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
newark-askabuckeye@osu.edu
740.366.9344

Ohio State Newark Veterans Counselor
Stephanie Rowland
740.755.7755

Veterans Success Counselor
Ed Mathews