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OU Scholars Program

Session  A
8:30—8:45 a.m.          Step 1—Check-in at David L. Boren Hall Lobby
                                       Step 2—Pre-Advisement Conference
                                       Step 3—Assessment if Necessary
                                       Step 4—Scholars Information Session
Noon—12:45 p.m.      Catered Lunch for Scholars and Families
                                       Step 5—Individual Advising Sessions
                                       Step 6—Course Scheduling and Enrollment
3:00 p.m.                        Step 7—Check-out
                                       Step 8—Obtain Sooner OneCard
                                       Optional:  Meet with Financial Aid Counselor or Housing Representative

Session  B

10:00—10:15 a.m.     Step 1—Check-in at David L. Boren Hall Lobby
                                       Step 2—Pre-Advisement Conference
                                       Step 3—Assessment if Necessary
Noon—12:45 p.m.      Catered Lunch for Scholars and Families
                                       Step 4—Scholars Information Session
                                       Step 5—Individual Advising Sessions
                                       Step 6—Course Scheduling and Enrollment
4:00 p.m.                        Step 7—Check-out
                                       Step 8—Obtain Sooner OneCard
                                       Optional:  Meet with Financial Aid Counselor or Housing Representative

What do I bring with me for an on campus session?

> Please bring $75 for your Enrollment Program Fee if you have not paid the
$250 Enrollment Commitment deposit. Payment may be made by cash, check,
or money order only. If paying in cash, please do not bring $100 bills.

> If more than two people are attending, there is a charge of $5 per person for the catered lunch. Dietary accommodations may be made for anyone in your group by emailing the restriction information to Willie Hill at willie@ou.edu one week in advance of your appointment.

> Bring a separate $15 (cash or check) to purchase your student photo I.D. You will also need your driver’s license or other form of official photo identification.

> Bring a list of courses you have taken for college credit and a list of all AP, CLEP, and/or IB tests taken and all scores received from prior year exams.

> Bring a calculator if you plan to take the Calculus Placement Exam to test into Calculus II.

> Bring your Scholars Enrollment packet including this page which includes a map on the back to help you locate us at David L. Boren Hall at 1300 Asp Avenue. Check-in is located in the building lobby and a parking pass for the day will be provided at check-in.

> OU Scholars Program t-shirts will be available for purchase for $10 – $13 each.

      Session A begins at 8:30 a.m. and concludes at 3:00 p.m.*

      Session B begins at 10:00 a.m. and concludes at 4:00 p.m.*

*Students are required to remain on campus for the entirety of the program.

Advisement by Phone Option:
All phone appointment times are Central Daylight Time.
Please be available at your reserved appointment time with the line open on the phone number you provided on your reservation profile. An OU Scholars advisor will call you at your designated appointment time.
Please be aware that our call may not be a recognizable phone number.

Step 1—Choose Your Date

Scholars Enrollment runs May 15 through July 5. 
Please refer to the calendar below to select possible dates for attendance.

Step 2—Choose Your Session

On Campus Sessions:
Session A begins at 8:30 a.m. and concludes at approximately 3:00 p.m.*
Session B begins at 10:00 a.m. and concludes at approximately 4:00 p.m.*
*Students are expected to remain on campus for the duration of the program.

Advisement by Phone Option:
The Advisement by Phone option is available to students who are unable to travel to campus for Scholars Enrollment.  This option consists of a 30-minute telephone advising session between the student and an OU Scholars advisor.  The student will receive his or her official schedule and advising materials via mail within one week following the session.  Required assessment in foreign language and math will be scheduled for an alternate time if necessary. 

The Advisement by Phone option may be scheduled for  1:15, 2:00, 3:30, 4:00 or 4:15 p.m. CDT.

Step 3—Schedule Your Enrollment Day!
http://iadvise.ou.edu/newsooner

Please login using the OU ID number assigned in your admission letter. 
If you need assistance, please call the OU Scholars Program at (405)325-2851 in the metropolitan calling area or (877)536-3793 outside the metro.

Map to OU Scholars at 1300 Asp Avenue, Norman, Oklahoma

Scholars Enrollment 2013 is hosted by the
OU Scholars Program at David L. Boren Hall


1300 Asp Avenue, Norman, Oklahoma (located on Asp Avenue south of Lindsey Street)

Convenient parking is available south of Lindsey Street and adjacent to David L. Boren Hall during Scholars Enrollment 2013.  Please park in Housing or Multipurpose designated spaces.  If you have additional questions, please call (405) 325-2851 in the Oklahoma City area or (877) 536-3793 outside the metro.

Advance reservations are required and may be scheduled and reviewed at http://iadvise.ou.edu/newsooner.

 

Scholars Enrollment 2013
Scholars Enrollment 2013 is a specialized program for scholarship students that is tailored to your needs. The program includes specialized sessions for students and parents; assessment, if needed, in math and foreign language; academic advising; enrollment; and a catered lunch with other Scholars and their families. Students with the following awards are invited to join us for Scholars Enrollment 2013:  National Merit Scholar, Regents Scholar, Award of Excellence, Distinguished Scholar, Valedictorian Scholar, University Scholar, and National Award. 

Scholars Enrollment 2013 will take place in David L. Boren Hall on The University of Oklahoma campus. Advanced reservations are required. Please access the Scholars Enrollment Reservation System at http://iadvise.ou.edu/newsooner as soon as possible to reserve your spot at Scholars Enrollment 2013!

Advisement by Phone Option
If you are unable to attend Scholars Enrollment 2013 in person, you may schedule an appointment to be advised by phone. This option consists of a 30-minute telephone advising session between the student and an OU Scholars advisor. Our staff will handle your specific enrollment needs and mail your schedule and enrollment materials to you.

The cost for this service is $75 which is included in the $250 Enrollment Commitment.  If you have not yet paid the Enrollment Commitment, then the $75 Enrollment Fee is due prior to the date of your phone appointment. Please make your check or money order payable to “The University of Oklahoma” and mail it to the OU Scholars Program, 1300 Asp Avenue, Norman, OK  73019-6061.

U.S. Citizens Abroad
If you are a U. S. citizen and you will be out of the country for the duration of May 15 through July 5, please contact Carol Carr, OU Scholars Program Assistant Director, at ccarr@ou.edu for individual guidance in making enrollment arrangements.

Enrollment after July 5
Students who are unable to attend Scholars Enrollment or participate in the Advisement by Phone option by July 5 should contact the OU Scholars Program at (405) 325-2851 in the metropolitan calling area or (877) 536-3793 outside the metro to make alternate arrangements for advising and enrollment as soon as possible.

International Students
International students must check in with International Student Services to complete important SEVIS compliance tasks as required under U.S. immigration law. First year students will not be able to enroll until she/he arrives in the U.S. (no earlier than 30 days before the start of the semester for which they were admitted) and personally checks in with ISS as stated in the admission letter. Upon completion, the student may then seek advising and enrollment. Please contact Carol Carr, OU Scholars Program Assistant Director, at ccarr@ou.edu for individual guidance in making enrollment arrangements once cleared by the OU office of International Student Services.

Apply to the Honors Curriculum
The Honors Curriculum provides academically talented students an enhanced course of study and the opportunity to obtain a degree with Honors distinction. If you are interested in the Honors Curriculum, please go to http://ou.edu/honors to determine if you qualify and to access the online application. You must be accepted into the Honors Curriculum prior to enrolling in an Honors designated course. We recommend these students schedule an enrollment date as early in the program as possible for best course selection. 

Fine Arts Auditions
To major in art, dance, drama, music or musical theatre, you must audition and be accepted prior to your day of enrollment. 
For audition information, please contact:
School of Art                          (405)325-2690                    School of Dance      (405)325-4051
School of Music                    (405)325-2081                    School of Drama     (405)325-4021
School of Musical Theatre  (405)325-0538

Math Placement Tests
On the day of enrollment, you may need to take the COMPASS math placement test. 
Please review the enclosed flyer regarding math placement at The University of Oklahoma.

Foreign Language Placement Tests
If you wish to enroll in a foreign language your first semester, you may need take a placement test on the day of enrollment. We also suggest that you take a placement test if your major is Music Education or is in the College of Arts and Sciences, Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication, or College of Education.

Credit by Advanced Standing
There are a number of examinations that you may take to earn college credit. Please visit the Center for Independent and Distance Learning (CIDL) web site at http://cidl.ou.edu/testing.cfm for a complete list of examinations accepted by OU. If you have taken any of these tests, please bring with you a list of all tests taken and any scores received.
There will not be time on the day of enrollment to take an advanced standing exam.
· Please make sure all AP and CLEP scores are sent to:
The Office of Admissions, 1000 Asp Avenue, Norman, OK  73019-6061.
· You may arrange to take CLEP tests on the OU Campus by calling CIDL at (405)325-1921 or toll-free at (800)942-5702.
· If you plan to enroll for Summer 2013 courses at OU and want to take the English CLEP test at OU, you should do so no later than April 10, 2013.
· If you will be enrolling for the Fall 2013 semester and want to take the English CLEP test at OU, you should do so no later than June 10, 2013.
· If you intend to take the English CLEP test at another institution, however, you should take it no later than June 1, 2013. OU only accepts the CLEP College Composition Modular exam for ENGL 1113 credit. You must have the essay portion of the exam (as well as the score report for the objective section) sent to The University of Oklahoma.
· Departmental Advanced Standing Exams are offered by OU and are free for Scholars.  They provide the same type of credit as AP or CLEP exams; however, credit for these courses may not transfer to another undergraduate institution.

Transfer Coursework
An OU transfer equivalency table is available at http://checksheets.ou.edu/tetables.htm.  Please mail an official transcript from each collegiate institution previously attended to: 
Office of Admissions, 1000 Asp Avenue, Norman, OK  73019-6061.

Academic Resources Prior to Enrollment
View Honors Course Lists and Descriptions      http://ou.edu/honors
Learn About the Expository Writing Program       http://ou.edu/expo
Consider OU Majors and Minors                           http://checksheets.ou.edu
Career and Major Exploration Opportunities       http://uc.ou.edu/majors
Research Careers                                                    http://www.bls.gov/oco

The Day of Enrollment
David L. Boren Hall is located on the west side of Asp Avenue just south of Lindsey Street.  Parking is available anywhere south of Lindsey Street other than the service vehicle area.  We will provide you with a parking pass upon arrival.  We advise parents and students to dress casually and to wear comfortable shoes.

Enrollment Fee, Lunch, Sooner One-Card
· There is an Enrollment Program Fee of $75 for all freshmen which is included in the $250 Enrollment Commitment. If you have not paid the Enrollment Commitment, then the $75 Enrollment Program Fee will be due at check in with either cash or a check made payable to “The University of Oklahoma.” Enrollment Commitment information is available at https://commit.ou.edu.
· All Scholars and their families attend a catered lunch during Scholars Enrollment.  Two free lunches are provided per student. Additional lunches may be purchased for $5 per person. Dietary accommodations may be made by contacting Willie Hill at willie@ou.edu one week in advance of your appointment!
· Your Sooner One-Card will be made and purchased at the end of your enrollment day. Please bring $15 cash or separate check to pay for your Sooner OneCard and either your driver’s license or another form of official photo identification.
· Optional OU Scholars t-shirts will be available for $10-$12 each.

Special Accommodations
We are happy to make appropriate arrangements for anyone with disabilities when notified in advance.  Please contact Willie Hill at (405)325-2851 in the metropolitan calling area or (877)536-3793 outside the metro to discuss your specific needs.

Financial Aid
Comprehensive Financial Aid information may be obtained by visiting the Financial Aid Services web site at http://financialaid.ou.edu. A financial aid representative will be available to meet with you at the end of your enrollment day.

Campus Tours
Parents who attend Scholars Enrollment will tour housing accommodations but there will not be time for students to participate in a campus wide tour on the day of enrollment. You may schedule a campus tour for another day by contacting Prospective Student Services at (405)325-2151 or (800)234-6868.

Overnight Accommodations
Overnight accommodations are available in the Norman community. You may access a complete listing of hotels at http://visitnorman.com.

Stay Connected
OZONE is your connection to everything OU! 
Please check your OU email regularly at http://ozone.ou.edu. You will receive important information from The University of Oklahoma throughout the summer.  OZONE will also provide you with academic resources, financial aid instructions, and extracurricular opportunities to help you prepare for college!

Questions?
Please call our office at (405)325-2851 or (877)536-3793 for assistance!

Important Information Regarding Math at OU

On the day of enrollment, an OU Scholars advisor will discuss with you the math requirements for your intended degree. Your advisor will assist you in determining whether placement testing will be necessary prior to enrolling in a math course.

• Math placement at OU is determined by:
      1) High school coursework completed, and
      2) High school overall GPA, and
      3) Highest ACT or SAT math sub-score.
The ACT/SAT score used for placement must be current – within the last calendar year.
• You will have the opportunity to take the COMPASS Math Placement exam if your ACT/SAT scores and high school GPA place you into a lower level math course than you desire.
• In some cases, students who are awaiting AP Calculus results may take the Calculus Placement Exam to gauge preparedness for Calculus II.
• Transferred courses in math taken from an accredited institution may serve as a prerequisite when appropriate. However, students who have taken College Algebra at another institution must have their placement validated by the COMPASS math exam before enrolling in a higher level math course.
• You may bring your own calculator for use on the placement exams.

Online resources for COMPASS Math Placement exam prep!
http://uc.ou.edu click on Academic Resources then click Skills Development Websites

MyMathTest is an online assistance program to help you prepare for taking, or retaking, our COMPASS Math placement tests. Provided free for OU students, this program will help students save money by placing them into the highest Math course possible at OU, matched to their skill level.
Contact the Assessment Center for questions: Wagner Hall room 270, 405.325.4336, ucac@ou.edu.

Additional math resources linked on the website:
http://patrickjmt.com/ (courtesy of Patrick; tons of video math tutorials)
Assess your Math Skills with Video (courtesy of Community College of Aurora)
Math Tutor (courtesy of HH Publishing)
Purplemath - Your Algebra Resource
Success in Mathematics-Mathworld (courtesy of St. Louis University)
Virtual Math Lab (courtesy of West Texas A&M University)

Please see the specific math prerequisite and major requirements on reverse:?

Math Placement Criteria

MATH 1914 or 1823: Majors such as Engineering, Physics, Math, Math or Science Education, Chemistry, Geosciences, you may enter the course without placement testing if you meet the following requirements:

1) Completion of 3 years college preparatory mathematics including Algebra and Trigonometry
and
2) HS GPA greater than or equal to 3.6 and MATH sub-score greater than or equal to 27 ACT or 620 SAT
or
HS GPA less than 3.6 and a MATH sub-score greater than or equal to 30 ACT or 680 SAT.

MATH 1743 or 1523: Majors such as Business, Psychology, Biology, Aviation, you may enter the course without placement testing if you meet the following requirements:
1) Completion of 3 years college preparatory mathematics including 2 years of Algebra and 1 year of Geometry. MATH 1743 also requires some Trigonometry
and
2) HS GPA greater than or equal to 3.5 and MATH sub-score greater than or equal to 26 ACT or 600 SAT
or
HS GPA less than 3.5 and a MATH sub score-greater than or equal to 26 ACT or 600 SAT.

MATH 1503 or 1643: Majors such as Business or Health and Exercise Sciences, you may enter the course without placement testing if you meet the following requirements:
1) Completion of 3 years college preparatory mathematics including 2 years of Algebra and 1 year of Geometry
and
2) HS GPA greater than or equal to 3.5 and MATH sub-score greater than or equal to 23 ACT or 540 SAT
or
HS GPA less than 3.5 and a MATH sub-score greater than or equal to 23 ACT or 540 SAT.

MATH 1473, PSY 2003, COMM 2513 or PHIL 1113: Majors such as Humanities, Fine Arts, some Social Sciences or Education, you may enter the course without placement testing if you meet the following requirements:
1) Completion of 3 years college preparatory mathematics including 2 years of Algebra and 1 year of Geometry
and
2) HS GPA greater than or equal to 3.5 and MATH sub-score greater than or equal to 20 ACT or 480 SAT
or
HS GPA less than 3.5 and a MATH sub-score greater than or equal to 21 ACT or 500 SAT.

COMPASS TESTING AT THE OU ASSESSMENT CENTER

New OU students may take the COMPASS placement test prior to their enrollment day. Assessment Center hours through May 15 are 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Students may be seated for testing from 8:00 a.m. until 3:30. After May 15, summer walk-in testing hours are 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Assessments will be available on the student’s enrollment day as part of the scheduled program if needed.
Assessment Center – Wagner Hall room 270 – 405.325.4336 – ucac@ou.edu

COMPASS REMOTE TESTING OPTION

OU students may take the COMPASS test at a site other than the Assessment Center at The University of Oklahoma if they prefer. This may be a good option for students who are registered for a Scholars Enrollment phone appointment or do not live within driving distance of the Norman campus. OU will accept remote placement scores when the following steps are taken:

1) Locate a NCTA testing center where you would like to take your test. NCTA testing centers can be found at: http://www.act.org/compass/advant/remote.html.
a. Remote testing centers charge a fee for administering the test!
b. There is no cost to take the test at the Assessment Center on the OU campus.
2) Contact the Assessment Center at OU once you have decided on a remote test center.
Email only please: ucac@ou.edu; and include the following information in your email:
      o OU Student ID Number
      o Full Student Name
      o Student OU Email Address
      o Student Mailing Address
      o Best Student Contact Phone Number
      o Date of Birth
      o List which tests you are taking (math, reading, English)
      o Name and location of the NCTA test center where you intend to test.
3) Once a remote test center is chosen and you have notified the Assessment Center by email, the Assessment Center will provide the student and the test center the following information via email:
      A campus registration number that is good for 45 days
      Fee information
      Location of Test Center
      Contact Information
      Testing Instructions
4) The student must then contact the test center to schedule a date and time to take the COMPASS test.
5) On the day of the test, the student must take the email with the COMPASS registration number, their OU student ID number, and an official photo ID with them to the selected test center. The student must pay the administration fee at that time.
6) Upon completion of the test, the student must contact the Assessment Center at OU by email (ucac@ou.edu) to inform the staff that they have completed the test and to receive their course placement.

 

 

 

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