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Guidance Counselors

Counselor walking with a student
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.


Priority Application Deadline is December 15
As a reminder, while we will continue to review applications on a rolling basis, December 15th is our priority deadline for scholarship and Honors Program consideration. This allows us more time to review applications for the Full Tuition Scholarship Competition held each year in early February.

Otterbein to dedicate new STEAM Center with wire-cutting event on October 1
Otterbein University is partnering with leading organizations from the private and public sectors in central Ohio to create a new science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) Innovation Center that will combine academics with the business and manufacturing needs of our community.  Located at 60 Collegeview Road, the STEAM Innovation Center will be home to two resident companies and Otterbein academic departments, with lab space available to businesses and the broader community.

Otterbein freezes tuition for the third year in a row
We know families are concerned about cost, and we work closely with them to find all the resources to make an Otterbein education affordable. This year, Otterbein froze tuition for the third year in a row and continued to invest additional financial aid resources to students. It is important to note that 99% of our incoming students received financial assistance and on average our students meet 47% of their cost through Otterbein scholarships and grants. We encourage students to learn more about their aid potential by visiting www.otterbein.edu/affordability.

Otterbein adds Wrestling as an NCAA varsity sport
Otterbein is proud to announce that we added Wrestling as an NCAA Division III varsity sport and that we will be recruiting our first class of wrestlers for the Fall 2016. For more information visit www.otterbeincardinals.com

Listen to the voices of our faculty, staff, students and alumni as they explain Otterbein University's story. You can watch more Otterbein videos on our YouTube channel.

Upcoming Events

High School Student Visit Days, October 12 & November 15
Help your students sign up to visit Otterbein's campus during one of our upcoming visit days.

Cincinnati-Area Guidance Counselor Luncheon, September 16
Maggiano's (7875 Montgomery Rd.,Cincinnati, OH 45236)
For more information, contact Debbie Byrne at dbyrne@otterbein.edu.

Akron-Canton Area Guidance Counselor Breakfast, October 4
Sheraton Suites (1989 Front Street, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221)
For more information, contact Lydie Dorelien at ldorelien@otterbein.edu.

Cleveland-Area Guidance Counselor Luncheon, October 4
Maggiano's (26300 Cedar Rd. #1103, Beachwood, OH 44122)
For more information, contact Jarrod Harchalk at jharchalk@otterbein.edu.

Columbus-Area Guidance Counselor Luncheon, October 25
Otterbein University (1 South Grove St., Westerville, OH 43081)
For more information, contact Mark Moffitt at mmoffitt@otterbein.edu.

Admission Procedures at Otterbein

  • How can students apply to Otterbein?

  • What are all the pieces of a complete Otterbein application?

  • What are Otterbein's admission criteria?

  • Do any programs have additional application criteria?

  • Do any programs have additional enrollment criteria?

  • When can student expect to hear about whether they've been accepted?

  • What important Otterbein dates and deadlines should I put on my calendar?

Important Forms & Information for Guidance Counselors

/ 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.


p/ 614.823.1500
e/ uotterb@otterbein.edu