The college search and application process can seem daunting. But OWU Admissions staff can help guide you through it:
start here, apply early, and don’t hesitate to contact your admission counselor—we’re happy to help.

How To Apply

Ohio Wesleyan accepts the Common Application and the OWU Online Application. (If you are unable to apply using the online application please email The application fee of $35 is waived if you apply online.

To complete your application, we also require your:

Early Decision Applicants: Please complete the Early Decision Form and submit to OWU with your application.

No additional application is necessary for any of our merit-based awards, but you will receive best consideration if you apply by January 15.

ZeeMee:  In an effort to get-to-know our applicants, we have partnered with ZeeMee, a free service that helps students bring their application to life. As part of a holistic review process, we are committed to learning about you!  Copy and paste your link into the Ohio Wesleyan University application or on the Common Application.  Sign up at Please note, submitting a ZeeMee profile is completely optional and evaluation of your admissions application will not be delayed as long as all materials are received by the stated deadlines.

2016 -2017 Important Deadlines 

November 15 Early Decision application deadline
November 30 Early Decision notification date
December 1 Early Action I application deadline
December 1 Priority FAFSA deadline
December 15 Early Action I notification date
January 15 Early Action II application deadline
January 30 Early Action II notification date
March 1 Regular Decision application deadline
March 15 Regular Decision notification date
May 1 Enrollment deposit deadline

Test Optional

Ohio Wesleyan, like many of the nation’s most prestigious liberal arts colleges, no longer requires students who have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher by the end of the junior year to submit SAT or ACT scores for admission consideration.

We believe your mastery of a rigorous college preparatory curriculum is a much more significant predictor of your college success than your performance on a single test on a single day. We also look closely at recommendations from your teachers and the quality of your extracurricular involvements at your school or in your community.

If you have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA by the end of your junior year, you get to decide whether to include the standardized test scores with your application. However for scholarship purposes, you may wish to include them if they are above Ohio Wesleyan’s average test scores. And you will need to include them to be considered for a Schubert Scholarship (our top academic award) or for invitation into our Honors Program. But the choice is yours. They are not required by the Office of Admission, if your GPA is 3.0 or above.