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Future Students

Guidance Counselors

As a high school guidance counselor, you play a major role in helping your students realize their college dreams and potential. We’ve gathered important information that can help you help your students successfully apply to Otterbein.

News & Upcoming Events

Cardinal Science Scholar Award
Students majoring in Chemistry, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Physics, and Pre-Engineering at Otterbein are welcome to apply for this new $6000 award offered to students entering fall of 2012.  Read more here.

2012-13 Newsletter and Updates
Download Otterbein's newsletter and fact sheet especially for guidance counselors.

Admission Procedures at Otterbein

Otterbein accepts students on a rolling admission basis. Students will be notified of a decision within 1-2 weeks of their application file being complete.

  • Recommended application deadline is January 15th for priority program and award consideration.
  • A completed application file includes admission application, official high school transcript, ACT/SAT test scores, and a recommendation form.
  • Otterbein uses superscoring for admission purposes until the priority deadline of January 15.
  • There are special admission procedures for Theatre, Music, Art, and Nursing.

Important Forms & Information

High School Counselor Recommendation Form
A required portion of the admission application, guidance counselors can download this form to complete and send for students applying to Otterbein. Once completed, send the form to:

Otterbein University
Office of Admission
1 South Grove Street
Westerville, OH 43081

Battelle Scholarship recommendation form

Guidance counselors can download this form for students who have been nominated for Otterbein's half-tuition Battelle Award here. As a Guidance Counselor, If you wish to nominate a student for this award, please see this link for further details and deadline.

International Baccalaureate, Advanced Placement information 

Otterbein recognizes and grants credit for Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate coursework. For more information, see the Otterbein University Catalog

Academic Support and Disability Services at Otterbein

Learn more about the Academic Support Center and Disability Services that Otterbein offers its students.

Guidance Counselor Advisory Board (GCAB)

Those counselors wishing to be a part of the Guidance Counselor Advisory Board and attend our winter programs are welcome to contact Ben Shoemaker in the Office of Admission.

Questions? Comments? Please send feedback to Ben Shoemaker.

/ Undergraduate Admission

The Office of Admission is located in Clippinger Hall, 102 W. College Ave.

Office Hours
M-F: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
M-F: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (summer)


p/ 614.823.1500
e/ uotterb@otterbein.edu