Now accepting applications for Spring 2021 and Fall 2022!

Undergraduate Students

If you are a US Citizen or Permanent Resident, please select the application dropdown that best describes you:

  • I'm applying to college for the first time...

    You're considered a "new freshman" applicant. You are in high school or a filling out a college application for the first time.

    Start Your Application

    New freshman applicants must submit the following:

    • Completed Undergraduate Admission Application
    • Non-refundable $45 application fee
    • Official high school transcript
    • Official copy of ACT or SAT exam results*
    • Official copy of your General Education Development (GED) test results, if  applicable.
    • Proof of passing all sections of the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) - Ohio residents only

    Homeschooled Applicants Must Submit the Following:

    • Completed Undergraduate Admission
    • Application Non-refundable $45 application fee
    • 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.
    • Official copy of ACT or SAT exam results*
    • 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.
    • A copy of the Superintendent's Exemption Notice showing the student is excused to receive home schooling.

    *Youngstown State University is test optional for admission until spring 2023. ACT or SAT is not required if applicant has been out of school more than 2 years prior to enrollment unless participating in varsity sports.

    Freshman Information

  • I'm transferring from another college...

    You are attending college elsewhere, but would like to apply at Youngstown State. We'd love to have you.

    Transfer Student Application 

    Transfer/Post-Baccalaureate applicants must submit:

    • Completed Undergraduate Admission Application
    • Non-refundable $45 application fee (waived for veterans and active duty military)
    • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
    • Official high school transcript*
    • Official copy of your General Education Development (GED) test results, if applicable*
    • Proof of passing all sections of the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) - Ohio residents only*

    *not required if applicant has an associate degree

    Former/Transfer students must submit:

    • Completed Undergraduate Admission Application
    • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended since leaving Youngstown State university

    Former/Transfer Student Application

  • I'm applying to the RN to BSN program...

    The RN to BSN online program at YSU is designed for working nurses with a desire to transform healthcare. Prepare to sharpen your practical and analytical skills, broaden your understanding of best practices and take on more responsibilities as a leader in a hospital or healthcare organization. This online nursing program will also prepare you to move forward with an enhanced evidence-based practice and the clinical reasoning that drives a culture of safety to better serve patients, colleagues and the environment.

    Start Your Application

  • I'm another undergraduate application type (guest, online, former, and transient)...

    You fall into one of the following categories:

    • applying as a guest/non-matriculated student (please call the Office of Admissions at (330) 941-2000)
    • applying for an online program
    • a former student re-applying to Youngstown State
    • I'm a transient student, which means I'm taking courses at other universities in addition to Youngstown State

    Undergraduate Application

    Former/Transfer students must submit:

    • Completed Undergraduate Admission Application
    • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended since leaving Youngstown State university

    Former students must:

    Transient applicants must submit:

    • Completed Undergraduate Admission Application
    • Non-refundable $45 application fee
    • Official letter from the Registrar's Office at current college/university stating applicant is in good academic standing or a copy of transcripts from current college/university

    Schedule of Classes

    Former transient student must submit:

    • Completed Undergraduate Admission Application
    • Official letter from the Registrar's Office at current college/university stating applicant is in good academic standing or a copy of transcripts from current college/university

    Schedule of Classes

    (Transient students must re-apply each semester as acceptance is only valid for one academic semester)

  • I’m applying to the College Credit Plus program

    College Credit Plus (CCP) is a dual-enrollment program administered by the Office of College Access and Transition at Youngstown State University. While enrolled in CCP, middle/high school students are eligible to receive high school and college credit. You can take courses at your high school, online, or on YSU’s campus.

    We encourage you to review the College Credit Plus website before you apply, paying close attention to application deadlines. To participate, you must submit a letter of intent to your school (or the state if you are a non-public or home school student) by April 1 of each year. Contact your school's main office to find out how they handle this process.

    College Credit Plus Application

  • I'm a veteran or active military personnel...

    First, THANK-YOU for your service. Second, please do the following to begin your application process:

    • Contact the Office of Veterans Affairs at 330-941-2503 regarding advice on which application to use
    • Complete the appropriate Undergraduate Admission Application
    • Official high school transcript (if you have not completed an associate degree or higher)
    • Official college/university transcript, if applicable
    • Joint Service Transcript (JST) (Army, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard) / Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) transcript

    To request military transcripts, log onto https://jst.doded.mil, or http://www.airuniversity.af.mil/Barnes/CCAF/

Undergraduate International Students

If you are an international student (requires a visa to stay in the United States), please select the application dropdown below:

Graduate Students

If you are interested in applying for a graduate program, please select the application dropdown below:

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