- Early Enrollment privileges
- One-to-one academic advisement
- Use your OU National Merit Scholarship to study abroad in one of our numerous partner universities worldwide.
You must complete a separate application to be admitted to the Honors College. You are not required to be part of the Honors College to receive OU's National Merit scholarship. The vast majority of National Merit Scholars at OU choose to apply to the Honors College because of the additional opportunities offered. Class sizes are limited to 19 students or fewer and students have opportunities to do research as undergraduates. Fulfilling the requirements of the Honors College is the only way for a student to graduate cum laude, magna cum laude or summa cum laude upon graduation. You can apply to the Honors College online and find out more information at the Honors College website.
OFFICE DEDICATED TO YOUR SUCCESS
The National Scholars Programs office is dedicated to your success both in the time leading up to your college decision and while you are at the University of Oklahoma. We are here to answer questions, help you with concerns and assist you to make your experience here at OU the best it can be. Please do not hesitate to contact us. In addition, a National Merit Scholar at OU has the opportunity to take advantage of early enrollment privileges. After your first semester, you will be able to enroll before graduate students and seniors on campus, giving you a better opportunity to take the courses you want, at the times you want and with the professors you want.
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