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Pistol Pete wants you to join the Cowboy family.

You're on your way to becoming an official Cowboy.

The first step is completing the online application — which covers admission to the university and all university-sponsored scholarships.

Who counts as a freshman applicant?

If you will have graduated from high school by the time classes start and you have attempted less than 7 hours of college credit post-graduation, you're in the right place.

What's required?You'll need these four things to be considered for admission:

  1. Completed Admission/Scholarship application
  2. $40 nonrefundable application fee
  3. Official high school transcript reflecting unweighted GPA and class rank (if available)
  4. ACT or SAT test score*
    *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.

Test Optional Admission & Comprehensive review

At OSU, ALL students are encouraged to apply, no matter what your grades are.
We individually review each application for 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 admissionStudents qualify for assured admission if they meet ONE of the following criteria:


3.0+
Unweighted cumulative GPA

and top 33.3% rank in high school graduating class
3.0+
GPA in 15-unit core**

and 21+ ACT / 1060+ SAT*
24+
ACT*

 
1160+
SAT*

 

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