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COVID-19 Admissions Updates

Due to the widespread nature of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the University of Oklahoma has limited campus tours to high school seniors and transfer students planning to attend OU for the fall 2021 semester. We hope to have registration open soon for on-campus tours for tour dates of August 24 and beyond. Tour dates will be added throughout the semster to ensure our plan to welcome guests to campus stays up-to-date. More updates and resources from the University of Oklahoma can also be found at ou.edu/coronavirus. Thank you for your continued patience during this time. 

Fall 2020 Admitted Students

The OU Office of Admissions and Recruitment will still process applications as normal. We do not expect any delays in returning admissions decisions at this time. However, we are unable to mail admissions boxes at this time, so you will first learn of your decision electronically. You will still receive a box at a later date.

Fall 2020 campus tours and events will be limited to high school seniors and transfer students planning to attend OU for the fall 2021 semester. We hope to have registration open soon for on-campus tours for tour dates of August 24 and beyond. Tour dates will be added throughout the semster to ensure our plan to welcome guests to campus stays up-to-date.

In the meantime, you can sign up for a live admissions information session webinar to hear from an OU admissions counselor about academic programs, involvement opportunities, the admissions process, and more. These sessions are held Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 2 p.m. CT, and attendees are encouraged to ask questions throughout the presentation. 

Additionally, we encourage you to check out our OU Virtual Tour and explore some of the same great spaces that you would have seen on campus. You can also virtually follow OU tour guide, Ryleigh, as she shows you a preview of the University of Oklahoma campus.

Register for a virtual meeting with an OU admissions counselor to have a personal conversation about your path to becoming a member of the OU Family. Time slots are available on weekdays between 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. CT.

Admitted Freshmen

The deadline to submit your enrollment commitment and secure a spot in the incoming freshman class has been extended to June 1. 

The University of Oklahoma recognizes the hard work students have already completed in their AP courses. In response to COVID-19, the College Board has made modifications to 2020 AP Exams. In order to support our students and their plans for AP credit, OU will continue to award and honor credit based on previous evaluations.

The Start Sooner program is transitioning to a modified version of the program that will allow students to continue their coursework online with guidance and insight from the Start Sooner staff. All classes will be held virtually. Students will take a University College Foundations to College Learning course via Zoom and an additional online course of their choosing. 

The Start Sooner dates will still run from July 5-30, 2020. The price will include tuition and fees for 6 credit hours of class and a program fee of $50. Our program staff is dedicated to providing mentorship, orientation, academic support, and social opportunities all virtually. Payment for students who have already registered will not be due until July. Please contact startsooner@ou.edu or 405-550-3659 if you have any questions. You can also visit our website here. If you are interested in using your summer to get college credit and start your OU experience early, you can register today on our website to start taking classes online in July with Start Sooner!

We will allow for retesting on standardized exams through July 31 instead of the original deadline of April 30.

All New Sooner Orientation sessions are moving online for summer 2020.

If you have NOT scheduled your New Sooner Orientation Day, please do so as soon as possible. You can register for your online NSO by logging in to oubound.ou.edu.

If you have already scheduled your New Sooner Orientation Day, you will remain registered for that day, but it will be online instead of in person. You will receive a new confirmation email with details about the day!

You will still have the opportunity to meet an academic advisor, enroll in fall courses, and learn about everything you will need to know before attending OU. Parents and families are still encouraged to attend programming virtually with their students.

A schedule of the day will be sent to your OU email before your New Sooner Orientation Day so you can be prepared to log in and attend your orientation from home. Be sure to complete all of the necessary steps before your Orientation Day.

Camp Crimson will be hosted online this summer from June 22 - August 7, and programming will be completely flexible. Students are encouraged to spend one hour each week focused on informational modules (Campus Success, Academics, Involvement, Leadership, etc.), but the remainder of your time will be spent getting to know your small group.

Upon registration, students will select up to 5 interests, and will be placed in a small group of 20-30 students and three Small Group Leaders who are current OU students.

After move-in in August, students will meet with their small group for fun activities and campus exploration before classes begin! Camp Crimson SGL's are currently hard at work to develop programs and activities that will meet safety guidelines while also creating community.

There is NO COST to attend this year's Virtual Camp Crimson. Click below to register. Registration closes June 19.

Please visit ou.edu/campcrimson for more information or email campcrimson@ou.edu.

Register now

Updates to your housing contract are due June 1. 

Student health and safety are OU's top priority right now. On top of routine cleaning, OU has amplified cleaning and disinfecting practices across campus to add an extra layer of protection against COVID-19, including in high-use areas like the residence halls. Housing Operations is cleaning with disinfectant throughout all areas and touch points at least four times a day. All surfaces and keyboards in computer labs are sanitized continuously throughout the day.

No, it will not be rescheduled, but Fraternity and Sorority Programs and Services (FSPS) is looking into offering virtual programming over the summer. If this becomes available, more details will be posted on FSPS' website and social media. Students can email fsps@ou.edu, call (405) 325-3163, or check out the Fraternity and Sorority Programs and Services website if they have any questions.

After careful deliberation, our intention is to return to in-person educational operations on all three campuses by this fall, offering traditional instruction and residential life. We are doing everything we can to make that realistic and safe. We are acutely aware of the certain challenges COVID-19 will present as we pursue this goal and are planning to address the issues proactively and creatively. We are prepared to adapt instructional and housing models as appropriate to protect our community and still offer the life-changing in-person OU experience. Flexibility will be a guiding principle as we navigate the coming months, and we will ensure that our students, faculty, and staff are presented with appropriate options to return to our campuses, keeping their safety top of mind. Click here to read Interim President Harroz's statement regarding the fall semester.

Financial Aid

The OU Office of Admissions and Recruitment will still process scholarship and financial aid offers as normal. We do not expect any delays in sending this information at this time.

The Student Financial Center staff will still be available to answer your questions. We encourage you to contact us at (405) 325-9000 or sfc@ou.edu. You can also get in touch with your admissions counselor with questions. 

The University of Oklahoma understands that families’ financial circumstances may have changed or may change in the coming months. If that’s your situation, please visit with your admissions counselor.

Prospective High School & Transfer Students

Fall 2020 campus tours and events will be limited to high school seniors and transfer students planning to attend OU for the fall 2021 semester. We hope to have registration open soon for on-campus tours for tour dates of August 24 and beyond. Tour dates will be added throughout the semster to ensure our plan to welcome guests to campus stays up-to-date.

In the meantime, you can register for a Live Student Guided Virtual Tour with a current OU student tour guide or sign up for a live admissions information session webinar to hear from an OU admissions counselor about academic programs, involvement opportunities, the admissions process, and more.  Attendees are encouraged to ask questions throughout the presentation. 

Additionally, we encourage you to check out our Self-Guided Virtual Tour and explore some of the same great spaces that you would have seen on campus. You can also virtually follow OU tour guide, Ryleigh, as she shows you a preview of the University of Oklahoma campus.

This year Sooner Saturday will be hosted online on Saturday, July 25, 2020! Students entering their senior year of high school and prospective transfer students for spring, summer, or fall 2021 terms are invited to learn more about what the University of Oklahoma can offer you as a future Sooner, Class of 2025, and a member of the OU Family. You'll be able to create your own schedule so that you can attend the academic and enrichment sessions that interest you the most. 

Registration opens Monday, June 29, 2020, but you can explore available sessions now

Register for a virtual meeting with an OU admissions counselor to have a personal conversation about your path to becoming a member of the OU Family. Time slots are available on weekdays between 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. CT.

The Sooner Discovery program is transitioning to a modified version of the program that will allow students to continue their coursework online with guidance and insight from the Sooner Discovery staff. All classes will be held virtually. Students will take a University College Introduction to Academic Discovery course via Zoom and an additional online course of their choosing. 

The Sooner Discovery dates will still run from June 7-July 2, 2020. The price will include tuition and fees for 5 credit hours of class and a program fee of $50. Our program staff is dedicated to providing mentorship, orientation, academic support, and social opportunities all virtually. Payment for students who have already registered will not be due until June. Please contact soonerdiscovery@ou.edu or 405-550-3659 if you have any questions. You can also visit our website here. If you are interested in experiencing college this summer and getting college credit, you can apply today on our website to start taking classes online in June with Sooner Discovery!

Parents

Fall 2020 campus tours and events will be limited to high school seniors and transfer students planning to attend OU for the fall 2021 semester. We hope to have registration open soon for on-campus tours for tour dates of August 24 and beyond. Tour dates will be added throughout the semster to ensure our plan to welcome guests to campus stays up-to-date.

In the meantime, you can register for a Live Student Guided Virtual Tour with a current OU student tour guide or sign up for a live admissions information session webinar to hear from an OU admissions counselor about academic programs, involvement opportunities, the admissions process, and more.  Attendees are encouraged to ask questions throughout the presentation. 

Additionally, we encourage you to check out our Self-Guided Virtual Tour and explore some of the same great spaces that you would have seen on campus. You can also virtually follow OU tour guide, Ryleigh, as she shows you a preview of the University of Oklahoma campus.

This year Sooner Saturday will be hosted online on Saturday, July 25, 2020! Students entering their senior year of high school and prospective transfer students for spring, summer, or fall 2021 terms are invited to learn more about what the University of Oklahoma can offer them as a future Sooner and a member of the OU Family. Students will be able to create their own schedule so that they can attend the academic and enrichment sessions that interest them the most. 

Registration opens Monday, June 29, 2020, but students can explore available sessions now

Register for a virtual meeting with an OU admissions counselor to have a personal conversation about your path to becoming a member of the OU Family. Time slots are available on weekdays between 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. CT.

The Sooner Discovery program is transitioning to a modified version of the program that will allow students to continue their coursework online with guidance and insight from the Sooner Discovery staff. All classes will be held virtually. Students will take a University College Introduction to Academic Discovery course via Zoom and an additional online course of their choosing. 

The Sooner Discovery dates will still run from June 7-July 2, 2020. The price will include tuition and fees for 5 credit hours of class and a program fee of $50. Our program staff is dedicated to providing mentorship, orientation, academic support, and social opportunities all virtually. Payment for students who have already registered will not be due until June. Please contact soonerdiscovery@ou.edu or 405-550-3659 if you have any questions. You can also visit our website here. If you are interested in experiencing college this summer and getting college credit, you can apply today on our website to start taking classes online in June with Sooner Discovery!

Parents of Admitted Freshmen

The deadline to submit your enrollment commitment and secure a spot in the incoming freshman class has been extended to June 1. 

The OU Office of Admissions and Recruitment will still process applications as normal. We do not expect any delays in returning admissions decisions at this time. However, we are unable to mail admissions boxes at this time, so you will first learn of your decision electronically. You will still receive a box at a later date.

The University of Oklahoma recognizes the hard work students have already completed in their AP courses. In response to COVID-19, the College Board has made modifications to 2020 AP Exams. In order to support our students and their plans for AP credit, OU will continue to award and honor credit based on previous evaluations.

The Start Sooner program is transitioning to a modified version of the program that will allow students to continue their coursework online with guidance and insight from the Start Sooner staff. All classes will be held virtually. Students will take a University College Foundations to College Learning course via Zoom and an additional online course of their choosing. 

The Start Sooner dates will still run from July 5-30, 2020. The price will include tuition and fees for 6 credit hours of class and a program fee of $50. Our program staff is dedicated to providing mentorship, orientation, academic support, and social opportunities all virtually. Payment for students who have already registered will not be due until July. Please contact startsooner@ou.edu or 405-550-3659 if you have any questions. You can also visit our website here. If you are interested in using your summer to get college credit and start your OU experience early, you can register today on our website to start taking classes online in July with Start Sooner!

All New Sooner Orientation sessions are moving online for summer 2020.

If you have NOT scheduled your New Sooner Orientation Day, please do so as soon as possible. You can register for your online NSO by logging in to oubound.ou.edu.

If you have already scheduled your New Sooner Orientation Day, you will remain registered for that day, but it will be online instead of in person. You will receive a new confirmation email with details about the day!

You will still have the opportunity to meet an academic advisor, enroll in fall courses, and learn about everything you will need to know before attending OU. Parents and families are still encouraged to attend programming virtually with their students.

A schedule of the day will be sent to your OU email before your New Sooner Orientation Day so you can be prepared to log in and attend your orientation from home. Be sure to complete all of the necessary steps before your Orientation Day.

Camp Crimson will be hosted online this summer from June 22 - August 7, and programming will be completely flexible. Students are encouraged to spend one hour each week focused on informational modules (Campus Success, Academics, Involvement, Leadership, etc.), but the remainder of their time will be spent getting to know their small group.

Upon registration, students will select up to 5 interests, and will be placed in a small group of 20-30 students and three Small Group Leaders who are current OU students.

After move-in in August, students will meet with their small group for fun activities and campus exploration before classes begin! Camp Crimson SGL's are currently hard at work to develop programs and activities that will meet safety guidelines while also creating community.

There is NO COST to attend this year's Virtual Camp Crimson. Students can register at the link below. Registration closes June 19.

Please visit ou.edu/campcrimson for more information or email campcrimson@ou.edu.

Register now

Updates to your housing contract are due June 1. 

Student health and safety are OU's top priority right now. On top of routine cleaning, OU has amplified cleaning and disinfecting practices across campus to add an extra layer of protection against COVID-19, including in high-use areas like the residence halls. Housing Operations is cleaning with disinfectant throughout all areas and touch points at least four times a day. All surfaces and keyboards in computer labs are sanitized continuously throughout the day.

The University of Oklahoma Facilities Management teams on the Norman, Health Sciences Center, and Tulsa campuses are helping to protect the OU community during these unprecedented times. Our custodial staff and specialized contractors have worked around the clock to disinfect campus buildings. Click here to learn more about how daily cleaning protocols have also been enhanced in response to COVID-19.

No, it will not be rescheduled, but Fraternity and Sorority Programs and Services (FSPS) is looking into offering virtual programming over the summer. If this becomes available, more details will be posted on FSPS' website and social media. Students can email fsps@ou.edu, call (405) 325-3163, or check out the Fraternity and Sorority Programs and Services website if they have any questions.

After careful deliberation, our intention is to return to in-person educational operations on all three campuses by this fall, offering traditional instruction and residential life. We are doing everything we can to make that realistic and safe. We are acutely aware of the certain challenges COVID-19 will present as we pursue this goal and are planning to address the issues proactively and creatively. We are prepared to adapt instructional and housing models as appropriate to protect our community and still offer the life-changing in-person OU experience. Flexibility will be a guiding principle as we navigate the coming months, and we will ensure that our students, faculty, and staff are presented with appropriate options to return to our campuses, keeping their safety top of mind. Click here to read Interim President Harroz's statement regarding the fall semester.

Financial Aid for Parents

The OU Office of Admissions and Recruitment will still process scholarship and financial aid offers as normal. We do not expect any delays in sending this information at this time.

The Student Financial Center staff will still be available to answer your questions. We encourage you to contact us at (405) 325-9000 or sfc@ou.edu. You can also get in touch with your admissions counselor with questions. 

The University of Oklahoma understands that families’ financial circumstances may have changed or may change in the coming months. If that’s your situation, please visit with your admissions counselor.

Counselors

The deadline to submit your enrollment commitment and secure a spot in the incoming freshman class has been extended to June 1. 

The OU Office of Admissions and Recruitment will still process applications as normal. We do not expect any delays in returning admissions decisions at this time. However, we are unable to mail admissions boxes at this time, so you will first learn of your decision electronically. You will still receive a box at a later date.

The OU Office of Admissions and Recruitment will still process scholarship and financial aid offers as normal. We do not expect any delays in sending this information at this time.

We will allow for retesting on standardized exams through July 31 instead of the original deadline of April 30.

Fall 2020 campus tours and events will be limited to high school seniors and transfer students planning to attend OU for the fall 2021 semester. We hope to have registration open soon for on-campus tours for tour dates of August 24 and beyond. Tour dates will be added throughout the semster to ensure our plan to welcome guests to campus stays up-to-date.

In the meantime, you can register for a Live Student Guided Virtual Tour with a current OU student tour guide or sign up for a live admissions information session webinar to hear from an OU admissions counselor about academic programs, involvement opportunities, the admissions process, and more.  Attendees are encouraged to ask questions throughout the presentation. 

Additionally, we encourage you to check out our Self-Guided Virtual Tour and explore some of the same great spaces that you would have seen on campus. You can also virtually follow OU tour guide, Ryleigh, as she shows you a preview of the University of Oklahoma campus.

This year Sooner Saturday will be hosted online on Saturday, July 25, 2020! Students entering their senior year of high school and prospective transfer students for spring, summer, or fall 2021 terms are invited to learn more about what the University of Oklahoma can offer them as a future Sooner and a member of the OU Family. Students will be able to create their own schedule so that they can attend the academic and enrichment sessions that interest them the most. 

Registration opens Monday, June 29, 2020, but students can explore available sessions now

Register for a virtual meeting with an OU admissions counselor to have a personal conversation about your path to becoming a member of the OU Family. Time slots are available on weekdays between 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. CT.

All New Sooner Orientation sessions are moving online for summer 2020.

If you have NOT scheduled your New Sooner Orientation Day, please do so as soon as possible. You can register for your online NSO by logging in to oubound.ou.edu.

If you have already scheduled your New Sooner Orientation Day, you will remain registered for that day, but it will be online instead of in person. You will receive a new confirmation email with details about the day!

You will still have the opportunity to meet an academic advisor, enroll in fall courses, and learn about everything you will need to know before attending OU. Parents and families are still encouraged to attend programming virtually with their students.

A schedule of the day will be sent to your OU email before your New Sooner Orientation Day so you can be prepared to log in and attend your orientation from home. Be sure to complete all of the necessary steps before your Orientation Day.

Camp Crimson will be hosted online this summer from June 22 - August 7, and programming will be completely flexible. Students are encouraged to spend one hour each week focused on informational modules (Campus Success, Academics, Involvement, Leadership, etc.), but the remainder of their time will be spent getting to know their small group.

Upon registration, students will select up to 5 interests, and will be placed in a small group of 20-30 students and three Small Group Leaders who are current OU students.

After move-in in August, students will meet with their small group for fun activities and campus exploration before classes begin! Camp Crimson SGL's are currently hard at work to develop programs and activities that will meet safety guidelines while also creating community.

There is NO COST to attend this year's Virtual Camp Crimson. Students can register at the link below. Registration closes June 19.

Please visit ou.edu/campcrimson for more information or email campcrimson@ou.edu.

Register now

The Start Sooner program is transitioning to a modified version of the program that will allow students to continue their coursework online with guidance and insight from the Start Sooner staff. All classes will be held virtually. Students will take a University College Foundations to College Learning course via Zoom and an additional online course of their choosing. 

The Start Sooner dates will still run from July 5-30, 2020. The price will include tuition and fees for 6 credit hours of class and a program fee of $50. Our program staff is dedicated to providing mentorship, orientation, academic support, and social opportunities all virtually. Payment for students who have already registered will not be due until July. Please contact startsooner@ou.edu or 405-550-3659 if you have any questions. You can also visit our website here. If you are interested in using your summer to get college credit and start your OU experience early, you can register today on our website to start taking classes online in July with Start Sooner!

The Sooner Discovery program is transitioning to a modified version of the program that will allow students to continue their coursework online with guidance and insight from the Sooner Discovery staff. All classes will be held virtually. Students will take a University College Introduction to Academic Discovery course via Zoom and an additional online course of their choosing. 

The Sooner Discovery dates will still run from June 7-July 2, 2020. The price will include tuition and fees for 5 credit hours of class and a program fee of $50. Our program staff is dedicated to providing mentorship, orientation, academic support, and social opportunities all virtually. Payment for students who have already registered will not be due until June. Please contact soonerdiscovery@ou.edu or 405-550-3659 if you have any questions. You can also visit our website here. If you are interested in experiencing college this summer and getting college credit, you can apply today on our website to start taking classes online in June with Sooner Discovery!

To review updates to the 2020-2021 admissions cycle and temporary changes due to the COVID-19 situation, click here

Schedule a 1:1 Online Appointment

Register for a virtual meeting with an OU admissions counselor to have a personal conversation about your path to becoming a member of the OU Family. Time slots are available on weekdays between 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. CT.

Take a Virtual Campus Tour

Check out our OU Virtual Tour and explore some of the same great spaces that you would have seen on campus, including the Great Reading Room in Bizzell Memorial Library, an OU football game day from the field, the Engineering Practice Facility, and so much more! You can also virtually follow OU tour guide, Ryleigh, as she shows you a preview of the University of Oklahoma campus.