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OU Track is a unique program at CESL that allows qualified students to attend the University of Oklahoma sooner than students who do not attend CESL.

Get to OU Sooner with OU Track!

Do you want to attend the top-ranked University of Oklahoma, but your TOEFL and IELTS scores are too low? The OU Track allows qualified students to go to OU sooner! 

OU Track is completed in only one semester (two consecutive sessions) at CESL. Students who have a 61+ on the iBT TOEFL or a 5.5 on the IELTS and meet all of the OU Track requirements described below will be considered for admission into the University of Oklahoma.

CESL's OU Track Advantage

In addition to qualifying for OU with lower English proficiency test scores, the OU Track program at CESL offers university preparation classes and support from CESL advisors as you prepare for your OU degree program. OU Track students are more prepared for the university academically, culturally, and socially. 

Many offices at OU, including OU AdmissionsUniversity College academic advisors, International Student Services, and Academic Integrity, will help you during your OU track sessions. 

Visit OU's International Admissions page for more information about applying to OU as an international student:  


OU International Admissions


To be placed in the OU Track at CESL, you must:

  1. Be in the Advanced Levels 
  2. Have the following English proficiency scores:
iBT61 or higher
IELTS5.5 or higher

OU Track Completion

To complete the OU Track and qualify for admission to OU, you must meet the requirements listed on the following document: CESL Requirements for OU Track Students (PDF)

In addition, you must meet all other university academic requirements in order to be admitted to the University of Oklahoma. 

For questions or more information about OU Track, contact Hilary Kirk at


OU Track

The OU Track at CESL is a unique program that allows qualified CESL students to attend the University of Oklahoma sooner than students who do not attend CESL.

  • Enter the University of Oklahoma with IELTS score of 5.5 or iBT TOEFL score of 61 or higher, along with meeting other university requirements. 
  • Complete the program in two sessions (12-14 weeks/one semester).
  • Receive the full support of advisors at CESL, ISS, and OU Admissions. 

Because CESL students have strong English proficiency skills, the University of Oklahoma is able to admit our students as soon as the students successfully complete the OU Track program.