Just for Applicants
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).
- 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.
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 email@example.com). 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
P.O. Box 182646
Columbus, OH 43218-2646
Express mail address
Student Academic Services Bldg., Rm. 621
281 W. Lane Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210
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
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: Go.osu.edu/newarktransferSubmit 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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 FAFSA.gov 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: My.osu.edu (To access again after set up, go to buckeyemail.osu.edu).
Accept our offer of admission and pay your $100 nonrefundable acceptance fee.
Go to https://buckeyelink.osu.edu 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 buckeyelink.osu.edu.
Helpful Resources and Contact Information
Admissions Office: Speak with your Transfer Admissions Counselor
Phone Number: 740.366.9333
Office of Student Life/University Housing:
Phone Number: 740.364.9578
Local Apartments and Roommate Finder: https://newark.osu.edu/students/student-life/housing and roommates
Center for Student Success:
Phone Number: 740.366.3321
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.
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.
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.
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 return during autumn semester. Please check back for future dates.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.
Spring Virtual Campus Partner Event Videos
Student Success event video event video
Housing event video
Student Financial Services (Scholarships) event video
Learning Communities event video
Disability Services event video
Student Life event video
Advising/Orientation event video
*Zoom is a cloud-based video communications app that allows you to set up and communicate in virtual video and audio conferencing, webinars, live chats, screen-sharing, and other collaborative capabilities. You don't need an account to attend a Zoom meeting, and the platform is compatible with Mac, Windows, Linux, iOS, and Android, meaning nearly anyone can access it.
Once You've Been Admitted
Please visit our Admitted Students web page.
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 email@example.com.
Watch Us Grow: The John and Mary Alford Center for Science and Technology
April Buckeye Visit Day
October Buckeye Visit Day Faculty Panel
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!
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 740.366.9333 or via email Newarkfirstname.lastname@example.org.