Grades to Make

Public Colleges and Universities

When you apply for admission to an Oklahoma state college or university, the institution will look at either your score on a national test (ACT or SAT), your high school grade point average (GPA) and where your average ranks within your high school class, or your GPA in the 15 high school core courses required for college entry.

Oklahoma State College and University Admission Standards Effective Fall 2016

Research Universities

Oklahoma State University1 - Score a 24 ACT2 or have a 3.0 GPA and rank in the top 33 percent of your class or have a 3.0 GPA3 in the 15-unit core and a 21 ACT2.

University of Oklahoma4 - Score a 24 ACT2 and have a 3.0 GPA or rank in the top 50 percent of your class or have a 3.0 GPA and rank in the top 25 percent of your class.

Public Liberal Arts University

University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma - Score a 24 ACT2 and have a 3.0 GPA or rank in the top 50 percent of your class or have a 3.0 GPA and rank in the top 25 percent of your class or have a 3.0 GPA3 in the 15-unit core and an 22 ACT2.

Regional Universities

Score a 20 ACT2 or have a 2.7 GPA and rank in the top 50 percent of your class or have a 2.7 GPA3 in the 15-unit core.

Community Colleges

You don't need to make certain scores, but you should fulfill the following requirements: take required high school classes and graduate from an accredited high school or have a GED and take the ACT exam.

1Students who score a 22 ACT4 or have an unweighted high school core curriculum GPA of at least 3.0 undergo a review of cognitive and noncognitive factors. Cognitive factors include noted academic admission standards; quality, quantity and level of course work throughout the entire high school program; completion of a progressively challenging math sequence, demonstrated by performance; and class rank taken in context with academic rigor and class size of high school attended. Noncognitive factors include positive self-concept, realistic self-appraisal, long-term goals, leadership experience, community and knowledge in an acquired field. Cognitive factors will be weighted at 60 percent and noncognitive at 40 percent.

2As a result of recent changes to the SAT, please consult the institution you plan to attend to obtain information about using an SAT score to satisfy college admission requirements.

3Additional weighting (1.0) will be added to GPAs of students who take Advanced Placement and higher-level International Baccalaureate courses.

4Students who do not meet option 1 or option 2 admission requirements are considered for admission through a holistic admission review and selection process. The holistic admission process considers several factors that predict academic success (high school GPA, high school course rigor, academic engagement, writing ability, leadership and ACT/SAT scores).

Note: If you want to go to a state university, but you don't meet the course and grade requirements, ask your counselor about right-to-try provisions.

For more information, contact your high school counselor or email darcher@osrhe.edu.