International students normally begin classes in the fall semester. A student should apply to Ohio Northern University at least three months before the intended date of enrollment in order to allow adequate time to apply for a non-immigrant student visa in his or her home country.
As students are normally admitted for the fall semester the application process should be completed by May 15. To apply please complete the application and submit the following supporting documents to the Office of International Admissions.
- Affidavit(s) of Support and Bank Statement(s) (or)
- Letter of Sponsorship, if sponsored by foreign government
International Transfer students must provide a NACES affiliated evaluation member if transferring from a foreign university.
All classes at the University are conducted in English except those taught in the Department of Modern Languages. Therefore, it is essential that all students be prepared to understand rapid, idiomatic English as spoken in lectures and group discussions, to read English with ease, and to express their thoughts clearly in spoken and written English.
All students whose native language is not English must submit evidence of competence in the English language at a level that will provide the English-language skills necessary for success at the University. Evidence of competence can be satisfied by one of the following:
- Minimum score of 79 (Internet-based) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
- IELTS Score of 6.0 or above, with no sub score below 5.5
- Satisfactory completion of Level 112 at an ELS Language Center
- SAT Reading and Writing score of 620 or a 23 on the ACT English section
- Completion of AP English, IB English, A-Levels English
- Students who attended American overseas high schools or IB schools in which full instruction was done in English, may be exempt from proving English language competency. However, we strongly suggest taking the SATs or ACTs and submitting scores for evaluation.