For graduate applicants within the United States, there are no admissions office application deadlines. However, departments have their own particular deadlines.
Materials to be mailed once the online application is submitted:
Students seeking admission in full standing must meet the admission requirements of the department or program unit offering the desired degree program, as well as the requirements established by the Graduate College. Students should consult with the graduate liaison in the department to which they are seeking admission concerning department or program requirements. Information about graduate assistantships is also available from the departments. Go to Graduate Degree Programs in the OU Graduate College site to search for your degree program's site.
Applications cannot be considered until all required materials have been submitted. The final decision on admission to the Graduate College is made by the graduate dean. To be eligible for enrollment, the student must have been admitted to the University and to the Graduate College before the registration period ends for any given semester.
The Office of Admissions has charge of all matters pertaining to general admission to the University. Admission and enrollment in the Graduate College is governed by the graduate dean. Except for those in unclassified status, the student must be recommended for admission by a department or program. All admissions to the Graduate College require that the student hold a baccalaureate degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university. However, undergraduates in their final semester at accredited colleges and universities may apply for admission to the Graduate College.
Office of Admissions Review
Upon receipt of your application, the Office of Admissions will verify that all materials are received and will forward your application to the Graduate College for review.
Graduate College Review
After a review of your transcripts and the calculation of your GPA, the Graduate College will refer your application to the academic department for their review.
Academic Department Review
After the academic department reviews your complete application, they will notify the Graduate College of their admission recommendation.
Notification of Admission Decision
The Graduate College will review the recommendation and forward your application and final admission decision to the Office of Admissions, who will then notify you of your admission status.
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).