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Guidance Counselors

Counselor walking with a student
As a high school guidance counselor, you play a major role in helping your students realize their college dreams and potential. We’ve gathered important information that can help you help your students successfully apply to Otterbein.


Priority Application Deadline is December 15

While we will continue to review applications on a rolling basis, December 15th is our priority deadline for scholarship and Honors Program consideration. This allows us more time to review applications for the Full Tuition Scholarship Competition held each year in early February.

0% Tuition Increase -Since 2013!

We know families are concerned about cost, and we work closely with them to find all the resources to make an Otterbein education affordable. Otterbein will not increase tuition costs one again for the 2018-2019 school year and we continue to invest in additional financial aid resources to students. It is important to note that 99% of our incoming students received financial assistance and on average our students meet 46% of their cost through Otterbein scholarships and grants. We encourage students to learn more about their aid potential by visiting www.otterbein.edu/affordability.

Full STEAM Ahead

Otterbein University continues our expansion of The Point, STEAM Innovation Center, 61,000 square feet of innovative classrooms, labs, wood shop, metal shop, machine shop, electronics shop, 3D printers, business incubator, and home to five tenants renting space for their businesses and offering opportunities to our students and community.  otterbeinpoint.com

Admission Procedures at Otterbein

  • How can students apply to Otterbein?

  • What are all the pieces of a complete Otterbein application?

  • What are Otterbein's admission criteria?

  • Do any programs have additional application criteria?

  • Do any programs have additional enrollment criteria?

  • When can student expect to hear about whether they've been accepted?

  • What important Otterbein dates and deadlines should I put on my calendar?

Important Forms & Information for Guidance Counselors

/ Undergraduate Admission

The Office of Admission is located in Clippinger Hall, 102 W. College Ave.

Office Hours
M-F: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


p/ 614.823.1500
e/ uotterb@otterbein.edu