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Students transfering to Ohio University Southern

You are considered a transfer student if you have completed more than 12 quarter hours or 9 semester hours at another university after graduating high school.

Transcripts from each college or university attended are required.

If you have not successfully completed an appropriate Mathematics and/or English course, you will need to take all necessary entrance exams. Schedule an appointment with an academic advisor to discuss your transfer credits.

Ohio University Southern has an open enrollment policy, which means qualified first-time college students are automatically accepted with a high school diploma or GED to our regional campus.

For additional information, contact
Nina L. Russell Queen, M.Ed.,
740-533-4548 or 1-800-626-0513.


Step 1
Go to www.applyweb.com/apply/oubranch.

Step 2
An official high school transcript or a copy of a GED (General Equivalency Diploma) score must be sent directly from the Guidance counselor and previous college or university attended.

Step 3
Send your scores.
If you are applying for freshman admission, be certain your test scores have been sent to our office. ACT scores are not required if you have been out of high school for more than one year.

Step 4
Complete all entrance assessments at OUS (Math, English, Reading).
We want to make sure you are placed in the right courses for your level in Math, English and Reading. COMPASS Testing takes place in the Learning and Career Resources Center after you have been accepted.

Step 5
Prepare financial aid forms!  Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.gov.

Step 6
Go to http://www.southern.ohiou.edu/orientation and schedule an Orientation date.

Step 7
After Orientation, register for classes.


Students can also apply for other financial aid opportunities by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.gov each year after January 1st. 

By completing the FAFSA, students can apply for the Federal Pell Grant, Ohio College Opportunity Grant, federal student loans, work-study and other types of aid. For first consideration of federal campus based aid at Ohio University, students should file the FAFSA no later than February to meet the first priority deadline of March 15.

When competing the FAFSA, use school code: 003103 for Ohio University Southern.