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Admissions Requirements
for Adult Degree Completion

  • Must be a minimum of five years post high school graduation/GED OR at least 25 years of age by the first day of class
  • Must have at least 60 college credit hours completed
  • Must have at least a 2.0 GPA
  • Provide official college transcripts from all institutions 
  • International students must demonstrate English proficiency

Important Dates for Adult Degree Completion

SessionDeadlineClasses Begin
Spring Session IIFebruary 26, 2024March 11, 2024
SummerMay 27, 2024June 10, 2024
Fall Session IAugust 5August 19
Fall Session IISeptember 30October 11

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.

Please set up a transfer evaluation with one of our enrollment coaches. Our generous transfer credit policy will help you get the most out of your previous college experience.

Community College

If you have an Associate of Science or Associate of Arts from an Oklahoma two-year, regionally accredited institution, your general education requirements are waived, including math and foreign language. 

You can bring up to 60 hours with you from your two-year institution. 

If your associate degree is from out of state or is an applied science associate degree, we will evaluate the credits on a course-by-course basis.

Military Experience

Prior Learning Credit

In some cases, transfer credits can include prior learning completed in your job experience. Our advisors can look at your history to determine how your past experiences could transfer. You may realize you can graduate more quickly than you thought after your credits are transferred, saving you both time and money.

Other Institutions

OU also accepts credit from other regionally accredited higher education institutions. You can bring up to 90 hours with you from your previous institution.


Adult Degree Completion FAQ

If you don’t see your question listed below, please reach out to us at onlineenrollment@ou.edu, 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: 

  • Must be a minimum of five years post high school graduation/GED OR at least 25 years of age by the first day of class
  • Must have at least 60 college credit hours completed
  • Must have at least a 2.0 GPA
  • Provide official college transcripts from all institutions 
  • International students must demonstrate English proficiency

Students must:

  • Complete the online application at attend.ou.edu
  • 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 do not meet the adult degree completion admission requirements, the University of Oklahoma offers several 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.


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