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Important Update:

Effective Monday, May 24, 2021, UCO will no longer mandate the use of masks or social distancing. Those who have not been vaccinated should continue to wear a mask to protect themselves and others. Those who have been vaccinated may continue to voluntarily wear a mask if they choose.

Important resources: COVID-19 Testing | Report Exposure/Positive Test | Vaccine Information | COVID-19 Vaccination Self-ReportingVirtual Services | COVID-19 Website 

Freshman Admission Standards

UCO has temporarily reduced its undergraduate application fee to $40. We look forward to seeing you on campus soon.

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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


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  • 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


ACT superscoring averages your best scores in reading, English, math and science to give you a new composite score from all of your submitted ACT® test attempts, thus creating a new, higher composite score. Your new composite score will be used for academic scholarship purposes.

Test-Optional Admission

UCO has been selected for a pilot program for test-optional admission through Spring 2026. You may still submit ACT or SAT scores to be considered for academic scholarships. 

Admission Criteria for test-optional students

2.7 unweighted high school GPA

  • 2.7 unweighted GPA


What's Required?

Students need these three items to be considered for admission:

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

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.

Institutional Scholarship Consideration

The combined admission application is for both admission and scholarship consideration. Students meeting the scholarship deadline will be considered for academic and leadership scholarships. There is no deadline for admission consideration. Students admitted on a test-optional basis will not be considered for academic scholarships unless they provide ACT or SAT scores at a later date. 

  • The Leadership scholarship and State Regents of Higher Education deadline is Feb. 1. 
  • The UCO Academic Scholarship deadline is April 1.

State Required Immunizations

Oklahoma Statutes, Title 70 section 3244, requires that all students who enroll as a full-time or part-time student in an Oklahoma public or private postsecondary institution must provide documentation of vaccinations for Hepatitis B and Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR). UCO requires 3 doses for Hepatitis B and 2 doses for MMR.

Immunization records reflecting the required MMR and Hepatitis B shots can be emailed to or delivered to Broncho One Stop, NUC 124.

To submit the Certificate of Exemption, complete this form and email the completed form to or deliver it to Broncho One Stop, NUC 124.

Homeschool / Unaccredited High School Students 

Students who are homeschooled or attend an unaccredited high school are only admissible by submitting an ACT or SAT score.


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.