Admission Requirements

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.

Freshmen | Transfer | Concurrent | Readmission | International

Incoming Freshmen

Admissions Documents Required:

  1. Completed Admission/Scholarship application
  2. $40 non-refundable 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.

If you do not meet assured admission criteria below, you must submit a completed application at least 10 business days prior to the start of the term for which you have applied to be considered for admission. 

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 or better, OR
  • 24 ACT/1090 SAT or better

*OSU does not consider the writing component of the ACT/SAT for admission criteria listed above.

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 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 Admission Decision Appeal Petition must be completed at least 10 business days 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 800-233-5019.

Transfer Students

A transfer student is one who has earned a minimum of 7 semester hours of college-level credit after graduation from high school. If you have earned less than 7 hours, please refer to the admission requirements above.

Admissions Documents Required:

  1. Completed Admission/Scholarship application and $40 non-refundable application fee
  2. Official transcript (print date must be less than three months old) from each college or university attended
  3. Official high school transcript containing your class rank, grade-point average, ACT or SAT scores and graduation date if you have less than 24 college-level credit hours
Credit Hours Attempted*Admission Requirements
7-23 credit hoursFreshman admission requirements and 2.25 GPA
24-59 credit hours2.25 GPA
More than 60 hours or associate degree2.0 GPA

*excluding incomplete, passing grades (ex: "P" or "S"), remedial/developmental, repeated/forgiven credit and activity courses.

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.

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 800-233-5019.

Concurrent Students

A concurrent student is one who is still enrolled in high school. To be admitted as a concurrent student, you must be a junior or senior enrolled in an accredited Oklahoma high school and meet the requirements below:

  1. Participate in the ACT or SAT* and
  2. Meet at least one of the performance requirement options and
  3. Be able to satisfy all 15 curricular requirements and requirements for high school graduation no later than the last semester of your senior year.
 SENIORSJUNIORS
High-school GPA
and class rank
3.0
and top 33.3%
3.5
with no rank requirement
ACT/SAT*24/109025/1130

Home Study or Unaccredited High School:
Seniors (17 years of age): 24 ACT or 1090 SAT
Juniors (16 years of age): 25 ACT or 1130 SAT

*Only national ACT and SAT testing may be used for concurrent student admission. 

Readmission Students

A readmission student is one who has attended OSU but was not enrolled during the immediate past semester (except the summer session). A readmission student must file an updated application and submit an application fee.

Students who left in good standing:

Hours AttemptedGPA Required
1-30 credit hours1.7
31 or more credit hours2.0

All references to credit hours refer to college-level semester credit hours and exclude remedial and leisure activity courses. All references to GPA refer to retention/graduation grade-point average, as calculated by OSU Admissions personnel, using all college work attempted.

Students who left on probation or suspension:
A student who left the university on probation or suspension may be required to submit a readmission petition and undergo the readmission appeal process. This process includes a review of the student's academic record and gives the student an opportunity to explain why his/her past academic performance is not indicative of his/her ability to succeed. To determine whether or not a student is required to complete a petition, review this chart

Readmission 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 800-233-5019.