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Freshman Admission Requirements

At Oklahoma State University, we're committed to helping qualified students be admitted to OSU to begin earning their college degrees. Check out our four admission options below to see how you can become an OSU Cowboy.

 

Test Optional Admission and Comprehensive Review

At Oklahoma State University, ALL STUDENTS are encouraged to apply because we individually review each application through our holistic and alternative admission programs. We consider many factors, including: high school GPA, ACT or SAT scores, responses to application essays, academic letters of recommendation, leadership experience, community involvement and accomplishments.

 

Due to COVID-19, admission to OSU is test optional for the spring and fall 2021 entering classes. Students can indicate if they have been unable to take an ACT or SAT test due to COVID-19 on their application for admission. Students can apply with only a high school transcript and may be considered for admission by exception for the fall and spring 2021 semesters. Students who apply without a test score need to submit essays and fill out the leadership resume as part of their completed application for admission.

 

Currently, consideration for most university scholarships requires an official test score, and we encourage students to provide us their test scores as soon as they are available for complete scholarship consideration. 

 

Assured Admission

Students qualify for assured admission if they meet ONE of the following criteria:

  • 3.0 GPA or better unweighted cumulative AND top 33.3% rank in high school graduating class, OR
  • 3.0 GPA or better in 15-unit core AND 21 ACT/1060 SAT or better*, OR
  • 24 ACT/1160 SAT or better*

*Students can indicate if they have been unable to take an ACT or SAT test due to COVID-19 on their application for admission. Students can apply with only a high school transcript and may be considered for admission by exception for the fall and spring 2021 semesters. Students are required to submit all available and future test scores. Students who apply without a test score need to submit essays and fill out the leadership resume as part of their completed application for admission. OSU does not consider the essay component of the ACT/SAT for admission criteria listed above. Starting with the September 2020 national ACT, OSU will accept the official superscore provided by ACT for both admission and scholarship consideration.

 

Currently, consideration for most university scholarships requires an official test score, and we encourage students to provide us their test scores as soon as they are available for complete scholarship consideration.

 

15-Unit Core Curricular Requirements: 4 units of English (Grammar, Composition and Literature); 3 units of Mathematics (Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II and above); 3 units of History and Citizenship Skills (Must include 1 unit of American history and 2 units from the subjects of history, Economics, Geography, Government, Civics and/or Non-Western Culture); 3 units lab science (Biology, Chemistry, Physical Sciences, Physics or any lab science certified by school district) and 2 units of other courses selected from any of the sections above or computer science or foreign language.

 

Home study or Unaccredited High Schools: Due to the impact of COVID-19, students may be considered for admission to OSU without providing a test score for the fall and spring 2021 semesters but should submit all available and future test scores. Graduates must satisfy the curricular requirements.

 

Students who have been denied admission may appeal one time by submitting the Freshman Admission Decision Appeal Petition. Students are strongly encouraged to submit all updated academic information, including final high school transcripts, letters of recommendation, and any additional ACT or SAT scores, before completing the petition. The appeal petition and other application materials will be evaluated by the Admissions Review Committee, and the student will be notified of the outcome within three business days. In order to be considered, your petition must be submitted by noon the Thursday prior to the start of the term for which you have applied. If you have questions about the petition process, contact us at 405-744-5358.

 

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