Transfer Students

The Ohio State University at Lima offers access to any of Ohio State's 200+ majors. Students are given the opportunity to start course work in Lima and transition to the Columbus campus. Ohio State Lima gives students a world-class education in and out of the classroom with learning experiences, such as study abroad, research tours, and internship programs. Outside of the classroom, Ohio State Lima offers a vibrant student life with over 30 different student organizations and intramural athletics.

Admissions Criteria:

  • You have earned at least a 2.0 college GPA.


Application Deadlines:

  • Autumn Semester (begins in August): July 15
  • Spring Semester (begins in January): Dec 1
  • Summer Semester (begins in May/June): April 15

A Completed Application Includes:

  • Completed Transfer Application
  • $60 Application Fee
  • Official High School Transcript*
    • If you have earned less than 30 credit hours at the time of application.
  • Official College Transcript(s)**

*Official high school transcript submissions must be emailed by the current school official (school counselor or principal) to

**Official college transcript(s) submissions must be emailed directly from the previous college/university to

If transcripts cannot be emailed, please have the respective contacts physically mail the respective transcript to:

The Ohio State University
Undergraduate Admissions
PO Box 182646
Columbus, OH 43218-2646

Admitted - "Buckeye Bound" Transfer Students

Pre-Scheduling Checklist

Contact Us:

Office of Enrollment Services
4240 Campus Drive
Student Services Center