Apply for free

We're committed to keeping Ohio State Newark accessible and affordable for you and your family — so we have a special offer for you!

To align with our mission of affordability and accessibility, The Ohio State University is covering the $60 application fee for first-year applicants who apply directly to Ohio State Newark between Oct. 15 and Dec. 15. Ohio State Newark is already dedicated to providing Ohio students and families with an excellent college education at one of the lowest tuition rates in the state.

Just enter fee waiver code UFWREG4 on the online application, and submit your complete application (online application plus transcript sent from your high school) to Ohio State Newark by Dec. 15 for these big benefits:

  • No application fee
  • Automatic consideration for scholarships
  • Quick admissions decision (typically under three weeks!)

This fee waiver code is exclusively available for first-year applicants to an Ohio State regional campus in Lima, Mansfield, Marion, or Newark, or ATI in Wooster. Note: If you’re planning to apply to the Columbus campus, you should submit the Common Application and not an application to a regional campus.

Admission criteria

If you have never attended college, you can be admitted to Ohio State Newark if you are an Ohio resident with a degree from an accredited high school or a GED. 

Home-schooled applicants must submit an approved “excuse from attendance” verification (or equivalent) provided by a local school district or state official. Refer to your state’s Department of Education website to determine the specific document your state uses.

Campus-change program

Newark campus students in good academic standing may switch to the Columbus campus any time after they have completed 30 semester hours. Some programs may have more rigorous enrollment criteria, so you’ll work with an advisor to plan and prepare.

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Paying for college

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