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Applying & Admissions

You apply to the University of Oklahoma through the Common Application or through the OU Application.  All new first-year UWC students will begin in the Fall (2019) semester which starts in mid-August.  We waive the application fee for all UWC students. The application deadline for UWC applicants to be considered for OU admission and the UWC scholarships is February 1st, 2019.

See our application checklist and full details about applying to OU here.

UWC applicants will need to submit an application for the Fall term. All new first-year UWC students will begin in the Fall (2019) semester which starts in mid-August. We do not accept UWC applicants to begin in the Spring or Summer terms.

The application deadline for UWC applicants to be considered for OU admission and the UWC scholarships is February 1st, 2019.

No, OU does not have Early Decision or Early Action.

However, OU has rolling admission decisions; most admission decisions for UWC applicants are made in January, February and March. All new first-year UWC students will begin in the Fall (2019) semester which starts in mid-August. 

The deadline to apply and be considered for Fall (2019) and UWC scholarships is February 1st, 2019. 

Admitted students must notify OU by May 1 if they do or do not accept their offer of admission and scholarship. Admitted UWC Scholars must fill out the UWC Scholars Commitment Form by May 1st to accept their offer.

UWC applicants are reviewed year to year based on the pool of applicants that year; therefore, there is no stated minimum IB score that guarantees admission.  Applications are reviewed holistically and reviewed only within the pool of UWC applicants. For Fall 2018, 40% of UWC applicants were offered admission and scholarship.

Scholarships & Financial Aid

OU guarantees to cover 100% of financial need for every UWC student who is offered admission. The funding is a combination of Davis UWC Scholars Program grants and OU scholarships.

The majority of Davis UWC Scholars at OU are on full scholarship, meaning their tuition, fees, books, housing and meals, health insurance (all required academic expenses) are covered by scholarship. 

The majority of Davis UWC Scholars at OU are on full scholarship, meaning their tuition, fees, books, housing and a meal plan, health insurance (all required academic expenses) are covered by scholarship. 

Book vouchers are utilized by UWC Scholars at OU to purchase all their required course materials and stationery (with a few exclusions related to elective courses).

UWC scholars have many choices of on-campus housing and meal plans covered by scholarship. Check them out here.

Additionally, OU UWC scholarship packages can be applied towards study abroad programs for the Fall or Spring terms. 

Davis Program and OU funding are good for four years (eight fall and spring semesters). OU UWC scholarship packages do not cover summer expenses (for academic or living expenses). 

UWC prospective students are automatically considered for the financial-need based UWC scholarships if they submit their application by Feb. 1st. 

UWC applicants must submit the International Student Financial Aid Application (ISFAA) with their OU application to be considered. This CollegeBoard form is free to fill out and if any additional financial documentation is required, the UWC Scholars Program will contact the applicant to request the necessary documentation.

For admitted UWC students, the deadline to accept their scholarship offers is the same as the commitment deadline.

Admitted students must notify OU by May 1 if they do or do not accept their offer of admission and scholarship. Admitted UWC Scholars must fill out the UWC Scholars Commitment Form by May 1st to accept their offer and scholarship package.

Other FAQs

Currently 217 Davis UWC Scholars are enrolled at OU, representing 85 countries and 16 United World Colleges that have produced graduates. OU won the Davis Cup for our 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 freshman classes, based on the largest enrollment of UWC first-year students. OU UWC Scholars Program is the largest of its kind in the U.S.

OU offers course credit for scores of 4 and above on many IB HIGHER LEVEL exams.  The full list of credit given based on which exam can be found on OU Admissions & Recruitment transfer credits page.

While many of our UWC students are pursuing professional programs (such as engineering, architecture, business and journalism – all very popular options), there are over 170 degree programs from which applicants may choose.  Currently enrolled Davis Scholars are majoring in other areas such as international studies, the sciences, economics, liberal arts, languages, fine arts and much more.

A student may change his/her major after enrolling and most students decide finally on a major within their first year at OU.  Davis Program and OU funding may be applied to any degree program offered.

Yes, double majors and minors are a great option for students who want to add range or additional specialization to their degree or for those who wish to study complementary fields. UWC students may double major and add on minors with no added cost as long as they are completed within the four year time frame of the OU UWC scholarship. Before making a final decision, it is always best to consult with our UWC Scholars Program staff.

Although double majors and minors are possible, it is important to note that for some programs it would be difficult to add a second major. For example, the engineering programs have demanding curriculums so it is difficult to fit in the course requirements for another major. A minor might be more feasible if you are set on including another field of study.

Usually it is easiest to double major within the same college, for example, Finance and International Business; or if they are complementary, like International Studies and Spanish. There are 170 majors to choose from at OU and over 100 minors, so there is a wealth of choices and options to personalize your degree at OU. Find in-depth information on all of OU’s degree programs. 

A student may change his/her major after enrolling and most students decide finally on a major within their first year at OU.  Davis Program and OU funding may be applied to any degree program offered.

Yes, as an international student studying in the US on an F-1 visa you may work on campus in a student job up to 20 hours per week.  In the summer you may work up to 30 hours per week.  Most UWC students at OU work in campus jobs to earn spending money.

See OU's International Student Services website for more information about working as an F-1 student.

The OU Fitness and Recreation Center is located within walking distance from the residence halls. Students can enjoy different indoor and outdoor activities through the year. In addition, many UWC students meet up on weekends to play soccer, volleyball and basketball.

Yes, there are many opportunities to get involved on campus! OU has over 500 registered student organizations that focus on cultural & social activities, social justice & activism, pre-professional networking, leadership, and community service. 

Check out all the ways OU students find their OU family on campus here.

All UWC students at OU live in campus housing and have full meal plans, all of which is covered by the OU UWC scholarship packages. First-year students live in the residence halls near the center of campus. The main dining halls are in the residence halls themselves or less than 5 minutes walk away. Additionally there are many other dining options across campus.  Most classes, bookstores and other amenities are 5-10 minutes’ walk from the residence halls.  

The Honors College at the University of Oklahoma provides a supportive and challenging academic program for intellectually motivated undergraduate students. The Honors College at OU provides a small liberal arts university feel while still allowing students to have all the opportunities and advantages of a large research university. 

Any admitted or current OU student can apply to join the Honors College and being a member of the Honors College does not exclude students from also being a member of their academic degree college. Many UWC students choose the Honors College for its exclusive research and study abroad opportunities, as well as the opportunity to engage in smaller seminar-style courses in all subjects. Membership in the OU Honors College is also the only way to graduate from OU with honors-- cum Laude/Magna cum Laude/Summa cum Laude. 

OU has many research, internship, and study abroad opportunities for undergraduates. Many current UWC scholars at OU have taken advantage of all the experiental, hand-on learning opportunities offered through OU research, internship and study abroad programs. 

Check out information about some of these opportunities at the links below.