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Eligibility and Application

There is no application necessary to be a Preferred Pathway® Program student.  All students interested in transferring to OSU are eligible to follow a pre-major track as a Preferred Pathway® Program student.  The pre-major tracks are the preferred pathway to an OSU degree.

Students interested in the Preferred Pathway® Program must first apply and be accepted to Columbus State Community College. You can apply online at Once you receive notification that you are accepted to the college, follow the Get Started Guide, and meet with an academic advisor to discuss your pre-major.  

International students may participate in the Preferred Pathway® Program. However, due to U.S. Department of Homeland Security policy surrounding student visas, international students will not be considered under the guarantee of admission to The Ohio State University otherwise available in the Preferred Pathway® Program.

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