The admissions process varies depending on the program of interest. For this reason, general admissions policies along with financial assistance information are presented first, followed by program-specific admissions requirements, policies and procedures.
General Admissions Policies
The programs offered are designed to prepare an individual for employment in their field of study. Prospective students are invited to visit the school to discuss their needs, goals and objectives with an Admissions Representative.
Non-Discrimination - OIAH is open to all students without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, origin, sexual orientation, disability or marital status.
To be eligible for admission, an applicant must be able to read and write English, and the student must meet the following requirements:
1. Prospective students must submit a completed application to attend OIAH along with a $55 application fee. The application can be obtained either through the website www.oiah.edu or by visiting the school and obtaining it through the Admissions office.
2. All programs require that the student be a high school graduate and as such, prospective students must supply the Admissions office with an official high school transcript or official GED certificate. High School Diploma copy will also be accepted in extreme circumstances, "I.E. School is no longer in existence" with the approval of the School Director. (Note: The high school diploma or transcript requirement can also be from a foreign school if it is equivalent to a US high school diploma; Documentation of proof of completion of secondary education from a foreign country must be officially translated into English and officially certified as the equivalent of high school completion in the United States.)
3. OIAH will accept applicants who have a recognized equivalent of High School Diploma such as a home-schooled certificate by the state where the student resided during home school. The student must have completed homeschooling at the secondary level as defined by state law. Due to the passage of Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2012, students who do not have a high school diploma or equivalent and did not complete secondary school in a home-school setting can no longer gain eligibility for Title IV, HEA funds by passing an "ability-to-benefit" test.
4. Initial Registration - All applicants must have an initial interview with an Admissions Representative. All applicants must provide a valid driver's license, state ID with photo, or valid passport and a verifiable Social Security Number. All applicants must be able to speak, read, and write fluently in English (all classes are taught in English) and provide documentation of eligibility to work in the United States.
5. Acceptance into OIAH Programs - The Admissions Committee reserves the unconditional right to grant or deny admissions.
6. OIAH does not at this time have any programs which accept Ability-to-Benefit students and does not offer a Comprehensive Transition Postsecondary Program.
7. Disabled Applicants - Due to the nature of the vocational training programs, disabled students (mental and physical) must be evaluated for their ability to benefit from the training. Disabled students who are deemed to be unable to benefit from the training will be encouraged to seek other career paths.
OIAH complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and is wheelchair accessible. The facility is equipped with ramp access from the parking lot, extra wide hallways and doors, A.D.A. required door handles and a restroom to accommodate disabled students.
If you are interested in attending the School but are in need of reasonable accommodations, you should schedule an appointment with the Director. At this meeting, we will discuss the nature of the reported disability and its impact on learning. We will also discuss the process of receiving reasonable accommodations at OIAH, and the types of accommodations available.
Please bring copies of current documentation of a disability to this meeting. Documentation must be provided by a medical expert within the last three years and include:
- A diagnosis of the disability
- How the diagnosis was determined (what tests were given and the results)
- A clinical summary, which includes an assessment of how the disability will impact the individual in a college environment and what accommodations are recommended.
Upon completion of the initial meeting, a formal request for the accommodation must be submitted in writing to the school. The initial meeting, formal request, and response from the school must take place prior to the pre-enrollment process.
Note: In order to be eligible for Title IV, HEA funding, you must be able to benefit with the reasonable accommodations.
*Students may not be accepted for enrollment if they cannot prove credit worthiness. Please see "Method and Terms of Payment".
The student must make financial arrangements with the Financial Aid Office in regards to FAFSA application, Scholarships and/or Cash payment plan prior to enrolling.
Prior to admission the prospective student is given an enrollment agreement form, an interview with a school official and is given a pre-enrollment questionnaire packet, which they are required to read, understand and sign. The interview will elaborate on course description, the career opportunities and the physical demands of the job, OIAH requirements and the requirements of the governing body for the program in which the student is enrolling.
An explanation on attendance and academic requirement will be given to the prospective student and how those requirements can affect the student's satisfactory performance requirements. The prospective student will be informed that attendance hours may be withheld for non-payment of tuition.
A staff member or instructor will offer the prospective student a tour of the school facilities. Any questions from the prospective student will be answered truthfully, promptly and in sufficient detail to eliminate confusion.
The Ohio Institute of Allied Health accepts transfer credit for any programs only at the discretion of the Program Coordinator with the approval of the School Director. A student may be permitted to Test Out of a course previously taken but not eligible for transfer only at the discretion of the Program Coordinator with the approval of the School Director. Transfer credit policies include the following requirements:
- 1. All credit must be earned at an accredited college or university (community and junior colleges are included).
- 2. College general education requirements may be fulfilled by transfer credit.
- 3. Liberal arts core requirements may be fulfilled by transfer credit.
- 4. Credit will be granted only for a grade of "B" or better.
- 5. Approval of all courses are based on an official transcript and if necessary course syllabi, outlines, and descriptions, provided by the student.
- 6. No more than 20% of the previous educational hours will be considered for transfer. The student must complete at least 80% of quarter hours at OIAH to fulfill graduation requirements.
- 7. Online courses which are considered as regular courses in a degree program at a regionally accredited institution are acceptable at OIAH. Regular courses are those which are numbered according to the institution's official numbering system for courses which satisfy degree requirements.
- 8. Credit from a foreign institution of higher education will be evaluated on a case by case basis.
- 9. Credit earned through military or non-traditional programs that have been evaluated by the American Council on Education and declared to be the equivalent of lower or upper division credit, will be transferred according to the A.C.E. recommendations. However, because only satisfactory grades are awarded, the credit will not affect the grade point average.
- 10. Quarter hours will be multiplied by 2/3 to determine the equivalent number of semester hour credits.
- 11. Transfer courses accepted will be included in the cumulative credits earned but neither grades nor grade points earned at other institutions will be used in the computation of the OIAH grade point average.
- 12. Dual credit earned while in high school will be accepted for credit at OIAH.
- 13. No courses over 5 years old will be accepted for credit at OIAH.
Note: All hours attempted will count toward the Title IV, HEA funding 150% quantitative requirements not just the hours that were accepted as transfer hours.