The University of Oklahoma
Incoming freshman can apply one of two ways to the University of Oklahoma, either through the OU Application or the Common Application. All applications are thoroughly read by an admissions counselor and are evaluated holistically regardless of application type.
Please choose only one application and continue using that application throughout the entire process.
Spring '18 application deadline
Freshman scholarship deadline
Fall '18 application deadline
Summer '18 application deadline
Final day to update ACT/SAT score
Enrollment commitment due
Oklahoma State University
Important Dates and Deadlines
At Oklahoma State, we accept applications on a rolling admission basis, so there's no application deadline. We encourage you to apply early, however, to give yourself the best opportunities for early housing selection and scholarship consideration. Use the important dates listed below to keep on track as you work to become an OSU Cowboy.
Application process opens: Students who have completed their junior year in high school, or transfer students, can begin applying for the following year.
FAFSA filing opens: All incoming students are encouraged to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) as soon as possible after October 1 to be considered for all financial aid opportunities.
Priority scholarship deadline (Students entering in spring semester): You must submit all application materials by this date to guarantee you're considered for all OSU scholarships.
Early Opportunity Scholarship Deadline (students entering fall semester): We encourage students to complete their application before this date to receive their scholarships and/or financial aid as early as possible.
Housing application opens: Admitted students can complete their housing application to secure a place in line to pick rooms.
Friday before the first day of spring classes begin at OSU
Final Scholarship Deadline (Students entering in spring semester): Last day to submit application materials, such as updated test scores or transcripts, for final scholarship consideration.
Priority Scholarship Deadline (Students entering in fall semester): You must submit all application materials (including essays) by this date to guarantee you're considered for all OSU scholarships.
New Student Orientation & Enrollment Registration opens: Admitted students can begin signing up for a New Student Orientation & Enrollment session. During your session, you will meet with academic advisers, confirm your academic college and major, enroll in classes, meet other new students and learn about campus resources. Orientation is mandatory for new students, and multiple sessions are available.
Housing selection opens: Admitted students who have completed their housing application will be allowed to select a room in the order their housing application was received. Students will receive notification of their selection date through Residential Life.
Scholarships and financial aid: Some scholarships and financial aid must be accepted by May 1 or they will be cancelled.
Housing refund deadline: Last day to cancel a housing application and receive a partial refund.
Final scholarship deadline (Students entering in fall semester): Last day to submit application materials, such as updated test scores or transcripts, for final scholarship consideration.
Open Application (no specific deadline)
PLUS Scholarship Deadline Feb. 1, 2018
Southwestern Okla State University
University Admissions Application
APPLY ONLINE for university admissions or to request a paper version of the application, call 580.774.3782.
Freshmen Academic Scholarships
All Oklahoma residents who are incoming freshmen and are fully admitted by the March 1st Priority Deadline will be automatically considered for Freshmen Scholarship awards. This means that any first-time entering Oklahoma resident freshmen wishing to apply for academic scholarship must be admitted to SWOSU by March 1st to receive full consideration for academic awards.
- Academic Scholarships
- Athletic Scholarships
- Talent-Based Scholarships
- Southwestern Oklahoma State Regents Scholarships