Admission to the University of Oklahoma is a competitive process. As a selective university, applications to OU are evaluated based on an in-depth holistic review process. Throughout this process, multiple people carefully review your academic coursework, grades, rigor, test scores, activities, letters of recommendation, and essay. Due to the competitive nature of the process, each year a number of students are offered space on our waitlist or denied admission.
The University of Oklahoma does allow students to appeal their decision. However, for an appeal to have merit, it must include new academic or personal information that was not in the application.
Please read below to see what qualifies for an appeal.
|Reason||Needed Supporting Documents|
|Academic Improvements||Updated transcript with grades from courses completed since you received your initial decision|
|Updated Test Scores||New ACT or SAT scores|
|Medical Circumstances||Note from health care provider documenting illness that was not disclosed on your original application|
|Other Personal or Extenuating Circumstances||Documentation to explain the circumstances|
The admissions committee typically does not consider appeals until after March 15 for summer/fall entry freshmen. Transfer students are considered on a rolling basis. Freshman spring admission decisions are not appealable.