Future Students

Post-Secondary Options Program (Ohio Residents Only)

Post-Secondary Application

Download the post-secondary option application.


High school juniors and seniors who have a 3.00 or better g.p.a. may participate in this program upon the recommendation of their high school principal and/or guidance counselor; students in grades 9 and 10 must have a 3.5 g.p.a. or higher to participate. High school students must meet the college requirements for prerequisite courses and maintain satisfactory progress to continue in the program. This option is available fall, winter and spring quarters.

Save $$$

A student who participates in the University of Northwestern Ohio's Post-Secondary Options Program saves more than $235 per credit hour taken. A student who takes a five-credit-hour course in each of the three quarters saves more than $3525. And, best of all, there is no cost to the student who participates in the program. This option is available fall, winter, and spring quarters.

Transfer Credits

Students who wish to transfer to another college or university must contact that institution directly. The University of Northwestern Ohio will assist if necessary. The University of Northwestern Ohio is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, thus, allowing many of your credits to transfer to other institutions.

Proficiency Exams

Students may request proficiency examinations for advanced standing in some 100-level courses. The cost is $50 each.
All proficiency tests must be completed prior to the quarter the student plans to attend classes to allow for processing.

Delivery Methods

Virtual College

Students complete all of the work via the Internet. Each student must have internet access with a computer, required software for classes, and e-mail. Weekly contact is made with the instructor. All Virtual College students are required to take UN110 First Year Experience their first quarter. Virtual Advantage - No travel to UNOH required.

Traditional Classes

The student will attend regularly scheduled classes and follow the guidelines given by the instructor. With today's high school students' busy schedules, the above delivery methods allow students many options and flexibility in the Post-Secondary Options Program.

Course Load

Virtual College

Students may take only one class the first quarter in addition to UN110 First Year Experience. Upon successful completion of the course (the students must earn a C or better), they may then elect to take up to two courses in following quarters.


Students may take up to two classes each quarter.

Placement Exams

Students will be required to take placement exams in math and English. These exams can be taken at your home school with a designated proctor (Counselor).
Placement tests must be taken before enrolling into an English or math course and prior to the quarter's beginning.


Virtual College

Books for Distance Learning will be mailed to the student. If the student does not continue the course, the books must be returned to the University of Northwestern Ohio.


Books will be available about one week before classes begin at the Bookstore. If the student does not continue the course, the books must be returned to the Unviersity of Northwestern Ohio.