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Important Update:

The UCO campus is closed Wed. Nov. 25-27 for Thanksgiving. Central will transition from in-person instruction to virtual instruction after Thanksgiving Break until the end of the semester, Nov. 30-Dec. 23. All members of the campus community are encouraged to continue COVID-19 protocols when away from campus. For more information, view the university's coronavirus webpage

New for the Fall 2021 incoming class: Automatic Academic 4-year Scholarships!

Incoming freshman students who apply and submit all admissions documents prior to the Feb. 1, 2021, incoming freshman scholarship deadline will be guaranteed an academic scholarship if they meet the eligibility criteria.  Scholarships are awarded based on the point system below and take into consideration GPA and ACT scores.

Automatic Scholarships

Fall 2021 incoming freshmen: See what scholarship you automatically qualify for by entering your ACT and GPA here!

Learn more about Automatic Scholarships.

*SAT scores are accepted for scholarships consideration and are converted to the ACT equivalent for awarding purposes. Email to get your SAT scores converted to the ACT equivalent.


 Scholarship Calculations

(High School GPA x 25) + (ACT Composite Score x 2.78)*
*SAT scores are accepted for scholarship consideration and are converted to the ACT equivalent for awarding purposes.





Freshman Achievement

$2,000 per year

169 and up point total

4 Years

Freshman Honors

$1,500 per year


4 years

Freshman Distinction

$1,000 per year


4 years

Eligibility Requirements: Must meet university admissions standards (additional scholarship programs at UCO may have additional criteria to qualify and may not be awarded automatically).  More scholarship details can be found by clicking the Scholarship Guide links below.

Deadline: 5 p.m. Feb. 3, 2020 (online application, official high school transcript and ACT scores must be received in office by deadline)


How to apply for Incoming Freshman Scholarships:

Step 1: Apply for both admission and scholarships online at by 5 p.m. Feb. 1, 2021. Scholarship essay questions on the application for admission are used to award academic, leadership and Oklahoma State Regents scholarships.

Step 2: Submit your official high school transcript and ACT/SAT scores by 5 p.m. Feb. 1 to:

UCO Office of Undergraduate Admissions
100 N. University Drive, Box 151, Edmond, OK 73034

Step 3: For questions regarding your application for admission contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions by email at or by phone at 405-974-2727.

How do I know I am being considered for scholarships?

Once an incoming freshman student receives their acceptance packet to the University of Central Oklahoma they are automatically considered for all scholarships they meet the minimum eligibility for as long as the deadline listed above is met. 


If you are a U.S. Citizen, Permanent Resident, Refugee, Asylee, Undocumented, or DACA, click the button above. 

Non-Resident Freshmen Scholarship Guide

You are considered a Non- Resident if you are a US non-immigrant visa holder (F-1, J-1, H1-B, etc); or non-US citizen; or non-US Permanent card holder.