General Requirements for admission include:
- Admissions Application form
- High school transcript
- All college transcripts (bachelor's or higher degree holders need to provide only transcript showing highest degree earned)
- ACT or SAT scores needed for new and transfer students (except bachelor's degree holders)
- Immunization record required. Contact Admissions at 580-349-1370 for more information.
Automatic Scholarship Application:
Please note that your application for admission is also your application for OPSU scholarships.
While you are not required to complete the essay questions, we suggest you answer them to the best of your ability so that you will be considered for all applicable scholarship opportunities.
Specific Application requirements are listed for the following:
- First Time Freshman
- Transfer Student
- International Students
- Re-Admitted Student
- Concurrent Enrollment
- Special Non-Degree Seeking Student
First Time Freshman Student
OPSU encourages all students to apply for admission because we individually review each application for holistic and alternative admissions programs.
Students qualify for assured admission if they meet one of the following criteria:
- 2.7 GPA or better unweighted cumulative and top 50% rank in high school graduating class
- 20 ACT /940 SAT or better
- 2.7 GPA or better in 15 unit core*
Home study or Unaccredited High Schools:
Graduates must satisfy the curricular requirements and have either a 940 or 20 ACT score. Grade-point average and class rank are not used to evaluate students who fall under either category.
4 units of English (Grammar, Composition and Literature); 3 units of Mathematics (Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II and above); 3 units of History and Citizenship Skills (Must include 1 unit of American history and 2 units from the subjects of history, Economics, Geography, Government, Civics and/or Non-Western Culture); 3 units lab science (Biology, Chemistry, Physical Sciences, Physics or any lab science certified by school district) and 2 units of other courses selected from any of the sections above or computer science or foreign language.
The required documents are as follows:
- Apply Online
- Official High School Transcripts
- ACT or SAT Scores
Prerequisites: Graduation from an accredited high school. Minimum 2.0 college GPA (4.0 system).
Required Documents: Official transcript(s) from each college or university attended, official high school transcript, and ACT/SAT scores.
Entrance Exam: None
Required Documents: Official transcript(s) from all colleges or universities attended since leaving OPSU.
Entrance Exam: None
Concurrent Enrollment Student
Concurrent – A student that is still enrolled in high school, meets the performance requirements for new freshman, and is able to satisfy all 15 curricular requirements & graduation requirements no later than the spring semester of their senior year.High School Concurrent Student Admission Requirements.
All students must have taken the ACT or SAT to participate in the program and an ACT test score of 19 must be achieved in the area where study will be pursued.
For example: A mathematics subscore of 19 must be achieved before enrolling in College Algebra.
Seniors: Must have completed their junior year.
Option 1: Minimum Composite ACT score of 20
Option 2: GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale AND top 50% of the class ranking And an ACT test score of 19 must be achieved in the area where study will be pursued.
Juniors: Must have completed their sophomore year.
Option 1: Minimum Composite ACT score of 23
Option 2: GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale And an ACT test score of 19 must be achieved in the area where study will be pursued.
Home School or Unaccredited High School: A student receiving high school level instruction at home or from an unaccredited high school must:
1. Be 17 years of age or older and have a composite ACT test score of 20
2. Be 16 years of age and have a composite ACT test score of 23
Workload: A high school student may enroll in a combined number of high school and college courses per semester not to exceed a full-time workload of 19 semester credit hours.
For purposes of calculating workload, one-half high school unit shall be equivalent to three semester credit hours of college work.
Continuing Enrollment: High school students concurrently enrolled in college courses may continue concurrent enrollment in subsequent semesters if they achieve a college cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above on a 4.0 scale.
(Download Concurrent Enrollment Packet here.)
Special Non-Degree Seeking Student
Required Documents: Allows a student to enroll up to nine credit hours without submitting academic credentials or meeting the academic curricular or performance requirements.
Entrance Exam: If students wish to enroll in an English, math, reading, science or history course, they must submit copies of their ACT scores and copies of all transcripts.
All paperwork must be directed to the Office of Admissions. Paperwork may be mailed to PO Box 430, Goodwell, OK 73939 or faxed to 580-349-1371, Attn:OPSU Admissions.Oklahoma Panhandle State University reserves the right to withhold registration privileges from students with unpaid college financial obligation.