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University College Academic Advisors are trained in all degree programs, caring, and dedicated to your success at OU. Meet one-on-one with your advisor to create a plan for a successful academic career.

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University College offers various scholarships and awards. Students are encouraged to apply in February.

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University College offers courses that meet our mission of "assisting new students in making a successful transition to the University and in building a solid foundation for further academic success." 

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Meet with a Major Exploration Coach and receive guidance towards a major at OU that is just right for your interests and future goals.

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The President's Distinguished Faculty Mentoring Program is an excellent opportunity for students to develop nurturing and personalized experiences with faculty, thus easing the transition from high school to college and assisting in student success.

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The Student Learning Center offers various opportunities for FREE supplemental instruction, tutoring, and academic skill development. Click the button below to find out more about studying smarter, not harder.

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University College Mission

The mission of University College is to assist new students in making a successful transition to the University and in building a solid foundation for further academic success. 

UC Advising Offices open on Sat. & Sun, Aug. 17 & 18

Do you have questions about enrollment? University College Adivising will be open from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday, Aug. 18 and from 2 to 4 pm on Sunday, Aug. 19 to answer your last minute questions! Stop by Wagner Hall, Rm 100 and see us!

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Peer Teaching Assistant

University College offers various options for first-year students to take courses designed to help students thrive at OU. FYE coures provide opportunities for students to connect to their classmates, instructor, and peer mentors in small classes limited to 19-21 students. FYE courses are active learning environments designed to engage and empower the first-year learner to create success at OU! 

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What is Gateway?

Gateway to College Learning, often referred to as "Gateway" on campus, is a letter-graded, two-credit-hour course designed to equip new students to thrive at OU. Each Gateway class is capped at 19-21 students and taught by an instructor who is deeply invested in student success. In addition, one Peer Teaching Assistant (PTA) serves in each Gateway class. The instructors and PTAs are specifically trained to understand the transition issues of first-year students and the Gateway curriculum is built to address these common issues. 

Gateway classes become close communities. Students rely on their Gateway instructors to provide guidance and recommendations for scholarships, study abroad opportunities, employment, and graduate school years after their Gateway course has concluded. Their PTAs continue to serve as mentors throughout their college experience and beyond and their classmates become close friends.

Gateway is an active and engaged learning environment. This dynamic course has a proven impact on student success at OU. Make the most of your investment at OU by enrolling in Gateway today!