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HRS Application Workshops

Ohio State’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions is the primary resource for the application process and manages the enrollment for domestic and international undergraduate students into the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (HRS). Students interested in pursuing an HRS undergraduate program at Ohio State indicate their HRS pre-major of interest on their Ohio State admissions application. Ohio State Undergraduate Admissions review applicants holistically. HRS doesn’t review nor have access to applications for incoming freshmen or transfer students. Learn more about the admissions process at http://undergrad.osu.edu/apply.

Students admitted to Ohio State through Undergraduate Admissions are directly enrolled in HRS and considered pre-majors. HRS pre-major students follow the secondary application procedure for admission into the desired HRS undergraduate program. This procedure includes the completion of prerequisite courses, achievement of the required grade point average (GPA) and any other requirements stipulated for the program. Admission deadlines and other admission criteria vary depending on the program. Some HRS programs may have admission criteria that include an interview or observation hours. Visit each HRS program's admissions page to learn more or Create Your Own Viewbook!

HRS Pre-Major Students

All students entering Ohio State in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences enroll as pre-major students. During this time, students complete degree requirements along with prerequisites in preparation for applying to HRS undergraduate programs of their choice. As pre-majors, students:

  • Complete a survey course where they explore both HRS undergraduate and graduate programs as well as other programs at Ohio State
  • Engage with HRS academic advisors and faculty to explore academic and career opportunities
  • Apply in a secondary application process to HRS undergraduate programs of interest when most competitive which generally varies based on a student’s academic preparation.

New First-Year Students

New First-Year Students

Planning for college as a high school student is an exciting time in your life! We’re happy that you’re considering becoming an HRS Buckeye. Each year, HRS welcomes pre-major domestic and international new first-year students, better known as freshmen, from across Ohio, the United States and the world.

Ohio State’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions is the primary resource for the application process and manages the enrollment for domestic and international undergraduate students into the school.

High school seniors applying to the Columbus campus are encouraged to submit their complete admission application by November 15. To learn about the application steps and process, please visit http://undergrad.osu.edu/apply/freshmen-columbus.

 

Early Admissions

Early Admissions Pathways

The following HRS programs currently offer direct admission for incoming freshmen. Please refer to each program for their admission criteria. 

Students who are admitted directly into an HRS program are exempt from the secondary application process to enter the program.

Undecided Ohio State Students

Undecided Ohio State Students

Deciding on a major is a big decision and we’re glad you’re considering enrolling as a student in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (HRS). We have 6 undergraduate majors to choose from, many nationally ranked in the top 10 for academics and student outcomes!

Current Ohio State students interested in an HRS major that have completed most or all prerequisites and meet the minimum GPA for their intended HRS major can apply directly to the major. To access the application, visit Graduate and Professional Admissions.

Campus Change

Campus Change

If you’re currently attending a regional campus and would like to relocate to Columbus, there are a few steps to follow. Students enrolled at an Ohio State regional campus must meet the campus change requirements before starting on the Columbus campus.

Minimum Requirements 

Students interested in HRS on the Columbus campus must complete a minimum of 30 earned hours after high school graduation and have earned at least a 2.0 cumulative Ohio State GPA. Please note that meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission into an HRS undergraduate program.

Meet With an Academic Advisor

To change campuses, students are required to meet with an academic advisor on the regional campus to initiate a campus-change form. You may begin the campus change process with your regional advisor while you’re completing the requirements to change to the Columbus campus, but the advisor will not process the campus change request until all requirements have been met. The campus change decision will be sent to your Ohio State e-mail address.

Register for Columbus Campus Classes

Registering for classes at the Columbus campus is done through BuckeyeLink and should happen as soon as your enrollment appointment opens. Students should work with their regional advisor, but registering for classes on the Columbus campus is very similar to registering on regional campuses. One exception may be understanding how the lecture/recitation pairings work (read about this under What to expect on the Columbus campus).

Regional campus students who have completed most or all prerequisites and meet the minimum GPA for your intended HRS program can apply directly to the program. For application information, please visit Graduate and Professional Admissions.

 

Transfer Students

Transfer Students

We’re glad that you’re considering transferring to Ohio State as a student in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (HRS). Each term, HRS welcomes pre-major domestic and international transfer students from colleges and universities across Ohio, the United States and the world.

Ohio State’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions is the primary resource for the application process and manages the enrollment for all transfer undergraduate students into HRS. The most current university admission information and criteria for transfer students is available at undergrad.osu.edu/apply/transfer.

Transfer students who have completed most or all prerequisites and meet the minimum GPA for your intended HRS program can apply directly to the program. For application information, please visit Graduate and Professional Admissions.

Transfer students are not eligible for Early Admission Pathway.