Prep Work Makes OU Extended Campus Application Process Go Smoothly


Prep Work Makes OU Extended Campus Application Process Go Smoothly

You’ve researched OU Extended Campus, and you’ve decided on a degree program. But, what should you do next?

Before you can call yourself a Sooner, you’ll first have to do some groundwork. Following are some helpful tips that will make the application process go smoothly.

Admissions criteria

First, you want to make sure you meet the admissions criteria. Requirements vary depending on what type of degree you’re seeking (bachelor’s degree, master’s degree or certificate program). Applicants applying for an undergraduate degree, for example, must have completed 24 hours of letter-graded college credit, and hold at least a 2.0 GPA. Requirements for each degree can be found on our Admissions and Recruitment page.

After OU receives all of your materials, admissions will begin processing your application. A decision letter will be emailed to the address you listed on your application in two to three weeks.

If you don’t meet the minimum requirements, don’t be discouraged. You can still be considered for admission to OU Extended Campus. Follow these instructions for undergraduate admissions, and these instructions for graduate admissions.

Documents you’ll need

Once you’re certain you’re eligible to apply, you’ll want to obtain your high school transcript, as well as military transcripts and transcripts from any past colleges or universities you’ve attended. You’ll also want to see if you have any previously earned college credits that will transfer. If you aren't sure or need help, an admissions representative will be happy to assist you.

Research ways to pay

You’ll also want to see what options are available to help pay for your degree. OU Extended Campus offers both financial aid and scholarship opportunities. OU Extended Campus scholarships range from $300 to $1,500 per semester and are based on financial need, academics and emergency assistance. Check out the Scholarships and Awards page for important deadlines and to see what scholarships might pertain to your situation. Be sure to check with your employer, as well, to see if your company offers employer-sponsored financial aid.

Submitting the application

When you’ve completed all the prep work, you’re ready to create an account and fill out the application for either your undergraduate degree or graduate degree. You’ll also need to mail all required documents along with the application fee.

After OU receives all of your materials, admissions will begin processing your application. A decision letter will be emailed to the address you listed on your application in two to three weeks.

Once you’re admitted, you’ll need to speak with your advisor and get enrolled. Then, you can officially call yourself a Sooner! 

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Tami Althoff

Tami Althoff holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism. She is a reporter with more than 20 years’ experience working for newspapers, including The Oklahoman. She has covered everything from breaking news to local music and art. She loves sports, especially OU football and basketball games, where she often embarrasses her children by yelling too loudly.