Additional types of applicants
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To take classes while in high school
Ohio residents, apply to Ohio State's College Credit Plus program, the Ohio State Academy.
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. Alternatively, Columbus campus applicants may submit ACT or SAT scores instead.
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 as a "Transient / Visitor." Find the application and step-by-step instructions on our Extended Education site.
If you're interested in taking a class(es) at Ohio State but you are not seeking a degree, you'll apply as an "Undergraduate, non-degree student." Find the application and step-by-step instructions on our Extended Education site.
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 on our professional admissions page.
Ohio State offers several outstanding online undergraduate degree programs in the health field.
To apply to graduate or professional school
Apply through Graduate and Professional Admissions. Students looking at undergraduate professional programs in nursing, dental hygiene, public health, and health and rehabilitation sciences should start on our professional admissions page.
To complete prerequisites
Apply through Extended Education if you are completing undergraduate prerequisites for a graduate or post-baccalaureate professional degree.
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.
Enrollment for returning students is determined by the college you were last enrolled in rather than by Undergraduate Admissions. Reach out to your college of enrollment.
Apply through Extended Education if you are an adult student who wants to take undergraduate courses (non-degree enrollment).