After you have been admitted, follow this checklist to become an OCU STAR!
Log into BlueLink and Set Up Your Student Email Account
BlueLink is your online information link to the university. This area gives you important information about your OCU student email account, enrollment, financial aid, announcements, and more. Additionally, important information and notices will be sent via your OCU student email account. Visit bluelink.okcu.edu regularly to ensure you do not miss any important information or deadlines.
Please contact the Campus Technology Helpdesk at (405) 208-7777. *The first time you log in to BlueLink, please set up your security profile by clicking on “My Questions and Answers Profile.”
Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Visit fafsa.ed.gov to complete the FAFSA online. The FAFSA is available January 1 and priority consideration for financial assistance is given to students who submit the FAFSA by March 1. OCU’s FAFSA school code is 003166. Before you file the FAFSA, you and a parent need to register for a FAFSA PIN number at www.pin.edu.gov. The PIN allows you to electronically sign the FAFSA. In addition to completing the FAFSA, you will need to log onto BlueLink to complete the OCU Student Data Form. If Student Financial Services needs any additional paperwork, you will learn what is needed by logging into BlueLink. Beginning in late March, Financial Aid packages are mailed to students who have completed all their financial aid paperwork. The Financial Aid package details merit-based, need-based aid, and federal aid. State aid is included as an estimate until funds are received by the state.
Submit Your Enrollment Deposit to Reserve Your Place in the Class
The Enrollment Commitment Deposit of $150 is non-refundable and secures your place in the freshman class. This deposit is required to enroll in classes and attend STARS 101. The priority deadline to submit your deposit is May 1. To pay your Enrollment Commitment Deposit, please go to okcu.edu/paymentsite.
Apply for University Housing
Students who are under 21 years of age are required to live on campus. Exceptions are made for those students who choose to live at home. You can apply for housing online at okcu.edu/students/reslife. You will use your BlueLink user ID and password to log in to the housing application. Along with the Housing Application and Questionnaire, there is a non-refundable $200 Housing Fee. To pay your housing fee, please go to okcu.edu/paymentsite. You are encouraged to apply early for housing.
Housing assignments will be given out at STARS 101.
Housing Assignments and Roommates
1. Incoming students must complete a Housing Application online at okcu.edu/students/reslife. You will use your BlueLink ID and password to log in when completing your housing application.
2. Incoming students who attend Stars 101 are given preference in housing assignments. All other incoming students are assigned rooms after the final Stars 101 session on June 9, 2014.
3. Incoming students may request a roommate when completing the Housing Application. Both students seeking to be roommates must specifically request each other in their housing application in order to be considered for the same room assignment.
4. All students that apply for on-campus housing must pay a non-refundable housing processing fee of $200. The fee can be paid online after completing the housing application
Register for STARS 101
Attendance to STARS 101 is required for all incoming freshmen. STARS 101 is a day to enroll in classes, attend orientation sessions, choose your housing assignment, get your student ID, and purchase your OCUReads book. STARS 101 registration is available on the Admissions website and you are encouraged to sign up as soon as possible after February 15.
Submit Final Documents
At the completion of your senior year, please have your school send us your final transcript which includes your graduation date. To be considered official, your transcript must be sent directly from the school to our office. OCU accepts transcripts electronically. If your high school participates with a secure online service, ask them to send your transcript to us electronically. If you have completed any college work (including AP, IB, and CLEP scores), please send the official transcript or scores to the university. The Student Health Center requires an Immunization Record on file before August 1st.
You can mail, fax, or email a copy of your immunization record to:
OCU Campus Health Services
2501 N Blackwelder
Oklahoma City, OK 73106.
Please be sure to include your name, Student ID number, and date of birth on the records.
Fax: (405) 208-6016
Stars Week is a week-long celebration to introduce new students to the OCU experience. The dates for STARS Week are August 19 – August 24, 2014. All new undergraduate students participate in both mandatory and optional events that will create connections to the campus community in and out of the classroom. Highlights of Stars Week include Matriculation Convocation, OCUReads, Blue Out Blow Out Spirit Rally, Campus Connect, and Stars on Bricktown. Stars Week is also full of opportunities to acquaint you with campus life and people who will help you make the successful transition to college life. Parents and families are also welcomed to OCU during the first two days of Stars Week.