Military and veteran students

Transitioning from the military to college can be overwhelming, but being proactive will help it be a smooth one.
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Incoming Freshman

If you are an Ohio resident who graduated from a chartered high school (or who has a GED) and never attended any other college, you can be admitted to Ohio State Newark.
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Transfer Student

If you are an Ohio resident, you may apply for admission to the Newark campus. If you have earned at least a 2.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) on your college coursework, we will review your academic performance to determine your eligibility for admission.

Military and veteran education benefits

  • You can still attend college even if the VA has determined that you can no longer work.
  • Anyone who receives benefits could be eligible for the work-study program.
  • Former National Guard and Reserve members could be eligible for Post 9/11 VA education benefits.
  • Your military training could transfer into college credits.
  • Your benefits do NOT disqualify you from additional federal student aid.
  • Disability ratings do not determine your need for accommodations in the classroom.
  • The state of Ohio has scholarships available to children of disabled and deceased veterans.
  • If you have qualified disability ratings from the VA, your dependents could be eligible for financial education assistance.

Contact Us

Ohio State Newark Admissions

Ohio State Newark Veterans Counselor
Stephanie Rowland

Veterans Success Counselor
Ed Mathews