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Transfer to Central

You're on Your Way to Joining the Broncho Family!

Transfer students are invaluable to the University of Central Oklahoma, and makeup nearly half of our student population. We are honored you are considering Central for the continuation of your educational goals!

Will it transfer? | Get Started | Tuition and Fees | Financial Assistance | Transfer Tour Days 

What is a Transfer Student?

At UCO, transfer students are undergraduate students who have attended an accredited college or university, and have attempted more than six credit hours, excluding developmental (pre-college) work or credit hours accumulated as a concurrently-enrolled high school student.

Will it Transfer to Central? 

Course Comparison 

Use the online, self-service course equivalency guide for a side-by-side comparison of classes from your previous institution and the equivalent UCO course. Need help with the course equivalency guide? View step-by-step instructions. 

MEET WITH A UCO Academic Advisor

Contact an academic advisor to complete an unofficial degree evaluation and talk about how your credits will transfer. Email Advisement to set up an appointment.


When you transfer to Central with an A.A. or A.S. degree from an Oklahoma public college, your associate degree will satisfy all general education requirements.

Let's Get Started! 

Step 1: Apply for Admission 

Apply for admission and scholarships. Apply early to take advantage of scholarship deadlines and priority enrollment. Scholarship deadlines and other requirements are strictly enforced.

Step 2: Submit Official Transcripts 

Submit official transcripts from each college or university previously attended. If you have less than 24 earned college credit hours, you must also submit a final high school transcript and ACT scores. The application for admissions and scholarships will be reviewed only when all official transcripts have been received from each institution attended.

Step 3:  Complete New Broncho Orientation 

Orientation at Central is called Forge! All new transfer students are required to complete Forge online prior to enrollment. For assistance, email UCO Orientation at call 405-974-2363.

Step 4: Meet with Your Academic Advisor 

Once you receive your admissions decision, schedule an appointment to see your academic advisor or call 405-974-2727. Advisors are seen by appointment only.

Step 5: Enroll in Classes 

View the UCO Enrollment Guide or log in to UCONNECT and locate the Academics tab to begin the enrollment process. Contact us at 405-974-2727 or visit the Broncho OneStop for questions.


Step 6: Become a Broncho! 

Welcome to Central – you are now officially part of the Broncho family! Get involved with one of our more than 200 student organizations, cheer on the Bronchos at sporting events, make new friends and earn a degree that will leave you confident and ready for whatever comes next.  

Your Central Investment 

Resident Tuition and Fees

  • Tuition and Fees*: $9,710 ($324/credit hour)
  • Books and Supplies: $1,200, approximately 

Total: $10,910

*Based on 30-hour fall and spring enrollment. Fees vary based on the college through which courses are offered.

Non-Resident Tuition and Fees

  • Tuition and Fees*: $20,597 ($687/credit hour)
  • Books and Supplies: $1,200, approximately 

Total: $21,797

*Based on 30-hour fall and spring enrollment. Fees vary based on the college through which courses are offered.

Financial Assistance for UCO Transfer Students

Automatic Scholarships

Incoming transfer students who apply and submit all admissions documents prior to the scholarship deadlines will be guaranteed an academic scholarship. Scholarships are awarded based on cumulative GPA and earned hours.

Note, only students with 24 earned hours or more at the time of the deadline will be considered for transfer scholarships.

Scholarship Deadlines

  • Fall Scholarship Deadline: 5 p.m., June 1
  • Spring Scholarship Deadline: 5 p.m., Nov 1

Incoming Transfer Scholarships

Financial Aid 

To learn more about the types of financial and how to apply, visit UCO Financial Aid. 

Transfer Student Campus Visits

Ready to check out Central's campus in person? A campus tour is the best way to see first-hand the many opportunities UCO offers! UCO offers two options specifically designed for transfer students. 

Our Transfer Student Days are designed to meet the needs of our transfer students. Learn how to apply for admission and scholarships, meet with an academic adviser to discuss your transition plans and interact with current UCO students.

Transfer Student Days