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Nonresident students have the opportunity to qualify for the Nonresident Achievement Scholarship, a non-competitive award based on GPA and ACT or SAT score. This scholarship is renewable for up to four years with a 3.0 cumulative graduation/retention GPA and at least 28 hours of college coursework earned each year.
|Test Score Required||Scholarship Award Amount|
|1390+ SAT-R or 30+ ACT||Up to $12,500 per year|
|1280 - 1380 SAT-R or 27 - 29 ACT||Up to $11,000 per year|
|1200 - 1270 SAT-R or 25 - 26 ACT||Up to $9,750 per year|
|1160 - 1190 SAT-R or 24 ACT||Up to $8,000 per year|
Please note, a 3.00 unweighted high school GPA is required for all ranges.
No, we recommend students apply as early as possible, using their current information. They can always update our office later with any additional honors or awards.
Beginning your college experience at OSU is an excellent choice for several reasons. We require students to live on campus their freshman year, making it easier for students to meet other new students and become involved in OSU's 400+ campus organizations. Students can form strong networking relationships with their professors and others in the community. Statistics also show that most students who start college at OSU will complete their degree here.
Students who want to change their major before enrolling at OSU should email our office the following information:
- Full Name
- Campus-Wide ID Number
- Previously-Declared Major
- New Major
Students can change their major in person by completing a Change of Major Form in our office.
Yes. We accept ACT, SAT and NACAC application fee waivers. We also accept application fee waivers for students who demonstrate need by receiving free or reduced lunch costs.
Counselors should submit an application fee waiver or letter stating that the student receives free or reduced lunch costs to:
- Email: Email a scanned copy of the waiver to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Fax: Fax the waiver to (405) 744-7092
- Mail: Mail a copy of the waiver to our office at
219 Student Union
Stillwater, OK 74078
We love when prospective students visit our campus! We offer campus tours each weekday at 10 a.m., on select Saturdays and during our on-campus events, such as OSU Up Close, Senior Day and Junior Day. Can't make it to Stillwater? No worries! Virtual tours are available 24/7 for your convenience.
Students can register for a campus tour online or by calling our office at 800-233-5019.
No, only students admitted in good standing can receive Oklahoma's Promise. However, alternatively admitted students attending OSU will receive a gift of $2,500 for their first semester to help cover any unpaid Oklahoma's Promise funds.
No, we do not super score ACT or SAT standardized tests. We use the highest composite score for each student to determine admission eligibility and for scholarship consideration.
No, we do not consider the writing portion of either test.
Cowboy Covenant is a cash scholarship provided by OSU which is renewable up to four years. Students qualifying for Cowboy Covenant must be fully admitted recipients of Oklahoma's Promise who have filed their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
This $1,000 award is in addition to any other OSU scholarships for which eligible students would normally qualify.
OSU offers both non-competitive and competitive scholarships. To qualify for one of our numerous non-competitive scholarships, a student must complete the joint admission/scholarship application and meet the criteria for the scholarship.
Competitive scholarships are offered through our six academic colleges. Information is pulled from the joint admission/scholarship application to help college representatives award these scholarships.
We are happy to give you information for interested students. Please submit the form here or contact our office at 405-744-5358.