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Admission to ONU

Ohio Northern operates on a rolling admissions basis. This means that applications for admission will be accepted year round (except for Pharmacy). In order to qualify for maximum scholarship consideration, you should submit your application as early as possible. You'll be notified via mail of our decision within two to four weeks once we have received all of your application materials. If you have questions regarding your admissions application, please contact your admissions counselor.

Freshmen Admission

Please submit the following application materials:

  1. Completed University Application or The Common Application
  2. Official high school transcript(s)
  3. ACT and/or SAT scores

Transfer Admission

Please submit the following application materials:

  1. Completed online transfer application
  2. Official high school transcript(s)
  3. Official college transcript(s)

international Admission (freshmen and transfers)

College Credit Plus Admission

College Credit Plus at ONU provides participating high schools and students with a unique and sustainable way to take advantage of rigorous curriculum through college-level courses while earning college credit. Ohio Northern offers two program options to help students take advantage of this educational opportunity designed to blend well with their current schedules.

College Credit Plus Admission Requirements at ONU

Ohio Northern University requires a 3.0 GPA and a 20 ACT for admission to the University. Students must first be considered eligible for the program by meeting one of the approved subtests from the table below. Once the student is deemed eligible, ONU will review the application for admission.

English Sub Score 18 (Evidence Based Reading and Writing) 480 (Sentence Skills) 88 or (WritePlacer) 5 (Writing) 263 or (WritePlacer) 5
Reading Sub Score 22 80 263
Mathematics Sub Score 22 530 (College Level Math) 55 (QAS and AAF) 263

Choose from one of these College Credit Plus options:

  1. Attend ONU courses in our dynamic university-setting
  2. Take ONU courses from a qualified high school faculty member at your school when available

Ohio Northern is offering guaranteed admission to the College of Arts & Sciences and the Dicke College of Business Administration, and a minimum of $5,000 in University scholarships to any student who completes 15 hours of ONU credits through College Credit Plus, maintains a cumulative 3.0 grade point average, and enrolls full-time at Ohio Northern within two years of high school graduation. ONU is committed to helping students through the admissions process.

Please submit the following application materials (application deadline May 15, 2018):

  • Complete University Application. Select the College Credit Plus option for application type.
  • Official high school transcript
  • ACT and/or SAT scores

In addition, to participate in Ohio's College Credit Plus program you must complete a letter of intent through your high school by April 1, 27 2018. See your high school guidance counselor for details.


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