer credits back to their home institution (Please note that transient/visitor students are limited to one term of enrollment per 12 consecutive months.)
  • Note: Recent high school graduates entering their first term of college after high school are ineligible for Extended Education.
International Students

Generally, international students must demonstrate the following academic achievements:

  • Secondary school diploma or GED
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale (or your country's equivalent as determined by Undergraduate Admissions) for all post-high school and university-level coursework
  • In good standing with other colleges or universities attended

In addition, international applicants must:

  • Be 24 years of age and have graduated from high school to enroll as undergraduate, non-degree students
  • OR Be in a degree-seeking program at another university and wish to transfer Ohio State credit back to that institution to enroll as transient/visitor students

Deadlines for New Applicants

Be sure to apply well before the start of the semester or session you wish to attend. It may take up to three weeks for your application to be processed.

U.S. Citizens, Permanent Residents or Political Asylees

 

Note: In-office admission is unavailable until further notice

Note: Dates are subject to change due to COVID 19 Pandemic

 

Autumn 2020

Full Autumn Semester and First Session

  • Classes begin: August 25, 2020
  • Online Application Deadline: August 14, 2020

Second Session

  • Classes begin: October 19, 2020
  • Online Application Deadline: September 25, 2020

Spring 2021

Full Spring Semester and First Session

  • Classes begin: January 11, 2021
  • Online Application Deadline: December 18, 2020

Second Session

  • Classes begin: March 2, 2021
  • Online Application Deadline: February 5, 2021

Summer 2021

Full Summer Term

  • Classes begin: May 12, 2021
  • Online Application Deadline: April 16, 2021

8, 6, & 4-week Session 1

  • Classes begin: May 12, 2021
  • Online Application Deadline: April 16, 2021

8 & 4-week Session 2

  • Classes begin: June 8, 2021
  • Online Application Deadline: May 14, 2021 

 6-week Session 2

  • Classes begin: June 22, 2021
  • Online Application Deadline: May 18, 2021

 4-week Session 3

  • Classes begin: July 6, 2021
  • Online Application Deadline: June 11, 2021

 

International Students

Autumn 2020

Full Autumn Semester and First Session

  • Classes begin: August 25, 2020

Second Session

  • Classes begin: October 19, 2020

 

Spring 2021

Full Spring Semester and First Session

  • Classes begin: January 11, 2021

Second Session

  • Classes begin: March 2, 2021

 

Summer 2021

Full Summer Term

  • Classes begin: May 12, 2021

8, 6, & 4-week Session 1

  • Classes begin: May 12, 2021

8 & 4-week Session 2

  • Classes begin: June 8, 2021

 6-week Session 2

  • Classes begin: June 22, 2021

 4-week Session 3

  • Classes begin: July 6, 2021

 

How to Apply as a New Applicant

Important: The application process is different depending on your qualifications. Please take our short questionnaire to confirm that you are eligible and following the correct steps to apply. This may also save you from paying the $60 non-refundable application fee.

International Students

To start the application process, international applicants should contact an international counselor in Undergraduate Admissions at int.undergrad@osu.edu and must pay a $70 application fee.

U.S. Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Political Asylee Students

For U.S. citizens, permanent residents and political asylees, there is a $60 non-refundable application fee required upon submission of your application. If you have paid an undergraduate application fee to Ohio State within the last 12 months, you may not need to pay another application fee. Call 614-292-8860 to speak to an admission counselor to verify if you must pay the fee.

If you're ready to apply and have confirmed your eligibility, complete the online application.

If you do not meet eligibility requirements, your application is subject to cancelation even after admission.

If you need assistance completing the application, please review our Tips to Complete the Application which will open in a new window. We recommend keeping the tips in a separate window to reference while completing the application.