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Admissions for Graduate International Students

General Application Checklist

Checkbox Graduate International Application Form

We prefer you apply online to UCO.

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

We recommend applying online for faster processing.

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Checkbox Official or Certified Copy of Academic Credentials

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

If you are a senior undergraduate student who is schedule to complete your bachelor's degree, please submit the official or certified transcript for up to the 3rd year of your studies. Please include a letter of verification to certify that you are scheduled to complete your bachelor's degree.

Checkbox Proof of English Proficiency

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

  • TOEFL - 79 IBT (Internet-based test) or 550 PBT (paper-based test) ; or
  • IELTS - 6.5 overall band; or 
  • Proof of 12 weeks of intensive English study at an approved ESL program in the U.S. after achieving minimum TOEFL score of 500 (PBT) or 61 (IBT) or minimum IELTS overall band of 6.0

Note:

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    • If you don't meet the english requirement, try conditional admission. Please click here for information on conditional admission.
    • Please click here for list of approved ESL Programs in Oklahoma. You may also apply to the on-campus ESL program by clicking here.
    • UCO Institutional Code: 6091
  • 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.

    Checkbox Official GMAT or GRE score report

    (if required by the program you are applying for)*

    Checkbox Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae

    (if required by the program you are applying for)*

    Checkbox Two Recommendation Letters

    (if required by the program you are applying for)*
    The letters must be submitted by former instructors, employers, or other professionals who can evaluate the applicant's potential to succeed in graduate school (you may print recommendation forms from www.uco.edu/graduate/)

    Checkbox 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-$19,200; 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

    Financial Resources PDF         Financial Resources Word


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     Statement of Understanding

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

    Understanding PDF Button        Understanding Word Button


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     Application Fee of $50.00

    - there are three options to pay the fee:

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

    Credit Card Authorization PDF         Credit Card Authorization Form Word

    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.

    Checkbox 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.

    Checkbox Passport Photo Page

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

    Checkbox 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:

    Checkbox SEVIS Transfer Form

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

    SEVIS Transfer PDF         SEVIS Transfer Word

    Checkbox SEVIS I-20

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

    Checkbox I-94 and Visa Stamp

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

    Recommended Application Deadline(s)*

    Semester

    Outside U.S

    Within U.S

    Class Begins

    Spring

    November 1

    As specified
    By each
    Program

    Early or Mid January

    Summer

    April 1

    Early June

    Fall

    July 1

    Mid or Late August

    *Important Note:    
    - UCO will accept applicants on a rolling admission basis.  
    - Apply early: Early application gives the JCGS and OIS more time to work with you if you have not submitted all the proper documents. It also gives you more time to secure a student visa, to make travel arrangements, and to apply for on-campus housing before coming to UCO.
    - There are certain programs which set their own application deadlines. Please refer to the program sheet on the UCO Graduate Catalog for details.


    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:

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    You may also mail the application documents to:

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

    Graduate 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)

    Checkbox J-1 Exchange Visitor Application Form

    Please download and complete all the relevant information required on the form

    Exchange Visitor PDF         Exchange Visitor Word

    Checkbox 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.

    Financial Resources Button         Financial Resources Word

    Checkbox 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)

    Checkbox 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.

    Checkbox Passport Photo Page

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


    Checkbox Application Fee of $50.00

    - There are three options to pay the fee:

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

    Credit Card Authorization PDF         Credit Card Authorization Form Word

    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.


    Checkbox 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.


    Checkbox Proof of Medical Insurance

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

    country in the amount of $10,000

    or student can opt-in to purchase UCO Health Insurance upon arrival.

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Contact Us

UCO International Services
100 N. University Drive NUC Rm137
Edmond, OK 73034
Phone: (405) 974.2390
Email: international@uco.edu
 


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