Effective for all Fall 2010 Applicants: Freshmen entering the University of Oklahoma are eligible to apply to
the Honors College if a) they have a Composite ACT of 30 or higher or
they have a SAT Total of 1330 or higher and b) they rank
among the top 10% of graduates in their high school class or have a high
school grade point average of 3.75.
Transfer students who enroll at the University of Oklahoma with fifteen
or more college credit hours with a cumulative grade point average of 3.40
or higher are eligible to apply.
Students new to OU must be fully admitted to OU before their Honors
College Application will be processed.
All OU students who have earned 15 or more hours of OU credit hours
with a grade point average of 3.40 or higher are eligible to apply to the
OU Honors College.
Final admission into the Honors College is determined by evaluation
of this application which includes a written essay of 400-500 words. The
essay is an essential component of the admission decision. The Director
reserves the right to deny admission to any student who does not exhibit
strong writing skills, who seems otherwise unprepared for the Honors College, or who does not exhibit the motivation to pursue an honors
The OU Honors College is a curricular program for students who
desire access to the small honors courses and who wish to pursue the cum
laude degree designation. The Honors College is independent of any
talent-based scholarship program at OU such as the National Scholars
Program, the OU SCHOLARS Program, or President's Leadership Class. Your
decision to apply for the Honors College in no way influences your
eligibility for these scholarships.
University Housing will assign students to Honors House who have
indicated Honors House as their first choice on the University Housing
application only after they are posted as Honors College members on the