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Application steps

There are six important steps in the application process, and each one must be completed to begin your journey at OSU. Just remember, your application for admission is also your application for scholarships. To process your application quickly, we suggest that you complete the application online. You can log back into your account and finish at a later time. 



Incoming freshman international students can apply through the OSU application (opens July 1) or the Common Application (opens Aug. 1). Please apply using your full name that exactly matches your passport. 


Pay application fee

The OSU international application fee is $90 and nonrefundable. It must be paid before your application can be processed. You may pay online with a VISA or Mastercard.


Send us a copy of the identification page in your passport

Submit a copy of the identification page in your passport by email to or by uploading it through your application portal.


Send us your English proficiency test scores

All international applicants must demonstrate proficiency by submitting one of the following:

    • iBT TOEFL Internet-Based Score 
    • IELTS Academic Score 
    • PTE Academic Score 
    • iTEP Academic Score 
    • Duolingo English Test Score

OSU will only accept the Duolingo English Test (DET) results from students beginning Fall 2024.


Please note that the following English proficiency requirements pertain to undergraduate students only. Graduate applicants should consult Graduate College.

Please contact us with any other questions or concerns regarding testing options at


Copies of official test scores are accepted as long as they can be verified by an admissions official on the testing website. Send us copies of your test scores by email to or by uploading it through your application portal. If your score report cannot be verified online, your application will not move forward in the process until we receive your official scores directly from the testing agency. 

TOEFL scores can be sent using DI code: 6546.

Undergraduate Admissions
219 Student Union
Stillwater, OK  74078

* OSU offers conditional admission to students who meet all admission requirements except the English language proficiency requirement.

* The English language proficiency requirement may be waived if you have graduated from an accredited high school where English is the primary language of instruction in a country where English is the primary language. This is determined based on information from your application and transcripts.

* English language proficiency requirement will be waived for international students who have or will have attended English-speaking high schools located in the U.S. for 3 or more years.

* Official TOEFL and IELTS Academic exam scores are valid for two years from the date of the original exam. If your scores are more than two years old, you will need to take a new exam to be considered for admission.

* According to policy, results of the TOEFL taken at international testing centers and special testing centers will be accepted. Results of the TOEFL taken at institutional testing centers will only be accepted by the administering institution.


Send us your transcripts

Submit your high school transcript(s). If you have earned college-level credits, you must submit a college transcript from each institution attended as well. 


All transcripts must be issued directly by the school, in the original language. English translations are also required if the official transcript is not in English.


Translations must be word-for-word, in the same format as the original, and typed on the school letterhead stationery, or on business stationery signed by a translator attesting to familiarity with the foreign language. Please note that we do not accept credential evaluations from third-party services.

International transcripts are considered official if they are submitted to our office in ONE of the following formats:

  1. The transcript is submitted in an envelope that is sealed and stamped by your school or the Department of Education in your home country. Official transcripts can be mailed directly from your institution or hand-delivered in a sealed envelope prior to enrollment at OSU. See examples of properly sealed envelopes for official transcripts.
  2. The transcript is sent to our office electronically at from your school or school representative via their official email account or transcript e-service.
  3. The transcript is sent to our office electronically at from your embassy or home government.

Scanned or photo copies of transcripts from international institutions are accepted for admission purposes ONLY. You can send us copies of your transcripts by email to or by uploading it through your application portal. In order to avoid delays in enrollment, applicants who are offered admission to OSU must submit official transcripts prior to enrollment at OSU.

Please note that official transcripts are required for admission purposes and transfer credit evaluation for any coursework completed in the United States.

If you plan to send the official transcripts to our office by mail, make sure that the documents be sent to the following address:

Undergraduate Admissions
219 Student Union
Stillwater, OK  74078


Send us your financial guarantee documentation

Complete your financial guarantee documentation which includes:

  • Financial guarentee form
  • Bank letter

Please submit them by email to or by uploading them through your application portal.


International students may submit unofficial documents for admission consideration, but students must provide an original copy of all documents prior to enrollment.

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