The Ohio State University at Newark

Frequently Asked Questions - Transfer Students

When should I apply?

Regional campus applicants are strongly encouraged to apply by the deadline, as courses and financial aid are subject to availability. After the deadline, please contact the Ohio State Newark Admissions Office at 740-366-9333 to schedule an appointment to apply in-person, subject to applicable admission rules and requirements.

Application deadline Spring 2018 Summer 2018 Autumn 2018
Deadline for all required application materials. Columbus campus: Oct. 1, 2017 Mar. 1, 2018 Columbus campus: May 1, 2018
Regional campus: Nov. 1, 2017 Regional campus: June 1, 2018
Priority date for financial aid Feb. 1, 2018 Feb. 1, 2018 Feb. 1, 2018
Acceptance fee deadline See your Acceptance Fee Statement See your Acceptance Fee Statement

See your Acceptance Fee Statement

Are there minimum requirements to transfer to Ohio State 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

Will my course credits transfer to Ohio State?

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, page 7 for information). In many cases, credit for equivalent courses is received when transfer credit is awarded. Visit for details about the transferability of course credit to and from Ohio and regional institutions.

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.

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.