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Do I need to finish all of the prerequisite courses before I apply?
Each Professional Program has a deadline that stipulates when prerequisite courses should be completed. However, many applicants are still working on their prerequisite courses during the application process. Please check the program’s website for more information:

How can I find out about the prerequisite courses required by each professional program?
Information about each program’s required prerequisite coursework can be obtained from their websites. An overview of all programs' prerequisites can be found at:

How can I find out if I have fulfilled the prerequisite coursework required by my program?
As a service to prospective applicants who are NOT already attending OSU, and those who attend schools not found on this website the Professional Admissions Office will evaluate previous coursework completed at other institutions to determine if prerequisites for the designated Professional Program have already been completed. You can download the Prerequisite Evaluation Form at: You may complete, print, and email to: along with scans of all your paper Official transcripts. When all required documents are submitted, the coursework will be reviewed and evaluated. A report will be sent to you via email.

Is it necessary to submit all the required documents by the application deadline?
Most of the programs require all documents to be submitted by the deadline. However, in some cases programs allow flexibility with documents such as transcripts or references. Please note that it is always a good idea to have all required documents submitted by the deadline. In this way, you will ensure that your file will be ready for review in a timely manner.

What are the criteria for admission
Each Professional Program has different criteria for admission, such as academic performance, completion of prerequisites, required admission test scores, personal evaluations, and interviews. Please check the following website for the program of your interest for more information:

When is the Application Deadline for the Professional Programs?
Every Professional Program has different opening dates and deadlines. Check the following website for specific information about your program:

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