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Oklahoma State University - 2016

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Entrance Requirements and Recommendations

Requirements

FRESHMAN ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

For purposes of admission, a freshman student is one who has earned no more than six hours of college level credit after graduation from high school. (This excludes credits earned concurrently with high school enrollment and credit earned by examination).

To be admitted in good standing a student must graduate from an accredited high school or have earned a General Education Diploma (GED) and meet both the performance and curricular requirements listed below. (Accredited high schools are those fully accredited by one of the six regional associations of schools and colleges or by the individual state department of education.)

Performance Requirements. To be admitted in good standing, students must satisfy at least one of the following performance standards and all of the curricular requirements listed below.

1. Achieve a four-year high school unweighted GPA of 3.00 or higher (on an unweighted 4.00 grading scale; GPA is an unweighted average of all grades "A" equating to 4.00 and "D" equating to 1.00 taken 9th through 12th grades), and rank scholastically among the top one-third (33.3%) of their graduating class, or

2. Achieve a GPA of 3.00 or higher (on a 4.00 grading scale) standard weighting (1.0) to The College Board's Advanced Placement courses and the International Baccalaureate higher-level courses) in the required 15 core high school courses (See Curricular Requirements listed below) and attain either an ACT composite score of 21 or higher or a total SAT score of 980 or higher, or SAT - R score 1060 or

3. Attain an ACT composite score of 24 or higher or a total SAT score of 1090 or higher or a total SAT-R score of 1160 or higher.

4. Achieve a GPA of 3.00 or higher (on a 4.00 grading scale standard weighting (1.0) to The College Board's Advanced Placement courses and the International Baccalaureate higher-level courses) in the required 15 core high school courses OR attain either an ACT composite score of 22 or higher OR a total SAT score of 1020 or higher or a total SAT-R of 1100 and answers to the application questions.

SAT total score is the combination of Critical Reading and Math sections only.
SAT-R scores indicated here represent test taking on or after the national March 2016 test.

Curricular Requirements. All students must complete the following curricular requirements for admission:

English (grammar, composition & literature): 4 Years
Mathematics (algebra I & above): 3 Years
History & Citizenship (American history required, plus additional units from economics, geography, government, history, or non-Western culture): 3 Years
Laboratory Science: 3 Years
Other (from any of the above or foreign language or computer science): 2 Years

Students who have earned any hours of college-level credit must also meet university retention standards to be admitted in good standing (see "Retention Standards" in Transfer Admission).

Curricular Deficiencies and Remediation. Students must place into college-level course work in the areas of English, math, reading, and science through appropriate placement testing. The appropriate ACT or SAT scores may be used for placement in science courses. The predicted grade index, which is a regression equation that uses items from students; high school transcripts, may also be used to place students into English, reading or science courses. The OSU Math Placement exam is used for placement in math courses. Secondary testing for placement purposes is available through the ACCUPLACER exams.

ENGLISH PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENT
All new applicants for undergraduate study for whom English is a second language are required to show proficiency by achieving the following minimum scores on either the TEST of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exams. Scores over two years old by the beginning of the term students wish to enter are not acceptable unless they have been attending school in the U.S. since the test date. Present either a minimum paper-based score of 500 or a minimum Internet-based score of 61 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or a minimum score of 6.0 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

Recommendations

In addition to the above requirements, it is recommended that students also complete the following additional courses:

Fine arts (music, art, or drama); Speech : Additional 2 Years
Lab science: Additional 1 Year
Mathematics: Additional 1 Year