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Admissions for Undergraduate Degree Completion

October 2

Application Deadline

October 16

Next Class Start Date

Same OU courses. Same OU degree. Same University of Oklahoma. Available online.


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Apply today and finish your degree at the University of Oklahoma. Our world-class faculty and flexible programs will prepare you to move forward in your career.

Admissions Requirements for Adult Degree Completion

  • 25 years of age or older
  • Must have completed at least 60 hours of letter-graded college credit
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0
  • Provide official college transcripts from all institutions 
  • International students must demonstrate English proficiency

Contact Admissions with any questions about meeting the requirements. 


Important Dates for Adult Degree Completion

SessionDeadlineClasses Begin
Fall Session IIOctober 2, 2023October 16, 2023
Spring Session IJanuary 2, 2024January 16, 2024
Spring Session IIFebruary 16, 2024March 11, 2024
SummerMay 27, 2024June 10, 2024

In Their Words

“I wondered whether or not I would be able to make the connections necessary for my professional work. I was glad when I found that my worries were unwarranted. My professors have been willing to suggest future connections and answer questions about career possibilities. Additionally, the career center has been very helpful..”

—Emily Holladay, B.A. Lifespan Care Administration, 2020

Transfer Your Credits

If you’ve earned college credits at other institutions, you could save money and get your degree faster by transferring your credits.

Set up a transfer evaluation with one of our admissions counselors. Our generous transfer credit policy will help you get the most out of your previous college experience.

Contact an Admissions Counselor

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Adult Degree Completion FAQ

If you don’t see your question listed below, please reach out to us at, and we’ll get you the answer.

Yes. The University of Oklahoma’s online bachelor’s programs are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and are created by university staff and faculty. Graduates of online programs receive the same degree designation as students who attend class on campus.

To be admitted to the online bachelor’s degree, students must have 60+ hours of letter-graded college credit, a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0, and be 25 years of age or older.

Students must:

  • Complete the online application at
  • Provide official college transcripts from all institutions 
  • International students must demonstrate English proficiency

For more information on the admissions process or to request a transfer credit evaluation, please schedule a call, and an admissions counselor will be in touch shortly.

If you are younger than 25 or do not have 60 college credit hours, the University of Oklahoma offers a number of bachelor’s degree programs that might be right for you. More information about these degrees can be found on the College of Professional and Continuing Studies website.

No. Applicants should have at least 60 hours of letter-graded college credit, but they do not need an associate degree to be admitted.

Our programs are offered year-round and in eight-week increments. You can apply to begin in the fall (August or October), spring (January or March), and summer.

The admissions committee operates under a rolling admission process, and admissions may continue until two weeks before the start of classes. The committee strives to respond to all applicants within two weeks from the time a completed application is submitted.

If you would like to compare the estimated cost of your program with a typical financial aid package, use the cost calculator on our OU Online financial aid page.

Why OU Online?

We are a top-tier public institution offering high-quality, affordable, professional undergraduate and graduate programs that are committed to maintaining academic excellence in an online format.

Our Online Curriculum

Every OU Online program is built on the foundation of world-class faculty mixed with professors of practice providing valuable instruction. By linking industry experts with our online programs, we are offering the most advanced curriculum available and preparing students for future career success.

Our Online Degrees

When you graduate from an OU Online program, you’ll earn a degree from the University of Oklahoma. Graduates join the network of 250,000 OU alumni and are forever part of the OU family. Become part of the tradition of excellence that OU has established in its 130-year history.

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