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First Year FAQ

We know that as a prospective first-year college student, you and your parents or guardians may have numerous questions about the application and admissions process. We are here to help you! Please see the FAQ section below for answers to some common college admissions questions. Need to ask someone for help? Please do not hesitate to contact your admissions counselor. We are here to help and cannot wait to get to know you!

  • Oklahoma City University is a test-optional university, there is no minimum test score requirement. Oklahoma City University recalculates every high school grade point average on a standard 4.0 scale. All Pre-AP, Pre-IB and Honors courses are weighted on a 4.5 point scale (A=4.5, B=3.5, C=2.5, D=1.5), and AP, IB and Concurrent courses are weighted on a 5 point scale (A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2). Our calculation will be used for admission and scholarship purposes.
  • Each application is given careful consideration based on your high school and/or college record, college entrance exam scores, class rank, required essay, desirable character and personality traits, as well as your interests and goals in relation to the programs of study offered by the university.
  • Your application will be reviewed through our holistic pathway, which evaluates you on your admission application, high school GPA, class rigor, involvement, service and leadership, counselor recommendation letter, and additional letter of recommendation(s). You should answer all questions on your application — even those that are optional, and consider submitting a secondary letter of recommendation from a core subject teacher. Don't forget to also list your activities, service and leadership resume.
  • The Office of Admissions reserves the right to request any additional information before a decision for admission is made. Providing false or incomplete information on the application for admission may result in a denial of admission or revocation of enrollment.

The Oklahoma City University undergraduate application for admission is available throughout the year at okcu.edu/apply. For incoming traditional first-year students, we begin accepting applications for the fall entry term of the following year as early as June of the previous year. We encourage you to apply early for the best scholarship opportunities. OCU offers rolling admission.

Visit our pages on tuition and fees and housing costs.

Oklahoma City University awards financial assistance to approximately 90% of our students. View a complete listing of first-year student scholarships.

Oklahoma City University offers a wide range of financial aid options, including an extensive array of scholarships, grants, loans, and part-time campus employment for undergraduate students. View a complete listing of first-year student scholarships here.

You will apply the same as any other incoming first-year students. Learn more.

Office of Admissions
Oklahoma City University
2501 N. Blackwelder Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73106

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 your high school to our admission office. 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 transcripts to us.

No! Tuition is the same for all students, whether you are a resident or non-resident of Oklahoma.

You sure can! Though Oklahoma City University is a United Methodist-affiliated university, we welcome students of all faiths and strive for a diverse student environment.

Because we believe that a valuable part of a student's learning experience occurs in the university residence halls, we require single, full-time undergraduate students under the age of 21 to live on campus unless they live with a parent or legal guardian while attending Oklahoma City University.

We have on-campus apartments available for married couples who are students here at Oklahoma City University.

No, we offer a University Studies (Undecided) major and the Petree College of Arts & Sciences will advise students who are exploring degree options.

There are so many choices and a lot of them are free to attend. Whether it's movie night, pizza night, cookouts, concerts, recitals, sporting events, clubs and organizations, Greek life, student senate, or intramurals you are looking for, you can find it here at Oklahoma City University.

Yes, however, each student who owns a car and plans to park on campus must purchase a valid parking permit from the Campus Police Department.

Oklahoma City University is dedicated to providing accommodations for students who have disabilities. Students must self-identify and provide documentation of learning or physical disabilities. Reasonable modifications in the classroom and auxiliary aids will be provided with appropriately documented disabilities. For more information and helpful links visit Campus Disability & Access Services.

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