Once all application materials are received a decision is usually reached in two weeks.  In the case of a low GPA petition the review process may take longer.

Online application, current resume, 300-500 word statement of purpose and an official copy of the transcript from your degree granting institution.

Yes, you will need to write a 300 – 500-word paper explaining your desire to enter an OU Extended Campus graduate program.

GPA is not the only determining factor.  Extended Campus-Online takes a holistic approach when reviewing applications and evaluates the applicants' overall record, experience, qualifications, and proposed area of study.

An applicant who shows the potential for academic success in graduate school, but does not meet all of the minimum admission criteria, may be admitted to a degree program with conditions. Conditionally admitted student must maintain at least a 3.0-grade point average in each semester during the first 12 hours of letter-graded OU coursework taken after admission to Extended Campus-Online.

Applicants with a 2.75-2.99 GPA

Typically, OU Extended Campus-Online does not require additional supplemental materials or 3 years of work experience, but OU may decide they need more supporting evidence to determine academic success.

Applicants with a 2.74 GPA or below:

It will be required to submit an additional writing sample and at least three years of work/volunteer experience AFTER receiving a bachelor’s degree. OU Extended Campus will ask for supplemental materials after the graduate application has been submitted. 

Please note: Low GPA applications may take longer to process because a petition to the Graduate College Dean may be required.

If your cumulative GPA is below a 2.5 and your degree was conferred within the last three years you may write a letter of petition explaining any extenuating circumstances that may have contributed to your GPA.

If the course work was used to complete another degree it cannot be transferred. If it has not been used for another degree, and is not over five years old at the time of admission, the course work can be reviewed for relevancy to OU Extended Campus graduate degree program the student has been admitted into. Transfer credit will not be evaluated until the student has been admitted and has submitted a Request for Evaluation of Transfer Credit form which can be obtained from their advisor.  Graduate College Policy states that transfer credit may not be older than five years at the time of Graduation so students should be mindful of their degree timeline when utilizing transfer credit.

Each student is looked at on a case-by-case basis using the American Council on Education (ACE) Guide for Military Credit. A maximum of nine hours can be transferred into the degree program as long as it is not over five years old and has not been used toward another degree.