Ready to apply? Here's what you’ll need to do, organize, and submit in order to apply to Otterbein University:
Complete an Application Otterbein is a member of the “Common Application."
- Completed application
- Official ACT or SAT test scores: Otterbein recommends having test scores sent directly from the testing agency. Otterbein’s ACT code 3318. Otterbein’s SAT code 1597
- Official high school transcripts
- Letter of recommendation (optional)
- Personal essay (250 words)
- $35 application fee
Programs with Additional Application Steps:
Theatre and Music require an audition. Art requires a portfolio review. Additional details are available from the Office of Admission.
Admission to Otterbein is based on a student’s overall potential for academic success. Decisions are made after a holistic review of grades earned through the junior year as well as other criteria, including ACT or SAT scores, application essay, activities and involvement. Otterbein places more emphasis on the academic transcript, as we believe it is one of the best indicators of student success and college preparation. Each student is also considered for the unique talents and contributions he or she will offer the Otterbein community.
Enrollment in the Athletic Training, Education, Engineering, Honors, Nursing, Osteopathic Medicine Early Assurance and Zoo and Conservation Science programs have additional academic requirements. Details are available from the Office of Admission. Otterbein University is committed to providing a workplace that is free from discrimination. Otterbein does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, military status, or veteran status in admissions, in access to, or in treatment within its educational programs or activities, in employment, recruiting, or policy administration.