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Important Dates

It's important to start preparing for college early. Here are some important dates for you to remember as you get ready for the college admission process.

Useful Resources

- Planning Checklist (PDF)

- National Merit Process (PDF)

Mid SeptemberAnnouncement of National Merit Semifinalist standing in the National Merit competition.
October 9
National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) must receive your Finalist application packet.
December 7
Last National SAT NMSC will accept to consider your Finalist standing in the competition.
End of FallApply to OU.
Beginning of SpringApply to OU.
January 1 to March 1Preferred Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Deadline.
January 6
Medical Humanities Scholars Program Deadline (application should be received no later than this date).
February 1OU Freshman Scholarship Deadline (you do not have to submit your application by this date to receive OU’s National Merit Scholarship; it is necessary only if you wish to be considered for additional scholarships). Apply to OU
February 6
NMSC mails Finalist standing letters.
Mid March to
Early May
NMSC mails Award offer (either the Corporate-sponsored Award, National Award or College-sponsored Award; accept whichever award you are offered and mail response to NMSC).
March 8
Interviews for Medical Humanities Scholars Program.
March 11Interviews for Medical Humanities Scholars Program.
April 1
OU Application Deadline (please notify our office if you apply after this deadline so that we may work with our Office of Admissions to process your application). Apply to OU
Mid April
OU Scholars Program mails academic advising packets for Scholars Enrollment. It is highly encouraged that you make an appointment soon to maximize your opportunity of fall course offerings.
April 30
Deadline to name OU as your College Choice with NMSC. The College Sponsored Awards are mailed.
May 1
Enrollment Commitment Deadline.
Mid May to
Early July 2014
Scholars Enrollment with the OU Scholars Program.
May 31, 2014
Deadline to name OU as your College Choice with NMSC, only if you listed your College Choice as “Undecided” with NMSC as of April 30, 2014.
June 2014
Housing and Food Services mail Housing assignments.
Mid to Late July 2014
Camp Crimson.
HousingRemember to complete your housing application and/or contract.
Honors CollegeRemember to apply for admission to the Honors College.
Visit our After Admission section to get a complete checklist
of all the things you need to complete after being admitted to OU.