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General Requirements for admission include:

Contact Admissions at 580-349-1373 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 Student

OPSU encourages all students to apply for admission because we individually review each application for holistic and alternative admissions programs.

Assured Admissions

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.

*15-Unit Core Curricular Requirements:

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

Transfer Student

Admission Requirements:
  • 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
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International Students

More information can be found at the International Students page.

Re-Admitted Student

Prerequisites: If the student is not in good academic standing when he/she left OPSU, student must have earned a higher GPA at all schools subsequently attended.

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.

  • Required Documents:
    (Download Concurrent Enrollment Packet here.)

    1. Complete Concurrent Enrollment Form (Must be filled out EACH semester)
    2. Apply Online
    3. Immunization Form
    4. Official High School Transcript
    5. ACT or SAT scores
    6. Confirmation Form
    7. $50.00 Confirmation Money (This is to confirm your class(es). This is not the total amount owed.)
      (See the Tuition Estimator.)

Special Non-Degree Seeking Student

Prerequisites: None.

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 Academic Records Office. Paperwork may be mailed to PO Box 430, Goodwell, OK 73939 or faxed to 580-349-1371, Attn:Academic Records Office.

Oklahoma Panhandle State University reserves the right to withhold registration privileges from students with unpaid college financial obligation.