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    Capital Earns National Recognition as a College of Distinction

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    Apply online with or our application or add us to your Common ApplicationLearn more about our admission requirements. Your admission application doubles as your scholarship application so you find out if you are accepted and what your award opportunities will be right away!

    Contact the admission office with any questions at 614-236-6101. We look forward to working with you!

    Transfer Students

    Transferring to Capital starts with  our application or add us to your Common Application. Over 100 students each year transfer to Capital from another college or university. 

    International Students

    International students are a growing population at Capital University and we welcome you! Visit the International admission page to learn about the admission application process. We accept both first-year and transfer international students and offer an ESL program. The majority of accepted, full-time, undergraduate international students receive a scholarship to attend Capital and we even offer full-tuition scholarship competitions for qualified applicants. More information about scholarship awards will be sent after you apply.  


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    Adult and Graduate Programs

    Contact the adult, graduate, and seminary admission office with any questions at 614-236-6996. We look forward to working with you! 

    Bachelor's Degree Completion (Adult Students)

    Flexible courses designed to accommodate adults (age 24 or higher) trying to balance work and life demands. 



    Nursing Accelerated BSN Program

    Capital is now accepting applications for the Nursing Accelerated BSN Program. Adults applying to Capital's Nursing Accelerated Program should use this recommendation form (pdf) along with the accelerated program's application.



    Education Licensure Program

    Capital can help adults with a bachelor’s degree earn their Ohio teaching licensure in a variety of areas.



    Kodály Institute

    The Kodály Institute at Capital offers a certification for students with a music background interested in pursuing certification in the Kodály philosophy. With courses meeting in July, it offers students the opportunity to continue their education and learn how to fully implement the Kodály philosophy program into their classrooms. Apply Here! 

    Graduate Programs

    When you are ready to take the next step in your career, lean on Capital's stellar reputation of producing purpose-ready leaders. Complete the graduate school application to get started. 


    Capital University
    Master of Arts in Education – Teaching
    Master of Arts in Education – School Counseling
    Master of Arts in Education – Administration
    Master of Business Administration (MBA)
    Master of Music in Music Education – Kodály
    Master of Music in Music Education – Instrumental
    Master of Music in Music Education – Jazz Pedagogy
    Master of Science in Nursing
    Master of Science in Nursing - Dual Degree Courses: (MSN/MBA)

    Trinity Lutheran Seminary at Capital University
    Master of Arts in Youth and Family Ministry (M.A.Y.F.M.)
    Master of Divinity (M.Div)
    Master of Science in Nursing - Dual Degree Courses: (MSN/MTS)
    Master of Sacred Theology (S.T.M.)
    Master of Theological Studies (M.T.S.) - Dual Degree Courses: (MTS/JD)

    Law School

    Capital's Law School offers Juris Doctorate, paralegal and other programs for nursing and business professionals. Apply to the Law School online.

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    Other Programs

    Non-Degree Students

    If you are interested in taking classes at Capital, but do not plan on working toward a degree, review the courses offered and complete the Non-degree Student Application (PDF). Non-degree students may, at any time, apply for degree status at the University through the Admission Office or the Adult, Graduate and Seminary Admission Office. 

    Summer Classes

    Capital offers classes in May, June, and July. If you are a current Capital student, contact the registrar's office about your options or, if you are a new student to Capital, contact admissions. To check courses that are available and to register for the summer, visit The Summer Session page.

    Summer Institute in Science & Mathematics

    Capital's Summer Institute in Science and Mathematics is an accelerated program that's designed to help you complete a full year of coursework in just eight weeks. It's the only program of its kind in the United States, and it attracts motivated students from schools all over the country. Learn more about Summer Science Institute and how to apply.

    Readmission to Capital

    If you were a degree-seeking student previously at Capital, please complete the Readmission Application (PDF) and return it to the Registrar's Office.