Undergraduate Entry Requirements

The OSU Office of International 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.


Our Country-specific Admission Requirements are in the process of moving to a new page. Please follow the link provided for more information regarding country specific entry requirements. They will be available soon. If you want more information regarding our programming, please visit the INTO studies website.
 

  Direct Admission 1-term Pathway 2-term Pathway 3-term Pathway 4-term Pathway
Academic Requirements

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3.0+ GPA

High school diploma

3.0+ GPA

High school diploma

3.0+ GPA

High school diploma

2.5+ GPA

High school diploma

2.5+ GPA

High school diploma

Language Requirements**

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80+
iBT TOEFL (16 subscores)

6.5+
IELTS
 

Level 6
Academic English completion

75+
iBT TOEFL (16 subscores)

6.0+ 
IELTS (5.5 subscores)

Level 6
Academic English completion

70+
iBT TOEFL
 

6.0 
IELTS
 

Level 5
Academic English completion

60+
iBT TOEFL
 

5.5 
IELTS
 

Level 4
Academic English completion

44+
PTEA

6
Password overall

50+
iBT TOEFL
 

5.0
IELTS
 

Level 3
Academic English completion

41+
PTEA

5
Password overall

**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

International Student Transfer - from US institutions and non-US institutions
Transfers from a recognized university OUTSIDE the US or from a regionally accredited institution INSIDE the US must meet the following requirements:

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 OR 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 with minimum 24 quarter (16 semester) credits

 

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 course 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 communication course with grades C- or better

2.50 minimum college/university GPA

 

College Math course not required

Transfer credit details.

 

Postbaccalaureate Admission
 Standards for postbaccalaureate 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 Postbacc 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.