To be admissible for regular study, an individual must have (1) met the curricular requirements shown below, and (2) met the following performance criteria:
Curricular Requirements for Admission to UCO
High School; Years; Class Subjects/Discipline of Study
English; 4; English (Grammar, Composition, Literature; should include an integrated writing component)
Mathematics; 3; Mathematics (from Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Trigonometry, Math Analysis, Pre-Calculus [must have completed geometry and Algebra II], Calculus, Advanced Placement Statistics)
Lab Science; 3; Lab Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics or any Lab Science certified by the school district; general Science with or without a lab may not be used to meet this requirement)
History and Citizenship; 3; History and Citizenship Skills (including one unit of American History and two additional units from the subjects of History, Economics, Geography, Government, Non-Western Culture)
Additional; 2; Additional units of subjects previously listed or selected from computer science, foreign language, or any Advanced Placement course (except applied courses in fine art)
Remediation of Curricular and Performance Deficiencies
New freshmen and transfer students who have not completed the core curriculum requirements in high school or who have not demonstrated performance proficiency requirements will be considered deficient and must remediate these deficiencies as follows:
If a student has deficiencies in English, math, science or reading, the student may do one of the following:
- Submit an ACT national subscore or UCO residual ACT subscore of 19 or above in the curricular area in which the deficiency exists. (ACT scores must be less than five years old.)
- Take the College Placement Test (CPT) and make the appropriate score in the curricular area in which the deficiency exists.
- Take and pass the designated 0 – level course(s) in the curricular area in which the deficiency exists. (0 - level courses do not count as college credit and are not computed in the GPA.)
To remediate the other deficiencies, the student must take an extra three- credit hour college-level course in the area in which the deficiency exists.
First-time freshmen must remediate all basic skills course curricular deficiencies and demonstrate a minimal level of proficiency in the subject areas of English, math, science and reading within 24 credit hours attempted at UCO.
Transfer students must remediate all basic skills course curricular deficiencies and demonstrate a minimal level of proficiency in the subject areas of English, math, science and reading within the first 12 semester credit hours at UCO.If the student fails to remediate the deficiency in the designated time, the student will not be allowed to enroll in any course except the course(s) required to remediate the deficiency.