Application process for pre-HWIH
- New Freshman
Direct Entry Option
The HWIH major has a direct admission option for prospective students. Applicants who apply to Ohio State and indicate HWIH as their intended major will be eligible for direct admission if they meet the following criteria:
- admission to Ohio State Columbus Campus
- an ACT of 22 or higher, or an SAT of 1100 or higher
Students directly admitted to the HWIH major will not be required to apply to the major during their first year. Also, students must maintain a 2.75 GPA and a C or better in the prerequisite courses to continue onto the HWIH major classes.
Students admitted to Ohio State Columbus campus that are not eligible for direct admission will be enrolled in pre-HWIH. Students enrolled in pre-HWIH are welcome to apply to the major between October and July of each year.
- Current Columbus campus students
Current Ohio State Columbus campus students can learn more about switching their major to pre-HWIH by viewing the major change overview and completing the associated quiz. At the end of the presentation, students have the option to complete a form that requests their major to be changed to pre-HWIH effective the following semester. Students are eligible to switch to pre-HWIH provided they have at least 12 hours of Ohio State credit and a minimum GPA of 2.75.
- Current regional campus students
Students from a regional campus may apply directly to the HWIH major between October and July of each year provided they will meet all admissions requirements by the end of the spring term. Please visit the HWIH webpage for more information about applying directly to the HWIH major.
Students from a regional campus that are not eligible to apply directly to the HWIH major may request to change to the Columbus campus and into the pre-HWIH major. Students at a regional campus should speak with their regional campus advisor to submit a Campus Change Request form to the Office of Student Affairs, Equity and Inclusion in the College of Nursing prior to the applicable deadline. Please refer to the table below regarding the request to change deadline. In order to be eligible to change to the Columbus campus, regional campus students must have 30 Ohio State credit hours in progress and maintain a minimum Ohio State GPA of 2.75 or higher.
Deadline to apply for campus change
- Transfer students
Students transferring to Ohio State Columbus Campus with 30 completed college credit hours and a GPA of 2.75 or higher are eligible for the direct admission option. Students who do not meet the criteria for direct admission will be placed in pre-HWIH. Students with less than 30 completed college credit hours will be held to new first year student requirements for HWIH admissions.
Prerequisite Courses for the Health and Wellness Innovation in Healthcare Program
Prerequisites are for students applying for HWIH for Autumn 2020 start or later.
- English 1110
- Biology 1101 or 1113 or 1110
- EEOB 2520 (Physiology)
- Anatomy 2300 or EEOB 2510
Ohio State requires transfer credit to be direct equivalent coursework in order to count towards degree requirements. Students entering Ohio State with transfer credit deemed General or Special credit may be required to have courses evaluated by the appropriate Ohio State department. This evaluation may require the student to produce a syllabus from the term and year each course was completed in order to be evaluated. To determine the suitability of credit completed at another institution, you can refer to Transferology, a web resource containing transfer information for courses offered at colleges or universities. To learn more about how to resolve transfer credit, please visit our webpage.
Other Credit considerations
College Credit Plus for prospective pre-HWIH students
HWIH is comprised of prerequisite courses, General Education (GE) coursework, major classes and electives. Students who plan to apply to the HWIH major should be aware of the following considerations when completing coursework through AP, College Credit Plus or transfer coursework:
- Students must receive an AP score of a 3 or higher in an equivalent course to fulfill prerequisite course requirements. No grade is assigned to an AP score, students are awarded credit hours and the prerequisite is considered fulfilled.
- Credit will transfer following the state guidelines. Credit that does not meet a specific degree requirement will be elective credit.
- Not all College Credit Plus courses apply to the degree requirements for the HWIH major.
- The College of Nursing requires applicants to complete the direct equivalent coursework to the prerequisite requirements. Students completing College Credit Plus are encouraged to use transferology.com or the admissions prerequisite standards website to confirm the transferability of coursework.
- Although a student may have a significant amount of College Credit Plus, this may not reduce time to graduation.
- Students are still required to apply to the major if not directly admitted, despite the amount of credit earned.
- Students must submit transcripts by the designated date in order to be considered for the HWIH program.
- Transfer credit is considered college coursework, and therefore is calculated into your overall GPA for the HWIH application.
For more general information on AP or College Credit Plus, please visit the below webpages:
Admission into the HWIH Major
Students not eligible for the Direct Entry Option
Admission to the HWIH major is a formal process. Students should plan to apply to the HWIH program during their pre-HWIH year if they were not eligible for the direct admission option. Applications may be submitted between October 1 and July 1. July 1 is the application deadline. Students are admitted to the HWIH major for an autumn semester start. The application can be accessed online.
For more information, please visit the HWIH webpage.