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Honors College

The Honors College at the University of Oklahoma provides a supportive and challenging academic program for intellectually motivated undergraduate students. The Honors College offers an enriching interdisciplinary curriculum through its diverse programs and supports students in a full range of academic pursuits. Carefully designed small classes, a collegial environment, and close advising prepare students for advanced study leading to the bachelor of arts, bachelor of science, or any other bachelors degree offered at the University. The Honors College at the University of Oklahoma seeks to inspire students to a lifetime of broad intellectual curiosity and continuing self-sustained inquiry and personal growth. Learn more about the Honors College by exploring our academic top five list.

Apply to the Honors College

*All students must be fully admitted to OU before their Honors College application will be processed.

Incoming Freshmen Requirements

Freshmen entering the University of Oklahoma are eligible to apply to the Honors College if they have a verified composite or superscore ACT of 30 or higher or they have a SAT total of 1360 or higher and they rank among the top 10% of graduates in their high school class or have a high school grade point average of 3.75.

Incoming freshmen should first complete their OU application with all their materials by December 15. Once admitted, incoming freshmen can apply for Honors College. The deadline to apply to Honors College for priority consideration is February 1. 

Incoming freshmen cannot apply to the Honors College until they have been admitted to the University of Oklahoma

Honors College applications received by the deadline of February 1 will be considered for priority housing consideration to live in OU's Residential Colleges. Honors College admitted students will find the Residential Colleges as a living option when completing OU's housing application.

For questions about the Honors College application process, please contact the Office of Admissions & Recruitment at or 405-325-2151.

Transfer Students Requirements

Transfer students who enroll at the University of Oklahoma with 15 or more college credit hours with a cumulative grade point average of 3.40 or higher are eligible to apply.

Special Programs

OU's Medical Humanities Scholars Program is a highly selective, sequential B.A.-M.D. program. Selected students (five-eight per year) are able to pursue a liberal arts education focused on medicine and society and at the same time fulfill their pre-medical requirements. Students also engage in service learning and clinical experiences to develop an appreciation for the biopsychosocial dimensions of health and healing. Upon admission into the program, students receive provisional acceptance at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, contingent upon their GPA and MCAT scores. The deadline to apply for the Medical Humanities Program is January 15th.

Learn More about MHSP

A limited number of students (up to 25 per year) will be selected to join the Pre-Law Scholars Program before their enrollment as undergraduates at OU. The Pre-Law Scholars Program will allow these highly motivated Honors College students interested in the practice of law or judicial service to complete both a bachelor's degree and Juris Doctor at the University of Oklahoma in six years. 

Learn More About PLSP

For questions about OU's Honors College, please contact:

Office of Admissions & Recuitment