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President Drake and Ohio State Lima StudentsThe Ohio State University at Lima holds to the tradition of open enrollment. This means that any Ohio resident who has graduated from high school (or earned a GED) and not attended any other post-secondary school, you will be admitted.


Freshmen


Please submit the following when applying to The Ohio State University at Lima as a freshman:

Please submit the following when applying to The Ohio State University at Lima as a freshman:

  • Completed Freshmen Application
  • $60 Application Fee
  • Official High School Transcripts
  • Official ACT or SAT scores sent from the testing agency. (Test scores are not required for the regional campuses, but strongly encouraged due to scholarship requirements. Test scores also help dictate placement testing needs.)

*Home school/alternative education students

Ohio State Lima welcomes applications from alternatively educated students, including home school students. These students follow the same admissions process as freshman applicants and are reviewed for admission based on the high school curriculum and ACT or SAT scores.

Please submit the following when applying to The Ohio State University at Lima as a freshman home school or alternative education student:

  • Completed Freshmen Application
  • $60 Application Fee
  • A detailed curriculum, including course descriptions and assessment of performance (letter grades, percentages, portfolio commentary, etc.) with an explanation of any applicable grading scales.
  • Official ACT or SAT scores sent from the testing agency. Home school/alternative education students must have a composite of 21 or higher on the ACT or composite of 1060 or higher on the SAT to be admitted to Ohio State Lima.

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

Deadline for the online application
Lima Campus

Autumn Semester (begins in August): June 1
Spring Semester (begins in January): November 1
Summer Term (begins in May/June): March 1
*Applications for 2018 will be available August 1

Please click here for information on applying after the online deadline. (Late Registrations)

Click to complete the regional campus application.

Out-of-State


Ohio State Lima has expanded enrollment to include out-of-state students within bordering counties of Indiana and Michigan.

Ohio State Lima has expanded enrollment options and is pleased to offer admission to specific bordering counties within the states of Indiana and Michigan.

INDIANA

  • Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Jay, Steuben and Wells counties are included within our admissions territory
  • Indiana students are eligible for in-state tuition rates based on an agreement with the state of Indiana and are only valid at the Lima campus of The Ohio State University.

MICHIGAN

  • Hillsdale, Lenawee, Monroe, Washtenaw and Wayne counties are included within our admissions territory
  • Out-of-state tuition rates apply for Michigan students

FRESHMEN

Please submit the following when applying to The Ohio State University at Lima as a freshman:

  • Completed Freshmen Application
  • $60 Application Fee
  • Official High School Transcripts
  • Official ACT or SAT scores sent from the testing agency. (Test scores are not required for the regional campuses, but strongly encouraged due to scholarship requirements. Test scores also help dictate placement testing needs.)

TRANSFER

You must have a cumulative GPA of a 2.0 or higher from all previous college coursework taken in the last 3 years to transfer to The Ohio State University at Lima. Please visit transferology.com to view how your completed coursework may transfer to Ohio State.

*If you are a transfer from Rhodes State College, your $60 application fee will be waived. Please contact the admissions office at 419-995-8391 for more information.

Please submit the following when applying to The Ohio State University at Lima as a transfer:

  • Completed Transfer Application
  • $60 Application Fee
  • Official High School Transcripts (if you have 45 quarter hours or 30 semester hours or more of college coursework after high school, you do not need to submit high school transcripts)
  • Official College Transcripts for all previous college level coursework sent directly from the previous college/university to Ohio State. Please send them to the transcript address below.

*Home school/alternative education students

Ohio State Lima welcomes applications from alternatively educated students, including home school students. These students follow the same admissions process as freshmen and/or transfer applicants and are reviewed for admission based on college level coursework GPA and/or high school curriculum and ACT or SAT scores.

Please submit the following when applying to The Ohio State University at Lima as a freshman home school or alternative education student:

  • Completed Freshmen Application
  • $60 Application Fee
  • A detailed curriculum, including course descriptions and assessment of performance (letter grades, percentages, portfolio commentary, etc.) with an explanation of any applicable grading scales.
  • Official ACT or SAT scores sent from the testing agency. Home school/alternative education students must have a composite of 21 or higher on the ACT or composite of 1060 or higher on the SAT to be admitted to Ohio State Lima.

Please submit the following when applying to The Ohio State University at Lima as a transfer home school or alternative education student:

  • Completed Transfer Application
  • $60 Application Fee
  • A detailed high school curriculum, including course content descriptions and assessment of performance (letter grades, percentages, portfolio commentary, etc.) with an explanation of any applicable grading scales. (If you have 45 quarter hours or 30 semester hours or more of college coursework after high school you do not need to submit high school curriculum.)
  • Official College Transcripts- for all previous college level coursework sent directly from the previous college/university to Ohio State. Please send them to the address below.
  • Official ACT or SAT scores sent from the testing agency. Home school/alternative education students must have a composite of 21 or higher on the ACT or composite of 1060 or higher on the SAT to be admitted to Ohio State Lima. (If you have 45 quarter hours or 30 semester hours or more of college coursework after high school you do not need to submit ACT or SAT scores.)

Transcript Address:
The Ohio State University
Undergraduate Admissions
PO Box 182646
Columbus, OH 43218-2646
*College/University transcripts will be considered unofficial if received in Lima.

Deadline for the online application
Lima Campus

Autumn Semester (begins in August): June 1
Spring Semester (begins in January): November 1
Summer Term (begins in May/June): March 1
*Applications for 2018 will be available August 1

Please click here for information on applying after the online deadline. (Late Registrations)

>> Students applying to Ohio State Lima from one of our stated service areas please click the link to apply. Regional Application for Freshmen or Transfer Students
>> For any other student outside our stated service area requesting to apply to The Ohio State University, the traditional application process applies. Visit osu.edu/apply
for details.

Transfer


If you have completed any college coursework AFTER high school, you are considered a transfer student.

You must have a cumulative GPA of a 2.0 or higher from all previous college coursework taken in the last 3 years to transfer to The Ohio State University at Lima. Please visit transferology.com to view how your completed coursework may transfer to Ohio State. *If you are a transfer from Rhodes State College, your $60 application fee will be waived. Please contact the admissions office at 419-995-8391 for more information.

Please submit the following when applying to The Ohio State University at Lima as a transfer:

  • Completed Transfer Application
  • $60 Application Fee
  • Official High School Transcripts (if you have 45 quarter hours or 30 semester hours or more of college coursework after high school, you do not need to submit high school transcripts)
  • Official College Transcripts- for all previous college level coursework sent directly from the previous college/university to Ohio State. Please send them to the transcript address below.

*Home school/alternative education students

Ohio State Lima welcomes applications from alternatively educated students, including home school students. These students follow the same admissions process as transfer applicants and are reviewed for admission based on college level coursework GPA and/or high school curriculum and ACT or SAT scores.

Please submit the following when applying to The Ohio State University at Lima as a transfer home school or alternative education student:

  • Completed Transfer Application
  • $60 Application Fee
  • A detailed high school curriculum, including course content descriptions and assessment of performance (letter grades, percentages, portfolio commentary, etc.) with an explanation of any applicable grading scales. (If you have 45 quarter hours or 30 semester hours or more of college coursework after high school you do not need to submit high school curriculum.)
  • Official College Transcripts- for all previous college level coursework sent directly from the previous college/university to Ohio State. Please send them to the address below.
  • Official ACT or SAT scores sent from the testing agency. Home school/alternative education students must have a composite of 21 or higher on the ACT or composite of 1060 or higher on the SAT to be admitted to Ohio State Lima. (If you have 45 quarter hours or 30 semester hours or more of college coursework after high school you do not need to submit ACT or SAT scores.)

Transcript Address:

The Ohio State University
Undergraduate Admissions
PO Box 182646
Columbus, OH 43218-2646
*Will be considered unofficial if received in Lima.

Deadline for the online application
Lima Campus

Autumn Semester (begins in August): June 1
Spring Semester (begins in January): November 1
Summer Term (begins in May/June): March 1
*Applications for 2018 will be available August 1

Please click here to apply after the online deadline (Late Registrations)

Click to complete the Transfer application.

Continuing Education


If you would like to take Ohio State courses, but not pursue a degree, you would be considered a Continuing Education (CEd) student.

Generally, domestic students who are eligible for admission to CEd must demonstrate the following academic achievements:

  • Graduation from high school or a GED
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale for all previous university-level coursework
  • NOTE: If you don’t have at least a 2.0 GPA, please provide a written explanation and transcripts from all institutions attended, along with your CEd application.
  • Be in good standing with other colleges or universities attended

In addition, applicants must:

  • Be at least 24 years of age, have a bachelor’s degree, or have been out of high school for at least four years

OR

  • Be in a degree-granting program at another university and wish to transfer Ohio State credit back to that institution .

There are exceptions to these general guidelines. For questions, please contact the Office of Distance Education and eLearning at 614-292-8860 or the Lima Office of Admissions 419-995-8391.

* If you are a current student attending Rhodes State College and would like to take an Ohio State course, your $60.00 application fee will be waived. Please contact the Office of Admissions at 419-995-8391 for more information

Please submit the following when applying to The Ohio State University at Lima as a CEd student:

Graduate Nondegree


If you are seeking graduate-level credit, but are not enrolled in a Graduate Program, you should apply as a Graduate Nondegree (GND) student.

Please submit the following to apply as a GND student:

  • Completed Graduate Nondegree online application
  • $60 application fee
  • A copy of your undergraduate diploma or final college transcripts showing your undergraduate graduation date. These will need to be electronically saved or scanned and uploaded to your online application.
  • Please make sure to list the course(s) you wish to take on the application where indicated.

For additional information and application

Academy (College Credit Plus)


The Ohio State Academy Program allows talented high school students to enroll in coursework while still in high school.

The Academy program is the Ohio State implementation of the state of Ohio's “College Credit Plus” program. It is a partnership between Ohio State, the high school and the student and his or her family. The Academy program allows high school students to earn college credit. The student will have an official college transcript and college credit that can be put toward a degree program.

Admission to the Academy program at Ohio State Lima will be based on students meeting the college readiness standards as defined by the state of Ohio. These standards are based on ACT/SAT scores.

Readiness Area

ACT

Old SAT (taken before March 2016)

New SAT (taken March 2016 or later)

English Sub Score

18

Writing: 430 | Critical Reading: 450

Evidence Based Reading & Writing 480

Reading Sub Score

22

450

Evidence Based Reading & Writing 480

Mathematics Sub Score

22

520

530

Deadline for the online application
Lima Campus

Autumn Semester (begins in August): June 1
Spring Semester (begins in January): November 1
Summer Term (begins in May/June): March 1
*Applications for 2018 will be available August 1

If you have any questions about the Academy program at Ohio State, you can contact Kristina Healy in Academic Advising at 419-995-8460 or visit: http://undergrad.osu.edu/academy/

Veterans


Ohio State Lima welcomes veterans and those serving on active duty.

Please follow above steps based on your classification of a freshman, transfer, or graduate student. Visit the Office of Veteran and Military Students for more information about benefits and residency qualifications.

Deadline for the online application
Lima Campus

Autumn Semester (begins in August): June 1
Spring Semester (begins in January): November 1
Summer Term (begins in May/June): March 1
*Applications for 2018 will be available August 1

Click to complete the regional application for Freshmen or Transfer student.

If you would like to speak with someone in Veterans Affairs please contact Michael Forrest. If you have questions about Financial Aid and the benefits you are eligible for to help pay for college please contact Gina Lee. Thank you for your service and we look forward to working with you throughout the application process.

Contact Information

Michael Forrest
Program Director
Phone: (614) 292-7047
E-mail: forrest.73@osu.edu

Gina Lee
For Student Veteran Financial Aid/GI Bill
Phone: (614) 292-3453
E-mail: lee.49@osu.edu

Courtney Gandy
Admissions Counselor
Phone: (419) 995-8059
E-mail: gandy.8@osu.edu

Program 60


If a student is 60+ they can take part in Program 60 (P60).

Program 60 is a unique learning opportunity for Ohio citizens to register and attend undergraduate and graduate level courses, tuition-free, at The Ohio State University. Credit cannot be given nor will courses be applied toward a degree. Acceptance into a course is based on permission of the instructor and space availability which is determined the first week of the quarter.

For more information, contact the Office of Admissions at 419-995-8391 or Sean Boley at 419-995-8679, boley.57@osu.edu.

Please return the Program 60 Application to Sean Boley in the Student Services Center.