Congratulations on your admissions to the University of Oklahoma! Below you'll find a complete list of to-do items you'll need to complete before your first day of classes at OU.
#1 Set Up Your OU Account & OU Email
Visit account.ou.edu and click “New to OU? Set up your OU account.” You'll need your Sooner ID number (included in your admission letter) to create your account. Once your account has been set up, you'll see your OUNet ID (usually 4 letters and 4 numbers) and your OU email address. Take a moment to write these down along with the password that you set up. You'll use these to access and complete your post-admission checklist!
This OU account will follow you through your time at OU and will also provide access to OU resources such as enrollment, grades, course materials, computer labs, OU Libraries resources, and more. This OU account is also what you’ll use to sign in to your official OU email at outlook.office365.com. If you need assistance, please call OU IT at (405) 325-4357.
#2 Log in to OU Bound
Visit oubound.ou.edu to log in to OU Bound, our post-admission checklist portal. You’ll use the OU account you set up in Step #1 to log in. Your post-admission checklist is outlined in OU Bound with information on how to complete each step.
You will find information on all these steps in OU Bound, which you can access by logging into oubound.ou.edu or by downloading our OU Bound phone app. Here are the things you must do to join the Sooner family:
Schedule a Virtual Advising AppointmentAs a transfer student, you will be advised through your individual college. To set up your virtual advising appointment, contact your college using the information below. Although campus is currently closed until July 31 due to COVID-19, academic advisors are closely monitoring phone calls and messages.
Watch Our PowerPoint OrientationAfter scheduling your orientation with your academic department, download our PowerPoint presentation (about 17 minutes long) to become familiar with the enrollment process and learn about resources available to you as a student. Feel free to pause the presentation to write down information or go back to previous slides as necessary.
Apply for and Accept Financial AidAnnually more than two out of three OU students are awarded some type of financial assistance. This aid is a combination of scholarships, grants, loans, work-study and tuition waivers. To ensure that you keep all of your options open for covering your cost to attend OU, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For more detailed information, visit financialaid.ou.edu.
Complete Your Housing Contract (If You Plan to Live in On-Campus Housing)Housing options are available through our OU Housing and Food Services. Many transfer students enjoy living in our new ivy-league style residential colleges or in our campus apartments, Traditions Square. Depending on your age and credit hours you may be required to live in on-campus housing. Visit housing.ou.edu to learn about on-campus housing.
Check Your OU Email Account (Regularly!)Visit outlook.office365.com to check your OU email. Many OU departments will only communicate with you via this email address, so it is important that you check it regularly. This is where you will be notified about financial aid and housing.
OU Math PlacementTransfer students who have taken an appropriate math course are not required to complete a math assessment at OU. However, students who complete a math course that doesn’t transfer or who have never taken a college-level math course will have to complete the OU Math Assessment. You will be given access to online resources that will help you refresh and build your skills, followed by the placement. Click here to complete the math assessment online. You can also check out transfer equivalencies here.
Complete Health RequirementsMake sure you are aware of the State of Oklahoma immunization requirements: two immunizations for measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) and three immunizations for Hepatitis B. For details about completing the Certification of Compliance, visit immunization.ou.edu.
Send Your Final High School Transcript
Submit your final high school transcript to fulfill foreign language requirements and/or if you're filing the FAFSA.
The items listed below are not mandatory to complete prior to becoming a Sooner, however, we encourage you to review the list as some items may be of interest to you:
Apply to OU's Honors CollegeThrough OU's Honors College, you can enroll in courses taught by nationally acclaimed faculty. Classes are limited to fewer than 22 students, and honors students participate in undergraduate research opportunities, study aboard and excel in this supportive community. For admission requirements and to apply, visit ou.edu/honors.
Sign Up for Camp CrimsonCamp Crimson will be offered virtually for summer 2020. As OU’s premier orientation camp, staff is working hard to create online programming where you can still meet other students in the incoming class, become familiar with campus, and learn about resources available at OU. Students will be able to participate in in-person activities and events in August. Camp Crimson is offering their online programming at no cost. If you have already registered, you will not see a Camp Crimson fee on your August Bursar bill. Once programming is confirmed, all incoming students will receive additional information.
Explore the OU Online BookstoreOU’s Bookstore is online, so students can get the right book at the right price! Click here to learn how to order your textbooks and course materials.
Get Your Parking PermitIf you live in student housing, you will need to purchase a parking permit. OU offers plenty of parking spaces only a short walk to where you live. If you choose to live off campus, you may purchase a parking permit or park for free at the Lloyd Noble Center and shuttle to campus. Click here to learn more about shuttle times and routes.
Purchase OU Football & Men's Basketball TicketsOU Athletics will notify students via their OU email in August 2019 about purchasing football and men's basketball tickets. All other OU sports are free to attend for students. Just show up, show your official student ID and support the Sooners. View complete information for student football and men's basketball season tickets at soonersports.com.
Participate in Student Orientation Weekend
Sooner Orientation Weekend, scheduled four days before classes begin, is full of activities and information designed to welcome you to the University of Oklahoma. Scheduled to coincide with residence hall move-in, the weekend is packed with opportunities to meet great people, get acquainted with the campus and community and learn about the many services and programs that will help you succeed as a Sooner.