Current or Former Ohio State Students
If you are a returning or continuing Ohio State student, please choose from change enrollment unit or reactivation. Select your appropriate action below:
- Current or Former Ohio State student requesting to change enrollment unit to Extended Education
- Former Continuing undergraduate non-degree seeking student requesting reactivation
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.
Select the appropriate tab for information regarding eligibility and important deadlines for new students.
U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents student 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.
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 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 contact the Extended Education Admissions Counselor.
Online application deadlines for new domestic students
|Online Application Deadline||In-Office Admission **|
|Summer 2015*||April 1, 2015||April 2, 2015 - May 8, 2015|
|Autumn 2015||May 1, 2015||May 4, 2015 - August 21, 2015|
|Spring 2016||November 1, 2015||November 2, 2015 - January 8, 2016|
*The Summer Term begins on May 11, 2015, 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 8, 2015, 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.
*Create or sign in to your account. Scroll down to Special to select your application.
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.
The following video content has been provided courtesy of Undergraduate Admissions & First Year Experience (undergrad.osu.edu).
- The international student experience: three stories. Three students talk about their Ohio State journeys so far, including making the transition to the university, obstacles along the way, and how they found friends and created a home for themselves at Ohio State.
- A discussion about the international student experience