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Undergraduate Admissions

It’s great to have you here! We’re excited for you to learn what makes Ashland University the choice of more than 7,500 undergraduate and graduate students each year. For example, we work with you to create an individualized plan for your future and to keep your education affordable.

Tell us a little bit about yourself and we’ll send information about upcoming events and important dates.

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Steps to Apply

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Complete the free application for admission or the Common App.

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First-year students – Submit your official high school transcript

Transfer students – If you’ve completed fewer than 30 semester hours of college credit, please submit your official high school transcript. Otherwise, submit official transcripts from every college where you’ve taken courses.

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Sending ACT, CLT or SAT scores is optional for all majors except Nursing.

Steps to Enroll

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Complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and send your information to AU by using school code 003012.

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Secure your place by submitting your enrollment deposit.

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Complete the enrollment forms.

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Attend Summer Orientation.

Reactivating Students

Former students are welcome to return and study at Ashland University; simply complete and submit the reactivation application form. Be sure to list any colleges or universities you have attended while you’ve been away. Please request official transcripts from these institutions to be sent to our Admissions Office.

Ashland University, Enrollment Services
401 College Ave.
Ashland, OH 44805

AU also accepts electronic transcripts from SCRIP-SAFE® and Docufide® by Parchment.

If you have questions, email. or call Admissions at 419-289-5052. We look forward to having you back on campus soon!

Find Your Academic Program

Look through our majors to find one that sparks your interest.

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ACT on Campus

Taking the ACT is not required for admission to Ashland University. However, good scores could give you access to merit-based scholarships. The university offers ACT on Campus testing for incoming undergraduate students who want to take the ACT, even though they have already applied or been admitted to Ashland University. The scores are reported to Ashland University only, and they will not be sent to the student’s high school or any other academic institution.

To participate:

  1.  Select an exam date and complete the ACT Scheduling form.
  2.  Pay a $65 non-refundable/non-transferable ACT fee. 
  3.  Receive a confirmation email from the AU Student Accessibility Center that you are registered.

For questions, email Dottie Collura at dcollura@ashland.edu.

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Find Your Admissions Representative

Rachel Baker

Rachel Baker

419-827-3011 (cell/text)

Adams, Auglaize, Brown, Butler, Champaign, Clark, Clermont, Clinton, Darke, Delaware, Fayette, Greene, Hamilton, Highland, Logan, Madison, Marion, Mercer, Miami, Montgomery, Morrow, Pickaway, Pike, Preble, Ross, Scioto, Shelby, Union, Warren

Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Susan Homan

Susan Homan

419-827-3024 (cell/text)
Ashtabula, Erie, Huron, Lorain, Richland, Wayne

Henry Stanford

Henry Stanford

419-827-3023 (cell/text)

Athens, Belmont, Carroll, Columbiana, Coshocton, Fairfield, Franklin, Gallia, Guernsey, Harrison, Hocking, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Knox, Lawrence, Licking, Mahoning, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Muskingum, Noble, Perry, Tuscarawas, Vinton, Washington

Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia

Northeast Ohio


Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit, Trumbull

James Metzger

James Metzger


Allen, Crawford, Defiance, Fulton, Hancock, Hardin, Henry, Lucas, Ottawa, Paulding, Putnam, Sandusky, Seneca, Van Wert, Williams, Wood, Wyandot

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