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Incoming Freshmen

Congratulations on your admissions to the University of Oklahoma! Below you'll find a complete list of to-do items you'll need to complete before your first day of classes at OU. 

#1 Set Up Your OU Account & Email

Visit account.ou.edu and click “New to OU? Set up your OU account.” You'll need your Sooner ID number (included in your admission letter) to create your account. Once your account has been set up, you'll see your OUNet ID (usually 4 letters and 4 numbers) and your OU email address. Take a moment to write these down along with the password that you set up. You'll use these to access and complete your post-admission checklist!

This OU account will follow you through your time at OU and will also provide access to OU resources such as enrollment, grades, course materials, computer labs, OU Libraries resources, and more. This OU account is also what you’ll use to sign in to your official OU email at outlook.office365.com. If you need assistance, please call OU IT at (405) 325-4357.

#2 Log in to OU Bound

Visit oubound.ou.edu to log in to OU Bound, our post-admission checklist portal (you can also download a free mobile app version from the app store). You’ll use the OU account you set up in Step #1 to log in. Your post-admission checklist is outlined in OU Bound with information on how to complete each step.

Log in to OU Bound

#3 Pay Your Enrollment Commitment

The priority deadline to commit was May 1 or within 21 days of the date of your admission, whichever is later. If you have missed the deadline, space may be available on a limited basis. Log into your OU account for more information or contact us at 405-325-2151 or admissions@ou.edu.

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Post-Admission Checklist

You will find information on all these steps in OU Bound, which you can access by logging into oubound.ou.edu or by downloading our OU Bound phone app. Here are the things you must do to join the Sooner family:

  • Apply for and Accept Financial Aid

    Visit fafsa.ed.gov beginning October 1 to complete your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). We strongly encourage you to complete this by our priority filing deadline of December 15.
  • Complete Your Housing Contract

    Complete your housing contract to outline your housing, meal plan, and roommate preferences. The sooner you do this, the better the chance you’ll get your preferences. Visit housing.ou.edu to learn more about your housing options. You must complete your housing contract by May 25.
  • Check Your OU Email Account (Regularly!)

    Visit outlook.office365.com to check your OU email. Many OU departments will only communicate with you via this email address, so it is important that you check it regularly. This is where you will be notified about financial aid and housing.
  • Complete Your Mandatory Online Training

    Complete mandatory online training at onpoint.ou.edu. You must do this before you can schedule your New Sooner Orientation.
  • Take the New Sooner Survey

    Click here to complete the New Sooner Survey. You must do this before you can schedule your New Sooner Orientation.
  • Schedule Your New Sooner Orientation

    Schedule your New Sooner Orientation day by visiting newsooner.ou.edu. This appointment is where you will meet one-on-one with your academic advisor and enroll in your first semester of classes. Orientation occurs between May and August, and you must schedule your orientation by June 15. 
  • Complete the Math Placement

    All incoming freshmen are required to take the Math Assessment (ALEKS). The Math Assessment must be completed prior to your New Sooner Orientation Day, so that you can be placed in the proper group for your orientation. Failure to complete the math assessment before your orientation, may result in you having to assess that day. Click here to learn more and to begin the math assessment. This must be completed before you attend your New Sooner Orientation. Still have questions about the math placement? Watch this video.
  • Complete Your Financial Success Plan

    Click here to complete your Financial Success Plan. This outlines your out-of-pocket expense to attend OU and helps you create a plan for how to pay for college. You’ll have access to an OU MoneyCoach who can meet you in person anytime if you have any questions.
  • Complete Health Requirements

    You must submit a Certification of Compliance that states you are aware of the state of Oklahoma’s immunization requirements, which are outlined in the Certification. Complete this at immunization.ou.edu.
  • Send Your Final High School Transcript

    Once you graduate from high school, you must have your high school send OU your final high school transcript verifying your date of graduation. This must be submitted directly from your high school, so please touch base with your high school counselor to complete this.

 

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Optional

The items listed below are not mandatory to complete prior to becoming a Sooner, however, we encourage you to review the list as some items may be of interest to you:

  • Apply to OU’s Honors College

    Through OU's Honors College, you can enroll in courses taught by nationally acclaimed faculty. Classes are limited to fewer than 22 students, and honors students participate in undergraduate research opportunities, study aboard and excel in this supportive community. For admission requirements and to apply, visit ou.edu/honors.
  • Sign Up for Camp Crimson

    Registration for Camp Crimson is now open! During Camp Crimson, students will live on campus for 3 days, meeting new friends and learning about OU's traditions. Camp Crimson is a great way for you to learn the ins-and-outs of OU and get connected with a vital support system to help you succeed.
  • Consider Start Sooner

    Can’t wait until the fall to start your OU experience? Start Sooner helps you get acclimated to campus, allowing you to start OU classes a month early and move into your residence hall room before anyone else. Learn more at ou.edu/startsooner.
  • Get a Parking Permit

    You may purchase a parking permit for the fall 2018- spring 2019 in spring of 2018. If you live in student housing, you will need to purchase a parking permit. OU offers plenty of parking spaces only a short walk from where you'll live.
  • Purchase OU Football & Men’s Basketball Tickets

    OU Athletics will notify students via their OU email in August 2018 about purchasing football and men's basketball tickets. All other OU sports are free to attend for students. Just show up, show your official student ID and support the Sooners. View complete information for student football and men's basketball season tickets at soonersports.com.
  • Purchase University Theatre Season Subscription

    OU’s University Theatre program offers multiples performances throughout the year for all to enjoy including Charles Dickens’ classic novel, "A Christmas Carol". Student Season Subscriptions go on sale starting August 13, but individual student ticket purchases are available. Visit theatre.ou.edu for more information.
  • Participate in Sooner Orientation Weekend

    Sooner Orientation Weekend is scheduled four days before classes begin and is full of activities and information designed to welcome you to the University of Oklahoma. Scheduled to coincide with residence hall move-in, the weekend is packed with opportunities to meet great people, get acquainted with the campus and community and learn about the many services and programs that will help you succeed as a Sooner.