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Book your Flight 

It is recommended that flights be booked as early as possible to secure the best airfare cost and schedule. Be sure to inform your travel agent that the final destination is Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The name of the airport is Will Rogers World Airport with airport code “OKC.”

UCO Office of Global Affairs offers free airport pickup service for all new international students. Once you have confirmed your flight arrangement, complete the UCO airport pickup registration form.

Free Airport Pickup Service Schedule

Spring 2023 semester: Jan. 9-15, 2023 (Upon receiving your airport pickup request, OGA will determine whether we are able to accommodate the request)

If you are arriving outside of free pickup hours, collect your baggage and go to Ground Transportation Services outside the terminal. You will need to hire a shuttle service to arrive at your final destination.  

If you are arriving for the summer semester, UCO does not offer any airport pickup service. 

Immunization, Vaccination Record and Tuberculosis (TB) Testing

Oklahoma state law requires all students who attend UCO for the first time to provide proof of immunization with mumps, measles, rubella (MMR) and Hepatitis B vaccines as well as a negative Tuberculosis (TB) test result. If you received immunizations since birth, you may bring the immunization form provided below to a certified medical professional to certify the immunization dates. If you have not received any immunization record in the past, it is strongly recommended that you complete your immunization procedure and obtain your TB test results prior to departure. In most cases, it is more affordable to obtain the vaccines and complete the TB tests in your home country as compared to obtaining the vaccines and TB test in the United States. Be aware you will not be able to enroll for your classes at UCO until the immunization and TB test requirements are fulfilled.

Once your record is made available for submission, please use the election forms as below:
Immunization/vaccination submission
TB test results

All international students (F-1 or J-1) are required to purchase health insurance.

Immunization Form

Enroll For Classes

You may begin to choose and enroll in your classes once you are fully admitted to UCO. Depending on the type of student category you fall under, follow the steps below.
 
  • Undergraduate F-1 degree-seeking student - Contact your international academic advisor at advisement@uco.edu  
  • Undergraduate J-1 non-degree seeking student (visiting or exchange Student) -Contact Andrew Hill, UCO Korea office manager.
  • Graduate degree and non-degree seeking student - Contact your international admissions advisor at igrad@uco.edu.
ATTENTION: When contacting your advisor, provide your full name as listed on your UCO student portal along with your UCO identification number (*20xxxxxx). Do not forget to attach a copy of your passport photo page or government-issued identification (in English) with a photo for verification purposes.

 

Tuition Deposit Payment

All new international F-1 students will need to have at least $9,000 ready for the first semester. Students intending to study at UCO are required to pay this tuition deposit. Refer to your SEVIS I-20 remark section to determine the payment deadline. This deposit is for educational expenses and cannot be used for off-campus housing and personal expenses. Students should also bring additional funds for living expenses for a minimum of one semester. The tuition deposit will remain with the university until it is exhausted from its intended use.

The tuition deposit may be paid using a money order, credit card payment (additional fees apply), wire transfer or online through our international payment solution, Flywire.

When you are ready to make your tuition deposit, visit the Flywire site. When making your deposit you will need to know your UCO student ID number.

Pack Your Bags

It is never easy to know what you should and shouldn't bring when you travel to UCO for the first time. It is recommended that you contact International Student Council leaders to seek their advice since they have been through what you are going through now.

Make sure you check with your airline for baggage allowance and guidelines. Remember to carry all important documents and cash at all times and do not put them in check-in baggage.

First Day of Class

The University of Central Oklahoma offers three different entry terms which include fall (August), spring (January) and summer (June). We encourage all new students to arrive prior to the orientation date or no later than the first day of class. The first day of class can be hectic and as a result, we encourage students to arrive a few days earlier to get accustomed to the new environment before class begins.