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Current or Former Ohio State Students

If you are a returning or continuing Ohio State student, please choose from reactivation or change enrollment unit. Select your appropriate action below:

Student Financial Aid

Federal Financial Aid Eligibility 

If you are planning to seek Federal Student Financial Aid assistance for your non-degree enrollment, be sure to carefully review the federal financial aid information for non-degree seekers at sfa.osu.edu/. At sfa.osu.edu/howitworks/index.asp?tab=b  you will find the heading ... an Extended Education Student or Graduate Student in a Non-Degree-Granting Program. There you will find federal student financial aid information for non-degree seeking status. If you are considering private loans to fund your education, be sure to review the private loan information at http://sfa.osu.edu/loans/index.asp?tab=g. The Student Financial Aid website also has a link to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Contact the Student Service Center at (614) 292-0300 to discuss your questions and eligibility criteria for federal aid. 

Future Applicants

Select the appropriate tab for information regarding eligibility and important deadlines for new students.

Domestic students Criteria and Deadlines

Am I a Domestic Applicant? 

Domestic students are U.S. citizens and those who hold a permanent resident card. Those who have had their permanent resident card for less than one year will be required to provide proof of English proficiency.

Domestic Criteria

Generally, domestic students who are eligible for admission to Extended Education 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 EEd 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 highschool 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 contact the Extended Education Admissions Counselor.

Online application deadlines for new domestic students

  Online Application Deadline In-Office Admission **
Summer 2014* April 1, 2014 April 2, 2014 - May 2, 2014
Autumn 2014 May 1, 2014 May 1, 2014 - August 22, 2014
Spring 2015 November 1, 2014 November 3, 2014 - January 9, 2015

*The Summer Term begins on May 5, 2014, with two session options, the May Session and the 7-week Summer Session, in addition to the full Summer Term courses. Both Sessions are within the Summer Term which has one admission deadline of May 2, 2014, the Friday before the term begins.

** In-office admission is by appointment only. Appointments are limited. Call (614) 292-8860 to schedule an appointment. Admission application fee of $60 in the form of check or money order written to "The Ohio State University" must be submitted at the time of admissions appointment.

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International students Criteria

Am I considered an International Student?

Those who do not hold a permanent resident card at the time of applying must use the Application for Extended Education for International Undergraduate Students.

Starting the Application Process

Applicants must submit a $70 application fee with the application. For questions about the Application for Extended Education for International Students, please call Undergraduate Admissions at (614) 292-3980 or go to undergrad.osu.edu/admissions/freshman/index.html?expandable=0.

International Student Criteria

Generally, international students who are eligible for admission to Extended Education must demonstrate the following academic achievements:

  • Secondary School diploma or GED
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale (or your country's equivalent as determined by Undergraduate Admissions and First Year Experience [UAFYE]) for all post high school and university level coursework
  • In good standing with other colleges or universities attended

In addition, international applicants must:

  • Be 24 years of age and have graduated from high school 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 UAFYE at (614) 292-3980 and ask to speak to an admissions counselor.

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Additional Information

The following video content has been provided courtesy of Undergraduate Admissions & First Year Experience (undergrad.osu.edu).