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How to apply - Freshmen

The Office of Admissions will review your application file once we have received all the required parts of your application. Admission decisions are made on a continuous or “rolling” basis.

1. Completing the Online Application

OCU offers an online application. A $55 application fee or qualified waiver request must be submitted before your application will be considered complete.

Create an Account

Access the online application and follow the prompts to create a username and password. Your username and password are the same as your Star Page. If you have not yet created a Star Page, you will need to create a username and password when accessing the application. If you are returning to an existing application, enter your username and password on the User Login Tab.

Complete and submit your application

Complete each section of the application thoroughly. Click the “Save and Continue” button at the bottom of each page to save your progress. Required questions are marked with an asterisk. As part of your application, you must submit an essay. You may upload a Word document. You will see a confirmation page and receive a confirmation email once your application has been submitted successfully.

The Common Application

Oklahoma City University also accepts the Common Application.

You can choose your preferred application at the completion of these instructions.

2. Submitting Required Documents

High School Counselor Recommendation Form

You may submit your request for a recommendation to your high school counselor through the online application. First, add the counselor’s name to the Recommendation Provider List. You will need to provide a counselor’s email address in order to process the request online. If you wish to print off the form and submit it directly to your counselor you may access the form from the Downloadable Forms link. Be sure to check the box on your application indicating the form will be submitted offline.

Official High School Transcript

An official high school transcript must be submitted. To be considered official, the transcript must be sent directly from the school. OCU accepts secure electronic transcripts from several reputable companies. Check with your high school to see if they participate with any electronic service. Please use when asking the school to send the transcript to OCU via an electronic transcript service. We do not accept scanned copies of transcripts. You may be admitted with a six-semester transcript, but you must send a final transcript after graduating.

Official ACT or SAT Scores

(OCU ACT code is 3416 and SAT code is 6543) Scores may appear on your high school transcript or be directly reported from the testing service. Test scores need not be reported independently if they have already been included with the official high school transcript. OCU accepts either ACT or SAT scores. You may submit as many individual test scores as you deem necessary.

If you are unable to provide a class rank or a test score, you will be reviewed through our test-optional pathway, a holistic review process that evaluates students on their admission application, high school GPA, class rigor, involvement, service and leadership, counselor recommendation letter, and additional letter of recommendation. You will need to ensure you answer all questions on your application—even those that are optional, submit a secondary letter of recommendation from a core subject teacher, and submit your resume that includes your activities, service, and leadership.

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We also accept The Common Application.

The Common Application

3. Scholarships

Your application for admission will also be your application for competitive scholarships. Deadlines and details are below.

  • February 1 - Priority Competitive Scholarship Application Deadline

If you would like to be considered for competitive scholarships, please answer all questions on your application, submit an activities, leadership and service resume, and submit an additional letter of recommendation to, if not already included in your application materials.

Notifications will be made by March 31.

All university scholarships require full-time enrollment.