About Otterbein University
Founded in 1847, Otterbein is a small, private, liberal arts university located in Westerville (about 15-20 minutes from Downtown Columbus). About 3000 students are enrolled at Otterbein's campus in over 70 undergraduate and 8 graduate majors. Students with more than 12 semester hours will be considered transfer students for application purposes.
Benefits for Columbus State Graduates
- Students who graduate with an Associate of Arts (AA) or Associate of Science (AS) degree will be guaranteed admission to Otterbein. Some academic programs may require separate applications beyond the university admissions application. Students who graduate with these degrees and a 2.75 overall GPA will be awarded the Columbus State Scholarship of $17,000 (with full-time, non-residential enrollment at Otterbein)
- Courses with grades of "C" or higher will be transferred.
- Transfer Scholarships available.
- To determine how individual courses from Columbus State transfer to Otterbein, students should consult Otterbein's Course equivalency information.
- Information specific to transfer students from Columbus State to Otterbein
- Resources for transfer students at Otterbein
- Apply to Otterbein online with no application fee.
Jennifer Hicks (Jhicks@otterbein.edu) works with students looking to transfer to Otterbein University. Jennifer welcomes inquiries from students who are just beginning their studies at Columbus State to those who have already graduated and are planning on transferring to Otterbein. You can visit Jennifer in the Transfer Advising Center the second Wednesday of every month anytime between 9-4pm.
You can also schedule a virtual meeting with Jennifer. Go to www.otterbein.edu/visit for the Columbus State Virtual Student Office Hour event.
Virtual Transfer Information Sessions
Register here for Otterbein’s Transfer Tuesday. You will learn about Otterbein's transfer friendly environment, set in the perfect location, with all the right personal touches. You will hear about the transfer process, application requirements, how to manage your successful transition, credit evaluations, internships and financial aid options. To Register, go to visit.Otterbein.edu to sign up for our Transfer Tuesday events.
Virtual Residence Hall tours can be found on Instagram @otterbeinuadmit