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Application to Major


Please see below for changes that will effect the application to major for all students applying AU 2018 or later

Application Availability: Civil Engineering Application to Major. Applications are due by the 3rd Friday of each term (excluding summer).

*Please note - meeting minimum qualifications will not guarantee admission to the major.

Application Deadline: The application for AU 2017 (for consideration for SP 2018 admission) is not currently open.  If you missed our deadline for AU 17 admission consideration, please look back at the end of the semester for information on upcoming applications. 

  • Late applications will not be accepted.  If you are considering more than one major (or are unsure if you will be admitted to your first-choice major) you are advised to apply to all majors which you are considering. Please note, application to major deadlines vary by department.
  • You should receive a confirmation email from Qualtrics (not the department) once your application has been submitted.  If you do not receive a confirmation email within 48 hours (check your junk email folder), please resubmit a new application.
  • Students will be notified via email of application to major decisions prior to their scheduling windows opening only if you are not currently enrolled in EPHR courses.  Students enrolled in EPHR courses at the time of their application will be notified of an admission decision once grades are in for that term.

To apply you must have completed or be enrolled in the following courses (or equivalents): ENGR 1181 (or 1186 and 1887) and 1182 (or 1188); MATH 1151, 1172 (or 2153 or 2162); PHYSICS 1250 (or 1260); one of the following science courses: PHYSICS 1251 (or 1261) OR CHEM 1210 (or 1250); ENGR 1100 (this course is not factored into your EPHR, but is required for entrance to major); ENGLISH 1110 (this course is not factored into your EPHR, but is required for entrance to major).

  • Students must have a minimum 2.5 EPHR (eligibility point-hour ratio) to be considered eligible to apply to the major. Your EPHR is the GPA earned in the above courses (excluding ENGR 1100 and English 1110).
  • Students who have a 3.0 or higher EPHR will be guaranteed admission to the major. 
  • Students with below a 3.0 EPHR are not guaranteed admission.  We will admit students with below a 3.0 EPHR based on available space.
  • Once admitted to the major, students will then begin to take Civil and Environmental Engineering courses.  Students are unable to take these courses until they are admitted to the major.

*We will consider transfer grades (for EPHR courses) only for students who are transferring 4 or more EPHR courses to OSU.  For these students, we will manually calculate your EPHR to determine your eligibility for entrance to major.

*Please note - meeting minimum qualifications will not guarantee admission to the major.

Click  to begin your Application to Major for Civil Engineering.


For students applying to the major AU 2018 or later, you will be required to submit a different application.  More information coming soon!