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Important Dates and Deadlines

At Oklahoma State, we accept applications on a rolling admission basis, so there's no application deadline. We encourage you to apply early, however, to give yourself the best opportunities for early housing selection and scholarship consideration. Here are the important dates listed below for students entering OSU in the fall semester. If you're a student entering in the spring semester, see your important dates and deadlines here.

July 1

Application process opens: Students who have completed their junior year in high school, or transfer students, can begin applying for the following year.

October 1

FAFSA filing opens: All incoming students are encouraged to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) as soon as possible after October 1 to be considered for all financial aid opportunities.

November 1

Early Opportunity Scholarship Deadline: We encourage students to complete their application before this date to receive their scholarships and/or financial aid as early as possible.

December 1

Housing application opens: Admitted students can complete their housing application to secure a place in line to pick rooms.

February 1

Priority Scholarship Deadline: You must submit all application materials (including essays) by this date to guarantee you're considered for all OSU scholarships.

February 1

New Student Orientation & Enrollment Registration opens: Admitted students can begin signing up for a New Student Orientation & Enrollment session. During your session, you will meet with academic advisers, confirm your academic college and major, enroll in classes, meet other new students and learn about campus resources. Orientation is mandatory for new students, and multiple sessions are available.


Housing selection opens: Admitted students who have completed their housing application will be allowed to select a room in the order their housing application was received. Students will receive notification of their selection date through Residential Life.

May 1

Scholarships and financial aid: Some scholarships and financial aid must be accepted by May 1 or they will be cancelled.

May 1

Housing refund deadline: Last day to cancel a housing application and receive a partial refund.

July 1

Final scholarship deadline (Students entering in fall semester): Last day to submit application materials, such as updated test scores or transcripts, for final scholarship consideration.