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Apply by Dec. 15, our priority scholarship deadline!

We're excited you've chosen to learn more about OU and our freshman admissions process. At the University of Oklahoma, we seek smart, motivated and service-oriented students who will enhance our academic community and, ultimately, make meaningful contributions to national and global communities. You can get to know the 2019 Freshman Class here

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The Application

Incoming freshmen can apply one of three ways to the University of Oklahoma, either through the OU Application, the Common Application, or the Coalition Application. All applications are thoroughly read by an admissions counselor and are evaluated holistically regardless of application type. 

Please choose only one application and continue using that application throughout the entire process.

OU Application

Common Application

Coalition Application

Important Dates

Important Dates

DEC. 15
Freshman scholarship deadline

FEB. 1
Fall '20 application deadline

MAR. 1
Summer '20 application deadline

APR. 30 
Final day to update ACT/SAT score

Enrollment commitment due

Deadline to schedule New Sooner Orientation

AUG. 1
Admission application opens

OCT. 1
FAFSA opens for fall 

NOV. 1 
Spring '20 application deadline

Admissions Materials

1. Submit either the OU ApplicationCommon Application, or Coalition Application. This includes a $40, non-refundable application fee for domestic applicants.

2. Make sure we have your supporting documents:

  • Official high school transcript that reflects at least six semesters of work completed and includes your GPA computed on an unweighted 4.0 scale and your class rank
  • Official test scores to us through ACT and/or The College Board. Your test scores may also be included on your official high school transcript
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Official copies of any AP or CLEP test scores

3. Review requirements and other factors for admission decisions.

4. Once the Office of Admissions & Recruitment has received your application and supporting documents, we will evaluate and verify your academic credentials. You should receive a notification of your admission decision through regular mail within 4 to 6 weeks.

Holistic Admissions

The University of Oklahoma reviews freshman applications utilizing a holistic admissions process. This process considers several factors that predict academic success. These factors include high school GPA, academic rigor, ACT/SAT scores, engagement in academic and non-academic activities, writing ability, leadership, letters of recommendation, and more. The primary emphasis of the review is the student’s overall academic performance. This includes GPA, ACT/SAT scores, academic rigor, and class rank. Beyond academic performance, the student’s essay, writing ability, and overall engagement are also strongly considered. Engagement could include community involvement, leadership experience, extracurricular activities, work experience, and exceptional talents. Finally, while not required, it is highly recommended that a student provides no more than three letters of recommendation.

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GPA, ACT/SAT score, course rigor and class rank.


Community involvement, leadership, extra-curricular activities, work experience and exceptional talents.


Writing and self-expression measured through the essay. 


A letter of recommendation from a high school official.

The University of Oklahoma, with the approval of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, may alter admission requirements at any time, when it is in the best interest of the University and our students to do so.