Additional types of applicants

Find application instructions for more types of applicants below. If you still can't find what you're looking for, email us at askabuckeye@osu.edu.

To take classes while in high school

Ohio residents, apply to Ohio State's College Credit Plus program, the Ohio State Academy.

Veteran or military applicants

Start at the veterans welcome page.

Students from other universities

If you're interested in attending Ohio State for one term and transfering credit back to your home college or university, you'll apply through the Office of Distance Education and eLearning (ODEE) as a "Transient / Visitor." Find the application and step-by-step instructions on ODEE's Apply to Extended Education page.

Non-degree enrollment

If you're interested in taking a class(es) at Ohio State but you are not seeking a degree, you'll apply through the Office of Distance Education and eLearning (ODEE) as an "Undergrad Non-Degree Continuing Status" student. Find the application and step-by-step instructions on ODEE's Apply to Extended Education page.

Ohio State students who want to change campuses

Start at the campus-change welcome page.

Applicants interested in professional programs

Students looking at undergraduate professional programs in nursing, dental hygiene, public health, and health and rehabilitation sciences should start at Graduate and Professional Admissions.

To apply to graduate or professional school

Apply through Graduate and Professional Admissions.

To complete prerequisites

Apply through the Office of Distance Education and eLearning (ODEE) if you are completing prerequisites for a graduate or post-baccalaureate professional degree.

Online programs

View the list of Ohio State's highly ranked online degree programs at online.osu.edu. Ohio State alumni applying to an online degree or certificate program are eligible for an application fee waiver.

Returning students

Start by contacting your college of enrollment.

Adult learners

Apply through the Office of Distance Education and eLearning (ODEE) if you are an adult student who wants to take undergraduate courses (non-degree enrollment). For information and access to the application, visit Admissions & Criteria.