Intl Application Process


1. Complete the Application

You may start your application through the following ways: 

Please note: All of your admission documents must have your exact name as it is written on your passport and academic records. 

When downloading and completing the paper application you must submit a $35 application fee. You may pay with a debit or credit card over the phone by calling 800.678.8876 or you may mail your check or money order to:

Oral Roberts University
Office of Admissions
7777 South Lewis Avenue
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74171
United States of America


2. Required Academic Document History

FRESHMAN APPLICANTS

Transcript Requirements for international freshman applicants
  • Must have fewer than 15 credit hours from a regionally accredited or otherwise recognized post-secondary institution. The applicant must have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.6 (on a 4.0 scale) or a minimum General Education Diploma (GED) score of 52.
  • Original or certified copies of all secondary (high school) transcripts, as well as post-secondary transcripts from all institutions attended must be sent to Oral Roberts University. If transcripts are not issued in English, submit a certified English translation along with documents in the original language. If secondary school in your country includes standardized graduation exams and certificates, official copies of these should be submitted.
  • ORU understands that the grading systems abroad are very different from the U.S. patterned grading system. The Office of Admissions reserves the right to assign letter grade equivalents based on nationally recognized standards when calculating equivalent GPA from academic records issued abroad.
  • If a comparable U.S. GPA cannot be determined by ORU, applicants may be requested to provide a course-by-course evaluation of official transcripts/matriculation certificates/mark sheets and/or diplomas with English translation from your secondary school to a transcript evaluation agency through World Education Services or AACRAO International Education Services.
  • In some instances ORU requires alternative documents in place of school transcripts such as: Ordinary Levels exam results, Advanced Levels exam results or national exam scores.
Test Requirements for international freshman applicants

The applicant must submit a TOEFL, IELTS, ACT, or SAT test score prior to admission. Test score requirements are as follows:

  • ACT score of 20 or higher. Have the official test scores sent directly from ACT Testing Center to Oral Roberts University (institution code #3427). Send your test scores from ACT to ORU by logging in here.
  • SAT score of 1020 or higher (math and critical reading only) Have the official test scores sent directly from the College Board to Oral Roberts University (institution code #6552). Send your test scores from SAT to ORU by logging in here
  • TOEFL score of at least 61 (internet-based), 173 (computer-based) or 500 (paper-based). Have the official test scores sent directly from English Testing Services to Oral Roberts University (institution code #6552). Send your test scores from TOEFL to ORU by logging in here
  • IELTS score of 6.0 or higher.
  • Gaokao (Chinese students only) Please contact us at intladmissions@oru.edu for more information.

Contact Office of Admissions at 800.678.8876 or intladmissions@oru.edu for more information.


Transfer Applicants

Transcript Requirements for International Transfer Applicants
  • Must have completed 15 or more college credit hours from a regionally accredited or nationally recognized post-secondary institution after high school graduation. International transfer applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 (on a 4.0 scalee) or higher to be considered for full admission. If you have attended more than one institution, the GPA received from each individual university will be combined to calculate your cumulative GPA.
  • Official transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended; including colleges, universities, professional and technical schools. If your transcript is issued by your school in a language other than English, we require the official, original language document as well as an official, or certified, English translation.
  • ORU understands that the grading systems abroad are very different from the U.S. patterned grading system. The Office of Admissions reserves the right to assign letter grade equivalents based on nationally recognized standards when calculating equivalent GPA from academic records issued abroad.
  • If a comparable U.S. GPA cannot be determined by ORU, applicants may be requested to provide a course-by-course evaluation of translated transcripts for all coursework completed after their secondary education to a transcript evaluation agency to a transcript evaluation agency through World Education Services or AACRAO International Education Services.
  • In some instances ORU requires alternative documents in place of school transcripts such as: Ordinary Levels exam results, Advanced Levels exam results or national exam scores.
English Proficiency Requirements for international transfer applicants

Oral Roberts University requires proof that you have sufficient knowledge of the English language to succeed in your program of study. You must provide proof of English proficiency before you can be admitted.

  • TOEFL score of at least 61 (internet-based), 173 (computer-based) or 500 (paper-based). Have the official test scores sent directly from English Testing Services to Oral Roberts University (institution code #6552). Send your TOEFL scores by logging in here.**
  • IELTS score of 6.0 or higher.**
  • Gaokao (Chinese students only) Please contact us at intladmissions@oru.edu for more information.

*Note: If English is your primary language, it is possible that a test score will not be required. Contact Office of Admissions at 800.678.8876 or intladmissions@oru.edu for more information.

** SAT or ACT test scores are required for students applying to the Engineering or Nursing programs.


Transferring from a school within the U.S.

International students transferring to ORU from another educational institution (high school, college, university or intensive English institute) in the U.S. who plan to change schools must complete a SEVIS Transfer Request Form after your application for admission. This form will indicate your current visa status and SEVIS transfer date.

It is the student's responsibility to maintain his or her F-1 student status and to complete the instructions below.

  • Once you receive an acceptance letter notify your current school of your intent to transfer.
  • Complete the top portion of the SEVIS Transfer Request Form prior to your acceptance to Oral Roberts University.
  • Have the Designated School Official (international student advisor), at your current institution complete the bottom portion of the Sevis Transfer Request Form.
  • After you and your current school have determined the date to have your SEVIS record electronically released to ORU, promptly return this completed form to Oral Roberts University.
  • After the release date, ORU will produce a Form I-20. Unfortunately, ORU CANNOT produce an ORU Form I-20 until after the release date submitted by your current school.

Contact Office of Admissions at 800.678.8876 or intladmissions@oru.edu for more information.


3. Complete Financial Guarantee Form

When attending ORU on an F-1 student visa, all financial requirements must be proven in order for ORU to issue the immigration document I-20 form. The ORU Financial Guarantee Form must be completed fully including: 

  1. Signature of applicant with understanding of cost of education. 
  2. Signature of Affidavit and understanding of cost of education by the Guarantor.
  3. Signature and Seal of the financial institution of the Guarantor along with Bank Statements of the Guarantor, no older than six months.
    If the bank is unable to sign the Financial Guarantee Form, a letter from the bank on letterhead with seal and signature is required, verifying the financial ability of the Guarantor. Click here to download a Financial Guarantee Form

4. Passport Name Page

Please submit a clear photocopy of the biographic page of your passport. If you currently hold a visa in the U.S., please provide a clear copy of that as well.


5. Immunization Records

Prior to your enrollment, you will need to visit your family physician and together complete the Medical Assessment Form.

Submit up to date Immunization Records, including record of required immunizations received within the last 12 months.
Click here to view all immunization requirements.


6. Enrollment Fee

The $200 enrollment fee will reserve students a spot in the upcoming class. Students may submit the enrollment fee upon acceptance to the University.

Students can submit their deposit the following ways:

Oral Roberts University
Office of Admissions
7777 South Lewis Avenue
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74171
United States of America


7. Student Insurance

Student insurance is recommended but not required at ORU. You and your family must decide the best option for you as a student living internationally to cover medical costs if they arise. You can choose a private carrier or consider the student insurance offered at www.isoa.org. It is reasonably priced and other students have used this before. You can opt to get set up once you are in the US or before you leave.