The Ohio State University at Newark

Just for Applicants

Admissions team welcomes attendees to admitted students day at check in desk.

Please see the list below for other items that you should also complete.

If you are an Ohio resident who has never attended another college or university, you will be admissible to Ohio State Newark if you have graduated from a chartered high school and passed (or are exempt from) all sections of the Ohio Graduation Tests (OGTs). Please Note: If you are a graduating senior from high school in May, do not apply for the summer term since you will not be admitted in time for the summer term. Summer term begins in mid-May prior to high school graduation dates. Incoming freshmen typically begin in the autumn or spring term after high school graduation.

  • An applicant who has satisfactorily passed the General Educational Development (GED) tests and received an Ohio High School Equivalency Diploma through the Department of Education is considered the equivalent of a high school graduate.
  • Note that: Qualified transfer students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 from all college course work.
  • Home-schooled applicants must submit an approved “excuse from attendance” verification (or equivalent) provided by a local school district or state official.
  • Students with a degree from a non-chartered high school must submit an ACT, SAT or GED score.

Unfortunately, Ohio State Newark is not able to accept out of state students at this time.

NOTE: To enhance the health and safety of the university community, Ohio State is requiring every student, faculty and staff member to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Please review the Safe and Healthy Buckeyes web page which provides helpful information about Covid-19 vaccination guidelines.

Once you have submitted your application for admission, please see the list below for other things you should also do.

Request Transcripts

High School Transcripts

Request that your high school counselor send your official high school transcript, including your senior year course schedule, to the Undergraduate Admissions Office in Columbus (electronically, if possible to Please do not send transcripts to the Ohio State Newark Admissions Office. If you are sending your transcript by mail, the mailing address is as follows:

Regular postal mail

Undergraduate Admissions
P.O. Box 182646
Columbus, OH 43218-2646

Express mail address

Undergraduate Admissions
Student Academic Services Bldg., Rm. 621
281 W. Lane Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210

College Transcripts

If you took college courses while in high school, request that your college or university send official electronic transcripts of your college course work. (Exception: You do not need to provide a transcript for course work completed at Ohio State.)

If this course work was completed at a school outside of the United States, note that foreign language documents must be translated into English by the issuing institution, an authorized translator or a teacher of the language. Any additional requirements will be posted to your Applicant Center, so be sure to check your application status regularly after you've applied.

Submit Official ACT or SAT Scores (for scholarship consideration only)

How do I submit my scores?

We must receive your official ACT or SAT score sent directly from the testing agency. Scores from transcripts will not be considered.

ACT code is 3312, SAT code is 1592, and AP code is 1592

Forward your official high school transcript electronically or to the following address:

The Ohio State University
Undergraduate Admissions Office
P.O. Box 182646
Columbus, OH 43218-2646

If you have taken any Advanced Placement tests, the scores should be sent directly from the testing agency to:

The Ohio State University
Student Academic Services Building
281 W. Lane Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210
AP Code: 1592

Transfer Students

We are thrilled that you are planning to transfer to Ohio State Newark!

Admissions Criteria: Ohio resident who has earned at least a 2.0 GPA on a scale of 4.0 on all college coursework. If you have earned less than 30 college credits, please request a high school transcript also be sent to The Ohio State University.

Steps to Transfer

Submit Your Application:

Submit Your Official Transcripts:
  • Order your final transcripts after all grades are posted from your previous institution: Official transcripts can be sent to a secure email at
  • A second option when ordering your official transcripts from a previous university is ordering them electronically and select Ohio State University, Columbus campus as the recipient. The Columbus campus processes all transcripts.
  • Finally, if your previous institution does not offer electronic delivery, please have your transcripts mailed to: The Ohio State University, P. O. 182646, Columbus, OH 43218-2646.

Update Your FAFSA: Go to and select Ohio State’s School Code: 003090

After You Apply

Activate your username and password:

You will receive an email with your Ohio State ID and username (lastname.#) to access your Applicant Center and check your To Do List.

Watch for a Decision

After You Are Admitted

Set up your BuckeyeMail email account: Go to: (To access again after set up, go to

Accept our offer of admission and pay your $100 nonrefundable acceptance fee.

Go to and select “Applicant Center – Future Student Log in”. Use log in credentials you used for your application. The sooner you pay
the fee, the sooner you can register for Transfer Student Orientation and schedule classes!

Check your “To Do List” on MyBuckeyeLink located at

Helpful Resources and Contact Information

Admissions Office: Speak with your Transfer Admissions Counselor
Phone Number: 740.366.9344

Office of Financial Aid: Ohio State Newark
Phone Number: 740.366.9435

Office of Student Life/University Housing:
Phone Number: 740.364.9578

Local Apartments and Roommate Finder: and roommates

Center for Student Success:
Phone Number: 740.755.7881

Office of Military & Veterans Services:
Phone Number: 614.247.VETS.

Former transfer student Erika Lynn talks about transferring to Ohio State Newark

Home Schooled Students

Home-schooled students are reviewed on an individual basis. ACT, SAT or GED test scores are needed for review before a decision is determined. Ohio State's ACT code is 3312, SAT code is 1592, and AP code is 1592.

Home-schooled applicants must submit an approved “excuse from attendance” verification (or equivalent) provided by a local school district or state official.

Faculty Videos

Information and Valuable Tips from our Faculty

Why Choose Ohio State with Associate Dean Stephanie Brown, PhD
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Ohio State Newark
Associate Professor of English

Interview with Associate Professor Nathaniel Swigger, PhD
Assistant Director of Admissions
Wes Grunden interviews Associate Professor of political science Nathaniel Swigger, PhD, about life as a professor, his research, how he's supporting students at this time and much more.

Interview with Assistant Professor James Wirth, PhD
Assistant Director of Admissions Wes Grunden interviews Assistant Professor of psychology James Wirth, PhD, about life as a professor, how he's handling the "new normal" and much more.

Interview with Associate Dean Virginia Cope, PhD
C.R. Barclay, Ohio State Newark senior admissions counselor, talks with Virginia Cope, PhD, associate dean and associate professor of English, about the Honors program that is so much more than just grades.

Visit Campus

Buckeye Visit Days

Buckeye Visit Days are perhaps the best way to get a comprehensive overview of Ohio State Newark. Your visit will include an admissions overview, faculty interviews and a chance to learn more about financial aid and scholarships, student clubs and organizations, learning communities, housing, study abroad, honors and much more. The event will end with guests taking a guided tour of campus.

We encourage all students interested in learning more about The Ohio State University at Newark to join us for a Virtual Buckeye Visit Day.
Please visit this page to learn more about Visit Guidelines.

To view upcoming dates and register to visit, click here.

Information Sessions
If students cannot attend our Buckeye Visit Day, the next best option to learn more about campus would be to register for an Information Session. Information Sessions will be two hours and will include an admissions overview and a guided tour of campus.
Click here to learn more about Information Sessions and available dates.

Virtual Campus Partner Events

Virtual Campus Partner Events will provide students with an in-depth look at departments that play a key role in the admissions process. Students may sign up for several events if they want to hear from multiple departments. Campus Partner events will be an hour in length and will be held online utilizing the Zoom platform.

To view upcoming dates and register to visit, click here.

Recent Virtual Campus Partner Event Videos

Student Financial Services
Parent Session #1
Learning Community Virtual event
Parent Session #2

Once You've Been Admitted

Please visit our Admitted Students web page.

Steps to Enroll

We have gathered documents and helpful resources on this page so that it is a “one stop shop” for our admitted students.

Once you are admitted to Ohio State you must activate your Ohio State email account (BuckeyeMail) and check your email often.

Need help with your email activation? Call 614-688-HELP (4357) or email


Student Life at Ohio State Newark

Review this recording of a recent event in which representatives from our Office of Student Life shared how to get involved on campus and what student clubs and organizations are active. If you want to learn more about what there is to do at Ohio State Newark, this is a must see!

Parent Resources

Affordability Brochure
Financial Aid - Top 10 Suggestions
Tuition & Fees Fact Sheet
Financial Aid Checklist
OSU Final Price Estimate Sheet 2022

Parent Facebook Page

Completing the FAFSA

As always if you have questions and want to talk with a member or our admissions team, please contact us by phone 740.366.9344 or via email

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