FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How many hours will count from a community college?
How can I qualify for in-state tuition?
If I have an associate's degree, will all my hours transfer?
Do I have to have an associate's degree to transfer to UCO?
When do Summer 2010 Classes Begin?
When Do Fall 2010 Classes Begin?
When is Spring Break?
When is Fall Break?
On What Holidays is the University Closed?
What is UCO's School Code?

How many hours will count from a community college?

It varies depending upon the exact courses and the number of courses taken at the community college level. Students are required to complete a minimum of 60 credit hours at a senior level (bachelor's granting) institution. Thus, a student may take 70 hours at the community college, and all of these hours may transfer to the senior college, and all 70 hours may apply toward the degree, but the student still is required to take the 60 additional hours at the senior institution. Thus this student's program is effectively 130 hours.

The ideal student takes only 64 fully applicable and transferable credit hours at the community college, and then completes 60 at the senior college for a total of 124 hours. This ideal situation rarely exists.

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How can I qualify for in-state tuition?

Prospective students are classified as in-state or out-of-state residents for admission and tuition purposes based on information provided on the application for admission and the applicant's academic history. Programs having enrollment limits may give priority admission or class enrollment preference to Oklahoma residents.

All students, except bona fide residents of Oklahoma, must pay nonresident tuition in addition to other enrollment fees and must meet nonresident admission criteria. Members of the Armed Services stationed in Oklahoma and their dependents are eligible to apply for a waiver of out-of-state tuition. They remain classified as nonresidents and subject to nonresident admission criteria.

Any applicant presenting a transcript of credit from an educational institution outside of Oklahoma will be assumed to be a nonresident. It is the responsibility of each applicant to submit any questions about residence status to the Office of Enrollment Services. A uniform policy concerning residence status exists for all state-supported institutions of higher education in Oklahoma.

An information sheet and petition to determine residency may be obtained from the Office of Enrollment Services.

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If I have an associate's degree, will all my hours transfer?

A student transferring to UCO with an associate of arts or an associate of science degree from an Oklahoma state institution is considered to have completed the core general education requirements for a UCO bachelor's degree. Applicability of courses toward the degree will vary depending on the specific program where you intend to earn the bachelor degree.   A good source for information of course transferability is the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.

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Do I have to have an associate's degree to transfter to UCO?

No. You will need to see an academic advisor to determine applicability of your transfer courses toward your program at UCO.

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When do Summer 2010 Classes Begin?

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

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When Do Fall 2010 Classes Begin?

Monday, August 23, 2010

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When is Spring Break?

Spring Break is generally the third week of March. UCO spring break coincides with the Edmond school district dates. For 2010, Spring Break is March 15-21. UCO offices will be open with limited staffing during normal working days and hours Monday - Wednesday, and closed Thursday and Friday.

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When is Fall Break?

Fall Break is usually around the middle of October.

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On What Holidays is the University Closed?

Labor Day, Fall Break , Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's, Martin Luther King Day, Spring Break, Memorial Day and Independence Day.

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What is UCO's School Code?

For financial aid purposes, the school code is 003152. For the ACT exam, the school code is 3390. For the GRE, GMAT, LSAT & TOEFL, Educational Testing Service (ETS) uses 6091.

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