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Early Action Admission Deadline

Early Action Admission Deadline November 1

Why You Should Apply By Nov. 1

Nov. 1 is the University of Oklahoma's early action admission deadline. If you apply by then and are admitted to OU for fall 2022, you’ll receive an exclusive sticker pack 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 Nov. 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. Extra scholarships – ahh yeah!  Students who apply to OU by Nov. 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? Receive your financial aid even earlier! Students who apply to OU by Nov. 1 and complete their FAFSA will receive their OU Financial Aid Notification sooner during their senior year to help them make their decision on where to attend college. 

4. Access to Housing

Are you worried about where you're going to live on campus? Select your perfect Residence Hall once the Housing Application opens on Dec. 1! Students who apply by Nov. 1 and receive their admission decision have first access to OU's Housing Application. The Housing Application is NOT your enrollment deposit, but completing the Housing Application early does give you a favorable application completion date for top living preferences.

5. Fall 2022 Exclusive Sticker Pack

Whether it’s on your laptop, phone, or water bottle, show off your school spirit with your OU exclusive sticker pack. Students who apply by Nov. 1 and are admitted to OU for fall 2022, will receive an exclusive sticker pack in their admissions box! Trust us, you’re going to want these stickers!

6. Access to Enrollment

Build your ideal class schedule! Students who apply by Nov. 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 Nov. 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. Connect with University College and begin exploring options for your first-year experience. University College offers First-Year Foundations courses to aid in the transition to OU, major exploration tools, and much more!

10. Find your Fit

Make your transition to college as smooth as possible! Discover OU's more than 550 student organizations now, 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.