Application Information

Oklahoma City University seeks highly motivated students.  Important factors to be considered are academic records, achievement on scholastic aptitude tests, desirable traits of character and personality, and the interest and goals of the applicant in relation to the programs of study offered by the University. Download a copy of our brochure here.

To apply, please complete and submit the following:

  • Apply online
  • A copy of passport ID page, if available
  • Original or certified copies of all academic records. A certified English translation must accompany transcripts not issued by the school in English
    The term "certified" refers to academic records issued by your previous school(s) with an official school seal or stamp on the document. It should not be a copy "issued to the student."
  • Financial statement of support
    This statement should show support of at least U.S. $43,209 for undergraduate studies and $31,641 for most master's programs.  If any dependents are accompanying the applicant to the United States, an additional amount of $2,000 per year must be shown for the support of the spouse and $1,000 for each child. If you are not sponsoring yourself, please download this form, have your sponsor complete it, and send it along with their financial statement.
  • TOEFL, IELTS, PTE or intent to study at an ELS Language Center:
    All applicants whose native language is not English MUST meet one of OCU's English proficiency requirements. For most programs* you must have a TOEFL score of 80 or better, an IELTS score of 6.0 overall and 5.5 on each band, PTE 53, or completion of ELS.  *some graduate programs have higher requirements.
  • ELS Intensive Level 112 completion.:  If you do not yet meet the English Proficiency requirements for enrollment, you may be conditionally admitted to the University to attend the ELS Language Center on campus. Undergraduate students in ELS levels 110, 111, and 112 may enroll concurrently in OCU courses. Please see the provisional admission requirements below for students whose TOEFL scores are lower than those listed here.
  • A non-refundable application fee of U.S. $50 for online applications.
  • Original Personal Statement of Purpose
    A personal statement should tell us something about your background and your future aspirations, particularly in relation to your studies.  Do not copy your personal statement from the internet or other sources.  Personal statements should be your own individual writing and should tell us a little bit about YOU!  We do not expect personal statements to be perfect essays - just an introduction to you and why you want to study at Oklahoma City University.  Personal statements that are found to be copied from the internet or other sources will result in a denial of admission. *Students applying for conditional admission are not expected to submit a personal statement until they have completed their English language study.

Additional notes:

  • SAT score report (for freshman scholarship applicants only)
  • Two letters of recommendation (for graduate applicants only). You may ask your references to use this form or they may provide their own letter.
  • GMAT or GRE is required for some graduate applicants (MBA, MSA, MSCS, MABS, Ph.D., and DNP)
  • Music Audition:  Music applicants must first submit the online audition request form.  Next music applicants must submit an recorded audition via Dropbox or YouTube .  For more information about music audition requirements click here.

The OCU Institutional code for test score reporting is 6543.

Transferring to Oklahoma City University
You will need to have the school you are currently attending, or the school you last attended, complete the following 2 forms and send them to the International Admissions Office by fax (405) 208-5946 or by mail to the International Admissions Office, 2501 N. Blackwelder, Oklahoma City, OK 73106.

For most undergraduate programs, students with a TOEFL score between 61 and 79 (iBT) may be provisionally admitted and begin their degree program full-time. Provisionally admitted undergraduate students must complete 12 credit hours with a 2.0 GPA.

Application documents should be sent to:
Oklahoma City University
International Admissions
2501 N Blackwelder
Oklahoma City, OK 73106-1493

Admission Requirements
The equivalent of a 3.0 high school grade point average is required for admission into Oklahoma City University's undergraduate programs, and a 3.0 undergraduate GPA for most graduate programs. Detailed requirements are listed on the Oklahoma City University Application for Admission.

A TOEFL score of iBT 80, IELTS 6.0 overall with no sub-score below 5.5, PTE 53, or completion of ELS level 112 is required for most programs.

Need help completing your application? Have questions about housing or other issues? Our International Admissions Office can help you. Call +1(405) 208-5358 or e-mail