Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines
Apply as a freshman if you are (or will soon be) a high school graduate who has never enrolled at a college or university (don’t count college classes you may have taken in high school). November 1 is key! We must receive your complete application (your admission application and all required materials) by November 1 if you wish to be considered for most university merit scholarships. And while not required, we strongly recommend meeting the November 1 deadline if you wish to be considered for Honors and Scholars Programs, the Morrill Scholarship Program, and College of Engineering majors.
Students interested in transferring to Ohio State should not use the Common Application. Please head over to undergrad.osu.edu/transfer for a link to our transfer application. There you’ll find deadlines, requirements and enrollment criteria for your major. You should apply as a transfer student if you are a high school graduate who has attended another university since graduating from high school. A third of the undergraduates who received a bachelor’s degree from Ohio State last year were transfer students. Which means regardless of where you started college, you can graduate a Buckeye!
To know us is to love us. And there's no better way to get to know Ohio State than to visit. Schedule an Admissions Overview and Tour to hear about the Ohio State experience from current students, see our amazing facilities, and learn the nuts and bolts of admission. You’ll see student unions, popular green spaces, academic buildings, classrooms, and dining and residence halls. Plus, you can chat up your tour guide. The more you ask, the more you’ll learn about university life. And while you’re on campus, talk to current students. Good or bad, you’ll get honest insight.
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