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Admission Requirements - International Students

An international student is a student seeking a bachelor’s degree who is:

  • a citizen of any country other than the U.S.
  • not in the U.S. as an immigrant.

International students can enter OSU as a freshman or a transfer student.

Freshman

Students will enter as a freshman if you have earned 6 or less hours of college-level credit after graduation from high school (Higher Secondary).

Freshman International Admissions Documents Required:

  1. Completed Admission/Scholarship application
  2. $90 nonrefundable application fee (paid by credit card)
  3. Copy of Passport Bio page
  4. English proficiency test scores - PBT/IBT TOEFL (DI Code: 6546) or IELTS
  5. Official high school transcript (average GPA 3.0 and above). Transcripts must be submitted in original language and translated to English.
  6. College transcript from each institution attended (if you have earned college-level credit). Transcripts must be submitted in original language and translated to English.
  7. Financial Guarantee documentation

Freshman Admission Standards

International students qualify for assured admission if they meet the following criteria:

  • English-language proficiency exams* of TOEFL Score: PBT 500+ OR IBT: 61+OR IELTS Score 5.5+, AND
  • High School GPA 3.0+ (based on a 4.0 scale)

Transfers

Students will enter as a transfer student if they have earned 7 or more credit hours of college-level credit from an accredited U.S. college or university OR a recognized post secondary level institution located outside of the U.S. after graduation from high school (Higher Secondary).

Transfer Admission Standards

Credit Hours Attempted* Admission Requirements
7-23 credit hours Freshman admission requirements and 2.25 GPA
24-59 credit hours 2.25 GPA
More than 60 hours or associate degree 2.0 GPA

Students who don't meet transfer admission requirements but feel their past academic performance is not indicative of their ability to succeed in college can submit a petition for admission on probation.
*excluding incomplete, passing grades (ex: "P" or "S"), remedial/developmental, repeated/forgiven credit and activity courses.

Transfer probation petitions must be submitted by noon the Thursday before the start of the term for which you have applied. Once your petition has been evaluated, you will be notified of the admission decision as soon as possible. If you have questions about the petition process, contact us at 405-744-5358.

Transfer International Admission Documents Required:

  1. Completed the application online.
  2. $90 nonrefundable application fee.
  3. Copy of your Passport Bio page.
  4. English proficiency test scores- PBT/IBT TOEFL (DI Code:6546) or IELTS if you do not have 24 or more transferable credit hours from a U.S. or English-speaking post-secondary institution*
  5. Official transcripts from each institution you've attended. Please note, transcripts must be submitted in the original language and translated to English.
  6. Financial Guarantee documentation

You can submit these documents by email to international@okstate.edu .

Non-Degree Seeking Students

If you want to take coursework at Oklahoma State University but don't want to pursue a degree, you can apply to enroll in up to nine credit hours without meeting admission requirements. Non-degree students will not receive immigration documents from OSU.

International Admissions Documents Required:

  1. Completed Admission/Scholarship application
  2. $90 nonrefundable application fee (paid by credit card)
  3. Copy of Passport Bio page
  4. College transcript from your current institution. Transcripts must be submitted in original language and translated to English.
  5. A letter from your current university International office stating that you are currently in-status, in good standing and have permissions to take a course(s) from OSU.

 

*English-language proficiency exams will be waived for domestically-based international high school students who have attended an English-speaking school for 3 or more years.

* English-language proficiency exams will be waived for transfer students who have 24 or more transferable credit hours from a U.S. or English-speaking post-secondary institution.

*According to policy, results of the TOEFL taken at international testing centers and special testing centers will be accepted. Results of the TOEFL taken at institutional testing centers will only be accepted by the administering institution.