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Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics


Future Undergraduate Students

volunteerWe encourage prospective students to apply to Ohio State requesting direct entry into AEDE's Agribusiness and Applied Economics major or the Environment, Economy, Development, and Sustainabilty (EEDS) major that AEDE offers jointly with Ohio State's School of Environment and Natural Resources.

All first-year applicants that request entry to the majors offered by AEDE are considered within a competitive admissions process for the Columbus campus. The primary criteria for admission are the completion of the applicant’s high school college preparatory program and a review of performance in that program.

We also encourage and welcome many transfer students from other universities, who entered Ohio State as undecided/exploration, who entered Ohio State declared in another program of study, who entered Ohio State through one of our regional campuses, or who entered Ohio State through the Agricultural Technical Institute based in Wooster, Ohio.

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We encourage you to contact us to discuss admission into AEDE's programs of study.
Prospective students are encouraged to participate in Experience OSU for a Day offered by CFAES.

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If you're ready, complete an application
Be sure to note on the application that you're interested in studying at the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) and that you'd like to major in Agribusiness and Applied Economics or Environment, Economy, Development, and Sustainability (EEDS).
By doing this, you will be eligible to compete for scholarships offered by CFAES and we'll be able to keep in touch with you regarding other special opportunities. 


Nov 1 Priority deadline for applying to Ohio State
Feb 1 Deadline for applying to Ohio State
Feb 15 Deadline to apply for scholarships and financial aid
May 1 Deadline for notifying Ohio State of your enrollment decision/deadline to pay your acceptance fees