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Coming to OU

To learn more about the process for newly admitted students, follow the links below. For answers to frequently asked questions, click here

Spring 2022 semester and COVID-19

Currently, spring classes are still expected to begin as expected on January 18. If that changes, or if you're unable to get a visa in time for the fall semester, you will need to contact Admissions to defer to a later semester.

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Acquire I-20 / DS-2019

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Step 1: Acquire your OU I-20 or DS-2019

What do I need to provide to get an I-20/DS-2019?

I-20s and DS-2019s are documents that you need to schedule a visa interview. They list your personal information and certify that you have the funds to cover the cost of attendance. For an I-20 or DS-2019 to be created, you must provide a copy of your passport biographic page and financial documents. A list of how much you need to prove and which financial documents are acceptable can be found here.

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I have submitted my documents. Now what?

We will email you if we need any more information or documentation. Bachelor degree students will receive an email from the Office of Admissions with instructions to pay for express shipping to receive an I-20 or DS-2019. Masters and Doctoral students will receive an email from our office with instructions to pay for express shipping to receive an I-20 or DS-2019.