The OSU Office of International Admissions handles admissions for all undergraduate students, including for INTO OSU Pathway programs. For students who do not meet requirements for direct entry, Pathway programs are available. For students who need additional English language training before entering a Pathway program, Academic English will be offered followed by conditional admission to the Pathway.
 

  First-Year with International Direct Services 3-term Pathway 4-term Pathway
Academic Requirements

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3.0+ GPA

High school diploma

2.5+ GPA

High school diploma

2.5+ GPA

High school diploma

Language Requirements**

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70+
iBT TOEFL

6.0+
IELTS

Level 5
Academic English completion

48+
PTEA

60+
iBT TOEFL

5.5 
IELTS

Level 4
Academic English completion

44+
PTEA

90
Duolingo

50+
iBT TOEFL

5.0
IELTS

Level 3
Academic English completion

41+
PTEA

75
Duolingo

**language scores must be less than two years old as of the start term requested 

English language score waivers for full admission to OSU:

  • SAT: evidence-based reading/writing score of 560+
  • ACTE (ACT English) - 21+
  • Two English composition courses (Writing 121+) with grades C- or better or one English composition and one Speech Communication course (Communication 111+) with grades C- or better, all from a US university.
  • IGCSE O or A Level English with a grade of C or better (provisional results not accepted)
  • IB Diploma: Language A - Language and Literature (HL) with a minimum score of 5
  • AP English L & C - minimum score of 3

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.