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  • First-year students - Submit your official high school transcript
  • Transfer students - Submit your official high school transcript if you've completed fewer than 30 semester hours of college credit or submit official transcripts from every college where you've taken courses.

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Sending your test scores is optional for all majors except Nursing

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Admission Requirements

College Credit Plus
    • 2.50+ unweighted, cumulative HS GPA
    • Appropriate score from the ACT, SAT, or Accuplacer:
      • 18 ACT composite, or
      • 960 SAT, or
      • ONE of the following Accuplacer scores:  Reading, 250; Writing, 263; or QAS (math), 263

NOTE: Admission to the program does not guarantee placement in a course. Students must be able to satisfy any placement and prerequisite requirements for each course. The CCP coordinator will help students with this at the time of registration.

More information can be found on the main CCP page.


Accelerated Nursing:

With its focus on clinical laboratory and observation hours, the 15-month accelerated BSN track is designed for students who already have a bachelor's degree in another field. While in the track, students will complete 63 credit hours of nursing courses including more than 1,200 hours of clinical, laboratory and observation introduction. You will experience classroom, laboratory and clinical settings led by faculty with specialty expertise. There is no waitlist for qualified applicants!

Advanced Entry Nursing:

Advanced Entry Nursing is for students who have invested time at another accredited college or university. Are you stuck on a waitlist at another school? Ashland's advanced entry track will get you back on your way to completing your degree. With our direct admission program, and clinical affiliate sites in 13 Ohio counties, you are assured direct placement in clinical coursework with no waitlist!

RN to BSN:

For more than 30 years, Ashland has offered already-practicing RNs the opportunity to complete their BSN. In our web-based format, students progress at their own pace, and within their own schedules, making it ideal for students who also have family and work commitments.

Traditional BSN:

Offering direct admission to qualified students, the traditional BSN program prepares students for all aspects of a lifelong career in nursing. Students enrolled in the BSN program at AU will gain valuable lab experiences beginning their first year and will be thoroughly prepared for the clinical nursing coursework that starts during their junior year through the state-of-the-art simulation center. BSN students have the added benefit of small classes with instructors who have beneficial experience in the field of nursing and value integrity, caring, accountability, respect and excellence in their nursing practice.

Returning to study at Ashland University is a simple process. Just complete the abbreviated reactivation application form and be sure to list all colleges and universities you have attended (if any) since you’ve been away from Ashland. You will also need to request official transcripts be sent from these institutions to our Admissions office.

If you have questions, don’t hesitate to email us. We look forward to having you back on campus soon.

Reactivating Students

Returning to study at Ashland University is a simple process. Just complete the abbreviated reactivation application form and be sure to list all colleges and universities you have attended (if any) since you’ve been away from Ashland. You will also need to request official transcripts be sent from these institutions to our Admissions office.

If you have questions, don’t hesitate to email us. We look forward to having you back on campus soon.

Transfer Students

Will Your Credits Transfer? Yes!

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Check the FAQ to check requirements and find frequently asked questions.


Contact your Admissions Representative or call us at 419.289.5052 | email us at or schedule an appointment at

Steps to Transferring to AU:

  1. Complete and submit the Transfer Student Application.
  2. Send us your official college transcripts. High school transcripts required if transferring less than 30 hours.
  3. Submit your enrollment deposit.
  4. Receive your class schedule from an AU Advisor.

Academic Awards:

Transfer students are eligible for renewable awards ranging from $2000-$8000 per year. Accepted transfer students will receive their award notice shortly after being admitted to AU. Phi Theta Kappa members are eligible for an additional $1000 renewable scholarship.

Transfer Agreements:

Lorain County Community College - Primary Grades/Intervention Dual Program (Pre K-5)

The Ohio State University - BSN Nursing (Sept. 2017)

North Central State College - Bioscience/Biology, Communication Studies, Criminal Justice, Human Services to Social Work, Pre-Health Biology, Pre-Professional Biology

Veteran Students

After acceptance, Veterans are granted eight semester hours of college credit if honorably discharged.

Undergraduate (Non-traditional)
Veterans apply as undergraduates if they have not attended another establishment of higher education
Minimum standard of a cumulative 2.5 GPA on official high school transcript
ACT not required if three years removed from high school (If veteran's ACT is available and above an 18, veteran may be eligible for merit-based scholarship)

Steps to Enrollment:

Apply to Ashland University
Apply for benefits online with the VA

Submit a copy of your Letter of Eligibility and DD 214 (prior service only)


Veterans apply as transfer students if they have attempted college coursework after high school graduation
Minimum standard of a collegiate cumulative 2.25 GPA
Can receive transfer merit-based scholarships if veteran qualifies

Steps to Enrollment:

Apply to Ashland University

Submit a copy of VA Form 22-1995 Request for Change of Program or Place of Training, Letter of Eligibility, and DD 214 (prior service only)

Yellow Ribbon Program:

Ashland University is a Yellow Ribbon university! Learn more about eligibility criteria here.

Transfer of Entitlement:

Contact us to learn more about transferring your entitlement.

*All students eligible for VA benefits must inform the Financial Aid Office at the time of applying for aid. The VA benefits are considered when preparing the financial aid package. All questions concerning financial aid should be addressed to the Financial Aid Office.

ACT on Campus

Students who have applied for admission and/or have already been accepted to Ashland University may opt to participate in the ACT On Campus (formerly known as ACT Residual) testing.

Scores from this testing are reported to Ashland University ONLY and will not be issued to the student’s high school or any other college or university.

While Ashland University is still “test optional” for the 2021-22 academic year, ACT scores may be considered in the awarding of merit-based scholarships.

In order to participate

  1. Select the date and complete the ACT scheduling form.
  2. Pay $65 Non-Refundable/Non-Transferable ACT fee. 
  3. Once payment is made, you will receive a confirmation email from the AU Student Accessibility Center.  You are not officially registered for an exam until payment is made and confirmation email is received.

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Others Have Asked

What is the average class size?
Our average class size is 18 students, which means plenty of time for one-on-one interaction with faculty and the advantage of knowing all your classmates when it comes to group projects and labs.
How many undergraduate students are on campus?
There are 2,100 undergraduates living on our beautiful campus right in the heart of Ashland, which is right in the heart of Ohio. We live and work together as a community, a diverse population of learners from all backgrounds.
Can I bring a car to campus?
You may bring a car to campus, but it must be registered with Safety Services and be properly permitted.
Do I have to live on campus?
Ashland is primarily a residential campus with a thriving campus life. But if you live with 35 miles of main campus, you may commute. We have study spaces and food plans designed just for our commuter students.
Will my CCP, AP, IB credits transfer to AU?
Of course! Check out to see how your credits could transfer
Do you have sports?
Ashland is a NCAA Division II school and is part of the Great Midwest Athletic Conference. There are both men’s and women’s varsity sports and an eSports team, as well a intramural and club sports on campus.