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Admission Requirements

Freshmen

We are aware of the current difficulties facing students as they apply for college this year, from testing availability to the impact of COVID-19 on success in the classroom. Please know that we have evaluated our admissions process and deadlines to provide as much flexibility as possible when working with Fall 2021 students. Should you have any concerns about your situation, please do not hesitate to contact your admissions counselor. We are here to help and cannot wait to get to know you!

You may be considered for regular admission if you meet one of the following minimum criteria:

3.0 High School GPA, weighted or unweighted

AND

22 ACT/1100 SAT OR rank in the top 35% of high school class

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 which 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.

Have questions? Contact your admissions counselor.

Check out scholarship opportunities based on your application for admission here.

Transfers

Transfer students must have official transcripts submitted directly from all colleges and universities they have attended, even if they withdrew, believe no credits were earned there, or believe that all credits transferred to another institution.

Students who have earned fewer than 30 college credits since finishing high school will also need to submit some additional high school information (listed below). Cumulative College GPA will be calculated by considering all coursework taken, not just the most recently attended institution. Students with concerns about their specific academic history situation should contact their transfer counselor.

You may be considered for regular admission if you meet the one of the following minimum criteria:

  • If you have earned 30 or more college credits since finishing high school

2.0 Cumulative College GPA (all colleges and universities taken into account)


  • If you have earned less than 30 college credits since finishing high school

2.0 Cumulative College GPA (all colleges and universities taken into account)

AND ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:

3.0 High School GPA, weighted or unweighted OR 22 ACT/1100 SAT OR ranked in the top 35% of high school class

Transfer students also should be aware that some majors such as nursing and performing arts programs have additional admissions criteria and processes.

Transfer students with a conferred Bachelor's degree or Associate of Science (AS)* or Associate in Arts (AA) degree from an accredited college or university can enter OCU as "general education completed." However, two general education requirements that are specific to our college culture and enrich the OCU experience - Biblical Literature or World Religions, and a service learning course - if not present on the transcript, must be completed while matriculated at OCU.

*Note: An Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree cannot be accepted to meet general education requirements due to the differences in curriculum.

Check out scholarship opportunities based on your application for admission here.

Graduate

Graduate admission criteria vary by graduate program. These can be found on individual program pages or by contacting the Graduate Admissions Office.

International

Undergraduate

International students are eligible to apply to Oklahoma City University's undergraduate programs if they have completed the equivalent of a High School Diploma or with completion of Higher/Senior Secondary School. Students must also demonstrate English Proficiency by submitting one of the following: TOEFL (ibt) score of 79, IELTS 6.5 (no sub-band lower than 6.0), or ELS level 112.

Graduate

International students are eligible to apply to Oklahoma City University's graduate programs if they possess the equivalent of a U.S. four-year Bachelor's degree from a recognized or accredited university. Students must also demonstrate English Proficiency. For most programs, a TOEFL (ibt) score of 79, IELTS 6.5 (no sub-band lower than 6.0), or ELS level 112 will meet this requirement. Some programs have higher English Proficiency requirements.