The Ohio State University at Newark


Transfer Students


Welcome to Ohio State Newark

Our transfer students come from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. We’re here to help you complete your degree. Regardless of where you started, we are committed to your success. If you have questions about transferring to Ohio State Newark, or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact the Transfer Admissions Counselor at 740.366.9333.

George Marshall, Jr.
Transfer Admissions Counselor

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Steps to Transferring

Step One - Prospective Transfer Student

What to Know

  1. Step 1 - Know the Deadlines
  2. Guidelines
    • Earned a combined 2.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) on ALL college coursework.
    • Must be an Ohio resident.
  3. Application Fee of $60
  4. Application Fee Waiver
  5. Majors & Programs
    • You can start any of the 200+ academic programs here at Newark campus and transition into Ohio State’s Columbus campus.
    • The following academic programs can be completed here at Ohio State Newark: Academic Programs at Newark.
  6. Will it transfer?
    • Transfer Credit
      • Course credit will transfer to Ohio State if the course was taken at a regionally accredited institution, the course was non-remedial, and you received a C- or better. In a few cases, a D or D+ may transfer; download Transfer Credit Policy and see page 7 for information.
    • Transferology.com
      • View how courses transfer and apply toward a degree program.
    • High School Transcripts
      • We will only NEED your high school transcripts if you have 30+ College Credits.
  7. Financial Aid
    • Net Calculator
      • Ohio State’s Net Price Calculator (NPC) provides an early estimate of:
        • the expected cost to attend Ohio State, and
        • how much financial aid your family might qualify for.
      • The NPC is a very valuable financial planning tool. The NPC is an estimation tool, not an application for admission or an application for financial aid.

Submit an Application

  1. Click here to complete an Application for Transfer Students

Send Official Transcripts

  1. Sending transcripts to Ohio State University
    • Send ALL transcripts from any previous and/or current institution attended.
    • Please contact your previous institution’s registrar office in order to start the process of submitting your official transcripts.
    • Note: If currently taking classes at a previous institution, please submit your current transcripts NOW, then your finalofficial transcripts when your final grades are posted.

Submit IB/AP Credit (if applicable)

  1. AP and/or IB scores must be reported directly (and officially) to the university.
  2. To earn credit for AP scores, contact College Board at 1-888-225-5427 to have your official score report sent to recipient code #1592:
    The Ohio State University Testing Center, 585 Student Academic Services Building, 281 W. Lane Ave., Columbus, OH 43210.
  3. Advanced Placement Credit (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB)

Apply for Financial Aid

  1. Step by Step process
  2. Scholarships
    • Transfer students who submit a FAFSA, have earned a minimum 15 transferrable semester credit hours and have a minimum transfer GPA of 2.8 will be considered for merit-based scholarships.

Housing Options

  1. To be considered for rooms in the on-campus residence halls students must submit a housing application and a $350 housing deposit by April 15th.
  2. Visit Housing and Roommates for more information

Delaying your Enrollment (if applicable)

  1. If you decide to postpone attendance to Ohio State to a later semester, you must contact Undergraduate Admissions and update your admissions status for that term.

Veteran and Military Students

  1. Veteran and military students at Ohio State benefit from affordable tuition, convenient health care options, extensive academic opportunities, regional campuses, student-veteran organizations and activities, and a full range of veteran's academic and social support programs and services led by our Office of Military & Veterans Services.

Step Two - After Submitting your Application

Access your My Buckeye Link

  1. Within 1-5 days of applying, you will receive an email acknowledging receipt of your application. This email will include your OSU ID and Ohio State username (lastname.#).
    • Use your OSU ID in correspondence with us about your application.
    • Follow the instructions in the email to activate your Ohio State username (lastname.#). This will give you access to your Applicant Center where you can check on the status of your application.
  2. Check your "To Do List"
  3. Check FREQUENTLY as items will be update throughout your admissions process.

Activate your username and password

  1. Within 1-5 days of applying, you will receive an email acknowledging receipt of your application. This email will include your OSU ID and Ohio State username (lastname.#).

Review Your Financial Aid

  1. Step by Step process (Steps 3-6)
  2. Contact our Financial Aid Office at Ohio State Newark for any further questions.

Send Official Transcripts (if applicable)

  1. Sending transcripts to Ohio State University
    • Send ALL transcripts from any previous and/or current institution attended.
    • Please contact your previous institution’s registrar office in order to start the process of submitting your official transcripts.
    • Note: If currently taking classes at a previous institution, please submit your current transcripts NOW, then your final official transcripts when your final grades are posted.

Submit IB/AP Credit (if applicable)

  1. AP and/or IB scores must be reported directly (and officially) to the university.
  2. To earn credit for AP scores, contact College Board at 1-888-225-5427 to have your official score report sent to recipient code #1592:
    The Ohio State University Testing Center, 585 Student Academic Services Building, 281 W. Lane Ave., Columbus, OH 43210.
  3. Advanced Placement Credit (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB)

Delaying your Enrollment (if applicable)

  1. If you decide to postpone attendance to Ohio State to a later semester, you must contact Undergraduate Admissions and update your admissions status for that term.

Step Three - After you are Admitted

Activate your BuckeyeMail Email Account

  1. Go to my.osu.edu and log in.
  2. On the left side of the page, click Change Email Delivery.
  3. Select Create my BuckeyeMail account and submit.
  4. Once your request has been processed (allow up to 90 minutes), you'll be able to log in at buckeyemail.osu.edu to receive and send email.
    Your email address is: lastname.#@buckeyemail.osu.edu.
  5. Instructions on setting up BuckeyeMail Account

From now on, important and time-sensitive business communications from Ohio State – like your Acceptance Fee Statement, financial aid offer and housing contract – will be emailed to your BuckeyeMail account.

Pay your Acceptance Fee

  1. Pay this nonrefundable $100 fee when you receive your Acceptance Fee Statement, which will be emailed to your BuckeyeMail account within three weeks of your admission to Ohio State.
  2. Note: As a condition of enrollment, all admitted applicants are required to answer a question regarding felony history prior to paying the acceptance fee.

Register for Transfer Student Orientation

  1. Orientation is held prior to the opening of each term and is required for all students. You will do the following during Orientation:
    • Meet with your Academic Advisor
    • Register for Classes
    • Obtain your BuckID (free)
    • Register for a Newark Campus Parking Pass (free)
  2. Within 3-5 business days of paying your $100 Acceptance Fee, you will be sent information on how to register for Orientation through your BuckeyeMail.

Review Transfer Credit Report

  1. As a new student with transfer credit, you may be wondering exactly how your courses fit into your intended degree program. When you meet with your Academic Advisor at Transfer Student Orientation, they will go over your Transfer Credit Report with you. Before Orientation, however, you should access your Transfer Credit Report and review it. Click here for guidance on understanding your Transfer Credit Report. If you receive General Credit, (G000.xx), it must be further evaluated by the appropriate academic department to determine if a direct course equivalency is available. Please review this document for next steps that you should begin before Orientation.

Complete Placement Testing (if applicable)

  1. Your previous college-level course work and Advanced Placement (AP) credit determines your need for placement testing in these subjects.
  2. Please refer to your Transfer Credit Report and review this page to determine if you need to complete a placement test in math, English or foreign language.

Check your “To Do List” on MyBuckeyeLink

  1. Review your “To Do List” on MyBuckeyeLink for specific items you need to complete throughout the admissions process.
  2. You must complete the Financial Responsibility Statement (FRS) before Orientation or you will not be able to enroll in classes.

Send Official Transcripts (if applicable)

  1. Sending transcripts to Ohio State University
    • Send ALL transcripts from any previous and/or current institution attended.
    • Please contact your previous institution’s registrar office in order to start the process of submitting your official transcripts.
    • Note: If currently taking classes at a previous institution, please submit your current transcripts NOW, then your final official transcripts when your final grades are posted.

Submit IB/AP Credit (if applicable)

  1. AP and/or IB scores must be reported directly (and officially) to the university.
  2. To earn credit for AP scores, contact College Board at 1-888-225-5427 to have your official score report sent to recipient code #1592:
    The Ohio State University Testing Center, 585 Student Academic Services Building, 281 W. Lane Ave., Columbus, OH 43210.
  3. Advanced Placement Credit (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB)

Delaying your Enrollment (if applicable)

  1. If you decide to postpone attendance to Ohio State to a later semester, you must contact Undergraduate Admissions and update your admissions status for that term.

Step Four - Transfer Student Orientation

Register for Transfer Student Orientation

  1. We recommend that you attend an orientation session as soon as possible.
    • Log into your Applicant Center with your OSU Username (LastName.#) and password.
    • Click on the Orientation Information link to access the registration pages.
    • Select an Orientation Date. The earlier you can attend, the more flexibility you will have when scheduling classes for your first semester.
    • When you have successfully registered for Orientation, you will see an online confirmation. You should also receive a confirmation email within 24 hours of your registration as well as a confirmation letter at your home address.
  2. If you need to change your Orientation date for any reason, you must call our office at 740-366-9333.
  3. Orientation is held prior to the opening of each term and is required for all students. You will do the following during Orientation:
    • Meet with your Academic Advisor
    • Register for Classes
    • Obtain your BuckID (free)
    • Register for a Newark Campus Parking Pass (free)

Complete Placement Testing

Your previous college-level course work and Advanced Placement (AP) credit determines your need for placement testing in these subjects. Please review this page to determine if you need to complete a placement test in any of these areas prior to Orientation. Call 740-366-9333 to schedule placement testing.

Complete Financial Responsibility Statement

Complete the Financial Responsibility Statement (FRS) before Orientation. Financial Responsibility Statement Instructions. You should also
complete any outstanding items on your To-do List in BuckeyeLink.

Send Final Transcripts and Report AP/IB scores to Ohio State

Final Transcripts must be sent to Ohio State. Bring a copy of your AP and/or IB scores with you to your Orientation program, but make sure that these scores are reported directly (and officially) to the University. Visit the registrar's webpage for details.

Check in with Financial Aid & Fees and Deposits

Check in with both the Financial Aid office and Fees & Deposits. You can pay your fees and enroll in a payment plan through the Fees & Deposits office. The deadline for payment is one week prior to the first day of class. You should also select or waive your health insurance. All undergraduate students who are
enrolled in at least six credit hours are automatically enrolled in the University’s student health plan. To waive this fee or learn more, visit http://shi.osu.edu/.

Review your Transfer Credit Report

Run your Transfer Credit Report ahead of time. For help reviewing your Transfer Credit report, click here. If you receive General Credit (G000.xx) for a course, you should send it for further evaluation as soon as possible. More detailed instructions are provided on the second page of the Transfer Credit Q and A.
Your advisor will also go through your Transfer Credit Report with you during orientation.

What to bring

  • A picture ID (driver's license, state ID, or passport), required to get your Ohio State University ID card
  • Vehicle make, model, color, and license plate number for parking pass
  • Ohio State University username and password
  • Unofficial transcript(s) of any college course work taken, in case your final college transcript hasn't arrived
  • Student-issued copy of AP scores (if applicable) in case it has not yet posted to your Ohio State University record
    • Original copies must be sent directly from College Board to Ohio State
  • Cell phone used to access Duo Mobile
  • Paper, pens and pencils for note-taking

Trip Logistics

  • Prepare for your trip - know how to get here and where to park
    Get directions to campus and campus map
    Students and visitors may park in any white-lined parking space.
  • Prepare for the weather - orientation goes on despite precipitation and temperatures
    If the University is closed for a weather emergency, you will see that clearly listed on the Newark campus web site: http://newark.osu.edu

Click here to access a printable checklist to prepare you for Orientation. If you have any questions or concerns regarding Orientation, please contact the Office of Admissions and Advising at 740-366-9333.

FAQ

What scholarships and financial aid are available for transfer students?

  • All students are encouraged to file the FAFSA to receive consideration for need-based scholarships, loans, grants and Federal Work-Study. In addition, Ohio State offers many special-eligibility scholarships with a wide variety of eligibility criteria. File the FAFSA and complete the Scholarship Applications to be considered.
  • If you apply for financial aid by the priority date of February 1, you will be notified of aid eligibility by early April. Learn more about student financial aid.
  • Transfer students who submit a FAFSA, have earned a minimum 15 transferrable semester credit hours and minimum transfer GPA of 2.8 will be considered for merit-based scholarships.

When will I schedule my classes?

  • Once you are admitted to Ohio State Newark and pay the $100 acceptance fee, you will receive information about attending Transfer Student Orientation. During orientation you will meet with an academic advisor in your academic program of study to schedule classes and review your Transfer Credit Report.

I haven’t been to school in a long time. Who can help me?

We have a number of professionals dedicated to your success here at Ohio State Newark. We’d recommend taking a look at our Center for Student Success for a list of the following resources:

  • Learning Skills Specialist
  • Math learning Center
  • Testing Center
  • Tutoring Services
  • Writer’s Studio

The Office of Student Life offers the following resources for your success:

  • Career Development
  • Counseling Services
  • Disability Services
  • Multicultural Affair
  • Recreation Center

“The transfer orientation process was really exciting. During this time, I got to meet other transfer students. It was great knowing that there were students just like me who would be attending the Newark campus.”

Erika Lynn
Ohio State Newark Transfer Student