University of Northwestern Ohio

Admissions Procedures

If you would like to meet with a representative at the time of application, please contact the Admissions Department at (419) 998-3120.

  1. Submit an application. Admission applications may be submitted to the University in person, by mail, or online.
  2. All applications must be accompanied by a $20 application fee.
  3. Applications will be forwarded to administrative staff for review.
  4. Applicants will be notified of acceptance or rejection within four weeks.

    *This notification indicates a conditional acceptance based on receipt of final transcripts after graduation from high school.

Thank you for your interest in attending UNOH. We look forward to you joining the Northwestern family.


Students will be accepted at UNOH on one of two levels.

  • Full Acceptance - No restrictions are placed upon the student.
  • Conditional Acceptance - The student is being accepted for one academic quarter or session on the condition that normal scholastic progress is achieved.

Time of Admission

Applicants must submit evidence of graduation before they begin classes. Students are admitted at the beginning of each term according to the dates in the catalog. Students must have a high school diploma or GED before they may begin classes unless they are in an early admission program such as College Credit Plus. Students who have been home-schooled must also present proof of graduation and other appropriate documentation. Students may not begin after the first week of classes.

Placement Testing

  • Placement Testing helps UNOH determine each student’s abilities in English and Mathematics.
  • Placement Testing places students in the correct course level, either college-level courses or courses that prepare student for college-level courses.

Placement testing can be completed online BEFORE orientation. Information about testing will be mailed to the student. Placement tests may be taken only once. For questions regarding Placement Testing, email

Students from all colleges may submit valid ACT or SAT scores for placement into college-level courses. Students scoring 18 or higher on the ACT English or math test or SAT test scores of 26 or higher in writing and language or 24.5 or higher in math are not required to take tests for placement in college-level courses. All other students must take the University placement test or take the developmental courses.

For students who demonstrate a need for help, MH065 Review Math and EN070 Basic English are the required developmental courses. These credits are not counted in the accumulative total of credits required for graduation.

Graduate School Admissions: Online MBA Program

UNOH offers an online Master of Business Administration (MBA) program for students seeking to advance their career in the business field. Find out more about the admissions process for the online MBA.

Degree-Seeking vs. Non-Degree-Seeking Students

Degree-seeking students enroll for the purpose of completing diploma or degree programs. Students may declare a major at the time of enrollment or enter as an undeclared major. Undeclared majors must declare a major by the end of their second quarter or session. However, because of the sequence of major courses, it may take longer to graduate. After two quarters/sessions, undeclared majors will be placed on academic hold until a major is declared, and students will have to contact the Registrar’s Office to be scheduled for courses.

Non-degree-seeking students do not intend to complete diploma or degree programs. These students may take a maximum of 12 credit hours and must then declare a major and complete the regular application process to continue. Non-degree seeking students must meet all course prerequisites and will be placed on academic hold which will require the Registrar's Office to schedule classes. The hold will be removed when a major is declared.

Admissions Contact

1441 N. Cable Rd.
Lima, Ohio 45805
Attn: Admissions Department