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Welcome to OU!

At the University of Oklahoma, we value our transfer students! Each year over 1,000 college students make the decision to transfer to OU, bringing with them a variety of knowledge, experiences, perspectives and goals. All of these things make OU a much more vibrant, exciting and rewarding place to be.

Check out the information below to see some of the best ways for transfer students to get connected at OU.

Transfer Student Resources

Getting Connected Before Arriving on Campus

Our orientation program isn’t just for freshman. We have a transfer group at each of our 5 sessions of camp where you’ll meet other new transfer students and be paired up with transfer student mentors. Visit for more information.

The 4 days prior to class beginning in the fall, with programs specifically for transfer students on Friday. Visit for more information.

Getting Involved on Campus

The official student organization for transfer students, open to any and everyone all year long. Find them on Facebook here . 

Get involved in one of over 500 campus organizations and activities that OU has to offer. You can search the many student organizations avaiable on Orgsync here! Can't find one you like? You can create your own!

Transfer Specific Classes

UCOL 3001 introduces transfer students to the academic requirements, policies, and resources at the University of Oklahoma. Students will learn about academic advising, transfer credit, degree programs, campus resources, student life, and methods for achieving academic success at a four-year research institution. UCOL 3001 is a 1-hour, 8-week course that is letter graded. 

Please visit University College's website for more information.


Transfer Specific Scholarships

The University of Oklahoma offers a variety of scholarships to admitted transfer students based on criteria such as academics, leadership, community involvement, and extracurricular activities. You can find more infromation about transfer specific scholarships here


OU McNair Scholars Program

Do you want to earn a Ph.D.? The OU McNair Scholars Program is here to help! The McNair program provides encouragement, guidance, and mentorship to underrepresented juniors and seniors in preparation for graduate school. Applicants must be U.S. citizens/permanent residents, have 60 undergraduate credit hours, and overall/OU GPAs of 3.00 or higher. Scholars receive a $2800 stipend for program participation, which includes conducting an undergraduate research project, applying to graduate programs, and other scholarly activities. 

More information can be found on their website here.

Prospective Transfer Students

All prospective transfer students should visit the Office of Admissions and Recruitment website for helpful information and deadlines for admission and scholarships.