Undergraduate Application Requirements
The College of Liberal Studies’ mission is to provide educational opportunities for adult and nontraditional students. This includes individuals who may not have been academically successful in the past, but because of career and additional life experiences, may now be excellent candidates for academic achievements.
Fall Session I: July 15
Fall Session II: September 15
Spring Session I: December 1
Spring Session II: February 15
Summer: May 1
All CLS applicants must submit the following:
- Completed OU application
- Official academic and/or military transcripts* from all institutions previously attended
- $40 application fee
Applicants with less than 24 hours** of letter-graded college credit and applicants with less than a 2.0 GPA must submit the following additional materials:
- Official high school transcript
- Statement of Purpose (300-500 words)
- Resumé with two references
- Two letters of recommendation that attest to the applicant's potential for success in the program
*Joint Services Transcripts (JST), Community College of the Air Force (CCAF), and US Coast Guard Institute transcripts. Forms DD-214 or DD-295 may also be used for assessment if discharged, separated, retired, etc.
For certification of Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits, the University of Oklahoma requires VA application form 22-1990 or the request for change of program VA form 22-1995.
**Applicants under 21 years of age, who are not active-duty military, and have fewer than 24 hours of letter-graded college credits, must follow the University of Oklahoma’s Norman Campus criteria for first-time entering freshmen.
English Proficiency: All new applicants to the university for whom English is a second language, including those holding permanent resident status, are required to present evidence of proficiency in the English language prior to admission. The applicant may satisfy this requirement by taking the TOEFL test and earning a score of 550 or higher on the paper-based test (213 on the computer-based test or 79 on the internet-based test), receiving an IELTS score of 6.5 or higher, by completing high school in the United States, or by earning a minimum of 24 credit hours of college level work from an accredited United States college.
Have questions or want to learn more about our programs?
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