Oklahoma City University: Admission Updates & Scholarships

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Applying to OCU

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Scholarship Updates

★ Freshmen Scholarships
Merit-Based
Departmental
Service & Leadership (Competitive Scholarships)

★ Transfer Scholarships
Merit-Based
Departmental


Campus Visits at Oklahoma City University

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Upcoming Events

Oct. 9, 2014
Business Open House 
Oct. 9, 2014
Nursing Open House 
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Oct. 31, 2014
Dance With the Stars 

Nov. 1, 2014
Dance & Arts Management Auditions 
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Nov. 4, 2014
Law School Visit Day

Nov. 14 & 15, 2014
Music & Theatre Auditions
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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 
3.0-3.29
GPA 
3.30-3.59
GPA 
3.60-4.0
ACT: 22-23
SAT: 1020-1080
Opportunity Award $1,700.00
(per year)
$2,200.00
(per year)
$2,700.00
(per year)
ACT: 24-25
SAT: 1090-1160
Achievement Award $2,200.00
(per year)
$2,700.00
(per year)
$3,200.00
(per year)
ACT: 26-28
SAT: 1170-1280
University Award $3,300.00
(per year)
$3,800.00
(per year)
$4,300.00
(per year)
ACT: 29-32
SAT: 1290-1430
Presidential Award $5,400.00
(per year)
$5,900.00
(per year)
$6,400.00
(per year)
 ACT: 33-36
SAT: 1440-1600
 Provost Award $7,000.00
(per year)
$7,500.00
(per year)
$8,000.00
(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 
3.0-3.29
GPA 
3.30-3.59
GPA 
3.60-4.0
ACT: 22-23
SAT: 1020-1080
Departmental Award $3,000.00
(per year)
$3,500.00
(per year)
$4,000.00
(per year)
ACT: 24-25
SAT: 1090-1160
Departmental Award $4,000.00
(per year)
$4,500.00
(per year)
$5,000.00
(per year)
ACT: 26-28
SAT: 1170-1280
Departmental Award $6,000.00
(per year)
$6,500.00
(per year)
$7,000.00
(per year)
ACT: 29-32
SAT: 1290-1430
Departmental Award $9,000.00
(per year)
$9,500.00
(per year)
$10,000.00
(per year)
ACT: 33-36
SAT: 1440-1600
Departmental Award $10,000.00
(per year)
$10,500.00
(per year)
$11,000.00
(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.

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