Postbaccalaureate Student Admission Requirements

Degree Seeking Postbaccalaureate

Students who would like to earn a subsequent undergraduate degree from OSU may apply for degree seeking Postbaccalaureate admission through the Office of Admissions. Applicants for consideration must submit an admission application along with official transcripts of all college work by the application deadline. Generally, applicants must meet the following admission requirements:

  • Have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a regionally accredited institution
  • 2.25 accumulated GPA requirements. The GPA is computed on the first baccalaureate degree plus any subsequent credit earned.
  • Complete College Algebra and English Composition with a C- or better
  • Submit Statement of Objectives of 150 to 200 words with their application
  • Provide official transcripts from ALL previously attended colleges/universities
  • Academic departments may impose additional requirements
  • Nonrefundable $65.00 application fee*

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.

You cannot earn a Postbaccalaureate degree in the same field in which you earned your original degree.

Credential Classifications

  • Major Credential:  Additional major earned after undergraduate work is completed at OSU.  Major credential must be completed within the same degree program.
  • Option Credential:  Additional option earned after undergraduate work is completed at OSU.  Option credential must be completed within the same degree and major program.

International Applicants

International applicants should also refer to the admissions procedures for undergraduate/graduate international students for deadlines, test score requirements, and additional information.