Accepted to OU
Welcome to the OU UWC family! Here is a checklist of items to complete now that you are admitted to the University of Oklahoma:
#1 Set Up Your OU Account
You will need to set up your OU account to complete most of the other checklist items.
Visit account.ou.edu and click “New to OU? Set up your OU account.” You'll need your Sooner ID number (included in your admission letter) to create your account. Once your account has been set up, you'll see your OUNet ID and your OU email address. Take a moment to write these down along with the password that you set up.
This OU account will follow you through your time at OU and will also provide access to OU resources such as email, enrollment, grades, course materials, computer labs, OU Libraries resources, and more.
If you need assistance, please contact the UWC Scholars Program office at email@example.com.
#2 Log in to OU Bound
#3 Submit Your OU Housing Contract
Click here to complete your OU Housing Contract. You must have your OUNet ID set up to log in and complete your contract.
First-year students live in the OU Residence Halls near the center of campus. First-year UWC scholars can choose to live in Couch or Walker Center (also called "the Towers") or in David L. Boren Hall. All of the residence halls are near the main dining hall, Couch Restaurants. UWC scholarship packages cover up to the cost of standard double suite-style room in the Towers and a basic meal plan.
Almost all of our UWC students choose to live on the Global Community floor, located on the 3rd floor of Couch Center Residence Hall. The Global Community floor is the only floor in the residence halls that has a kitchen. Each international student is matched with an American student and they will share a bathroom with their suitemates (the room next door).
You do not have to commit to OU to submit the housing contract! So even if you haven't made your final university choice, we strongly encourage you to complete the housing contract. If you have any questions about OU Housing & Food, please contact the UWC Scholars Program office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
#4 Commit to OU
#5 Complete Mandatory Online Training & New Sooner Survey
You are required to successfully complete a mandatory online training module and the New Sooner Survey in order to be advised and enroll for the fall semester.
You can complete these before committing to OU, like the Housing Contract. So if you are considering coming to OU, we encourage you to complete these items!
#6 Plan Your U.S. Visa Application
It's strongly recommended that students get started early on preparing for their US visa-- the process can be delayed, lengthy and/or complicated. We encourage students give themselves enough time to accomodate a lengthy or delayed process and to well inform themselves of the process for their home country.
Currently Outside the U.S.: For information on the F-1 visa process, please visit OU’s International Student Services (ISS) website. Here you can find information on how to obtain a U.S. Visa as well as recommended steps and timeline for applying.
Part of the U.S. visa process includes fees: You will be required to pay a $350 SEVIS (I-901) fee and $160 U.S. visa (DS-160) application fee prior to scheduling your U.S. visa interview with a U.S. Embassy.
Currently in the U.S. (UWC-USA): If you are currently attending UWC-USA, you must have your SEVIS record (I-20) transferred to OU to maintain your immigration status. This is a separate process from your admission and is called the Transfer In process. Transfer In should only be completed once you have accepted your offer of admission and intend to enroll for the fall semester.
- Students will complete the Transfer In form on the OU ISS website
- Students will ask their current school (UWC-USA) to transfer their SEVIS record to OU. The OU code is: DAL214F10664000
- Students will then need to email email@example.com to request in writing that the new I-20 may be released to the UWC Scholars Program staff for shipping.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
#7 Check Your OU Email
Many OU offices will only communicate with you via your official OU email account, such as your OU academic advisor during the enrollment process. Please check your OU email regularly.
You will need your OU account and DUO Multifactor Authentication to sign in to your official OU email for the first time. DUO is an extra layer of security which requires you to verify your identity using second factor like your mobile phone or another mobile device.