What are your entrance requirements? At what age can you enroll at OWU?
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).
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, 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 homeschooled should consult with the Office of Admission.
Applicants must be beyond the age of compulsory school attendance in Ohio to be admitted as a regular student. In Ohio, compulsory education laws require children between the ages of 6 and 18 to attend school. The laws make some exceptions, including if the student received a high school diploma before the age of 18. See http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/3321.
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.
Ohio Wesleyan is test optional. It is your decision whether you want to include your standardized test scores with your application. We will consider all student applicants – regardless of test score submission – for both admission to the University and merit scholarships. More about test optional.