Concurrent Enrollment of High School Students

* Concurrent Student Enrollment is designed to prepare high school students for the collegiate experience, Therefore, The Oklahoma Regents will not cover tuition for Flex-Education courses. Concurrent Students must submit national ACT scores for admission. UCO residual ACT scores are not valid for concurrent admission.


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I am a high school senior:

A twelfth grade student enrolled in an accredited high school may be admitted to UCO concurrently if he/she:

  • Has participated in the national ACT;
  • Has achieved a composite national ACT test score of at least 20 or a high school GPA of 3.0 and ranked in the top 50% of his/her high school class;
  • Is eligible for spring graduation from high school including curricular requirements for college admission;
  • Has submitted the Application for Concurrent Enrollment, collected parent and counselor signatures, high school schedule, high school transcript, and college entry exam (ACT/SAT) scores. 

1.) Application for Admission for Concurrent Enrollment

2.) Getting Started

3.) What will I need to apply?

4.) Enrolling on UCONNECT

5.) What Else?

6.) Tuition & Fees

7.) Getting my transcript

8.) Who should I contact?

9.) Frequently Asked Questions

1.)  Application for Admission for Concurrent Enrollment

To apply you can visit the Concurrent Enrollment Application page. In addition, you are required to have:

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2.)  Getting Started

Interested in taking classes concurrently at UCO? High school juniors and seniors can take classes at UCO for college credit while receiving dual credit at their high school! This is a great way for high school students to get a jump start on college. The process generally is this:

1.) Complete the Application for Admission for Concurrent Enrollment, the link can be found above.

2.) Submit Parent/Guardian & Counselor Approval Form and national ACT/SAT scores.

3.) Wait for a letter! Students should receive a letter within 7-10 days notifying them of their eligibility in the program.

4.) For admitted students, the letter will include information on how to schedule a meeting with an Academic Advisor.

5.) Call and schedule a meeting with an Academic Advisor.

6.) Check your personal email for an email from UCO to setup your UCONNECT password. Following the links to create the password before meeting with your Academic Advisor.

7.) Once you have met with your academic advisor and created your UCONNECT password you should be able to enroll! Your advisor will provide you with information on how to enroll in the class on UCONNECT.

8.) USE THIS WEBSITE! This website provides information on everything from parking to tuition and fees, to books, and more. Use this website as a resource!

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3.)  What will I need to apply?

Concurrent enrollment will require the following:

1.) Completed Application for Admission for Concurrent Enrollment.

2.) An official transcript from your high school including SSN, a Parent/Guardian & Counselor Approval Form, and a high school schedule.

3.) College entry exam scores. Students must have taken the national ACT or SAT in order to be considered for the concurrent program.

4.) Send all the documents to: University of Central Oklahoma, Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Box 151, 100 N. University Dr., Edmond, OK 73034

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Drop off documents at the Nigh University Center, Office of Undergraduate Admissions room 126.

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4.) Enrolling on UCONNECT

Once you have been admitted to the concurrent program and met with your academic advisor you will be able to enroll in classes concurrently. Your academic advisor will provide you with instructions on how to enroll. Our system for enrolling is called UCONNECT. Upon admissions you will be assigned a UCONNECT username and receive an email to your personal email account to setup your password. Please be aware that:

1.) You must meet with your academic advisor each semester prior to enrolling in courses. You will have a hold each semester for advisement until you meet with your advisor.

2.) You must setup your UCONNECT Password. Access your personal email address and follow the links to set up your password. We advise that you setup your password prior to having met with your academic advisor.

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5.) What Else?

Now that you have been admitted, met with your academic advisor, and enrolled, what else?! 

1.) Reserving your parking decal. Parking on campus is required for all students. The cost is $100 for the academic year (July 1 to June 30). Complete the online process to reserve your parking decal. Concurrent students will receive a Commuter Parking Decal to park in all Commuter Parking and Multipurpose Parking Lots. 

2.) Reserving your textbooks. There is a way through UCONNECT to view the specific textbooks tied to your section of class. Select the “School Services” tab, “Broncho Central Services”, “Student”, “Enrollment/Registration” and last “Barnes & Noble Textbook Reservation”. 

3.) Tutoring Central. Office has available to students an English and Writing Lab, Math Tutoring, and Supplemental instruction resources. Located at the northeast corner of West Hall. 

4.) Getting my UCO ID. Visit the Office of First Year Experience on first floor of the Nigh University Center, Room 134.

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6.) Tuition & Fees

High school seniors who are residents of Oklahoma and are U.S. citizens are eligible for a concurrent tuition waiver. The waiver is applied to general tuition for up to 6 (six) credit hours per semester for high school seniors only. High school juniors are not eligible for the waiver. Students will still be responsible for fees associated with the application and enrollment. 

1.) Students are responsible for the remaining balance of their bill. The payment must be made either online or in person at the bursar office by the Friday prior to the first day of school by 5pm. If the tuition waiver has not yet been applied, students should pay the difference. 

2.) Any payment after the aforementioned deadline will result in a $40 Late Payment Penalty.

3.) Late Enrollment begins the week prior to the first day of class. Enrollment during this period will result in a $40 Late Enrollment penalty. 

4.) Seniors taking more than 6 credit hours will be responsible for the tuition and fees associated with the credit hours beyond the initial 6 credit hour concurrent waiver.

5.) Visit our Financial Disclosure/Enrollment Costs webpage for more information on tuition and fees.

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7.) Getting my transcript

We hope that you join us at Central as a first time freshman once you graduate from high school. However, there may be a variety of reasons you need your UCO transcript. 

1.) How  to Request a Transcript– Transcripts can be obtained in one of three ways: online through UCONNECT, fax or email, or in person.

2.) All indebtedness to the university must be paid before an official transcript will be issued.

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8.) Who should I contact?

For questions regarding admissions to the Concurrent Enrollment program contact onestop@uco.edu.

1.) If you have been admitted to the Concurrent Enrollment program and would like to schedule an appointment with Academic Advisement please call (405) 974-2727.

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9.) Frequently Asked Questions

1.) Q: How many credit hours can I take concurrently?

  A: Concurrent students generally take between 1 and 8 credit hours as determined by their high school counselor. Your high school counselor/principal will determine the amount of hours you can take through the Parent/Guardian and Counselor Approval Form. The State Regents limits students to 19 credit hours per semester combined between their high school and UCO enrollment. UCO considers each class taken at the high school as 3 credit hours. This means that if you wanted to take 6 hours at UCO (generally 2 classes) you could take no more than 4 classes at the high school. 

2.) Q: The tuition waiver is for up to 6 credit hours, what if I want to take 7 or more?

A: There are several reasons a student may take 7 hours of class. Usually students taking 7 hours will be taking a 4 credit hour class such as: Biology, Chemistry, or Spanish. The tuition waiver is applied to the first 6 hours of class. This means that students are responsible for both the tuition and fees for the 7th hours. Tuition is approximately $150 per credit hour. Fees total approximately $30 per credit hour. See the “Tuition & Fees” section above for more details.  

3.) Q: If I come up to UCO, can I get admitted and enrolled on the same day?

A: It is not likely. You must complete an online application and submit an official high school transcript, ACT scores, and the Parent/Guardian and Counselor Approval Form. If you would like to turn the documents to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, you may elect to meet with an Admissions Counselor. However, you will need to schedule a meeting with an academic advisor. A same day appointment for academic advisement is highly unlikely. If you are admitted to UCO, we will provide your student information for you to setup an academic advisement appointment. 

4.) Q: What classes should I take?

A: UCO does not offer any courses on campus that are specifically for Concurrent Students. Any course you elect to enroll in will be made up predominantly of UCO students. Most concurrent students however elect to take general core curriculum classes such as: ENG 1113: English Composition, POL 1113: American National Government, BIO 1114: General Biology, etc. Academic Advisement is required for all concurrent students each semester they are enrolled concurrently. Your academic advisor will assist you in choosing the appropriate class(es). However, if you the classes you intend to take will impact your high school graduation requirements, it is your responsibility to meet with your high school counselor to verify whether your enrollment will achieve high school graduation requirements. In addition, most the general core curriculum classes at Central will transfer to other state institutions.  If you intend to transfer to another institution after high school, and you have questions regarding the transferability of UCO coursework, you should contact the institution you intend to transfer to.

5.) Q: Do I need to apply for concurrent enrollment every semester that I am in high school?

A: The Concurrent Application for admission is valid for an entire academic year. However, you may be asked to submit an updated high school transcript, and changes to credit hour limits may require your high school counselor’s approval.

6.) Q: How much do I have to pay to do concurrent enrollment?

A: As a senior in high school, tuition is free for up to 6 credit hours. However, you likely will have a few charges that will need to be paid by the Friday prior to the first day of class:

  • $40 Application for admission fee (one time)
  • $100 Parking Decal for academic year (July 1 – June 31st)
  • Enrollment, college, and activity fees. Fees total approximately $30 per credit hour. 

7.) Q: What is UCONNECT?

A: UCONNECT is your online portal for all things UCO. It’s not only where you enroll in class but also check your UCO email, request transcripts, reserve textbooks, check UCO grades, access online portions of class… and more!

8.) Q: Do I have to be admitted prior to meeting with an Academic Advisor?

A: Yes! Please do not schedule an appointment with an academic advisor until after you have been admitted to UCO for the appropriate term. New concurrent students will need an ID number in order to schedule an appointment. 

9.) Q: How do I find my classes?

A: There are several campus maps available to students. Maps are available for Buildings, Parking, and Weather Shelters. Students may utilize maps to find the appropriate class(es).

10.) Q: What if I am homeschooled or attend an unaccredited high school, is the process different?

A: The process is very similar. However, your admissibility and academic year will vary slightly. 

1.) UCO considers a student to be a senior and eligible for the tuition waiver, if student is 17 years of age or older and received a composite score of 20 or higher on the ACT.

2.) UCO considers a student to be a junior, if student is 16 years of age and received a composite score of 23 or higher on the ACT. 

11.) Q: Do I have to pay the $40 for a new application every semester?

A: No! Your application for admission is good for the entire academic year. However, students who choose to come to UCO full time following high school graduation will need to apply as a first time freshman for their desired entry term. Complete the application up until the point of payment and contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions to have the fee waived. In order to be considered for scholarships, students will need to complete the application online prior to February 1st (joint application for admissions and scholarships).

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I am a high school junior:

An eleventh grade student enrolled in an accredited high school may be admitted to UCO concurrently if he/she:

  • Has participated in the national ACT
  • Has achieved a composite national ACT test score of at least 23 or a high school GPA of 3.5 
  • Has submitted the Application for Concurrent Enrollment at www.uco.edu/apply, submitted Parent/Guardian and Counselor Approval Form, high school transcript, and college entry exam (ACT/SAT) scores.

1.) Application for Admission for Concurrent Enrollment

2.) Getting Started

3.) What will I need to apply?

4.) Enrolling on UCONNECT

5.) What Else?

6.) Tuition & Fees

7.) Getting my transcript

8.) Who should I contact?

9.) Frequently Asked Questions

1.) Application for Admission for Concurrent Enrollment

To apply you can visit the Concurrent Enrollment Application page. In addition, you are required to have:


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2.) Getting Started

Interested in taking classes concurrently at UCO? High school juniors and seniors can take classes at UCO and earn both college and high school credit! This is a great way for high school students to get a jumpstart on college. The process generally is this:

1.) Complete the Application for Admission for Concurrent Enrollment, the link can be found above.

2.) Send in Parent/Guardian and Counselor Approval Form with official high school transcript and ACT/SAT scores.

3.) Wait for a letter! Students should receive a letter within 7-10 days notifying them of their eligibility in the program.

4.) For admitted students, the letter will include information on how to schedule a meeting with an Academic Advisor.

5.) Once you receive your admissions letter, call the number on the letter to schedule a meeting with an Academic Advisor.

6.) Check your personal email for an email from UCO to setup your UCONNECT password. We ask that you follow the links to create your password before meeting with your Academic Advisor.

7.) Once you have met with your academic advisor and created your UCONNECT password you should be able to enroll! Your advisor will provide you with information on how to enroll in the class on UCONNECT.

8.) USE THIS WEBSITE! This website provides information on everything from parking to tuition and fees, to books, and more. Use this website as a resource!

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3.) What will I need to apply?

Concurrent enrollment at will require the following:

1.) Completed Application for Admission for Concurrent Enrollment. The link is provided above.

2.) An official transcript from your high school including SSN, a parent/guardian signature, high school schedule, and counselor signature.

3.) Submit the Parent/Guardian and Counselor Approval Form

4.) College entry exam scores. Students must have taken the ACT or SAT in order to be considered for the concurrent program.

5.) Send all the documents to: University of Central Oklahoma, Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Box 151, 100 N. University Dr.,Edmond, OK 73034

Or

Drop off documents at the Nigh University Center, Office of Undergraduate Admissions room 126.

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4.) Enrolling on UCONNECT

Once you have been admitted to the concurrent program and met with your academic advisor you will be able to enroll in classes concurrently. Your academic advisor will provide you with instructions on how to enroll. Our system for enrolling is called UCONNECT. Upon admissions you will be assigned a UCONNECT username and receive an email to your personal email account to setup your password. Please be aware that:

1.) You must meet with your academic advisor each semester prior to enrolling in courses. You will have a hold each semester for advisement until you meet with your advisor.

2.) You must setup your UCONNECT Password. Access your personal email address and follow the links to set up your password. We advise that you setup your password prior to having met with your academic advisor.

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5.) What Else?

Now that you have been admitted, met with your academic advisor, and enrolled, what else?! 

1.) Reserving your parking decal. Parking on campus is required for all students. The cost is $100 for the academic year (July 1 to June 30). Complete the online process to reserve your parking decal. Concurrent students will receive a Commuter Parking Decal to park in all Commuter Parking and Multipurpose Parking Lots. 

2.) Reserving your textbooks. There is a way through UCONNECT to view the specific textbooks tied to your section of class. Select the “School Services” tab, “Broncho Central Services”, “Student”, “Enrollment/Registration” and last “Barnes & Noble Textbook Reservation”. 

3.) Tutoring Central. Office has available to students an English and Writing Lab, Math Tutoring, and Supplemental instruction resources. Located at the northeast corner of West Hall. 



4.) Getting my UCO ID. Visit the Office of First Year Experience on first floor of the Nigh University Center, Room 134.

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6.) Tuition & Fees

Only high school seniors are eligible for a concurrent tuition waiver. High school juniors are not eligible for the waiver and will be responsible for tuition and fees associated with their enrollment. 

1.) The payment must be made either online or in person at the bursar office by the Friday prior to the first day of school by 5pm. 

2.) Any payment after the aforementioned deadline will result in a $40 Late Payment Penalty.

3.) Late Enrollment begins the week prior to the first day of class. Enrollment during this period will result in a $40 Late Enrollment penalty. 

4.) Visit our Financial Disclosure/Enrollment Costs webpage for more information on tuition and fees.

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7.) Getting my transcript

We hope that you join us at Central as a first time freshman once you graduate from high school. However, there may be a variety of reasons you need your UCO transcript. 

3.) How  to Request a Transcript – Transcripts can be obtained in one of three ways: online through UCONNECT, fax or email, or in person.

4.) All indebtedness to the university must be paid before an official transcript will be issued.

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8.) Who should I contact?

For questions regarding admissions to the Concurrent Enrollment program contact onestop@uco.edu.

2.) If you have been admitted to the Concurrent Enrollment program and would like to schedule an appointment with Academic Advisement please call (405) 974-3741.

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9.) Frequently Asked Questions

1.) Q: How many credit hours can I take concurrently?

  A: Concurrent students generally take between 1 and 8 credit hours as determined by their high school counselor. Your high school counselor/principal will determine the amount of hours you can take through the Parent/Guardian and Counselor Approval Form. The State Regents limits students to 19 credit hours per semester combined between their high school and UCO enrollment. UCO considers each class taken at the high school as 3 credit hours. This means that if you wanted to take 6 hours at UCO (generally 2 classes) you could take no more than 4 classes at the high school. 

2.) Q: The tuition waiver is for up to 6 credit hours, what if I want to take 7 or more?

A: There are several reasons a student may take 7 hours of class. Usually students taking 7 hours will be taking a 4 credit hour class such as: Biology, Chemistry, or Spanish. The tuition waiver is applied to the first 6 hours of class. This means that students are responsible for both the tuition and fees for the 7th hours. Tuition is approximately $150 per credit hour. Fees total approximately $30 per credit hour. See the “Tuition & Fees” section above for more details.  

3.) Q: If I come up to UCO, can I get admitted and enrolled on the same day?

A: It is not likely. You must complete an online application and submit an official high school transcript, ACT scores, and the Parent/Guardian and Counselor Approval Form. If you would like to turn the documents to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, you may elect to meet with an Admissions Counselor. However, you will need to schedule a meeting with an academic advisor. A same day appointment for academic advisement is highly unlikely. If you are admitted to UCO, we will provide your student information for you to setup an academic advisement appointment. 

4.) Q: What classes should I take?

A: UCO does not offer any courses on campus that are specifically for Concurrent Students. Any course you elect to enroll in will be made up predominantly of UCO students. Most concurrent students however elect to take general core curriculum classes such as: ENG 1113: English Composition, POL 1113: American National Government, BIO 1114: General Biology, etc. Academic Advisement is required for all concurrent students each semester they are enrolled concurrently. Your academic advisor will assist you in choosing the appropriate class(es). However, if you the classes you intend to take will impact your high school graduation requirements, it is your responsibility to meet with your high school counselor to verify whether your enrollment will achieve high school graduation requirements. In addition, most the general core curriculum classes at Central will transfer to other state institutions.  If you intend to transfer to another institution after high school, and you have questions regarding the transferability of UCO coursework, you should contact the institution you intend to transfer to.

5.) Q: Do I need to apply for concurrent enrollment every semester that I am in high school?

A: The Concurrent Application for admission is valid for an entire academic year. As a Junior, you will need to complete a new application for your senior year. In addition, you will be asked to submit an updated high school transcript, and changes to credit hour limits will require your high school counselor?s approval.

6.) Q: How much do I have to pay to do concurrent enrollment?

A: As a senior in high school, tuition is free for up to 6 credit hours. However, you likely will have a few charges that will need to be paid by the Friday prior to the first day of class:

$40 Application for admission fee (one time)

$100 Parking Decal for academic year (July 1 – June 31st)

Enrollment, college, and activity fees. Fees total approximately $30 per credit hour. 

7.) Q: What is UCONNECT?

A: UCONNECT is your online portal for all things UCO. It’s not only where you enroll in class but also check your UCO email, request transcripts, reserve textbooks, check UCO grades, access online portions of class… and more!

8.) Q: Do I have to be admitted prior to meeting with an Academic Advisor?

A: Yes! Please do not schedule an appointment with an academic advisor until after you have been admitted to UCO for the appropriate term. New concurrent students will need an ID number in order to schedule an appointment.

9.) Q: How do I find my classes?

A: There are several campus maps available to students. Maps are available for Buildings, Parking, and Weather Shelters. Students may utilize maps to find the appropriate class(es).

10.) Q: What if I am homeschooled or attend an unaccredited high school, is the process different?

A: The process is very similar. However, your admissibility and academic year will vary slightly. UCO considers a student to be a senior and eligible for the tuition waiver, if student is 17 years of age or older and received a composite score of 20 or higher on the ACT. UCO considers a student to be a junior, if student is 16 years of age and received a composite score of 23 or higher on the ACT. 

11.) Q: Do I have to pay the $40 for a new application every semester?

A: No!  Your application for admission is good for the entire academic year. However, students who choose to come to UCO full time following high school graduation will need to apply as a first time freshman for their desired entry term. Complete the application up until the point of payment and contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions to have the fee waived and application process. In order to be considered for scholarships students will need to complete the application online prior to February 1st (joint application for admissions and scholarships).

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