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Admission requirements

At Oklahoma State University, we're committed to helping qualified students get admitted to OSU to begin earning their college degrees. Please note that the following requirements pertain to undergraduate students only and that some academic colleges may have additional program-specific admission criteria. Graduate applicants should consult Graduate College.


Admission standards

International students qualify for assured admission if they meet the following criteria:


  • High School GPA 3.0+ (based on a 4.0 scale)


  • English language proficiency exam scores (one of the following):
    • iBT TOEFL Internet-Based Score 61+ 
    • IELTS Academic Score 5.5+ 
    • PTE Academic Score 46+ 
    • iTEP Academic Score 3.5+ 
    • Duolingo English Test Score 95+ 

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


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



*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 2 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.

*OSU employs a uniform approach to transform your GPA from your international high school to its U.S. equivalent. This process typically involves examining the grading system employed by your foreign school and comparing it with the commonly used 4.0 scale in the U.S. In calculating grade-point averages, the total number of grade points earned is divided by the total number of hours attempted. The grade of "I," "NP," "P," "S," "U," "W," "R," "SR," "UR," or the mark of "AU" or "N" will not affect the grade-point average. Additionally, some courses are excluded from GPA calculations (however, there are other courses that might also be excluded):

 • Developmental courses

 • Physical education activity (leisure) courses

 • Courses repeated (with an original grade of “D” or “F”) or reprieved/renewed based on State Regents policy

International freshman and transfer applicants' GPA is recalculated based on the Core Curricular Requirements included in the State Regents policy. OSU relies on credential evaluation guidelines provided by globally recognized organizations such as AACRAO Edge, World Education Services, and NAFSA.



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