Congratulations on your admission to the University of Oklahoma! Below you'll find a complete list of to-do items you'll need to complete before your first day of classes at OU.
Visit account.ou.edu and click “New to OU? Set up your OU account.” You'll need your Sooner ID number (included in your admission letter) to create your account. Once your account has been set up, you'll see your OUNet ID (usually 4 letters and 4 numbers) and your OU email address. Take a moment to write these down along with the password that you set up. You'll use these to access and complete your post-admission checklist!
This OU account will follow you through your time at OU and will also provide access to OU resources such as enrollment, grades, course materials, computer labs, OU Libraries resources, and more. You will use your OU email address and password to sign in to your official OU email at outlook.office.com/ou.edu. If you need assistance, please call OU IT at (405) 325-4357.
You will find information on all these steps in OU Bound, which you can access by logging in to oubound.ou.edu. OU will email you when checklist items become available to complete, so be sure to check your email regularly. Here is the complete list of checklist items you must do to join the OU family:
Join us for a webinar on next steps after admission every other Monday at 3 p.m. CT! An OU admission counselor will give a 20-30 minute presentation on your important next steps to prepare for enrolling as a freshman in college.
Complete a housing contract to outline your housing, meal plan, and roommate preferences. Completing a housing contract does NOT commit you to OU. The sooner you complete your housing contract, the better the chance you’ll get your preferences! Students who have submitted their enrollment deposit will receive a housing assignment over the summer to their OU email address. Visit housing.ou.edu to learn more about your housing options and view our housing FAQ page.
If you applied with self-reported ACT and/or SAT scores, please have your official test score report sent to OU directly from ACT or the College Board (for SAT), as appropriate. Confirmed test scores must be received by OU prior to course enrollment at New Sooner Orientation.
In order to be placed into the right classes at OU during New Sooner Orientation, you must send your official ACT or SAT test scores. Without sending your official test scores for verification, you will be required to complete all three course placement assessments, including math, reading, and English. However, once we have your official scores, depending on your score you may be excused from these assessments, so send your official scores ASAP!
Initial admissions and scholarship decisions that utilized self-reported test scores are contingent upon receipt of official test scores prior to course enrollment. Should we receive official test scores that do not match the self-reported scores, the Office of Admissions and Recruitment reserves the right to reevaluate and/or reverse an applicant’s admission or scholarship decision.
Your Financial Success Plan outlines your out-of-pocket expense to attend OU and helps you create a plan for how to pay for college. Access your Financial Success Plan now and scroll down to the Financial Success Plan section to complete.
You’ll have access to an OU MoneyCoach who partners with you to develop a plan to fund your college degree. We encourage you to complete your Financial Success Plan prior to your New Sooner Orientation Day so that your MoneyCoach will be able to connect you to available resources to pay for college.
You will meet with your MoneyCoach during your Orientation Day. Your MoneyCoach will not offer banking services or award loans but will simply serve as your financial advisor throughout your time at OU and will be there to celebrate with you as you earn your OU degree. We encourage you to visit with your family as you work on your Financial Success Plan.
During your New Sooner Orientation Day you will meet one-on-one with your academic advisor and enroll in your first semester of classes. Orientation occurs between May and July, and you must schedule your orientation by June 15.
Before you can schedule your Orientation Day, be sure each of the items below are completed:
If you need any assessments, you will be prompted to schedule your assessments when you register for your New Sooner Orientation Day.
When registering for your New Sooner Orientation Day, you will either receive a math offer or register for a math assessment:
Foreign Language Assessment
Once you graduate from high school, you must have your high school send OU your final high school transcript verifying your date of graduation. This must be submitted directly from your high school, so please touch base with your high school counselor to complete this.
Opens in May: Your Sooner Card serves as your student ID and can be used to dine at OU restaurants with your meal plan, access the Sarkeys Fitness Center, check out books from the Bizzell Memorial Library, and more. To upload a photo to be used on your Sooner Card, please log in to your OU Bound portal and click on the appropriate checklist item. After we have reviewed and accepted your photo, we will print your Sooner Card and have it ready for you to pick up when you arrive on campus at the beginning of the semester.
The items listed below are not mandatory to complete prior to becoming a Sooner, however, we encourage you to review the list as some items may be of interest to you:
Through OU's Honors College, you can enroll in courses taught by nationally acclaimed faculty. Classes are limited to fewer than 22 students, and honors students participate in undergraduate research opportunities, study aboard, and excel in this supportive community. For admission requirements and to apply, visit ou.edu/honors. The deadline to apply to Honors College for priority consideration is January 15.
If you're interested in starting your college experience early, consider Start Sooner next summer! Start Sooner helps students transition from high school to college. Students will be able to move into their residence hall room a month early, take 6 hours of class, and explore Oklahoma with your classmates.
The OU Student Health Plan offers full coverage for preventative care as well as free services at OU’s on-campus health clinic, Goddard Health Center. With affordable pricing, the OU Student Health Plan is less expensive than the marketplace and many employer plans so you can budget wisely for the school year. Learn more about OU’s Student Health Plan to find the right fit for you.
OU Athletics will notify incoming students via their OU email in August about purchasing student football and men's basketball season tickets. All other OU sports are free to attend for students. Just show up, show your official student ID, and support the Sooners! View complete information for student football and men's basketball season tickets at soonersports.com.