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Preferred Pathway® to Ohio State

Applications will be accepted until June 1st - Scholar Application

Preferred Pathway info sessions

Information sessions have now been expanded! Register today!

Preferred Pathway logoThe Preferred Pathway® Program is a clear and direct track to a degree from Ohio State University.

Students have long been able to start at Columbus State, then transfer to Ohio State to finish their bachelor's degree, but the Preferred Pathway® makes it even easier.


  • Guaranteed Admission to OSU.
  • Joint Advising from Columbus State and Ohio State to help ensure a smooth transition.
  • On-site Availability of Ohio State advisors at Columbus State's Downtown and Delaware campuses to help with advising and academic support.


Preferred Pathway® Scholars

While all CSCC students are eligible to follow a Preferred Pathway® Program pre-major to OSU, a select group of students may meet requirements to participate in the program as Preferred Pathway® Scholars.

Contact Information:

For general information about Preferred Pathway®, please contact us at

Stephanie Pfeifer
Preferred Pathway Advisor