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

Apply for free!

To align with our mission of affordability and accessibility, we're covering the $60 application fee for first-year applicants who apply directly to a regional campus between October 15 and December 15. Our regional campuses are 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 your regional campus of choice by December 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 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.

Preparing to apply

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