Students applying for degree-seeking freshman admission to the Athens campus may elect to apply via the test-optional pathway. Transfer and international applications, applications to OHIO's regional campuses, and OHIO Online applications do not require submission of ACT or SAT, so the test-optional pathway is not needed. In accordance with state guidelines, College Credit Plus applicants may still be required to submit test scores.
Ohio University Test-Optional Admission Pathway
Ohio University has adopted a test-optional pathway for admission to the Athens campus for freshman applicants. We created a test-optional pathway to support students during the COVID-19 pandemic, and we believe providing that pathway to our future applicants is simply the right thing to do. Removing the requirement to submit standardized test results (ACT or SAT) means eliminating a barrier for students and supports our mission to expand access to higher education without negatively impacting academic quality or student success outcomes.
All applicants, including test-optional applicants, will be eligible to be considered for University benefits, including direct admission to academic programs, merit-based scholarships, and honors and scholars programs.
Applicants may submit test scores (ACT or SAT) if interested in having them considered. Ohio University will adjust internal processes appropriately to ensure that no student is harmed in admission selection if they do not submit a test score.
Update as of June 18, 2020