Other Student Types
- Visiting Graduate Student – graduate students in good academic standing at other accredited institutions wishing to take courses at OU
- Unclassified Graduate Student – students holding a Baccalaureate degree who wish to take graduate-level courses without pursuing a graduate degree
- Post-Baccalaureate Non-Degree – students holding at least a Baccalaureate degree who wish to take undergraduate courses without pursuing a degree, including students who wish to take undergraduate prerequisite courses for medical, dental, optometry, or veterinary schools.
- Undergraduate Visitor Student – non-degree, visiting students
- Undergraduate Readmission - It has been more than one semester and a summer term since the students last attendance at OU, a student has completed a degree after their last enrollment at OU, or the student was suspended after their last enrollment at OU.
If you are applying for the Norman Campus, mail materials to:
University of Oklahoma
Office of Admissions
1000 Asp Ave Room 127
Norman OK 73019-4076
If you are applying for the OU-Tulsa campus, mail materials to:
University of Oklahoma-Tulsa
Office of Admissions and Records
4502 E 41st St room 2C11
Tulsa , OK 74135-2512
Visiting Graduate Student
Graduate Visitors are graduate students in good academic standing, seeking an advanced degree at another accredited institution. Typically, these students plan to transfer their OU coursework back to their home institution.
Graduate Visitor Requirements
As graduate visitors, students have all the rights and privileges of other graduate students EXCEPT they are not admitted to a graduate program and thus, are not considered degree-seeking students at the University of Oklahoma.
- Must be a degree-seeking graduate student in good standing at another accredited university.
- Must complete the University of Oklahoma online application.
- No academic credentials are required for this type of admission.
- A letter of Good Standing from the dean, or his or her academic designate, of your home institution must be provided to the Office of Admissions.
Unclassified Graduate Non-Degree Status
Unclassified students are those who wish to take graduate level courses and
- are not seeking a graduate degree; or
- have not yet chosen an academic field of study.
Graduate Unclassified Requirements
- Must complete the University of Oklahoma online application.
- Must provide the transcript from your last degree-granting institution.
- Must have earned at least a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally or nationally accredited institution.
Unclassified graduate students:
- Are not candidates for a degree.
- Are not assured future admission to a degree program.
- Are not eligible for financial aid.
- Are limited to a maximum of 12 hours in unclassified status
- International students are not able to apply for the Graduate Unclassified program.
- For additional information regarding the unclassified graduate non-degree status please visit the OU Graduate College's Unclassified Graduate Students web page.
Are you currently pursuing an undergraduate degree at another institution but wish to take courses at the University of Oklahoma? You should apply as an undergraduate visiting student.
Important things to remember for Visiting students:
- You are limited to nine semester hours of enrollment
- University retention standards still apply
- If you decide to enter a degree program, you will be expected to meet the regular requirements for your degree program and apply as degree seeking—in addition, coursework completed as an Undergraduate Visiting student will be evaluated in the same manner as any other work submitted for evaluation.
For additional international student requirements please refer to the International Undergraduate Admissions webpage
Do you already have a baccalaureate degree and want to take more undergraduate courses without pursuing another degree? You should apply as a post-baccalaureate non-degree student.
- No deadline or academic credentials required at the time of admission. If you are applying a week before the current semester begins, please contact the Office of Admissions & Recruitment directly at 405-325-2151 for further directions.
- Not required to be advised prior to enrollment
- Eligible to enroll during advanced registration based on the number of hours earned or are enrolled in as a post-baccalaureate non-degree student.
Once admitted as a post-baccalaureate non-degree student, you:
- Are not permitted to enroll in 5000 or 6000-level courses
- Are not permitted to receive graduate credit for 3000 or 4000-level courses
- Are not permitted to enroll in any course that is limited to majors only
For questions, please contact Academic Advising, at (405) 325-1596.
Students may file an application for readmission if:
- It has been more than one semester and a summer term since your last attendance as a degree seeking student at OU
- You have completed a degree after your last enrollment at OU
- You were suspended after your last enrollment as a degree seeking student at OU
Students who only enroll for summer terms (summer to summer students) do not need to reapply unless you graduate or break your continuous enrollment for a summer term.
April 1 – Summer Semester
June 1 - Fall Semester
November 1 – Spring Semester
*Suspended students see below.
Materials to be mailed once the online application is submitted:
- Official transcripts from every institution attended SINCE leaving OU
- Any transcripts outstanding from your previous enrollment
- For suspended students only: a letter of appeal.
All transcripts, test scores, correspondence or other materials submitted in conjunction with an application for admission become the permanent property of the University and will not be returned. Should you need copies of your transcripts for other purposes, you must obtain them from the originating institution(s).
Students applying for readmission that have been suspended once for academic reasons from OU or another institution of higher education in Oklahoma may apply for readmission beyond the semester in which he or she was suspended.
Such readmission is not automatic but is decided on an individual basis. The student must submit an application for readmission, a letter of appeal, and all required transcripts to the Admissions office by April 1 for a fall and summer semesters and November 1 for spring semester. The letter of appeal should include an explanation of the student’s previous academic record, information about the student’s activities since suspension, and reasons why an exception to the requirements for admission to the University should be made. A student who has been suspended twice from the University is not eligible for consideration for readmission until that student has attended another accredited college or university and raised his/her GPA to the University’s retention standards.
Application Deadlines for Suspended Students
April 1 - Fall & Summer Semester
November 1 - Spring Semester