Future Students


Freshmen
The 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.

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 with the writing score if taken. (Test scores are not required for the regional campuses, but strongly suggested due to scholarship requirements. Test scores also help dictate placement testing needs.)
  • Deadline for the online application
    Lima Campus
    Spring Term: October 1, 2013
    Summer Term: March 1, 2014
    Autumn Term: June 1, 2014

    Application: http://apply.osu.edu/

    Please click here for information on applying after the online deadline. (Late Registrations)
    Transfer
    If you have taken 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 to transfer to The Ohio State University at Lima. Please visit transfer.org to view how your completed coursework may transfer into Ohio State.

    * If you are transfer from Rhodes State College, your $60 application fee will be waived. Please contact the admission 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 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 address below.
    Address:
    Undergraduate Admissions
    Student Academic Services Building (SAS)
    281 W. Lane Ave.
    Columbus, Ohio 43210
  • Deadline for the online application
    Lima Campus
    Spring Term: October 1, 2013
    Summer Term: March 1, 2014
    Autumn Term: June 1, 2014

    Application: http://apply.osu.edu/

    Please click here for information on applying after the online deadline. (Late Registrations)
    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 CEd Admissions Counselor at 614-292-8860 or the Lima Admissions Office 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 admissions office at 419-995-8391 for more information

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

  • Completed online application http://www.ced.osu.edu/CEd_creditpro.html
  • $60 application fee
  • Any supporting documentation based on above criteria
  • 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 on-line application.
  • Please make sure to list the course(s) you wish to take on the application where indicated.
  • Information and application link: http://gradadmissions.osu.edu/nondegree.html

    Academy(PSEOP)
    The Academy program is the Ohio State implementation of the Post-Secondary Enrollment Options Program (PSEOP) created by the state of Ohio and is a partnership between Ohio State, the high school, and the student and his or her parents. Most students admitted to the Ohio State Lima Academy Program have at least a 22 ACT composite score and are from the top 20% of their high school class.

    If you have any questions about the Academy Program at Ohio State, you can contact Bryan Albright in Academic Advising at 419-995-8223.

    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 following Ohio State Veterans Affairs website for more information about benefits and residency qualifications: http://hr.osu.edu/vet/

    Deadline for the online application
    Lima Campus
    Spring Term: October 1, 2013
    Summer Term: March 1, 2014
    Autumn Term: June 1, 2014

    Application: http://apply.osu.edu

    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: glee@hr.osu.edu

    Alysia Dunlap
    Admissions Counselor and Staff Assistant
    Phone: (419) 995-8059
    E-mail: Dunlap.284@osu.edu

    Program 60

    If a student is 60+ they can take part in Program 60 (P60) which 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, call the Office of Admissions at 419-995-8391 or Meredith Kincaid at 419-995-8679 kincaid.118@osu.edu. Please return the Application Form below to Meredith Kincaid in the Student Services Building.

    Program 60 Application