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. 

Note: If you have paid an undergraduate application fee within the last 12 months, you may not need to pay another application fee. Call 614-292-8860 to speak to an admission counselor to verify if you need to pay another application fee. 

International Applicants

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

Ohio State Alumni or Graduating Seniors​ 

Alumni or graduating seniors of Ohio State requesting to become Undergraduate Non-Degree seeking students should complete the Extended Education Activation Request Form. 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. 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/visitor students who are eligible for admission to Extended Education meet the following criteria:

  • U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or political asylee
  • 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.

Note: Recent high school graduates looking to take courses during the summer term before their first semester/term at their home institution, are NOT eligible to be transient/visitor students. 

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 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 who previously paid an application fee 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, permanent resident, or political asylee
  • 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 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 the nonrefundable application fee? Former Ohio State students may not need to apply.

If you are unsure, or have paid an undergraduate application fee within the last 12 months, call 614-292-8860 to speak with an admission counselor before applying.

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

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

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Step 1 - 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 2 - Tips to Complete the Application

  1. Select Undergraduate, Non-Degree and either Domestic Undergraduate Non-Degree Columbus Campus, or Domestic 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 degree earned, if any.

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. 

Selecting Undergradute Non-Degree Continuing Status  or Transient/Visitor

If you are applying as a Transient/Visitor (one term only), select Transient Status under Plan/Major Information.
If you are applying as Undergraduate Non-Degree Continuing Status (more than one term), select Continuing Status under Plan/Major Information. 

Step 3 - 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 4 - After Admission

Review Fee Information, Important Dates and Additional Steps

Activate your Ohio State Username

Visit my.osu.edu and select "Activate Now!" located in the left sidebar and follow the steps to activate your Ohio State Username (lastname.#).

Log in to BuckeyeMail

BuckeyeMail (lastname.#@buckeyemail.osu.edu) is your official Ohio State email account. Instructors or professors may only communicate with you from your BuckeyeMail account for identity verification purposes.

Ohio State students are eligible to use Microsoft Office 365 for free. Your Office 365 ID is your full BuckeyeMail address, and your password is the password you chose when you activated your account at my.osu.edu. For directions on how to download Office 365, visit go.osu.edu/office365help.

Complete an Orientation

Newly admitted students and students returning after a long absence from the university are strongly encouraged to complete an orientation.The orientation will inform you of important resources available to you as well as deadlines and policies you are responsible for being aware of.

Visit u.osu.edu/extendedducation to view the Online Extended Education Orientation.

In you would like to complete your orientation over the phone or in-office, please call the Office of Distance Education & eLearning at 614-292-8860 to schedule your orientation. 

Complete your Financial Responsibility Statement

Each term, the university will put a registration hold on your account if you have not completed the Financial Responsibility Statement. This hold will prevent you from enrolling into courses, so be sure to complete the statement as soon as you have access to your account. Follow the hyperlinks within My Buckeye Link under To Do List to complete this item. Find more information here

Meet Your Advisor

Corinna Owens

owens.846@osu.edu

 

 

Jody Patrick

patrick.216@osu.edu 

 

Please go to go.osu.edu/OnCourse to schedule an academic advising appointment. Select Extended Education as your major/department and Extended Education – Mount Hall as the Location. If you are unable to access OnCourse, please call 614-292-8860.

Verify You Meet Course Prerequisites (Transfer Credits)

Extended Education students do not receive transfer credit in My Buckeye Link, so they must work with an advisor to enroll in classes that require a prerequisite or instructor/department permission. Enrollment permission may be obtained either using the Course Enrollment Permission form, or via written enrollment permission from the instructor via email (which you may forward to your advisor). The permission form may be found at go.osu.edu/coursepermission. Once your enrollment appointment begins, take your signed permission form to your academic advisor. Your advisor will add the course to your class schedule.

Make sure you meet all prerequisite requirements for your class before registering. You can view course prerequisites by selecting on the class number in the course offering search results to see the class details. If you have met the prerequisites with coursework completed at another institution, please consult with your academic advisor to ensure they will meet requirements for your course at Ohio State.

Note for Continuing Status Non-Degree Students

If you have received a bachelor’s degree from another institution, please inform the admission counselor or your advisor of the name of the institution, major or area studied and minor, as well as the date the degree was received as this information will be used to set your future enrollment rank status.

Visiting Students Enrolling in Math Courses

Visiting Students interested in taking a math course will find procedures for prerequisite verification at math.osu.edu/visiting-students. The Visiting Student Prerequisite Verification Form will require an Advising Report to be attached. To generate the Advising Report, log into My Buckeye Link at buckeyelink.osu.edu and beneath the Academics heading select Generate Advising Report.  Save the report, as you will need to attach the report as well as an unofficial transcript with the Verification Form.

Arts and Sciences Pre-Health Advising 

The Arts and Sciences Advising team with work with current and prospective students, including Extended Education, undergraduate non-degree students who are planning to go into the health/medical field. Visit Arts and Sciences Pre-Health to learn more. 

Review the Student Handbook

Review the Student Handbook for information regarding the code of conduct, dropping courses, university resources and more.  

Ohio State Employees: Tuition Assistance Plan Information

You will find the Faculty and Staff Tuition Assistance Plan Guidelines at hr.osu.edu/benefits; select Financial, then Faculty and Staff Tuition Assistance. 

Some highlights:

  • Eligible employees must meet admission requirements and be admitted to the University to use the tuition assistance plan.
  • Eligible employees do not have to sign up for the tuition assistance plan. The registration system has information about your employee status and will apply the benefit automatically if you are eligible. 
  •  For eligible employees, the plan pays for the general, instructional fees, and non-resident fees up to a specified limit, for up to 10 credit hours in a single term. This includes non-degree credit earning enrollment at the undergraduate or graduate level.  The employee is responsible for all other fees, including the student union facility fee, student activity fee, COTA bus fee, lab fees, distance education fee, etc. 
  •   You may incur fee adjustments (which also may be referred to as forfeiture charges) if you withdraw from courses. The Plan will pay the fee adjustment for one academic term while you are actively employed with the university. A completed One-Time-Forgiveness Benefit Application and approval from the Office of Human Resources is required. You can only use this waiver once. Fee adjustments will be your responsibility if you have already used the one-time waiver. Employees should visit Faculty and Staff Tuition Assistance, and select Fee Adjustments  to access this application. Contact service@hr.osu.edu for more information.
  •  Also, be aware, graduate level tuition benefits are taxable after a specified amount.