The Ohio State University at Lima

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.

If you are an Ohio resident, you may apply for admission to The Ohio State University at Lima. If you have earned at least a 2.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) on all college course work taken in the last 3 years, we will review your academic performance in college to determine your eligibility for admission.

Depending on the number of credit hours you are transferring and your desired major, the Lima campus may be a great option. The Ohio State University at Lima offers 12 complete, four-year degree programs including Biology, Business Management, Early and Middle Childhood Education, Child and Youth Studies, Engineering Technology, English, History, Psychology, Social Work, Theatre, and Zoology. In addition to Bachelor Degrees, Ohio State Lima offers four degree completion programs and pre-professional preparation.

Learn about our Programs

College of Arts and Sciences: Biology

Ohio State Lima offers 12 four-year Bachelor's Degree programs allowing students the opportunity to earn their degree from the No. 1 public university in the state. Providing access to a Big-10 quality education with the affordability of a regional campus. The following degree programs can be completed in Lima.

Start any of Ohio State's 200+ majors at Lima and finish in Columbus:

Baccalaureate Completion Programs:
Upgrade your associate's degree to a bachelor's degree to make yourself more marketable in the workplace!

Pre-professional Preparation:

Professional degree programs look for students with well-rounded educations, strong academic profiles and the successful completion of specific prerequisites. If you are interested in going on for a professional degree, all of our baccalaureate programs can be used as preparation for many pre-professional programs including Law, Medicine, Podiatry, Dentistry, Optometry, Veterinary Medicine, Chiropractics and Mortuary Science.


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

  • Click here to complete the 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.
  • The Ohio State University
    Undergraduate Admissions
    PO Box 182646
    Columbus, OH 43218-2646

Application Deadlines

View The Ohio State University General Education Requirements

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

Transfer Credit

Course credit will transfer to Ohio State if the course was taken at a regionally accredited institution, the course was non-remedial, and you received a C- or better. In a few cases, a D or D+ may transfer; download our Transfer Credit Policy for more information.

In many cases, credit for equivalent courses is received when transfer credit is awarded. Visit for details about the transferability of course credit to and from Ohio State and regional institutions.

View The Ohio State University General Education Requirements

A complete list of approved Ohio Transfer 36 (Ohio Transfer Model - OTM) courses for The Ohio State University can be viewed at:

Financial Aid

The FAFSA is available on October 1 and filing by Ohio State’s priority date of February 1 will provide you maximum aid consideration. Every student is highly encouraged to file the FAFSA to be considered for the most financial aid, including scholarships, grants, loans and Federal Work-Study. Transfer students should update their FAFSA with the Ohio State school code 003090.

The university offers hundreds of special-eligibility scholarships with a wide variety of eligibility criteria. To apply each year, file the FAFSA and the Special Scholarships Application by the priority date of February 1.

For more information about financial aid, visit our website


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