High School Students
All high school students aspiring to college should take the strongest college preparatory program their school offers, including precalculus (analysis). They should also include Advanced Placement math courses if offered in their high school and take the Calculus Advanced Placement Examination, if possible. Note that while taking a probability and statistics class may be beneficial for natural science and social science classes in college, it does not maintain the algebraic skills necessary to pursue further study of mathematics and should not substitute for taking calculus in the senior year of high school.
Students and parents interested in visiting The Ohio State University can schedule a tour with Undergraduate Admissions and a meeting with the Department of Mathematics.We are able to organize meetings with a math or actuarial science advisor, faculty member, or student, and arrange visiting a class. Students wishing to visit campus are encouraged to schedule appointments with the Department of Mathematics and Undergraduate Admissions as early as possible, as space may fill.
The Department of Mathematics accepts transfer students into the Mathematics, Actuarial Science, and IMME programs. Students should review Undergraduate Admissions - Transfer Students for information about the application and eligibility. Students wishing to transfer to a major in the Department of Mathematics at OSU are suggested to maintain A's and B's in math and science courses in order to be successful in their program at OSU.
Students interested in visiting the Ohio State University can schedule a tour with Undergraduate Admissions and a meeting with the Department of Mathematics. During a meeting with the department, students can review the requirements for their intended program and learn how their previous coursework will count towards a degree at OSU. Students wishing to visit campus are encouraged to schedule appointments with the Department of Mathematics and Undergraduate Admissions as early as possible, as space may fill. In order to provide an accurate appraisal of progress in the desired program, students should bring copies of their transcripts to their visit.