UCO has temporarily shifted most in-person classes to synchronous virtual delivery through Jan. 31. Campus facilities and services will remain open and offer in-person and virtual options. COVID-19 protocols remain in place. Masks are required on campus when around others. Students, faculty and staff who are directly exposed to or test positive for COVID-19 should fill out UCO's COVID-19 Self-Reporting form. To learn more about current operations, view the university's coronavirus webpage.
After Admission: Freshman Students
You are in! Now what? Use the list below to keep you on track with everything to do prior to your first day of classes.
2. Apply for Financial Assistance
UCO's combined admission and scholarship application allows students to apply for admission and institutional scholarships at the same time. Students must apply and submit required documents by the scholarship deadline to be automatically considered for Academic, Leadership, and Oklahoma State Regents scholarships at Central.
Additional Scholarship opportunities may be available through university departments, 3rd party organizations, and community organizations. We encourage all students to diversify their scholarships applications to assist with paying for school.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the government-provided application for need-based funds to help pay for college. UCO highly recommends completing the FAFSA regardless of the student's family income.
Complete the FAFSA as soon as possible. The application opens October 1. To be considered for institutional scholarships, students must submit the FAFSA to UCO by February 3, 2020.
4. Apply for on-campus living
5. Sign up for New Broncho Orientation
Orientation at Central is called Forge and kicks off in the summer. Sign-up opens in March for this two-day, overnight program that will allow you to meet other freshmen, stay on campus, meet an academic advisor, register for classes, and learn UCO traditions. All incoming freshman students are required to attend a Forge session prior to enrollment.
6. Participate in Welcome Week!
Welcome Week is scheduled for the first week of classes in the fall, and is full of activities and information designed to welcome you to Central. The week is packed with opportunities to meet new people, get acquainted with campus, and learn about the main services and programs available to help you succeed at Central.