Transfers from a recognized university OUTSIDE the US or from a regionally accredited institutions INSIDE the US must meet the following requirements:

Please note: These entry requirements are for the 2021 academic year that starts in Fall 2020. For entry requirements that pertain to the 1920 academic school year, please visit this link for last years brochure.

Undergraduate Transfer Program Entry Requirements
Credits GPA English Language

Transferring from a recognized college or university with minimum 15 quarter or 12 semester credits

2.25 minimum college/university GPA

4-Term - TOEFL iBT 50 OR IELTS 5.0 Academic English Level 3

3-Term - TOEFL iBT 60 OR IELTS 5.5 OR Academic English Level 4

2-Term - TOEFL iBT 70 OR IELTS 6.0 OR Academic English Level 5

1-Term - TOEFL iBT 75 (minimum 16 subscores) OR IELTS 6.0 (minimum 5.5 subscores) OR Academic English Level 6

Direct Degree Transfer Entry Requirements
Credits GPA  Math Writing English Language
Transferring from a recognized college or university

2.25 - 2.49 college/university GPA

College Math course completed with C- If transferring from a US-accredited college/university, Writing 121 OSU course equivalent completed with C- or better. If transferring from a non-US-accredited college or university then no English Composition is required

TOEFL iBT 80 (minimum 16 subscores) OR IELTS 6.5 OR Two English composition courses from a recognized college or university in the US with grades C- or better OR one English composition and one speech comunication course with grades C- or better


Duolingo score 110 (limited to any applications processed from Feb 6 to September, 2020)

2.50 minimum college/university GPA College math course not required

Postbaccalaureate Admission

Standards for post baccalaureate applicants.The college/department you're applying to will make the final admission decision. Applicants must have TOEFL of 80+ (16 subscores) or an IELTS of 6.5.Conditional Admission with low or no TOEFL/IELTS score is not possible.Visit the OSU Post bacc website.

Extended Admission

Students who do not meet the entry requirements for the program to which they're applying can petition for extended admission. After supplying the required documents, the student's admission decision will be reviewed by the university's Undergraduate Admissions Committee for an exception.Visit the admissions appeals aka extended admissions page for more information.

Please note that academic performance is not the sole criterion for admission to the university. The university may evaluate a person's behavior and background to determine their ability to maintain the standards of academic and professional conduct expected at the university. An evaluation may take into consideration current behavior and performance as well as past experiences and actions. Simply qualifying for admission does not guarantee admission.

Applicants who are ineligible to re-enroll at any college or university that they attended within the last seven years for student conduct reasons will be automatically declined admission at OSU.  Applicants who are unable to re-enroll at a previous college or university for academic reasons will be considered for admission only if they meet OSU’s minimum academic requirements.