Apply to Extended Education

U.S. Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Political Asylee

Individuals seeking to apply as Transient / Visitor students or Undergrad Non- Degree Continuing Status students, may apply online to Extended Education. There is a $60 non-refundable application fee required upon submission of your online application. It may take up to three weeks for your application to be processed; apply well before the start of semester or session you wish to attend.

In-office admission is also available by appointment. Call 614-292-8860 to schedule an appointment.

$60 non-refundable application fee in the form of a check or money order written to "The Ohio State University" must be submitted at the time of admission.

International Applicants

Please see International under Admission and Criteria for information about applying and application deadlines.

Ohio State Alumni or Graduates​ 

Alumni or Graduates of Ohio State requesting to become Undergraduate Non-Degree seeking students should complete the Extended Education Activation Request Form (link is external). Please select “program change to undergraduate non-degree.” Upon submission, your request should be processed within 2-3 business days.

Current or Former Ohio State Students

Students that have previously attended Ohio State in any capacity, (excluding former Transient/ Visitor or Academy students), requesting to become Undergraduate Non-Degree seeking students should complete the Extended Education Activation Request Form (link is external). Students who are returning to Undergraduate Non-Degree should select “return from leave of absence.” Students who were last in another major/program should select “program change to undergraduate non-degree.”  Upon submission, your request should be processed within 2-3 business days.

Former Transient/Visitor Students

Please see Returning Students.

Admission and Criteria

Select the appropriate tab for information regarding eligibility for new students. See Dates and Deadlines to know your online and in-office admission deadlines. 

Transient / Visitor (one term per year)

Transient / Visitor Student Criteria

Generally, transient or visitor students who are eligible for admission to Extended Education meet the following criteria:

  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater in all previous college coursework
  • Currently enrolled at another institution
  • Will be transferring Ohio State credit back to home institution

Transient/ visitors are permitted for one term/ semester per academic year.

When applying online, there is a nonrefundable, $60 application fee due at the time of submission. Also, consider that it may take up to 3 weeks for your application to be processed. Please apply well  before the start of semester or session courses for which you will be registering.  If you are local, consider scheduling an in office appointment. Please refer to the Registrar(link is external)(link is external) to search for courses, and verify the start date of the course(s) that you would like to take. 

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.

All formerly enrolled transient/ visitor students must reapply every term. Formerly enrolled transient/ visitor students can make an in-office admission appointment to reapply with no additional application fee. Call 614-292-8860 to schedule an in- office admission appointment.

Undergrad Non-Degree-Continuing Status

Undergrad Non-Degree-Continuing Student Criteria

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

  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Be 24 years of age, have a bachelor's degree or have been out of high school for 4 years
  • If any previous college coursework, a cumulative GPA of 2.0 is required
  • No previous college required

When applying online, there is a nonrefundable, $60 application fee due at the time of submission. Also, consider that it may take up to 3 weeks for your application to be processed. Please apply well  before the start of semester or session courses for which you will be registering.  If you are local, consider scheduling an in-office appointment. Please refer to the Registrar(link is external)(link is external) to search for courses, and verify the start date of the course(s) that you would like to take. 

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.

International

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

Before applying for extended education, international applicants should first contact an international counselor in Undergraduate Admissions at int.undergrad@osu.edu. Applicants must submit a $70 application fee with the application.

International Deadlines:

Spring SemesterDecember 10
Summer SemesterApril 10
Autumn SemesterJuly 15

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) 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
  • For questions please contact an International Admissions Counselor in Undergraduate Admissions at int.undergrad@osu.edu 

Have you verified that you need to apply and pay a nonrefundable application fee? 

If yes, click the button below and follow the step-by-step instructions to get started!

If no, carefully review all the content of this page to determine if you need to apply.

If you are unsure, please call 614.292.8860 to speak with an admission counselor. 

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Step One: Create an Account

To create an account, click Create Account and begin your application. If you previously created an account but did not apply, you can continue your application by logging in with the username and password you previously created. 

Step Two: Tips to Complete the Application

  1. Select Undergraduate, Additional Populations, and either Undergraduate Non- Degree Columbus Campus, or Undergraduate Non- Degree Regional Campus.
  2. Choose which semester you would like to attend from the Select Term drop down menu.  
  3. Choose your campus from the Select Campus drop down menu. Once you have made your selections, you can click Start Application.  

Please carefully read the directions within the application to successfully submit your application.

Enter Your Previous College Information

Extended Education applicants do not need to submit any previous college transcripts. Enter in your previous college information, such as the name of the institution, years attended, and if any, degree earned.

Affidavit of GPA

In the application, on the GPA question, if you answered Yes or No College Credit, the Affidavit of GPA will fall off your account in 3 to 5 business days. If you answered No, please call 614-292-8860 to speak with the Admission Counselor. 

Step Three: Accept Your Admission

If you are admitted, to transition from an admitted status to active status, it is important that you log into your Applicant Center at appstatus.osu.edu to complete the following:

  • Accept or decline your offer of admission by clicking the Accept / Decline link on the main page.
  • Verify/update your contact information.

 

Step Four: After Admission

Ready for your next steps? See After Admission for information about activating your Ohio State internet username, tuition and fees, orientation, advising, and for Ohio State employees, how to keep your Tuition Benefit, etc.