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International Scholar Transition Program

Ohio Northern University offers an International Scholar Transition Program (ISTP) that provides specialized courses for international students, giving them the opportunity to succeed in American academics without a TOEFL score of 550.


  • Earn college credits that fulfill degree requirements while improving English skills.
  • Courses focus on competence in academic listening, reading, speaking and vocabulary.
  • Work with academic advisors to plan a schedule leading to a degree.
  • ISTP classes carry academic credit that may be used as electives in some degree programs. 
  • Tutoring is available.



English Language Programs
Dukes Memorial 228
525 South Main Street
Ada, Ohio 45810
Monday: 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Department of English

Paulene Callahan

Dukes Memorial 100
525 South Main Street
Ada, Ohio 45810
Monday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed