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Undergraduate Degrees

Admission Requirements:

  • A completed undergraduate application prior to the semester's deadline date(follow application procedure below)
  • $40 non-refundable application fee.  *(see application fee waiver information below)
  • An official high school transcript and, if applicable, Associate Degree transcript (minimum 2.0 grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale).
  • Proof of taking the American College Test (ACT) or Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT).
  • For Ohio residents—indication of passing all sections of the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT).

Application Procedure (Please Follow to Ensure You Receive the Application Fee Waiver*):

  • Go to the Admissions Login screen.
  • Select "First time user account creation".
  • Create a Login ID and Pin (must consist of 6 digits between 0 and 9).
  • For "Application Type", select "Online New Undergraduate".
  • Fill out the application. Complete the application up to the point where it asks you to submit. DO NOT SELECT SUBMIT—If you select submit it will ask you to provide a payment method.  Rather, simply stop and close out of the application.  This will save your non-processed application and our Admissions Office will go into the system, find it and "hand process" it from that point.
  • Fax (330-941-3228) or scan and email your DD Form 214 to our Office of Veterans Affairs.  They will verify your veteran's status and apply the fee waiver.

Attendance Verification:

  • Send an e-mail to each of your professors (see sample).

Graduate Degrees

Admission Requirements:

  • A bachelor's degree from a college or university certified by a national accrediting agency, approved by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • An unrecalculated cumulative GPA in undergraduate work of at least 2.7 on a 4.0 scale (some programs may require higher GPAs). If an undergraduate course has been repeated, all grades received will figure in the calculation of the GPA average.
  • Satisfactory preparation for the graduate program in which the student wishes to enroll as specified by the department of the major.
  • A test of written/spoken English, which the University reserves the right to request, of any entering graduate student whose primary language is not English.
  • Degree-seeking students having an undergraduate GPA below 2.7 must present a satisfactory score on the general test of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), the Miller Analogies Test, or graduate level subject-specific exam as specified by the department of the major.

The applicant is reminded to check specific admission requirements of the program in which he/she wishes to enroll to determine whether there are any additional requirements. Some programs require three letters of recommendation (form* available).

Application Procedure (Please Follow to Ensure You Receive the Application Fee Waiver):

  • Go to the Admissions Login screen.
  • Select "First time user account creation".
  • Create a Login ID and Pin (must consist of 6 digits between 0 and 9).
  • For "Application Type", select "Online New Graduate ".
  • Fill out the application.  Complete the application up to the point where it asks you to submit.  DO NOT SELECT SUBMIT—If you select submit it will ask you to provide a payment method. Rather, simply stop and close out of the application. This will save your non-processed application and our Admissions Office will go into the system, find it and "hand process" it from that point.
  •   Fax (330-941-3228) or scan and email your DD Form 214 to our Office of Veterans Affairs. They will verify your veteran's status and apply the fee waiver.

Attendance Verification:

  • Send an e-mail to each of your professors (see sample).

Youngstown State University (YSU) has been named a Military Friendly School for five consecutive years by G.I. Jobs magazine. YSU established the Office of Veteran Affairs in 2009 to assist YSU students who have served or are currently serving in the armed forces in attaining their educational goals.

A new $1.25 million YSU Veterans Resource Center is under construction along Wick Avenue on campus. The 6,000-square-foot, two-story center will help improve and expand services to military veterans and service members transitioning to student life at YSU. For more information, visit Veteran Affairs

YSU's President Jim Tressel discusses world-class attention given to student veterans* at YSU.

YSU’s Williamson College of Business Administration is among the Best for Vets business schools nationwide.

The Best for Vets list, developed by Military Times and available at www.militarytimes.com/bestforvets-bizschools2014, includes 64 schools nationwide deemed to have a culture and curriculum that caters to military veterans.

“The Best for Vets: Business Schools is an editorially independent news project that evaluates the many factors that make an institution a good fit for military veterans,” said Amanda Miller, editor of Military Times EDGE magazine.  The rankings are published in the March issue of Military Times EDGE.