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Admission Requirements - Freshmen Students

At Oklahoma State University, we're committed to helping qualified students get admitted to OSU to begin earning their college degrees. Check out our four admission options below to see how you can become an OSU Cowboy.

Admissions Documents Required:

  1. Completed Admission/Scholarship application
  2. $40 nonrefundable application fee
  3. Official high school transcript reflecting unweighted GPA and class rank (if available)
  4. ACT or SAT test score*

Ways to get in...

Comprehensive Review

At Oklahoma State University, ALL STUDENTS are encouraged to apply because we individually review each application for our holistic and alternative admission programs. We consider many factors, including: high school GPA, ACT or SAT scores, responses to application essays, academic letters of recommendation, leadership experience, community involvement and accomplishments.

Assured Admission

Students qualify for assured admission if they meet ONE of the following criteria:

  • 3.0 GPA or better unweighted cumulative AND top 33.3% rank in high school graduating class, OR
  • 3.0 GPA or better in 15-unit core AND 21 ACT/980 SAT/1060 SAT-R or better, OR
  • 24 ACT/1090 SAT/1160 SAT-R or better


*OSU does not consider the essay component of the ACT/SAT for admission criteria listed above. SAT-R scores indicated here represent tests taken on or after the National March 2016 test.

15-Unit Core Curricular Requirements: 4 units of English (Grammar, Composition and Literature); 3 units of Mathematics (Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II and above); 3 units of History and Citizenship Skills (Must include 1 unit of American history and 2 units from the subjects of history, Economics, Geography, Government, Civics and/or Non-Western Culture); 3 units lab science (Biology, Chemistry, Physical Sciences, Physics or any lab science certified by school district) and 2 units of other courses selected from any of the sections above or computer science or foreign language.

Home study or Unaccredited High Schools: Graduates must satisfy the curricular requirements and have either a 1090 SAT/1160 SAT-R or 24 ACT score. Grade-point average and class rank are not used to evaluate students who fall under either category.

Students who have been denied admission may petition the comprehensive review committee’s decision one time. The Freshman Admission Decision Appeal Petition must be submitted Thursday at noon prior to the start of the term for which you have applied. After we receive your petition, you will receive additional information within three business days. If you have questions about the petition process, contact us at 405-744-5358.