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).
ACT or SAT Score
Use the links and codes below to make your scores available to OVU.
A Student Site for ACT Test Takers: http://www.actstudent.org
SAT - College Board: http://sat.collegeboard.org
ACT / SAT CODES
OVU ACT Code: 4548
OVU SAT Code: 5519
Transcript Request Form
Complete the Transcript Request Form to request an official transcript be sent to OVU.
The Next Step: Finding the Right Roommate
With your application file successfully built, the time has come to start the enrollment process. Getting the best roommate fit is an important part of that process. Completing the Roommate Request Form will help OVU’s Residential Life staff match your preferences with another student and get you started off on just the right footing.
Dormitory Deposit / Commuter Pre-Pay
For your convenience, you can make your Dormitory Deposit or Commuter Pre-Pay deposit through our secure PayPal account.
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.
Apply for Early College Entry:
Underclassman Admissions Counselor
For students who would like to re-apply to OVU, complete the Re-Application Form and send official transcripts from all other institutions attended.
2014-2015 tuition for 14-17 hours is $8755 per semester or $17,510 per year. General fees are $875 per semester or $1750 per year. Scholarships are available from $300 to full tuition. Honors scholarships are awarded based on academic credentials at the time of admission. Information about FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid can be found at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov. See the Fall/Spring 2014-2015 OVU Cost Sheet showing estimated costs for typical undergraduate boarding students.