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Office of Admissions

Admissions Policy

Oklahoma City University seeks students with diverse backgrounds, interests and talents, and we encourage students with visible and/or invisible disabilities who meet our admissions criteria to apply. While our admission is highly selective, no one criteria determines acceptance, as Oklahoma City University looks at the whole student including academics, test scores, and other extracurricular and civic involvement. Each applicant is considered in terms of the student’s individual qualities and potential for successful completion of the requirements of the University.

If you are a student with a disability applying to Oklahoma City University, you may share information about your disability on your application for admission. However, you are not required to make a disclosure of a disability, but may choose to mention it in your admissions materials. For example, you may provide information about how your disability may have affected your academic profile or other challenges and how you overcame these obstacles.

Oklahoma City University pledges to recruit, select, and promote diversity by providing equality of opportunity in higher education for all current and prospective students, faculty, and staff with respect to hiring, continuation, promotion and tenure, and applications for admission or employment, without discrimination or segregation based on sex (gender), race, age, ancestry, color, disability, genetic history, national origin, marital status, medical condition, religious creed, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, pregnancy, parenting status, status as a veteran, or the perception that a person has one or more of these characteristics.

The Chief Human Resources Officer, located in Suite 205 of the Clara E. Jones Administration Building, telephone 405-208-5075, coordinates the University's compliance with Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act and amendments, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.

Oklahoma City University recognizes its responsibilities as an educational institution to promote a productive student environment. This responsibility demands implementation of programs and services which facilitate that effort. Federal law requires the establishment of drug and alcohol prevention programs and the University prohibits the use of illegal drugs and alcohol in or on University owned or operated facilities. In order to meet these responsibilities and federal requirements, the University has established The Alcohol and other Drug Use Policy, which is included in the OKCU Student Code of Conduct and can be found it its entirety in the University website. (Please click here to access the policy)

A student, who is convicted of a state or federal offense involving the possession or sale of an illegal drug that occurred while the student is enrolled in school and receiving Title IV aid, is not eligible for Title IV funds. A borrower’s eligibility is based on the student’s self-certification on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Convictions that are reversed, set aside or removed from the student’s record, or a determination arising from a juvenile court proceeding do not affect eligibility and do not need to be reported by the student.

Final Acknowledgment

By submitting an admissions application to Oklahoma City University, I acknowledge the following:

  • I am giving Oklahoma City University permission use to any pictures that include my identifiable image. Additionally, I am giving Oklahoma City University permission to share and make public any image related to Oklahoma City University that is posted on any of my accounts related to social media. If I choose to opt out of this release, I will need to provide written notice to Oklahoma City University.
  • I understand that disclosure of physical, sexual, or verbal abuse or neglect of a minor in my submitted application materials may trigger legally mandated reporting requirements to state agencies for the University. Additionally, I understand that disclosure of University policy violations in submitted application materials may trigger legally responsive action from the University.
  • I have read and been informed about Oklahoma City University’s Alcohol and other Drug Use Policy. I further understand that the Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students is authorized to require those students who he/she has reasonable grounds to believe are improperly using or possessing controlled substances in violation of the University’s Drug Use policy to participate in the drug screening program.