This is an opportunity for qualified students to enroll in college while still in high school.  The Ohio State University Academy is a highly selective program. Students may apply for admission during the spring for autumn enrollment. Ohio State Marion will accept applications for any quarter.  However, individual high schools may have different timelines.

There are two options available at Ohio State Marion. With either option, the student has a formal college record.

Option A - For college credit only. Student and family bear the cost of coursework and books. Does not affect high school grade point average.

Option B - For both high school and college credit. High school and Ohio State Marion will share the cost of students' courses and books. Grades are reported to high school, listed on the high school transcript, and figured into the high school grade point average. This option is not available for summer quarter enrollment.

Who should apply?

  • Performance in high school as shown by class rank or grade point average: 
    - Rank in the top 25 percent of high school class OR
    - Cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • Performance on standardized tests:
    - ACT composite score of at least 22 OR
    - Combined SAT critical reading and math score of 1090 or higher OR
    - Equivalent scores on the PSAT or PLAN tests
  • Recommendation of high school counselor or principal
  • 300 word essay

Application Procedures
To apply, a student should submit the following materials by the appropriate deadline.

  • The Ohio State University Academy Application  (
  • The High School Information Form 
  • Official high school transcripts
  • Official transcripts from any post-secondary institution 
  • $60 application fee 
  • Standardized test score reports are required (PSAT, PLAN, ACT, SAT) 
  • The high school counselor or principal must complete the High School Information Form (, including a recommendation. This recommendation should indicate precisely the student's intent and purpose for participating in the program. 

Application Deadlines:

May 1 Autumn Semester
November 1 Spring Semester


For more information or an application contact:

Holly Jacobson
Coordinator of Admission
The Ohio State University at Marion
Phone: (740) 725-6239
Louis Hominga
Admissions/Academy Advisor
The Ohio State University at Marion
Phone:  (740) 725-6232


For more information: visit the Ohio State Academy website >>