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COVID-19 Admissions Updates

Due to growing concerns about the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we have made the difficult decision to cancel all campus tours and events through May 11. At this point, we hope to resume campus tours beginning May 13. Our public health experts will continue to closely monitor the situation, and we will provide updates as available on our website and on our social media pages (@go2ou). More updates and resources from the University of Oklahoma can also be found at ou.edu/coronavirus.

The deadline to submit your enrollment commitment and secure a spot in the incoming freshman class has been extended to June 1. 

The OU Office of Admissions and Recruitment will still process applications as normal. We do not expect any delays in returning admissions decisions at this time. However, we are unable to mail admissions boxes at this time, so you will first learn of your decision electronically. You will still receive a box at a later date.

The OU Office of Admissions and Recruitment will still process scholarship and financial aid offers as normal. We do not expect any delays in sending this information at this time.

The Student Financial Center staff will still be available to answer your questions. We encourage you to contact us at (405) 325-9000 or sfc@ou.edu. You can also get in touch with your admissions counselor with questions. 

We will allow for retesting on standardized exams through July 31 instead of the original deadline of April 30.

All campus tours and events through July 31 are canceled. At this point, we hope to resume campus tours beginning in August. 

In the meantime, you can sign up for a live admissions information session webinar to hear from an OU admissions counselor about academic programs, involvement opportunities, the admissions process, and more. These sessions are held daily at 2 p.m. CT, and attendees are encouraged to ask questions throughout the presentation. 

Additionally, we encourage you to check out our OU Virtual Tour and explore some of the same great spaces that you would have seen on campus. You can also virtually follow OU tour guide, Ryleigh, as she shows you a preview of the University of Oklahoma campus.

Following recommendations from the CDC, we have made the difficult decision to postpone Sooner Saturday until this fall. The fall event will be open to high school seniors and transfer students, and we will keep you updated as more details are finalized.

Register for a virtual meeting with an OU admissions counselor to have a personal conversation about your path to becoming a member of the OU Family. Time slots are available on weekdays between 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. CT.

These will not occur as on-campus events this year. However, we are working to develop virtual event programming and will let you know when this is finalized.

As of right now, updates to your housing contract are still due May 15.

Student health and safety are OU's top priority right now. On top of routine cleaning, OU has amplified cleaning and disinfecting practices across campus to add an extra layer of protection against COVID-19, including in high-use areas like the residence halls. Housing Operations is cleaning with disinfectant throughout all areas and touch points at least four times a day. All surfaces and keyboards in computer labs are sanitized continuously throughout the day.

All New Sooner Orientation sessions are moving online for summer 2020.

If you have NOT scheduled your New Sooner Orientation Day, please do so as soon as possible. You can register for your online NSO by logging in to oubound.ou.edu.

If you have already scheduled your New Sooner Orientation Day, you will remain registered for that day, but it will be online instead of in person. You will receive a new confirmation email with details about the day!

You will still have the opportunity to meet an academic advisor, enroll in fall courses, and learn about everything you will need to know before attending OU. Parents and families are still encouraged to attend programming virtually with their students.

A schedule of the day will be sent to your OU email before your New Sooner Orientation Day so you can be prepared to log in and attend your orientation from home. Be sure to complete all of the necessary steps before your Orientation Day.

As OU’s premier orientation camp, we are working hard to create programming where you can still meet other students in the incoming class, become familiar with campus, and learn about resources available at OU.

We are looking to create a program that utilizes online methods during the summer and in-person activities and events during August. We are excited to offer the online programming at no cost. We look forward to sharing more information and a registration link with you once plans are confirmed.

If you have already registered for Camp Crimson, we’re sorry to have to change your plans, but we will be in touch soon. No payment has been charged and you will NOT see any Camp Crimson fee on your Bursar account.

The Start Sooner program is transitioning to a modified version of the program that will allow students to continue their coursework online with guidance and insight from the Start Sooner staff. All classes will be held virtually. Students will take a University College Foundations to College Learning course via Zoom and an additional online course of their choosing. 

The Start Sooner dates will still run from July 5-30, 2020. The price will include tuition and fees for 6 credit hours of class and a program fee of $50. Our program staff is dedicated to providing mentorship, orientation, academic support, and social opportunities all virtually. Payment for students who have already registered will not be due until July. Please contact startsooner@ou.edu or 405-550-3659 if you have any questions. You can also visit our website here. If you are interested in using your summer to get college credit and start your OU experience early, you can register today on our website to start taking classes online in July with Start Sooner!

The Sooner Discovery program is transitioning to a modified version of the program that will allow students to continue their coursework online with guidance and insight from the Sooner Discovery staff. All classes will be held virtually. Students will take a University College Introduction to Academic Discovery course via Zoom and an additional online course of their choosing. 

The Sooner Discovery dates will still run from June 7-July 2, 2020. The price will include tuition and fees for 5 credit hours of class and a program fee of $50. Our program staff is dedicated to providing mentorship, orientation, academic support, and social opportunities all virtually. Payment for students who have already registered will not be due until June. Please contact soonerdiscovery@ou.edu or 405-550-3659 if you have any questions. You can also visit our website here. If you are interested in experiencing college this summer and getting college credit, you can apply today on our website to start taking classes online in June with Sooner Discovery!

Schedule a 1:1 Online Appointment

Register for a virtual meeting with an OU admissions counselor to have a personal conversation about your path to becoming a member of the OU Family. Time slots are available on weekdays between 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. CT.

Take a Virtual Campus Tour

Check out our OU Virtual Tour and explore some of the same great spaces that you would have seen on campus, including the Great Reading Room in Bizzell Memorial Library, an OU football game day from the field, the Engineering Practice Facility, and so much more! You can also virtually follow OU tour guide, Ryleigh, as she shows you a preview of the University of Oklahoma campus.