Admission information for Ohio State's regional campuses in Lima, Mansfield, Marion, Newark and Wooster

Admission criteria

If you have never attended college, you can be admitted to a regional campus if you are an Ohio resident with a degree from an accredited high school or a GED. Note that:

  • Qualified transfer students must have — at the time of application — a cumulative GPA of 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale) on all college course work earned after high school graduation.

  • 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

Regional 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.

  • A reasonable plan for a student to complete 30 semester hours: Enroll in at least 15 hours for autumn semester and 15 hours for spring semester during your first year.

Preparing to apply

Read about applying step-by-step: Freshmen applicants  |  Transfer applicants