Ohio University

Transfer Programs with More Selective Admission Guidelines

School of Art + Design

A portfolio review is required for admission to any Bachelor of Fine Arts major in the School of Art + Design. For more information, please visit the Art + Design portfolio submission page.

Biological Sciences

Applicants must have a 2.5 cumulative grade point average and have completed the equivalent of BIOS 1700 and 1704 or have a Math Placement Level 1 or higher.

College of Business

Applicants must have a minimum accumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

Criminal Justice

Applicants must have completed an associate's degree in a related field and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale. If an applicant to the Bachelor of Criminal Justice does not yet have an associate's degree, but is in the final semester of a law enforcement-related program, he or she may be admitted into the Prebachelor of Criminal Justice program. All other applicants are initially admitted to University College as Undecided. Applicants must complete a supplemental application.

School of Dance

An audition is required for admission to the School of Dance. For more information, please visit the Dance audition page.

Russ College of Engineering and Technology

Applicants should have completed 20 semester or 30 quarter hours with a minimum accumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Additionally, applicants must have completed the following equivalent pre-requisites with a "C" or better:

  • One math course equal to MATH 1200 (or higher)
  • One science course equal to CHEM 1210, CHEM 1500, CHEM 1510 (required Chemistry course dependent on major), or PHYS 2051

Students who have completed fewer than 20 semester or 30 credit hours are encouraged to apply for admission to all college programs. Students applying to Aviation or Engineering Technology and Management will be reviewed under general admission guidelines.

School of Film

A portfolio review is required for admission to the School of Film. For more information, please visit the Film materials submission page.

McClure School of Information and Telecommunication Systems

Applicants must have completed at least 32 semester or 48 quarter hours, with a minimum accumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale for direct admission.

E. W. Scripps School of Journalism

Applicants must have completed 30 semester or 45 quarter hours, with a minimum accumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. All applicants meeting these criteria are initially admitted to University College as Undecided-Intending Journalism. Applicants must submit the supplemental application and additional materials available online or by contacting the School of Journalism by the deadlines: September 28 spring semester; February 15 fall semester.

School of Media Arts & Studies

Applicants must have completed at least 30 semester or 45 quarter hours, with a minimum accumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for direct admission.

School of Music

An audition is required for admission to the School of Music. For more information, please visit the Music audition page.

School of Nursing

Applicants must have:

  • Cumulative grade-point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale
  • Completed at least 30 semester credit hours at the post-secondary level
  • Completed the equivalent of CHEM 1210 or have a Math Placement Level 1 or higher

All applicants meeting these admission criteria are initially admitted as Pre-Nursing. For more information regarding the pre-major to major application process please contact the School of Nursing or visit the Undergraduate Catalog.

Bachelor of Specialized Studies

Applicants meeting general university admission criteria interested in specialized studies are initially admitted to University College as undecided. Students must attend a Bachelor of Specialized Studies (BSS) Info Session prior to beginning the BSS application process. Visit the Bachelor of Specialized Studies website for more information.

Teacher Education

Applicants must have completed at least 20 semester or 30 quarter hours with a minimum accumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for direct admission.

School of Theater

An audition, interview, and/or portfolio review is required for admission to any Bachelor of Fine Arts major in the School of Theater. For more information, please visit the Theater audition and interview registration page.

School of Visual Communication

Transfer applicants are reviewed twice a year for a limited number of seats. All applicants with a minimum accumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale at the time of transfer will be considered for admission to University College as Undecided-Intending Visual Communication. Applicants must submit additional materials available online or by contacting the School of Visual Communication. For more information about transferring, or the status of transfer openings, contact Associate Professor and Director, Tim Goheen at goheen@ohio.edu.

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