Building your OVU application file may seem like an overwhelming task, but it doesn’t have to be. In this toolkit we bring together everything you need to build and submit a successful application file. Just use each tool and follow each instruction, and you’ll have yours constructed in no time!
Choose the appropriate APPLY ONLINE button, fill out the form completely and submit your application.
To complete your application, we need two (2) references for you – one academic and one personal (NOTE: your personal reference needs to be a non-family member and a non-peer).
- Potential academic reference examples: teacher, guidance counselor, principal
- Potential personal (non-peer/family) reference examples: youth minister, a friend's parent, job supervisor, coach
Submit Test Scores (ACT or SAT)
If you have not yet graduated, we request that you send an interim transcript. See Step 8 for more information.
Submit your FAFSA (Starting Oct. 1)
fafsa.gov / School Code: 003819
Dormitory Deposit / Commuter Pre-Pay
For your convenience, you can make your Dormitory Deposit or Commuter Pre-Pay deposit through our secure PayPal account.
Plan to live off campus?
Ready to start packing?
Download our Epic Guide!
Submit Roommate Compatibility Form
Getting the best roommate fit is an important part of the enrollment process. Completing the Roommate Compatibility Form will help OVU’s Residential Life staff match your preferences with another student and get you started off on just the right footing.
Submit Official Final Transcript
if you have not yet graduated, we request that you submit an interim transcript (step 4) and then submit a final transcript upon graduation
Have High School/College transcripts sent via:
Mail: ATTN: OVU Office of Admissions
1 Campus View Drive, Vienna, WV 26105-8000
Mailed transcripts must be:
- sealed in a school envelope
- received prior to registration
- have the school seal or be clearly marked as official
- Mailed transcripts must be:
In order to be accepted for admission at OVU, you must meet the following minimum requirements:
- High school GPA of at least a 2.5 on a 4-point scale
- Composite of at least 18 on the ACT or a combined score of at least 1290 on the SAT. (Unless the student graduated from high school four or more years prior to the planned OVU enrollment.)
- Applicants who do not meet the above criteria may be eligible for provisional acceptance.
For more information, refer to the OVU Academic Catalog.
Early College Entry Program
Ready to get a head start on college?
Ohio Valley University’s Early Entry program can help you do just that.
Select high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors can earn a maximum of six hours per semester and a maximum of 12 hours total.*
Why take college classes while you’re still in high school?
- Gain college credit while still in high school
- Complete course curriculum requirements early
- Complete a baccalaureate degree sooner
- Save on the overall cost of a college degree
Minimum 2.8 GPA (on a 4.0 scale). Recommendation from high school guidance counselor.
Early entry students pay only $75 per credit hour. This is a special discounted tuition rate for this program only.
*Permission to exceed these limits must be obtained through the admissions office.
See the Current OVU Basic Cost Sheet showing estimated costs for typical undergraduate boarding students. Honors scholarships are awarded based on academic credentials at the time of admission. Information about Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) can be found at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov.