Needed to Apply:
Completed ONU application for Admission
Official high school transcript
Official college transcript(s)Needed to Receive Financial Aid:
Copy of FAFSA or SAR
Students who have completed an Associate of Arts or equivalent degree from a regionally-accredited institution and who have an accumulative grade point average of at least 2.00 normally will be able to complete work toward graduation from the Getty College of Arts & Sciences with a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in two academic years if courses in the first two years of work conform to the usual pattern in their chosen major field. The student will assume a normal semester course load of 12 to 19 academic semester hours. If a student wishes to obtain teacher licensure, it is possible that one or more additional academic semesters of study will be required.
Ohio Northern also welcomes transfer students who wish to pursue degrees in business through The James F. Dicke College of Business Administration and engineering through the T.J. Smull College of Engineering. Students interested in completing a Bachelors degree at Ohio Northern University are advised to visit campus and request a course-by-course evaluation by the Office of the Dean to determine the number of semesters required to complete the degree. For information specific to transferring into the Rudolph H. Raabe College of Pharmacy, please also visit pharmacy transfer students.
Submit official transcripts – request that an official transcript be sent from each institution that you have attended. The envelope containing the transcript must indicate that it in fact was sent directly from the institution and that the transcript must not say “Issued to student. “ Concealment of previous attendance at a college or university is cause for cancellation of admission and registration.
Proof of residency and/or citizenship – If you are NOT a U.S. citizen and you are a permanent resident, then you must provide proof residency. If you are NOT a U.S. citizen and you are NOT a permanent resident, then you must apply through the office of international admissions. If you are an individual with dual citizenship, then you must provide proof of citizenship with both countries.
Transferring Credits – Once you complete and submit the application, the process for credit evaluation will begin in the registrar’s office. Each course is evaluated for its comparability to ONU courses and its pertinence to the intended major. Depending on the time of year it could take 2-3 weeks to complete. Once it is completed then it is sent to your academic dean. If for some reason you require a time sensitive response, a preliminary credit evaluation may be requested in writing from the office of admissions. ACT/SAT – In special circumstances an admissions decision may be contingent on an ACT or SAT test score.
Transfer students in good standing academically and socially from regionally-accredited colleges and universities may be admitted. Credits to be transferred must be graded a C (2.00) or higher and must apply toward the course of study the student intends to pursue. Concealment of previous attendance at a college or university is cause for cancellation of admission and registration.
Orientation – Once you have received notification of your acceptance to Ohio Northern University schedule for an appointment with your academic dean for orientation and registration.
Housing – If you require on-campus housing you may contact the Office of Residence Life at 419-772-2430. The placement of residence is determined by the number of credit hours. After your freshman year typically transfer students live in the same area of campus.
Email/Self-Service Banner accounts – Registrar will set up your accounts after your appointment with your academic dean.
Financial Aid – The Dean’s Transfer Scholarship is available for students who have a minimum 3.0 GPA from their previous institution. The amounts range from $15,000 to $20,000 depending on the GPA.
Q: Is there minimum college grade point average required for transfer admission?
A: There is not a published minimum GPA requirement. We review the academic record of each transfer applicant closely, looking at the courses taken and the grades received. For a GPA lower than 2.5 your application may still be considered, depending on individual circumstances.
Q. How many new transfer students enroll at ONU each year?
A. 67 new transfer students enrolled at ONU last year.
Q: Does ONU interview transfer applicants?
A: No, we do not offer interviews to transfer applicants.
Q: Are recommendations required for admission as a transfer student at ONU?
A: No. Recommendation letters and recommendation forms are only required of first time freshmen and are optional for transfer students.
Q: When can I find out if ONU will accept my credits?
A: ONU evaluates credits only after an applicant is accepted to the University.
Q. Is there an enrollment deposit at ONU?
A: Once you are accepted to ONU, you must submit a $200 deposit.
Q: Will the grades of the past institutions that I attended affect my GPA at ONU?
A: Grades from previous institution do not factor into your Ohio Northern GPA. You will be starting from a clean slate as far as your GPA is concerned.
Ohio Northern makes it easy for students from nearby schools to transfer credits towards a bachelors degree through articulation agreements with those institutions. ONU currently holds a variety of agreements through our various colleges. The James F. Dicke College of Business and Administration has articulation agreements with Rhodes State College, North Central State College, Sinclair Community College, Columbus State Community College, North Central State College, and Owens Community College.
- To acquire an on-campus mailbox, you must register at the Mailing Center located in McIntosh Student Center. 419-772-2400
- For on-campus housing floor-plans and photos visit the Admissions Housing page.
- Although Residence Life can guarantee placement in one of the on-campus facilities while spots are available, on-campus housing room number and roommate assignments may not be finalized until one week prior to the on-campus move-in date.
- For more information on on-campus housing, please contact Residence Life at: 419-772-2430. The Office of Residence Life is located in the McIntosh Center.
- Once registered for on-campus housing, your room number and roommate information should be viewable in your Self-Service Banner account under the "Housing" tab.
- Off-campus housing sheet
On-campus move-in day is Sunday, August 19th, 2012 starting at 8:00 a.m. in the McIntosh Student Center. Check-in will be available ONLY on this day unless you make alternate arrangements with Residence Life directly: 419-772-2430.
Parking permits can be purchased by calling the Security & Parking Office at 419-772-2222.
Parking permits can be picked up in McIntosh Center conference room #7 on August 20 and 21 from 9am-5pm.
After Sunday, students are to go to the Security Office to pick up permits between 8am-4:30pm.
Rec Center Info
King Horn Sports Center
Call 419-772-2444 to speak to a representative.
Health Center Info
ONU Health Center
** Both a Medical History form and an Immunization form will be provided to you in a link. Please follow the instructions listed on the forms and submit prior to your arrival. ** Call 419-772-2086 to speak to a representative. Fax: 419-772-2545
Campus Dining Info
Counseling Center Info
ONU Counseling Center
Call 419-772-2190 to speak to a representative.
Communication Skills Center
Communication Skills Center website or call 419-772-2186
How do I order books?
- Textbook information is available from our Barnes & Noble bookstore
- Time will be provided for you during Orientation to purchase books
When will I recieve my tuition bill and when is payment due?
- The Controller's Office will be e-mailing tuition bills to Self-Service Banner accounts on July 12. Fees are due August 26. Contact the Controller's Office with questions, 419-772-2010. **NOTICE: No paper bills will be mailed. All billings are distributed via your online university Self-Service Banner accounts**
How do I obtain a parking permit ?
- Parking permits can be purchased by calling the Security & Parking Office at 419-772-2222 and can be picked up move-in weekend in McIntosh Center.
When will my student loan refund be available?
- According to the ONU policy, you cannot receive a reimbursement of excess funds from your account until you have been in classes for at least one day. This Fall, loan refund checks will be available to you beginning September 4. Contact the Controller's Office with questions: 419-772-2010.
When do I get my network username/password and e-mail account?
After you are accepted as a student, schedule an orientation meeting with your college Dean's office and this information will be given to you.