four students of The Ohio State University at Marion posing for photo in front of a Welcome Week event

Admission Requirements

Ohio State Regional campuses operate under an open access admission policy. This means that students who have graduated from an accredited Ohio high school or earned their GED have the opportunity to earn an Ohio State education and learn from world class faculty on the Marion campus.

The Ohio State University transfer policy states that in order for a student to be admitted at a regional campus, they must have earned a minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA in all attempted coursework post high school graduation.

Freshman and Transfer Undergraduate Applicants

To apply you will need to complete the following steps:

  1. Apply to Ohio State Marion by the application deadline for the semester you wish to enroll (
  2. Request that your official transcripts be sent directly from the institution to The Ohio State University (not Marion campus specifically). Transcripts can be sent electronically, via email to, or to the address below:

    The Ohio State University
    Undergraduate Admissions
    PO Box 182646
    Columbus, OH 43218-2646
  3. Pay a $60 application fee (This fee can be waived with qualifying circumstances. Please contact your school counselor or the Enrollment Services office for more information.)
  4. ACT/SAT scores (Not required but highly encouraged that students have their scores sent to Ohio State for placement considerations, required for applicants with a degree from non-charted high schools).

Students are only able to apply to one Ohio State campus. If you are planning to apply to the Columbus campus via the Common Application, we highly encourage you to select Ohio State Marion as your alternative campus.