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Country-specific entry requirements for undergraduate and graduate direct and for all Pathway programs can be found here.
|Full Admission||Pathway Program||International Transfer|
High school diploma
High school diploma
From outside the US
From inside the US
*with minimum 16 in each subsection
See Conditional Admission below if you do not meet Pathway language requirements
|Evaluated on a case-by-case basis|
Undergraduate Pathway Progression Criteria
In order to successfully complete a Pathway program and progress to a degree-seeking program, students must meet the following criteria:
Transers from a recognized university OUTSIDE the US must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or equivalent and be eligible to return to the most recent institution attended.
Transfers from a regionally accredited institution INSIDE the US must have a cumulative GPA of 2.25, meet OSU’s Math and Writing requirements for transfer students (if you have earned 36 or more transferrable credits) and be eligible to return to the most recent institution attended. Transfer credit details can be found here.
The requirements are mostly the same as for direct-admit students (click here for specific requirements), but the college you're applying to will make the final admission decision. English language requirements are a TOEFL of 80 or higher with a minimum subscore of 16 in each section, or an IELTS of 6.5. Conditional Admission with low or no TOEFL/IELTS score is not possible. Visit the OSU Postbacc website for more information.
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. Click here to view details and requirements.
The Office of International Admissions handles MBA and Graduate Pathway program admission only. For all other graduate fields of study, visit the Graduate School online.
|Graduate Pathway (MBA & MEng)||Master of Business Administration (MBA)|
and 2.75+ for the final year of study.
in the last 90 quarter hours of graded undergraduate work as part of a four-year undergraduate degree
**Language scores must be less than two years old as of the start term requested.
MBA Admission Requirements
MBA Graduate Pathway Progression Criteria
MEng Graduate Pathway Progression Criteria
|Academic Requirements||Language Requirements|
|Academic English||High school diploma||
Upon arrival, students will take English language placement testing and will be placed in an intensive English level
|College Year Abroad||N/A||N/A|
|Study Abroad with English||Successful completion of at least one year of study at a university/college overseas with a minimum GPA of 2.5||
iBT TOEFL - 61+ (500 PBT)
IELTS - 5.5
*Students who do not meet language requirements will study full time Academic English until they meet the minimum requirement