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Important Update:

Due to continued impacts of the ice storm, UCO will be closed Thursday and Friday, Oct. 29-30. All classes and activities are cancelled. Offices are closed.


UCO requires all students, faculty, staff and visitors to wear a mask on campus when around others, both indoors and outdoors, and practice physical distancing of at least six feet when possible. If you or someone you know has COVID-19 symptoms, has been directly exposed to COVID-19 or has tested positive, fill out UCO's COVID-19 Self-Reporting form. To learn more about current operations, view the university's coronavirus webpage. View a list of UCO's virtual services.

Incoming freshmen students are under the age of 21 and have no prior college experience. College credit earned as a concurrently-enrolled high school student does not count as prior college experience.  

Admission Requirements


Freshman Admission Requirements

  • 20 composite score on the ACT or 1030 reading and math combined SAT score
  • OR, 2.7 overall non-weighted GPA and ranking in the upper 50% of your graduating class
  • OR, 2.7 overall GPA in the 15 unit high school core curriculum

Test Optional Admission

Due to COVID-19, admission to UCO is test optional for the spring, summer and fall 2021 entering classes. Students can indicate if they have been unable to take an ACT or SAT test due to COVID-19 on their application for admission. Students can apply with only a high school transcript and may be considered for admission by exception for the fall and spring 2021 semesters.

Admission Criteria for test-optional students

2.7 unweighted high school GPA

  • 2.7 unweighted GPA

What's Required?

You'll need these three things to be considered for admission:

  1. Completed Admission/Scholarship application
  2. A current official high school transcript reflecting unweighted GPA and class rank

Admission materials delivered or mailed to: 

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
100 N. University Drive, Box 151
Nigh University Center, Room 124
Edmond, Oklahoma, 73034

Electronic transcripts can be sent by your high school counselor via XAP or Parchment. Faxed or emailed transcripts are not considered official. Additional admission materials may be requested.

Homeschool / Unaccredited High School Students 

Students who are homeschooled or attend an unaccredited high school, are only admissible off of ACT or SAT test scores.

Institutional Scholarship Consideration

The combined admission application is for both admission & scholarship consideration. To be considered for scholarships, students must apply and ensure admission materials are received no later than 5 p.m. Feb. 1, 2018. Students meeting the scholarships deadline will be considered for academic and leadership scholarships. There is no deadline for admission consideration.

Undocumented Students

If you are an undocumented student, please visit our Undocumented Student Admissions page for information on how to apply to the University of Central Oklahoma.