Kenyon Review’s Annual High School Poetry Contest

summer enrichment

The Kenyon Review, affiliated with Kenyon College (OH), will begin accepting poetry submissions for their annual High School Poetry Contest November 1, 2014.  The submission period is November 1-30, 2014.  Kenyon College is a highly respected liberal arts college and its distinguished Kenyon Review Young Writers Summer Workshop for high school students will be on the campus.  There is no fee to participate in the poetry contest.  It is open to current sophomores and juniors.  The winner of the poetry contest receives a full scholarship to the Young Writers Summer Workshop.  Read the announcement below for registration details and other pertinent information.


Then here’s a great opportunity for you! You’re eligible to enter the 12th Annual Patricia Grodd Poetry Prize for Young Writers contest, presented by The Kenyon Review, one of the country’s best-read literary magazines. If you are the winner or one of the two runners-up, you will see your poem published in our quarterly journal and on our website. In addition, the winner receives a full scholarship to the 2015 Kenyon Review Young Writers Workshop in Gambier, Ohio, next summer.
It’s easy to enter:

  • Go to
  • Submission button will be live November 1-30, 2014.
  • High school sophomores and juniors only, please.
  • Limit of one unpublished poem and one entry per person.
  • No submission fee, it’s free!

We look forward to reading your poem!

The Kenyon Review  •  Gambier, Ohio  •

The Kenyon Review | Finn House | 102 W. Wiggin St | Gambier | OH | 43022

Kettering University (MI): A leader in STEM education




Early Action I: November 15
Early Action II: February 28
Rolling Admission: June 15

Kettering accepts the Common Application as well as the Kettering application.

We prepare students for lives of extraordinary leadership and service by linking transformative experiential learning opportunities to rigorous academic programs in engineering, science, mathematics, and business.
Upcoming events:

  • Discover Open House – November 8
  • Math Olympiad – November 22
  • Doctor for a Day – November 22
  • Campus Tours – Daily, Monday – Friday


As a national leader in experiential STEM education, we’re all about engineering, science, math, technology, and business.

Saint Joseph University (PA): Early Action deadline is November 15th

As you seek to refer your students to best fit colleges and universities you probably ask yourself ‘what makes this school different from the rest?’ At Saint Joseph’s, we’ll tell you: ‘It’s the magis.’ Magis is a Jesuit ideal and Latin word that roughly translates to “more” or “greater” – as in doing more, giving more and becoming more of what you are meant to be. It’s a culture that’s ingrained in our community. You might say it’s in our DNA.

If you have students who are interested in realizing their potential and using their talents for the benefit of others, we would love to hear from them. Our early action decision application deadline is November 15. Details about the admissions process can be found by visiting

This past year we received 8,300 applications and enrolled 1350 students for the Class of 2018. Below you will find the academic profile for this most recent group of admitted students. We hope you will use this information to refer qualified students for the Class of 2019:

Middle 50% GPA = 3.20 – 3.90/4.0
Middle 50% SAT = 1100 – 1280/1600
Middle 50% ACT= 23 – 28 (composite)

Saint Joseph’s offers competitive academic and merit scholarships. Students are automatically considered for these during the admission process. In addition to these awards there are a number of unique academic scholarships for which students may apply. These include, but are not limited to, our full-tuition Dean’s Scholarship and the John P. McNulty Scholars Program for women who declare a major and plan to pursue careers in the fields of natural science, mathematics or computer science. For more information about scholarships, go to

We also invite you to take a minute to learn more about our ASPIRE program and SCHOLARS Apprentice program through the Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support, which would be ideal for any students interested in education. These are all held on campus at The Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support.

If you have any questions regarding the application and scholarship process, please contact the admissions counselor for your region. A list of our counseling staff can be found by clicking here.

Thank you for all you do for your students and Saint Joseph’s University.

Maureen Mathis
Assistant Provost

5600 City Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131

Miami U. of Ohio, Indiana U, West Virginia U, and U South Carolina

college students in library


Local counselors (MD/DC/VA) were invited to an information event on September 30th, highlighting the campuses of Miami U of Ohio, Indiana U, West Virginia U, and U of South Carolina.  A summary of updates is available for review.
Miami University of Ohio
-Public university; Oxford, OH; opened 1809
-1 of 8 original public ivy universities in the U.S.
-15,462 undergrads; average class size=31
-More than 100 majors
-Liberal arts and science institution; College of Arts & Sciences (CAS)
-College of Creative Arts has new dance and fashion design minor (CCA)
-College of Education, Health and Society (EHS)
-College of Engineering and Computing (CEC)
-Farmer School of Business (FSB)-
-University Academic Scholars Program (UASP)
-University Honors Program (UHP)
-Music classes are open to non-majors
-SLAM=Sports Leadership and Management is popular
-Several engineering majors
-46% direct admit to business department
-84% admit rate to medical school
-95% admit rate to law school
-Honors program=10% of freshman class; 2+2 program
-Oxford is located near Dayton; 9-hour drive from DC area
-Freshmen and sophomores must live on campus
-NCAA D-1 athletic program; 18 teams; Mid-American Conference; National Collegiate Hockey Conference; U.S. Figure Skating Association
-30 intramural sporting teams
-475 clubs
-Exclusively uses the Common Application; high school curriculum is considered in review
-One recommendation required
-Early decision=11/15; Early Action=12/1; Regular Decision=2/1
-Minimum scholarship GPA is 3.5
-ACT score range=26-31
-SAT (CR+M) score range=1170-1340
-Non-resident tuition=$29,640; service fees=$700; room + board=$11,109
-Fall 2015 Merit Scholarship Awards can be viewed at
Indiana University
-Public university located in Bloomington (82,000 pop.); one hour from Indianapolis
-Shuttles available from Indianapolis airport
-Most applicants are undecided
-37,000 undergrads/47,000 total
-47% out of state population
-150 majors/programs; 4000 courses available each semester
-Individual major program options
-Average class size=35; 18:1=student/professor ratio
-64% of undergrad classes have fewer than 30 students; fewer than 7% have 100+ students
-Students are invited to honors program; no separate application; honors residence halls and scholarships
-IU is a large research institution and freshmen can do research with professors
-More than 750 clubs; large Greek system; 25% of students participate in Greek life
-NCAA D-1 athletics; Big Ten Conference; 24 sports
-Large number of intramural sport options
-Jacobs School of Music offers many campus performances
-Essay will be evaluated for scholarships; many awards available; deadline is 11/1
-Letters of recommendation not required for admission
-College of Arts & Sciences; The Media School; School of Global & International Studies; Jacobs School of Music; Kelley School of Business; School of Education, School of Informatics and Computing; School of Nursing; School of Public and Environmental Affairs; School of Public Health; School of Social Work
-20+ learning communities
-20 residence halls and on-campus apartment buildings
-25 dining locations
-GPA range=3.47-4.0
-ACT composite range=25-30
-SAT (CR+M) range=1110-1290
-51% male/49% female
-19% students of color
-Non-resident tuition=$33,240; room + board=$9494; books/supplies=$1500
-View scholarship information at
-Office of First Year Experience (FYE) helps freshmen with academic and personal transition to IU
West Virginia University
-Located in Morgantown
-Public; flagship campus of West Virginia
-Bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees
-WVU is a L-1 research facility
-Lots of new construction on campus
-22,757 undergrads/29,466 total
-4913 freshmen admitted in 2013
-Diversity is 13%
-Average GPA=3.4; SAT=1052; ACT composite=24; will superscore
-191 degree programs
-15 schools and colleges; 115+ minors
-Five-year master’s program in education
-Sports management majors intern with Pittsburgh sports teams
-Rolling admission notification is 4-6 weeks
-Essays/letters of recommendation are optional
-Essays are only needed for scholarships
-WVU is applying for Common Application membership
-Housing is available on “first come – first serve” action
-Non-resident scholarships are automatically awarded if the students have the required criteria
-WVU and Maryland are both members of the Academic Common Market
-Honors residence hall open only to honors students
-Several transportation options to the campus
-52% male/48% female
-400+ student organizations
-Non-resident tuition=$20,424

University of South Carolina

-Located in downtown Columbia

-Freshmen cannot have cars on campus

-24,180 undergrads/32,000 total population

-100+ majors in 13 colleges

-20% minority students

-Public university

-Have medical, law, and pharmacy schools

-Top tier research university

-39 living learning communities

-Applicants can self-report transcript (can be unofficial) but the final copy must be official

-Test scores must be official; must be sent to USC from the test agency

-Honors program is selective

-Application process is a holistic review

-Application includes a personal statement

-All freshmen must live on campus

-400+ student organizations

-25 on-campus dining locations

-NCAA D-1 athletics; Southeastern Conference

-Non-resident tuition=$29,372; housing=$6378; meals=$3,032; books/supplies=$1008

-54% female/46% male

-32% out-of-state students

-47 nationally ranked programs

-SAT (CR+M) range=1120-1280

-ACT range=24-29

-Honors College Freshmen:  SAT range=1390-1465; ACT range=31-33

-17:1=student/professor ratio

-Largest sport and entertainment management program in the nation

-2 credits of foreign language required for admission; must be earned in the same language

-View financial aid and scholarship link at

-Students who have excellent HS grades and competitive test scores are generally considered for university merit scholarships

Eckerd College (FL) Fall Updates


Welcome to Issue 18 of the Triton Times! In this issue we focus on the Geosciences major, a spotlight on some of our favorite fall campus activities, a student and alumni profile and our counselor resources.

A few dates to remember:

November 10 – Fall Open House. We invite students to join us to explore the campus and to learn about what Eckerd has to offer.
November 15 – Eckerd’s Early Action deadline. Students whose completed application and supporting materials are received by November 15will be mailed their admission decision on or before December 15.

Geoscience Major

Who determines the safest places to build a new bridge in a place prone to earthquakes? Who finds underground water reserves that can be used to produce geothermal energy? Who predicts the next volcanic eruptions? Answer: Geoscientists. Eckerd’s Geosciences major prepares students to become professional scientists in terrestrial and marine geological environments. We offer both a BA and BS degree in Geoscience. The Geosciences major is particularly appropriate for environmental studies students who wish to gain a detailed understanding of our physical environment. Our students have completed internships with places such as the US Geological Survey Center for Coastal and Watershed Studies and the National Science Foundation in Seismology. One of our graduates is currently working on a project to interface sedimentology and computer science, an initiative that will improve efficiency and data integrity in his field.

Fall Fun at Eckerd College

October means fall fun at Eckerd College! Here are a few of our favorite campus activities happening this month:
Run For Your Life! – The Walking Dead television show is a hot favorite right now. Students can participate in Run For Your Life, a 3-mile obstacle course on campus with a zombie theme.

Passions with Professors – Ever wonder what professors do with their time when they’re not teaching? Each month, one professor joins students for Passions with Professors to talk about things they love outside work. This month, Professor Yanira Angulo-Cano from Spanish will talk about her love of hiking all around the world.

ECKtoberfest – If it’s October (in Germany), it’s Oktoberfest! Eckerd will host its own ECKtoberfest with German refreshments and music.

Beach Cleanup with the EC Green Team – The weather is beautiful here year-round and our Green Team organizes several community service opportunities to help with beach cleanup. St. Petersburg was voted as having the best beaches in the country, and best of all, they’re less than ten minutes from campus.

Floating Dodgeball – Beautiful sunny skies and warm weather means we’re still playing in the ocean, even in October. Our Waterfront is hosting a floating dodgeball tournament for students.

Carve or Be Carved – Halloween means pumpkin carving and jack-o-lanterns. This annual events invites students to carve their own pumpkins and enter them into a competition. You can see last year’s pictures on our Flickr page.

Billy Bones – my absolute favorite! Each year, Student Activities hides Billy Bones’…well, bones (from a plastic skeleton) all over campus. Students who find one of Billy’s bones can bring it to Campus Activities for a prize.

Student Highlight
Mallory Akard ‘16
Atlanta, GA
Major: Political Science
Minor: History

Tell us a little about yourself.

I’m a sophomore who has been to Russia and London – all because of Eckerd! I participated in speech and debate in high school for all four years. I currently am an Ambassador and work at Rahall, which is our onsite presentation and public speaking center. I love going kayaking on the weekend with my friends, riding yellow bikes to class, sitting on the patio of the library studying, and going to the gym often.

Why did you decide to attend EC?
I decided to attend EC because of the welcoming environment, small class sizes, and professors’ commitment to their students. All throughout the application and decision process I felt that EC valued me for my current accomplishments and future potential.

Do you have a “that’s so Eckerd” moment? What is it?
Going for a run around campus and passing students playing Frisbee on Kappa field with their dog.

How has Eckerd changed your life?
I have so many more opportunities to travel abroad and meet new people. I have learned so much because of the emphasis placed on meeting new people, gaining new experiences, and doing things on your own.

What are some of your favorite things at Eckerd?
One of my favorite things about Eckerd is how everyone reaches out to each other. No matter what event or organization that you are a part of, you will always find people who are interested in the same things as you.

What is one thing you wish you would have known before coming to Eckerd?
I wish I would have known not to pack so many shoes. I had no idea that it was acceptable to walk around barefoot!

Alumni Highlight
Matt Flege ‘06
Cincinnati, OH
Major: Global Developmental Studies

So I couldn’t help but notice during my first week of Autumn Term at Into the Streets (our annual freshman service-learning day) that it was like a Beach Boys song I once heard… “Two girls for every boy.” Inspired by these high odds I embarked on a path of service throughout my next few years at Eckerd College…

Seriously, though, Service Learning was a big part of my experience and the source of many of my most memorable lessons and experiences. I was active in Eckerd College Homeless Outreach, Spring Break Service Trips, and some of my friends and I founded the Coalition for Community Justice. These experiences were the basis of some of my greatest friendships at Eckerd.

After graduating from Eckerd, I joined the Peace Corps. I served in Jamaica, where I worked for Food for the Poor, and international Christian aid organization. My work included facilitating the construction of houses, distributing food aid to nonprofit and community organizations, and running a small adult education center. For any of you soon-to-be Eckerd grads thinking about the Peace Corps, give me a shout!

My wife Heidi (also an Eckerd grad!) and I recently returned to my hometown of Cincinnati, OH. I currently work for St. Vincent de Paul as the Social Services Team Leader.

New Resources

We know you and your students can’t always come to us so we’ve created a video to bring Eckerd to you. Not only will you be able to see our beautiful campus, you’ll also meet some of our truly amazing students.

Need something for your office? Our counselor page may be just the thing you’re looking for. You can request materials (or a visit) and access our resources page.

We’re also excited about the launch of our new resource “What Can I Do With That Field of Study?” If you have students and families wondering what a degree in Literature or Biology might mean in the future, this is a great resource to point them to.

Contact Us

Eckerd College
4200 54th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33711

(800) 456-9009
(727) 867-1166

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13 very smart ways to connect with colleges you can’t visit

Article of interest from Start Early: College & Career Planning Service…
13 very smart ways to connect with colleges you can’t visit

October 24, 2014 – Nancy Griesemer, DC College Admissions Examiner

An important part of deciding which college to attend is finding good fit. And without doubt, the very best way to investigate fit is to actually get on campus and see first-hand what a school is all about—academically, culturally, and socially.
This fact isn’t lost on colleges, which go to great lengths to get prospective students and their families to campus. But at the same time, colleges also recognize these trips aren’t always feasible.

Getting to campus can be enormously expensive and time-consuming, and no one expects you to visit all the colleges on your list, especially those that aren’t within a “reasonable” distance of home.

If you find you can’t visit all the colleges you are seriously considering, try a few of these “next best” alternatives for making campus connections:

1. Get on the mailing list. Colleges maintain mailing lists for purposes of communicating directly with students. Take advantage of the opportunity to receive information and learn more about colleges you are considering by “intentionally” getting on mailing lists. But be aware that once you agree to receive these communications electronically, you need to open your email.Colleges have software that allows them to see if you dump their messages directly into trash. Yes, colleges can be annoying to the point of spamming prospective applicants. But in the era of “big data,” you need to know that colleges have the capability of tracking your response to what they are selling.

2. Subscribe to college blogs. Many colleges are opening lines of communication through blogs. Bloggers can be admissions staffor students who have agreed to write regular columns on their experiences. Both can be enormously helpful in understanding the college, its community, and the process for submitting a successful application.

3. Attend college fairs. Colleges and universities typically send admissions staff or alumni representatives to fairs all over the country. There are regional fairs or fairs centered on a theme or an alliance of colleges. Although they can be hectic, college fairs are great opportunities to make connections and pick up some glossy brochures.

4. Sign-up for school-based presentations. In the fall, colleges send admissions representatives to meet with high school students on their turf. These events are generally organized through student services or the college/career office. Be sure to keep up with the schedule of visits and sign-up for presentations that interest you.

5. Try the virtual method. Colleges are increasingly participating in websites designed to support “virtual” visits to their campuses. The most popular of these sites include,, and You can even attend a virtual college fair at or view a college lecture via podcast through iTunes U. YouTube offers some professionally produced marketing pieces as well as a huge sample of student videos. And finally, check out live on-campus webcams, which some more enterprising colleges use to give viewers a sense of “being there.”

6. “Friend” a college. Many colleges have built their own Facebook “fan” pages, which they use as tools to display videos, pictures, and news articles about their schools. With creative use of Facebook, colleges keep in touch with potential applicants as well as provide them with important information and invitations to events.

7. Tweet. For the most part, colleges don’t expect their Twitter accounts to necessarily result in active exchanges with high school students. They’re happy to establish these forums to pass along newsworthy items or basic information. By following a few colleges, you can use Twitter as a tool for gathering data or keeping abreast of deadlines.

8. Work the local network. Touch base with friends coming home for Thanksgiving, relatives, and neighbors—see what they know. Many have visited the campuses in which you are most interested and have useful information and impressions. Or ask admissions offices for the names of local alums who may be willing to spend some time with you.

9. Check out campus media. There’s hardly a college in the country that doesn’t have a student-run newspaper. Most also have campus radio and/or television stations. You can find most newspapers online, and with a little creative searching you can stream a live radio or TV broadcast.

10. Sign up for an online class. One of the side benefits of the massive open online course (MOOC) movement is the ability to take college-level classes without leaving the comfort of your living room. If some of the colleges on your list are offering online classes through Coursera, Udacity, or edX, you can get a feel for some of what goes on in classrooms on campus by signing up and actually taking or auditing a course—you might even learn something useful!

11. Attend a reception. A local or regional college reception is less of a social event and more of an off-campus information session. Don’t go for the food, but consider it another opportunity to meet admissions staff, ask questions, and pick up more marketing material. You’ll also get a good peek at the competition—students from other high schools in your area who are likely to apply to the college sponsoring the event.

12. Schedule a local interview. Many colleges are expanding their capacity to provide off-campus interviews either conducted by admissions staff or alumni in the area. Although the staff interviews are largely extensions of the service offered on-campus, alumni interviews usually kick in after you’ve submitted an application. Either interview may be “informational” or “evaluative.” Regardless, don’t neglect this very important method of connecting with the college of your choice.

13. Personal communication. It may seem old fashioned, but don’t forget the power of personal communication. At many colleges, you will have an assigned admissions counselor who visits your high school (see above), staffs the local college fair (see above), and reviews your file. Networking can be a very powerful tool in the admissions game, so if they’re open to it, get to know your admission counselor. This is not a license to badger overworked staff. But if you have questions and feel comfortable making a more personal connection, don’t hesitate to call or email your area representative.


MathMovesU Middle School Scholarship


MathMovesU Middle School Scholarship


Calling All Middle School Students!

MathMovesU Middle School Scholarship6th, 7th and 8th graders tell us how math moves your world.

Each year, MathMovesU® awards 150 middle school students nationwide $1,000 scholarships to attend math and science camps and programs, or to save the money for college. Raytheon also donates a $1,000 matching grant to each winning student’s middle school

Download the application now.   The deadline for applications is February 7, 2015.  


Read the 2013/2014 winners announcement, and view some examples of the 2012/2013 MMU Middle School Scholarship winning submissions.

Hampton University (VA): Fall Open House 2014


Fall Open House 2014

Saturday, November 15, 2014, 8:00AM

The Hampton University Office of Admission invites you to get a personal and special look at our spectacular “Home By the Sea.” Our Open House program will provide an opportunity for you to meet with faculty, staff, and students and experience first hand what the University has to offer.  The program will begin in the Student Center with an Administrative/Student Services Fair and end with a guided tour of the campus.  In between, you will have an opportunity to meet University administrators, faculy, staff, and students to discover why Hampton University is an EPIC experience.

Register Now »


At Open House You Will:

  • Meet current and future Hampton University students;
  • Meet administrators, faculty, and staff members;
  • Experience the beautiful 254+ acre campus that is surrounded on three sides by water.Hampton University is The Standard of Excellence for:
    Superior Academics, Character Building, Outstanding Research, and Preparing Leaders

Please Note:
(Applicant Information) Prospective students who did not apply by November 1st may submit the online application and BRING all required credentials –(official high school transcript, SAT or ACT scores, one letter of recommendation; and the $35 application fee for submission during the registration/check-in period. Students who submit a completed application packet at Fall Open House will receive an admission decision by the fourth week of December.

For more information about Hampton University’s Fall Open House call (757)727-5328 or (800)624-3328.

University of Evansville (IN) Fall Newsletter

University of Evansville

Counselor Connection

October 2014

Fall is here. As the cooler temperatures make their way to our campuses, I’m pleased to announce two new exciting program additions to the University of Evansville. The first being the Physician Assistant program and the second is the School of Public Health. UE provides numerous opportunities to earn associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees in the health professions. Where will you find a comprehensive offering of combined health and science degrees on a smaller, more personal campus? At the University of Evansville, UE students pursue a broad range of health care fields, preparing them to make a meaningful impact on the health and lives of others. Additional health science programs include nursing, physical therapy, clinical laboratory science, health services administration, nutrition, neuroscience, athletic training, and music therapy.

Out of State and Can’t Come for a Visit?

Not a problem! Students can take advantage of UE’s unique Fly-In visit program. Students can save up to $400 if they need to fly-in for a visit. For details and how to take advantage of this exclusive opportunity, please visit

Check out our new Virtual Tour!

Take a virtual stroll through campus with our new online tour! Visit landmarks, enter buildings, view photos and videos, and more all from your computer or mobile device. Explore the tour here:

Direct Entry Physical Therapy Day

Direct Entry Physical Therapy Day is November 24, 2014. Students wishing to be considered for direct entry to the Doctorate of Physical Therapy program must complete all application material to the University along with the PT essay prompt by November 1.

Indianapolis Students and Counselors

Join President Tom Kazee and other UE personnel at UE Find Your Fit: Indianapolis on Monday, October 27, at 6:00 p.m. at the NCAA Hall of Champions, Palmer Pierce Room, 700 W. Washington, Indianapolis, IN. Sign up today at

Answers to Admission Questions

The Office of Admission will present a series of informational videos to help you learn about the admission process and aspects of the UE experience. We encourage you to watch the videos and attend an upcoming live chat with admission staff to get your questions answered. For details, visit our website. Please check back regularly for new videos and new chat session dates.

More about the PA Program

UE’s Physician Assistant (PA) program is slated to begin January 2017 and will be just one of the University of Evansville offerings housed in the new downtown medical research facility. Students will be immersed in a unique learning environment that provides multiple chances for collaborative learning and research, exposing our students to a wide range of educational opportunities.

Physician assistants work as part of a physician-led team to provide a broad range of diagnostic, therapeutic, preventative, and health maintenance services.

Click here to learn more about the Master of Physician Assistant Science, including undergraduate preparation options available in Fall 2015 here at the University of Evansville.

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FAFSA: 001795
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Connections with Kazee is the president’s monthly podcast wherein he discusses campus happenings. View the latest podcast here!

Shane Davidson

Just a reminder, UE’s early action/early choice (non-binding) deadline is December 1. UE is also a member of Common App. For details on applying and other guidance counselor information, please visit You can download the counselor recommendation form directly from our website.


Shane Davidson, EdD
Vice President for Enrollment Services

IMPACT - The University of Evansville



Contact: University of Evansville, 1800 Lincoln Ave., Evansville, IN 47722

Oklahoma City University: Admission Updates & Scholarships

In this Issue

Applying to OCU

★ Read more ★

Scholarship Updates

★ Freshmen Scholarships
Service & Leadership (Competitive Scholarships)

★ Transfer Scholarships

Campus Visits at Oklahoma City University

★ Read more ★

Upcoming Events

Oct. 9, 2014
Business Open House 
Oct. 9, 2014
Nursing Open House 
Learn More

Oct. 31, 2014
Dance With the Stars 

Nov. 1, 2014
Dance & Arts Management Auditions 
Learn More

Nov. 4, 2014
Law School Visit Day

Nov. 14 & 15, 2014
Music & Theatre Auditions
Learn More 


Important Deadlines

Priority Deadline: 
Dec. 1, 2014
OCU Leads Application
Jan. 1 – Mar. 1, 2015
Priority FAFSA filing period

Mar. 1, 2015
Priority application deadline for OCU merit-based and departmental aid

Mar. 1, 2015
Clara Luper/American Indian Scholarship Deadline

Applying to OCU

Oklahoma City University offers two methods for applying: the Common Application and the institutional application on our website. OCU offers rolling admissions, but in order to be considered for the full range of scholarships, please encourage your students to apply by March 1, 2015.

In addition to the application, your student must submit an essay, official high school transcript, official SAT and/or ACT scores, a counselor letter of recommendation, and the $55 application fee. Once the completed application is received, an admission counselor will review and make a decision. If your student is applying as a performing arts major, an audition is required. Information varies by department, so please encourage your students to research and sign up early for their auditions.

Incoming freshmen must have a minimum of a 3.0 grade point average, we also require an SAT score of 1020 or higher (OCU only considers the critical reading and math sections) or a 22 or higher on the ACT. Transfer students must have a minimum of 30 credits completed at a post-secondary institution and minimum GPA of 2.0. If a student does not meet these qualifications, students will be asked to submit additional documentation and our admission committee will review their application. Please have your students contact their admission counselor if they have any additional questions. We appreciate all the work you do in assisting your students through this process.

Freshmen Scholarships


At Oklahoma City University, the application for admission is also the application for most scholarships. Students are strongly encouraged to apply for admission and scholarships early while scholarships are most abundant. In most cases, scholarships are stackable, but may not exceed the cost of tuition. Please see each scholarship for individual consideration deadlines.

NOTE: The February 2015 ACT and January 2015 SAT exam is the last exam which will be considered for academic and departmental scholarship upgrades. The seventh semester high school transcript is the last transcript where academic and departmental scholarship upgrades are guaranteed (exceptions would be strongly considered for students in talent programs (academic and athletic) having performance-based state competitions or auditions post-March).

If a student receives a substantial special university scholarship (50% tuition covered or more, e.g. Pageant Scholarships) during their time at OCU, this replaces their academic and departmental awards for the semester(s) awarded. Additional semester use of academic and departmental awards are not added to make up for semesters the awards were replaced for a substantial special university scholarship.


Freshmen University Academic Merit Scholarships 
(Priority deadline of March 1, 2015. See description for details)
Academic scholarships are based on ACT/SAT test scores (excluding writing portion) and high academic ability as indicated by grade point average. To receive any Oklahoma City University merit based scholarships, incoming Fall 2015 freshmen students must submit their application and all required documents* by the priority deadline of March 1, 2015. After the priority deadline, scholarship amounts are not guaranteed. Full-time enrollment of 12 or more hours per semester is required for scholarship. Awards are renewable up to seven consecutive semesters (excluding summer terms) with required minimum cumulative 3.0 unweighted GPA.

Test Score Scholarship GPA 
ACT: 22-23
SAT: 1020-1080
Opportunity Award $1,700.00
(per year)
(per year)
(per year)
ACT: 24-25
SAT: 1090-1160
Achievement Award $2,200.00
(per year)
(per year)
(per year)
ACT: 26-28
SAT: 1170-1280
University Award $3,300.00
(per year)
(per year)
(per year)
ACT: 29-32
SAT: 1290-1430
Presidential Award $5,400.00
(per year)
(per year)
(per year)
 ACT: 33-36
SAT: 1440-1600
 Provost Award $7,000.00
(per year)
(per year)
(per year)

*Required documents include application, application essay, official high school transcript, official test scores, high school counselor’s recommendation form, and $55 application fee. 
Freshmen Departmental Awards*

In addition, students who are admitted to and enrolled in the Petree College of Arts and Sciences (excluding Art and Moving Image Arts), Meinders School of Business, or the Kramer School of Nursing will be awarded a departmental scholarship in conjunction with the academic merit scholarship. This award is based on a combination of the student ACT or SAT (excluding writing portion) and high school GPA. Full-time enrollment of 12 or more hours per semester is required for scholarship.

NOTE: The same deadlines apply for Departmental Awards as they do for Merit Based Scholarships. See Merit Based Scholarships for more details.

Test Score Scholarship GPA 
ACT: 22-23
SAT: 1020-1080
Departmental Award $3,000.00
(per year)
(per year)
(per year)
ACT: 24-25
SAT: 1090-1160
Departmental Award $4,000.00
(per year)
(per year)
(per year)
ACT: 26-28
SAT: 1170-1280
Departmental Award $6,000.00
(per year)
(per year)
(per year)
ACT: 29-32
SAT: 1290-1430
Departmental Award $9,000.00
(per year)
(per year)
(per year)
ACT: 33-36
SAT: 1440-1600
Departmental Award $10,000.00
(per year)
(per year)
(per year)

*Students who are admitted to the Wanda L. Bass School of Music, the School of Theatre, the Ann Lacy School of American Dance and Arts Management, or Petree College of Arts and Sciences Art or Moving Image Arts programs are eligible to audition for talent scholarships and are not eligible to receive these Departmental Awards.