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Welcome! Ohio University Southern Undergraduate Admissions values the role that school counselors play in the college search and admission processes.

Our goal is to be as helpful as possible to you and your students. For your convenience, below are links to tools and information about admissions, degree offerings, applications, and the Post-Secondary Options Program. 

Admission Information

OU offers selected baccalaureate and associate’s degree students can earn entirely from the Ironton campus.

Students may also choose from 250 majors and programs offered at the OU Athens campus.

Many students begin the first two years of their college experience at OUS by taking General Education classes at the Ironton or Proctorville locations before transferring to the Athens campus to complete their degree requirements.

If students are undecided, they have many choices to explore and dedicated advising services to help them find the path that's right for them.

Suggested College Prep Coursework for High School Students Ohio University strongly recommends that all applicants complete the following college-preparatory high school courses (at minimum):

Subject Area Units Recommendations
English 4 Units
Mathematics 4 Units
Science 3 Units
Social Studies 3 Units
Foreign Language 2 Units
Visual or Performing Arts 1 Unit
Other Electives 4 Units
Total Recommended Units 21 Units (minimum)

Applicants who have received home-schooling instruction are encouraged to contact Student Services for admission requirements.

Degree Offerings

   OU Athens http://www.ohio.edu/admissions/academics/
   OU Southern http://www.southern.ohiou.edu/  (Click on Academics, then Southern pop-up)

Applying for Freshman Admission

To successfully complete the application process, students will need to follow these steps.

Complete the application form. Students can complete the application online or request a hard copy application from the Office of Student Services.

Return the paper copy to Student Services at either the Ironton or Proctorville locations.

Submit your application fee. If completing an online application, you will be required to submit a $20.00 payment electronically. For paper applications, you must include a check or money order. If you have special circumstances you may be eligible for an application fee waiver.
Home schooled students should contact the Office of Student Services for admission and scholarship requirements. Call 740 533 4600

Online application:


Important Dates and Deadlines

February 10
College Goal Sunday
March 1
Freshman Scholarship deadline
March 15
1st priority deadline for federal campus based aid
June TBA
Freshman Orientation for Fall Semester
July TBA
Freshman Orientation for Fall Semester
August TBA
Freshman Orientation for Fall Semester
August 26
Fall classes begin

Tuition and Fees

Scholarship and Financial Aid
Click the links below for more information on scholarships and financial aid opportunities.

View Class Offerings at OUS

Advising and Course Planning

Students can schedule an appointment with an Academic Advisor by calling 740-533-4600 (Ironton) or 740-886-7655 (Proctorville).

ACT/SAT Test Scores
Request your ACT and/or SAT test scores be sent to Ohio University. Freshman applicants must take either the ACT or the SAT.

If you have been out of high school for more than one year, test scores are not required unless specifically requested by Undergraduate Admissions.

The scores should be sent directly from the testing agency. Below is a list of ACT and SAT codes for OU Southern and OU Athens.

OU Southern (Ironton/Proctorville)

OU Athens








Test Date

Registration Deadline

(Late Fee Required)

September 21, 2013

August 23, 2013

August 24–September 6, 2013

October 26, 2013

September 27, 2013

September 28–October 11, 2013

December 14, 2013

November 8, 2013

November 9–22, 2013

February 8, 2014

January 10, 2014

January 11–24, 2014

April 12, 2014

March 7, 2014

March 8–21, 2014

June 14, 2014

May 9, 2014

May 10–23, 2014

Location: Riffe Center 1804 Liberty Ave. Ironton, OH 45638

For more information, contact:
Nina Queen
ACT Test Supervisor

Schedule a Student or Group Visit

Whether you are a high school senior not yet admitted for fall, a junior or a sophomore, our regular campus visit is designed for you!

Our Admissions Advisors give students and their parents important information about the admissions process, majors offered, financial aid and other general information about Ohio University Southern.

A tour of the campus will be conducted by one of our student tour-guides who will take you in and around some of the most popular locations on campus, including the Library, classrooms, the computer labs, our TV and Radio station in the Electronic Media area, a dining area and the courtyard.

Contact Student Services at 740-533-4600 to schedule a campus tour.

Schedule a Campus Day
School Counselors may schedule a campus day visit for seniors.
Campus visits available by appointment.

Please contact Robert Pleasant 740 533 4608 (pleasanr@ohio.edu) if you would like to schedule.

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Post Secondary Enrollment Options Program Dates and Deadlines

PSEOP Application Guidelines
Students applying for admission to PSEOP are eligible as either Option A or Option B.  Under Option A, students are responsible for the cost of tuition, textbooks, and other fees.  Under Option B, tuition, textbooks, and other fees are paid for by your local school district.  Students applying for PSEOP at Ohio University must meet the following academic criteria:

Option A

Option B

Rank in the top 40% of their class; if school does not compute class rank, students must have a minimum 3.2 GPA on a 4.0 scale

Rank in the top 25% of their class; if school does not compute class rank, students must have a minimum accumulated 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale

Be pursuing a college-preparatory curriculum

Be pursuing a college-preparatory curriculum

Meet minimum scoring requirements on English, Writing, and Math portions of COMPASS Placement Testing:

English: Place into ENG 1510 or higher
Math: Place into MATH 1200 or higher
Reading:  Placement score of LV3

Meet minimum scoring requirements on English, Writing, and Math portions of COMPASS Placement Testing:

English: Place into ENG 1510 or higher
Math: Place into MATH 1200 or higher
Reading:  Placement score of LV3

 PSEOP Application Deadlines
All materials, including high school transcripts and standardized test scores, must be received or postmarked by the dates below:
   Fall Semester– May 1
   Spring Semester – December 5

• Print the PSEOP application now!

Please note that if you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader, you may download the free version to view the PDF document referenced above.

PSEOP Orientation Dates
Students admitted into PSEOP must attend an orientation session in order to register for courses. Admitted students will be contacted with more information about orientation dates and times.

Home Schooled Students
Home schooled students will be permitted to apply for admission to PSEOP beginning with the 2014-15 school year.    Home schooled students must follow the same application procedure and deadlines as public-school students.

Tuition funds for home schooled students is provided by the State of Ohio on a limited basis.  Contact the Ohio Department of Education for a tuition application.  Students who do not receive tuition reimbursement from ODE will be responsible for all tuition and fees.

Kentucky Students
Kentucky high school students may apply for admission to PSEOP.  However, as an out-of-state student, all tuition and fees are the responsibility of the student.  Kentucky high school students must follow the same application procedure and deadlines as Ohio students.
The link below will provide you with helpful information about the PSEOP program at Ohio University:


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