What are your entrance requirements?
The Admission Committee has determined that a college preparatory course of study in high school will best prepare students for academic success at OWU. Minimum requirements include 4 years of English, 3 years of social science, 3 years of math and science, and 2 years of foreign language study (3 years recommended).
We accept scores for both the SAT and the ACT, although we require only one set of scores. We do not require the ACT writing test. If you’re interested in Ohio Wesleyan, ask that your scores be sent directly to us by indicating our institutional code on the score request form. OWU’s SAT code is 1594; the ACT code is 3316.
Note: OWU is test-optional for students with a 3.0 GPA or above. What does that mean for you?
Admission to the University is offered on a selective basis. To be considered for admission, candidates must submit an application, official high school or GED transcripts, results of the ACT or SAT examination, a teacher’s recommendation, a personal essay and a summary of school and community activities. OWU requires that applicants have earned either a diploma from an accredited high school or the GED Certificate prior to enrolling at the University. Students who have been home schooled should consult with the Office of Admission.
Successful candidates for admission typically rank in the top quarter of their high school classes, have earned a minimum B average in their academic course work and have demonstrated involvement and leadership in school or community organizations. Standardized test scores generally reflect commensurate achievement and ability; however test scores are optional in the admission process, if the student has a 3.0 GPA or above.