International Services - A Division of Student Affairs at the University of Central Oklahoma

Admissions for Undergraduate International Students

UCO International Services is responsible for all undergraduate admissions for international students. UCO will accept applicants on a rolling admission basis but we strongly encourage you to submit your application documents early to give you more time to secure a student visa and to make housing and travel arrangements before coming to UCO.

General Application Checklist (Freshman or Transfer Students)

This checklist is available for download in pdf and word formats using the following links: General Application Checklist (PDF)General Application Checklist (Word)

 Undergraduate International Application Form.

We prefer you apply online to UCO.

If you do not wish to apply online, you may download and print the paper application form.

We recommend applying online for faster processing.

     

 Official or Certified Copy of Academic Credentials

Official or certified copies of your bachelor's degree including transcript/grade reports and graduation certificate.

Beginning freshman with no transfer credits: Submit proof of completion of a level equivalent to 12 years of education in the U.S. by sending an original copy of your academic records with an official stamp or seal on the document(s) from your school or my sending an attested copy verified by anauthorized agency.

Transfer student with college/university credits: Submit official transcripts from ALL attended institutions (if less than 24 semester credit hours have been completed, submit high school transcripts as well).

  Proof of English Proficiency

If English is not your native language, please submit one of the following:

Note:

Transfer Students: If you have completed 24 or more college semester credits from an accredited US institution, you are not required to submit the proof of English Proficiency.

Note: If you do not meet the criteria above, you may be eligible for conditional admissions. For more information about conditional admissions please click here.

 Proof of Financial Support

You must submit evidence as to your source of financial ability to cover at least the educational costs of 2 semesters - Fall and Spring (for student alone-$20,950; for spouse-add $6,000; for each child-add $4,000). Therefore, Certificate of Financial Resources (below) and an official or certified copy of bank statement are required before the SEVIS I-20 is issued.

       

 Statement of Understanding

Read and understand all admission and enrollment requirements. Sign and submit with the application.

       

 Undergraduate Application Fee of $40

There are three options to pay the fee:

1. Credit card - through online application process or by submitting the authorization form.

          

2. Bank draft or money order - please made the check payable to University of Central Oklahoma.

3. Cash - strongly recommended only if you are paying in person.

 International Express Mailing Charge of $50.00 (optional) 

FEDEX or DHL Express mail deliver in 3 to 5 business days while regular airmail may take up to 5 weeks for delivery. You can submit the payment by cash, bank draft, money order or by credit card by using the credit card authorization form above.

 Passport Photo Page

Submit only a copy of the passport photo page, if available which has your personal information and photo.

 Audition DVD/CD or Design Portfolio

(Only applicable to Dance, Music or Design applicants). Please visit the College of Fine Arts and Design for more information.  

*Please check the program requirements in the catalog. For the quickest response regarding your admission, please submit all required materials together. (Online catalog: http://www.uco.edu/graduate/ )

TRANSFER STUDENTS from other US Institutions

In addition to the requirements above, you are required to submit all of the following:

 SEVIS Transfer Form. Both you and your current International Office will be required to complete this form and submit to UCO International Office.

          

 SEVIS I-20. Copy of all your previous SEVIS I-20(s) that you have received.

 I-94 and Visa Stamp - Copy of your current I-94 card as well as the visa stamp in your passport.

Send Your Documents

In order to expedite your application for admission, you may send the original or certified copy of your applications documents using one of the methods as below:

  

You may also mail the application documents to:

University of Central Oklahoma
Global Affairs, Box 163
100 N University Drive,
Edmond, OK 73034,
USA      

VISITING OR EXCHANGE INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS (J-1 VISA)

If your current university or college has a visiting student or exchange student agreement with UCO, you have come to the right place that will help you with your application for admission into the program. You will be considered as a non-degree seeking student to UCO.

General Application Checklist (J-1 Students Only)

 J-1 Exchange Visitor Application Form

Download and complete all the relevant information required on the form:

         

 Proof of Financial Support

You must submit evidence as to your source of financial ability to cover tuition and fees (if applicable), housing and personal expenses. Therefore, Certificate of Financial Resources (below) and an official or certified copy of bank statement are required before the DS-2019 is issued.

        

 Proof of English Proficiency

One letter of recommendation stating that you are proficient in English. This letter can be issued by Faculty or Staff from your home institution. (Degree seeking students should contact the Centre for Global Competency for the appropriate form and admission information)

 Statement of Understanding

Read and understand all admission and enrollment requirements. Sign and submit with the application.

       

 Academic Transcript & Syllabus/Course Descriptions

Submit official transcript from your current institution in English only. If you are seeking to take upper level courses at UCO that requires pre-requisites courses, you are required the syllabus/course descriptions to show proof of the pre-requisite courses you have completed.
 

 Passport Photo Page

Submit only a copy of the passport photo page, if available which has your personal information and photo.

 Undergraduate Application Fee of $40.00 - there are three options to pay the fee:

1. Credit card - through online application process or by submitting the authorization form.

        

2. Bank draft or money order - please made the check payable to University of Central Oklahoma.

3. Cash - strongly recommended only if you are paying in person.

 International Express Mailing Charge of $50.00 (optional)

FEDEX or DHL Express mail deliver in 3 to 5 business days while regular airmail may take up to 5 weeks for delivery. You can submit the payment by cash, bank draft, money order or by credit card by using the credit card authorization form above.

 Proof of Medical Insurance

Program participants and their dependents are required to have medical insurance coverage with the following minimum benefits:

  1. Medical benefits of at least $50,000 per accident or illness
  2. Repatriation of remains in the amount of $7,500
  3. Expenses associated with the medical evacuation of the exchange visitor to his or her home country in the amount of $10,000
  4. A deductible not to exceed $500 per accident or illness or student can opt-in to purchase UCO Health Insurance upon arrival.

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