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
- Apply to Ohio State Marion by the application deadline for the semester you wish to enroll
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or the address below:
The Ohio State University
PO Box 182646
Columbus, OH 43218-2646
- 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.)
- 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
Freshman applicants: send your high school transcripts, and college transcripts from anywhere you complete College Credit Plus courses (upon completion). Home-schooled applicants must submit an approved “excuse from attendance” verification (or equivalent) provided by a local school district or state official. Students with a degree from a non-chartered high school must submit an ACT, SAT or GED score.
Transfer applicants: send transcripts from any and all colleges and universities you have attended. If you have earned less than 30 semester credit hours post-high school graduation you will need to submit your high school transcript as well.
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.
To view application deadlines and to complete the online application, please click here.
To view a printable step-by-step guide to admission, please click here.
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College Credit Plus/Academy (Taking College Classes While In High School)
Ohio residents that want to take Ohio State courses while still in high school, apply to Ohio State's College Credit Plus program, the Ohio State Academy.
If you're interested in attending Ohio State for one term and transferring credit back to your home college or university, you'll apply through the Office of Distance Education and eLearning (ODEE) as a "Transient / Visitor." Find the application and step-by-step instructions on ODEE's Apply to Extended Education page.
If you're interested in taking a class(es) at Ohio State but you are not seeking a degree, you'll apply through the Office of Distance Education and eLearning (ODEE) as an "Undergrad Non-Degree Continuing Status" student. Find the application and step-by-step instructions on ODEE's Apply to Extended Education page.
Apply through Graduate and Professional Admissions.
Returning Ohio State Students
Former students interested in earning a degree should reach out to the Ohio State Marion Academic Advising office to learn more about the requirements to re-enroll. Former students who want to take non-degree undergraduate courses should apply through the Office of Distance Education and eLearning (ODEE).
Current Students On Other Ohio State Campuses
Contact the Ohio State Marion Academic Advising office to learn more about the requirements to re-enroll.
Non-Residents or Non-Citizens
If you are interested in attending Ohio State Marion and are not a resident of Ohio or are not a US citizen, or aren’t sure, please contact the Enrollment Services office directly at 740-725-6242 to discuss your application process.
To be classified as an Ohio resident for tuition purposes, a student must meet guidelines for residency as defined by the State of Ohio Legislature and the Ohio Department of Higher Education. The Ohio State University Residency Guidelines are established by the Ohio Department of Higher Education, which is the planning and coordinating agency for higher education in the state of Ohio. Note: the term "resident" for tuition purposes may differ from other definitions of Ohio residency. Students can find more information about residency here.