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College Entrance Exam

  Seniors many colleges now offer a priority deadline on scholarships. What does this mean? Schools such as OU, OSU, Cameron University, etc… Now require scholarship applications and entrance applaciations to be done by NOV 1. Please check your College and make sure of the application dates and Scholarship dates. 

Instiution Application Deadline Scholarship Deadline
Langston University Rolling Application Free Priority January 31st
Northeastern State University August 1st Honors-Jan 5, Leadership February 1, General-March 1
NEO A&M College Rolling Application Free March 1st
Oklahoma City Community Foundation Various
Oklahoma Baptist University Rolling Application Rolling Application except Full tuition scholarship due on Jan 5th
University of Arkansas Fort Smith N/A November 15th, Separate App for Perstigious Scholarships
University of Oklahoma December 15 for priority, deadline February 1st December 15 priority deadline, last day to update ACT scores for scholarships on April 30th
Southeastern Oklahoma State University N/A PLC deadline January 31st, General Scholarships due March 1st
OCCC Rolling application Free Academic Scholars Program-March 1st, OCCC Tuition Waiver Program- March 1st, OKCGo Program- July 15th. This program is available to eligible high school graduates from Oklahoma City Public High Schools and Western Heights Public High School. The following are the high school’s eligible for OKCGo: Astec, Capitol Hill, Centennial, Classen SAS, Dove Science Academy, Douglass, Emerson, Harding Preparatory Charter, Harding Fine Arts Academy, John Marshall, Northeast Academy, Northwest Classen, Pathways, Santa Fe South, S.A.V.E. Academy, Seeworth, Southeast, Star Spencer, U.S. Grant and Western Heights
University of Tulsa Early Action Application Deadline November 1st Priority January 15th
University of Arkansas Appliaction priority deadline November 1st, Final deadline August 1st. Priority deadline November 15th, Final deadline Febuaury 1st.
OPSU Rolling Application February 15th
Oklahoma City University To be considered for merit-based schoalrships: March 1st For all competitive scholarships February 1st. (Clara Luper, American Indian Scholar, etc…), National Merit/National Achievement Awards: December 1st.
University of Central Oklahoma Rolling Application February 1st 5PM completed application with answered essay questions, FAFSA, high school transcript, and ACT/SAT Scores for consideration
OSU-Stillwater Apply all the way till classes begin of interested term (not recommeded) complete application early for scholarships. Scholarship deadlines are Early Opprotunity-November 1st, Final deadline February 1st, and Deadline to update ACT scores/GPA for assured schoalrships July 1st.
OSU-OKC Rolling Application No Deadline New Student Scholarships-March 1st, 2018; President's Leadership Scholarships- March 1st, 2018
Rose State College No Application Deadline Leadership Scholarship opens January 1 and closes March 1, Other Scholarships due April 1.

The ACT is an exam that all students wishing to attend college must take to enter a college or university. Listed below are the college minimums that a student must score on the Act to enter those schools.

Fall 2009:  Oklahoma Public College and University Admission Standards




Option 1
Minimum ACT/SAT

Option 2
Minimum GPA and Class Rank

Option 3
Minimum GPA in the 15-Unit Core

Oklahoma State University

24 ACT or 1090 SAT

3.0 GPA
top 33%

3.0 GPA and
21 ACT or 980 SAT

University of Oklahoma (resident)

24 ACT or 1090 SAT
3.0 GPA or top 50%

3.0 GPA
top 25%

3.0 GPA
22 ACT or 1020 SAT

University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma

24 ACT or 1090 SAT

3.0 GPA
top 33%

3.0 GPA
21 ACT or 940 SAT

All Other Regional Universities

20 ACT or 940 SAT

2.7 GPA
top 50%

2.7 GPA

Community Colleges

No minimum required.  You don't need to make certain scores, but you should take required high school classes AND graduated from an accredited high school or have a GED AND take the ACT exam.



It is recommended that a student take the ACT several times in order to receive the highest score before applying for scholarships or for acceptance to and that they are interested in attending. 

ACT and SAT Preparation
ACT prep information
Free SAT and ACT preparation.
Free Vocabulary. Com- offers SAT vocabulary preparation.
ACT - an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to measurement and research for those making educational and career transitions; administrates a widely taken college admissions test.
College Board Online: This site has advice on testing, planning, and paying for college.  You can also check the status of your SAT registration.
Princeton Review - Lists and defines the most commonly used words on the SAT, has an on line ACT prep, and has tips on finding money for college.
Skills Tutor -Web based educational service that is geared toward improving a student’s core academic skills & overall test scores.


ACT Registration Timeline

High School Code Number for Juniors and Seniors is 372-925