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Early Action Admission Deadline

Top 10 Reasons to Apply by Nov 1.

10 Reasons to Apply by November 1

November 1 is the University of Oklahoma's early action admission deadline. If you apply by then and are admitted to OU for fall 2024, you’ll receive an exclusive class of 2028 keychain in your admissions box! Below are 10 more benefits of applying to OU by this deadline.

1. Priority Admission

Remove the stress from the final months of your senior year in high school. If you apply by November 1, an admission decision will be delivered ASAP after receiving the completed application. You can enjoy a stress-free senior year with friends and teachers knowing what’s next and preparing to attend OU.

2. Priority Merit-Based Scholarships

You have worked hard through high school and now it's time to be recognized for all of that hard work. Students who apply to OU by November 1 will receive priority consideration for OU's merit-based awards. You can continue to retake the ACT/SAT and submit scores for scholarship upgrades until April 30.

3. Priority Financial Aid

Are you nervous about how to pay for college? Students who apply to OU by November 1 and complete their FAFSA when it opens in December will receive their OU Financial Aid Notification sooner during their senior year to help them make their decision on where to attend college. 

4. Room Selection Access Times

OU will be your home away from home. The sooner you apply and are an admitted OU student, the sooner you’ll be able to complete your housing application. This means you are one step closer to locking in your spot for room selection, opening in mid-May. Room selection access times will be determined by your enrollment deposit date. To receive a room selection access time, you must pay your enrollment deposit by May 1 and complete your housing application.

All first-year students must live in freshman-designated university housing for two semesters. With a variety of communities, floor plans, and amenities, you can explore all of OU’s housing options at

5. Fall 2024 Exclusive Keychain

Whether it’s on your backpack, phone, or keyring, show off your school spirit with your OU exclusive keychain. Students who apply by November 1 and are admitted to OU for fall 2024 will have a chance to receive an exclusive Class of 2028 keychain in their admissions box. Trust us, you’re going to want this keychain!

6. Access to Enrollment

Build your ideal class schedule! Students who apply by November 1 and receive their admission decision will have first access to schedule their New Sooner Orientation Day. This is the day during the summer when you will come to campus to enroll in fall classes.

7. Apply Early for OU's Honors College

Are you looking for a challenging academic program, as well as an enriching interdisciplinary curriculum? If so, OU's Honors College is the perfect fit. Students who apply by November 1 and receive their admission decision will have first access to OU's Honors College application, as well as priority admission consideration.

8. Meet your OU MoneyCoach

We understand attending college is a big investment, so we want to make sure you have a financial plan, as well as help and support along the way. An OU MoneyCoach will help you build lifelong money management skills and navigate the process of paying for college. To help create a plan for how to pay for college, you can fill out the Financial Success Plan, which outlines expected out-of-pocket expenses to attend OU.

9. Explore the OU Family

Are you nervous about the unknown? No major? No problem. The transition from high school to college requires many adjustments including leaving home, meeting new people, preparing for an intensive study environment, learning to budget time effectively, understanding university procedures, and making life-changing decisions. You can get ahead by exploring what’s next with OU’s Foundations for College Learning courses.

10. Find your Fit

Make your transition to college as smooth as possible! Discover OU's more than 500 student organizations, ranging from academic-specific student organizations to student government to Greek Life. That way, you will have a plan for what meetings and what organizations to get involved in. After submitting the enrollment deposit, you can join our OU Bound online community, get ready for Camp Crimson, and start building a network of friends that will last a lifetime.