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New Student Programs

In order to support both incoming students and high school students, New Student Programs hosts several programs geared specifically to each group. For incoming undergraduates, the orientation process consists of two essential programs and two optional programs. High school students have two different opportunities to engage with the university. 

Incoming Undergraduate Students

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New Sooner Orientation is the first step in the orientation process for every new student's successful transition to OU. Students will learn more about resources at OU and have the opportunity to meet with an academic advisor and enroll in courses. Parents and families are encouraged to attend to learn more about resources at OU.

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Start Sooner is an optional program that allows incoming freshmen to get a headstart on their college experience. Students will be able to move into their room in the residence hall a month early, take 6 hours of class, and explore Oklahoma.

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Camp Crimson is an orientation experience designed to help students acclimate to college life and connect with classmates, campus departments, and returning students who serve as mentors throughout the first year and beyond.

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Transfer Programs is here to help transfer students get connected with fellow transfers and aid in the transition to OU. The Oklahoma Association of Transfer Students (OATS) and the Transfer Leadership Class (TLC) are here to help all transfer students.

High School Students

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Sooner Discovery is a program for high school students who have completed the 10th or 11th grade and have already achieved academic excellence. This experience provides participants a unique and full college immersion experience. At the University of Oklahoma, we offer challenging courses, residential living on campus, and engaging activities for students to enjoy. 

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Through Concurrent Enrollment (CE), high school juniors and seniors can enroll in college classes and earn college credit while still in high school. Choosing CE allows you to explore areas of academic interest, challenge yourself and gain valuable experiences and college credit before you graduate from high school.

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