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Requirements

ADMISSION


Youngstown State University offers broad access to education though open admission for all Ohio high school graduates.

Undergraduate admission is handled by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions (OUA), located in Sweeney Welcome Center at the corner of University Plaza and Bryson Street. You may contact the admissions office in any of the following ways:

877.GO.TO.YSU (877.468.6978)
330.941.2000
TDD: 330.941.1564
Fax: 330.941.3674
enroll@ysu.edu
web.ysu.edu/admissions


The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is open on weekdays and selected Saturdays. Please call the numbers above or visit the website for times.

New Freshman Applicants



Ohio Residents
Ohio Residents who have graduated from a public or chartered high school or successfully completed the General Education Development (GED) test are eligible for admission to the University. Admission to restricted academic programs may have additional requirements.

Students graduating from an Ohio non-chartered high school must show evidence of having successfully passed the GED or have an ACT composite score of 17 or higher, or have a combined critical-reading and math SAT score of 820 or higher.

Applicants who have been out of high school two or more years are not required to submit ACT or SAT test results.

Home-schooled applicants must meet the following criteria:

1. Applicants are required to submit results from the ACT or SAT. Those applicants who have been out of school for two or more years are exempt from this requirement.
2. An official transcript showing documentation of coursework completed of grades 9-12 and indicating date of completion of studies or graduation must be sent to Admissions.
3. A copy of academic assessment (i.e. Iowa Basic
Skills Test, California Achievement Test, etc.) reports submitted to the appropriate superintendent
of school pursuant to Section 3301-34-04 of the Ohio Administrative Code must be received by Admissions.
4. Curriculum outline, detailing course content, textbooks used, and any other relevant information regarding coursework must be submitted to Admissions.
5. A copy of the Superintendent’s Exemption Notice showing the student is excused to receive home schooling.

Out-of-State Residents

Out-of state residents must have graduated from a high school with a state-approved diploma or regional accreditation and be ranked in the upper two-thirds of their graduating class; or have an ACT composite score of 17 or higher, or have a combined SAT critical-reading and math score of 820 or higher.

Applicants who have been out of high school two or more years are not required to submit ACT or SAT test results.

Out-of-state residents who hold a valid GED will be evaluated upon an individual basis but may also be required to have an ACT composite score of 17 or higher, or have a combined SAT critical-reading and math score of 820 or higher.

Home-schooled students must meet the following requirements:

1. Applicants are required to submit results from the ACT or SAT. Those applicants who have been out of school for two or more years are exempt from this requirement.
2. An official transcript showing documentation of coursework completed of grades 9-12 and indicating date of completion of studies or graduation must be sent to Admissions.
3. Any relevant supporting documents required by the applicant’s home state verifying home school curriculum.
4. Curriculum outline, detailing course content, textbooks used, and any other relevant information regarding coursework must be submitted to Admissions.
5. A copy of the Superintendent's Exemption Notice showing the student is excused to receive home schooling.

Mercer and Lawrence Counties

By special agreement, residents of Mercer and Lawrence Counties in Pennsylvania are afforded the same admission requirements as Ohio residents.

For more information, please refer to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions (web.ysu.edu/admissions) or the Undergraduate Bulletin
.