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Are you accepted to the OU Class of 2021? Do you want to get started early with your first year experience? Move into your residence hall early, take 6 hours of class, and start your Sooner experience sooner.

July 5, 2017 – August 2, 2017  

This summer, incoming freshmen who have been admitted to the University of Oklahoma are able to attend Start Sooner in July 2017. Start Sooner is a program that allows incoming freshmen to get a headstart on their college experience and transition well before campus gets crowded with thousands of students for the fall semsester. 

Start Sooner Registration

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Deadline to apply, May 31, 2017

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Start Sooner Interest Form

Are you interested in Start Sooner?

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Program Overview

Start Sooner’s goal is to provide incoming freshmen students a unique experience that will help them transition from high school into college. Students will be able to move into their room in the residence hall a month early, attend Camp Crimson, take 6 hours of class, and explore Oklahoma. Start Sooner at The University of Oklahoma offers challenging courses taught by distinguished faculty, residential living on campus, and engaging activities for students to enjoy sooner. 

Academics

As a Start Sooner participant you will spend the morning and afternoon in college courses at OU. The morning course satisfies a general education credit requirement. For the morning course you will choose the most interesting course from the list of available courses. In the afternoon, all Start Sooner students will attend an Introduction to University Experience course, which satisfies an elective course credit requirement. The course will focus on teaching the incoming students how to successfully navigate OU and build a strong foundation for collegiate success. 

College Life          

In addition to academics, students will experience collegiate life in the residence halls through fun and exciting activities hosted and planned by our undergraduate peer advisors, OU Summer Session, and the OU College of Arts and Sciences. Programs will be offered almost every day of the week for students to have a quick study break and meet new people. 

Discover Oklahoma

Students have the opportunity to discover Oklahoma’s heritage and explore all our great state has to offer. Through weekend field trips to OKC's museums, professional sporting events, Tulsa’s aquarium or the Philbrook Museum of Art, every student is sure to find something they enjoy! These Saturday trips are not mandatory, but are encouraged for all Start Sooner students. 

If you have any questions about the program or registration process email

startsooner@ou.edu or call 405-550-3659

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