The Ohio State University at Newark


Applying for Transfer Admission

Applying for admission to The Ohio State University at Newark

If you have earned at least a 2.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) on your college course work, we will review your academic record and performance in college to determine your eligibility for admission. 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.
All transfer students applying to the Newark campus must submit the following to be considered for admission:

  • Application for Admission
  • $60 Application fee
  • Official university transcripts from each university attended (sent directly from the university)

Transcripts should not be sent to The Ohio State University at Newark. All official transcripts must be sent to:

The Ohio State University
PO Box 182646
Columbus, OH 43218-2646

If you have fewer than 30 semester or 45 quarter hours at the time of application, you must also submit the following:

  • High school transcripts (sent directly from the high school) or GED.
    • Please note: If you graduated from high school before April 1, 1984, you are not required to provide a high school transcript.
    • Official ACT/SAT scores are not required for your application to Ohio State Newark. Voluntary submission of ACT/SAT test scores will assist with placement testing and course scheduling during transfer student orientation.

Additional requirements

  • Ohio State requires that you receive a diploma from a chartered high school or GED to enroll.
  • If you have completed any course work at a school outside of the United States, you must submit an official transcript from that institution. Foreign language documents must be translated into English by the issuing institution, an authorized translator or a teacher of the language.

Application Deadlines

Application deadline Spring 2017 Summer 2017 Autumn 2017
Deadline for all required application materials. Columbus campus: Oct. 1, 2016 Mar. 1, 2017 Columbus campus: May 1, 2017
Regional campus: Nov. 1, 2016 Regional campus: June 1, 2017
Priority date for financial aid Feb. 1, 2017 Feb. 1, 2017 Feb. 1, 2017
Acceptance fee deadline See your Acceptance Fee Statement See your Acceptance Fee Statement

See your Acceptance Fee Statement

Know the enrollment criteria for your major

Your academic record may be reviewed for enrollment to your intended major. Some colleges and schools at Ohio State require a minimum GPA, prerequisite course work and/or an audition or portfolio. Before you apply, look up the enrollment criteria for your intended major.

Interested in a professional program? If you already meet certain prerequisites, you may be able to apply directly to one of these programs. Learn more about undergraduate professional programs.
  • Dental Hygiene (BS)
    • Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (BS)
    • Athletic Training
    • Health Information Management and Systems
    • Health Sciences
    • Medical Dietetics
    • Medical Laboratory Science
    • Radiological Sciences and Therapy
    • Respiratory Therapy
  • Health and Wellness Innovation in Healthcare (BS)
  • Nursing (BSN and RN-BSN)
  • Public Health (BS)

Sending transcripts to Ohio State

  • Did you attend a state (public) university in Ohio or a community college? When ordering a transcript from your prior school, request that your transcript(s) be sent electronically. Sending paper transcripts by mail or overnight delivery will delay processing time. Faxed transcripts will not be accepted.
  • For all other institutions, if your school offers electronic delivery, choose that option to avoid processing delays. If ordering a transcript online, select The Ohio State University as a recipient. In the absence of a list of universities to select, have your school send your transcript directly to esue-studugt@osu.edu (for undergraduate students) and gpadocs@osu.edu (for graduate and professional students).

If your school does not offer electronic delivery, please have transcripts mailed to:

The Ohio State University
PO Box 182646
Columbus, OH 43218-2646

Transcripts should not be sent to The Ohio State University at Newark. Transcripts should not be delivered by the student or sent to other addresses on campus. Doing so will prevent acceptance of the transcript as official, and a transfer credit evaluation will not be completed.

After you’ve applied to Ohio State

Once we receive your application

Within one to five days, you will receive email acknowledgment that your application was received. This email will include your OSU ID and Ohio State username, and instructions for activating the username so that you can monitor the status of your application.
Within approximately four to six weeks after we have received all of your required documents, your online application status will reflect one of the following admission decisions:

Admit — Congratulations! You have been admitted to Ohio State. A transfer credit evaluation is on the way.

Denial — At this time, you do not meet our admission requirements. To be considered for another semester, you remain enrolled at your current college or university and improve your academic record. If you are not currently enrolled, you enroll at another college or university and improve your academic profile. In both cases, you will need to contact us to update your application for a future semester.