Admissions Procedures

  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.

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

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

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.

Students from all colleges may submit valid ACT or SAT scores for placement into college-level courses. Any student scoring 18 or higher on the ACT English or Math Test, or a 450 or higher on the SAT in Math and/or English is 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.

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 may declare majors at any time. However, because of the sequence of major courses, it may take longer to graduate.

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. 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 once a major is declared.