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III. Academic Policies & Programs

Academic honesty is required in all aspects of a student’s relationship with the University. Academic dishonesty may not be course-specific and includes falsification or misrepresentation of a student’s academic progress, status, or ability, including but not limited to, false or altered transcripts, letters of recommendation, registration or advising forms, or other documents related to the student’s academic career at Oklahoma City University or other colleges or universities.

The policy will be listed in your appropriate catalog.

Graduate and Undergraduate Catalogs

The Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogs contain most academic policies, including more detailed information about:

  • Scholarships
  • Financial aid
  • Degree requirements
  • Academic honesty
  • Academic advisement
  • Transfer of undergraduate credit
  • Academic dismissal
  • Graduation honors

The Catalogs are the first place to turn for questions about any academic policies or programs.

Click here to see available Graduate and Undergraduate Catalogs.

Academic Calendar

The Academic Calendar contains the most up-to-date information about the beginning and conclusion of the academic year, holidays, registration and academic deadlines, etc.

Campus Calendar - Oklahoma City University.

Click here for Information on withdrawals (including medical) and return of Title IV Aid funds.

For more information, all University policies related to academic withdrawals are contained in the University Catalogs.

Click here to see available Graduate and Undergraduate Catalogs

Peer educators of the LEC offer skilled guidance in writing, subject-specific tutoring, and academic coaching. Peer educators specializing in writing are available for both undergraduate and graduate students to help you gain the skills needed to succeed in your writing. Peer educators can assist you with narrowing down a topic, citing references in different styles like APA, MLA, and Chicago style, outlining, paragraph development, and identifying grammar errors or other issues in your writing.

Along with writing, subject-specific peer educators provide tutoring services in the following subjects: College Algebra, Anatomy & Physiology, Music Theory (I-III), English Conversation, and more. These peer educators can break down complex ideas and processes and will work one-on-one to help you feel more confident before your next test.

Academic coaching peer educators help students with skills such as organization, time management, study habits, prioritizing, and navigating campus resources. This resource can help students who may not be struggling with a specific subject, but need guidance with the challenges that college can present. The LEC provides academic coaching for all undergraduate and graduate students.

Students may schedule a 50-minute appointment in-person or online and find additional information by going to the LEC website.

Location: First floor of the Dulaney-Browne Library

Website: libguides.okcu.edu

OCU offers a robust study abroad program including faculty-led tours and exchange programs in a wide range of countries across the globe. Studying abroad provides great opportunities to enhance the college education while living in another country. Whether in or beyond the classroom, studying abroad offers enriching academic and cultural experiences that simply can’t be realized in an Oklahoma City classroom.

Students who participate in rigorous international experiences develop skills, attitudes, and characteristics that can significantly enhance academic goals, career paths, and personal growth.

To study abroad, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Possess and maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Students with a 2.50 to 2.99 will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Be in good standing with the university
  • Have completed at least one year of full-time study at Oklahoma City University by the time of departure
  • The university reserves the right to refuse any student's request to study abroad based on conduct, health, or other considerations.

Students may set up a meeting to discuss study abroad options. Information about the types of programs offered is available on the Study Abroad website.

Location: Study Abroad, Suite 240 in the Clara E. Jones Administration Building

Phone: (405) 208-5270

The Oklahoma City University Honors Program offers students challenging topics, stimulating professors and innovative approaches to learning. The program’s small classes typically involve lively class participation, matching enthusiastic students with faculty known for their excellence in teaching. There are honors sections of general education courses such as liberal arts seminar, composition, American history, public speaking, psychology, and political science, and honors sections of some major courses such as biology, dance, and music.

In addition, students may choose from a range of topics for the junior-senior seminar. Some examples of these interdisciplinary seminars are:

  • Medicine and Literature
  • Plays and Politics
  • Race and Ethnicity in the U.S.
  • American History/American Film
  • The Ethics of Communication
  • Mystery History
  • Science on the Stage
  • Law and Literature

Honors students enjoy personalized advising and scheduling priority, ensuring access to appropriate courses and professors. There is also specialized social programming for Honors students as well as the opportunity to attend meetings of the Great Plains Honors Conference and the National Collegiate Honors Council. Additionally, Honors students are invited to participate in a residential learning community in Banning Hall and to enjoy use of The Honors Hall in the Gold Star Building, which offers a large commons area for study and special events, a student lounge with coffee machine and microwave, and a small private study room.

First-year students entering Oklahoma City University are invited to apply to the program by May 1. Current OCU students with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 based on at least 12 hours of credit at OCU may also apply to the program.

Transfer students must have a minimum GPA of 3.5. Twelve hours of honors credit from another NCHC institution will count toward Honors requirements. Final admission into the Honors Program is determined by evaluation of the application, which includes two essays. The essays are an essential component of the admissions decision.

For questions or to apply for admission visit the Honors Program website.

Location: Honors Hall (Gold Star North, 110-115)

Phone: (405) 208-5680

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