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Transfer Students

We are excited about your interest in transferring to Ohio Northern University. Transfer students can begin in the fall semester (August start date) or spring semester (January start date). For information specific to transferring into the Rudolph H. Raabe College of Pharmacy, please visit the transfer student section in the College of Pharmacy.

We recommend the following steps to make your transition to Ohio Northern an easy one:

  1. Visit campus
    We will make sure to cover the topics that are important to you – including an individual meeting with faculty in your chosen major. Visits are available each weekday and most Saturdays. Click here to schedule your campus visit.
  2. Review your transfer creditsStudents walking through campus.
    Visit our online credit evaluation system (Transferology) to match your previous coursework with ONU courses. 
  3. Submit final high school transcript and current/final college transcript(s) 
    All transcripts should be sent to: Ohio Northern University, Office of Admissions, 525 S Main Street, Ada, Ohio 45810. These items are required as a part of your application for admission. 
  4. Apply for admission
    There is no cost to apply. Click here to apply. 
  5. We may request or require ACT or SAT scores for transfer applicants. 

Once you've applied and been accepted into Ohio Northern University, here's what you need to know:

  1. File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
    Filing or updating your current year FAFSA will allow us to determine the maximum levels of financial aid available to you. Be sure to enter ONU's school code: 003089. Learn more about financial aid and scholarship opportunities.
  2. Submit your deposit
    Ready to be a Polar Bear? Your deposit will reserve your spot at ONU. Click here to submit your deposit.
  3. Submit final college transcript(s)
    Official transcripts from all high schools and colleges you've attended – even if it wasn't recently. Transcripts should be mailed directly from the institution to ONU's offices of Admissions and Financial Aid; hand-carried transcripts, official copies marked "Issued to Student" and unofficial copies are not acceptable. Final transcripts from previous or current colleges/universities should be sent to: Ohio Northern University, Office of Admissions, 525 S Main Street, Ada, Ohio 45810.
  4. Complete on-campus housing arrangements 
    To submit your on-campus housing request, click here. If you plan to live off-campus, you must meet the off-campus requirements and submit an off-campus request form.  
  5. Schedule your transfer orientation/academic advising appointment
    Classes are scheduled during an individual transfer orientation/academic advising appointment conducted by the dean's office of the college for your academic program. You will likely meet with a faculty member or the associate dean. Use the contact information below to contact your college and schedule your transfer orientation:
    College of Arts & Sciences         419-772-3566
    College of Business Administration         419-772-2070
    College of Engineering         419-772-2371
    College of Pharmacy         419-772-2275
  6. Attend Welcome Weekend Activities
    Welcome Weekend activities are designed for all new students to Ohio Northern – including new transfers and post-graduate students. Students living in the residence halls should plan to arrive Thursday, Aug. 22. All students should plan to attend Convocation that day at 2:30 p.m. Many other Welcome Weekend activities are available for transfer students. 

Transfer FAQs

Click here to review transfer student-related frequently asked questions.

Important Numbers

Office of Admissions         419-772-2260
Office of Financial Aid         419-772-2272
Office of Residence Life         419-772-2430
Office of the Registrar         419-772-2026


Transfer Contact

A designated staff member in the admissions office is ready to assist you with transfer student questions:

Dean Altstaetter
Transfer Coordinator
Admissions Office



Articulation Agreements

 Ohio Northern strives to make transferring credits easy. We have articulation agreements in place with the following institutions:

  • Sinclair Community College
  • Owens Community College
  • Rhodes State College
  • North Central State College

Deb Miller

Fax: 419-772-2821
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