International Application Process

International Freshmen Student Status (Undergraduate Program)

To be an international freshman student on our campus you must have fewer than 15 credit hours from a regionally accredited or otherwise recognized post-secondary institution. To be considered for full acceptance, you must meet the following three criteria.*

  • You must rank in the top 40 percent of your graduating class.
  • You must have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.6 (on a 4.0 scale) or a minimum General Education Degree (GED) score of 52.
  • You must have an ACT score of 20 or higher or an SAT score of 940 or higher (math and critical reading only) or a TOEFL score of at least 61 (internet-based), 173 (computer-based) or 500 (paper-based).

*If you do not meet all of these criteria, you may be considered for probationary and/or conditional acceptance.

 

International Transfer Student Status (Undergraduate Program)

To be an international transfer student on our campus you must have completed 15 or more college credit hours from a regionally accredited or otherwise recognized post-secondary institution after high school graduation.

As an international transfer student, you will need a 2.0 or higher cumulative GPA to be considered for full admission. If you have attended more than one institution, the GPA from each school will be combined to calculate your cumulative GPA.

 

International Application Process (Undergraduate Program)

1. Complete the Application (Note: All of your admission documents must have your exact name as it is written on your passport and academic records).

You may submit the application the following ways:
Apply online and get your application fee waived
Download the application
Request an application be sent to you

2. Submit the $35 Application fee (U.S. Dollars)

When completing the online application your fee is waived.

When downloading the application or completing the paper application: You may pay with a debit or credit card over the phone by calling 800.678.8876 x1 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

3. Academic Document History

Freshman applicants
A freshman is defined as a student that is entering a university for the first time after completion of secondary education.

Submit official transcripts, matriculation certificates, mark sheets and/or diplomas with English translation from your secondary school to World Education Services (WES)* for a document-by-document evaluation. An official evaluation of your academic history will be sent by WES to Oral Roberts University.

Transfer applicants
A transfer is defined as a student that has attended a certified accredited college or University after the completion of the secondary education and is now applying to Oral Roberts University.

Submit official transcripts, matriculation certificates, mark sheets and/or diplomas from your secondary school and transcripts of all coursework completed after your secondary education with translations to World Education Services (WES*) for a comprehensive course-by-course evaluation. An official evaluation of your academic history will be sent by WES to Oral Roberts University.

Note: Transcripts of all coursework completed after your secondary education must be submitted whether or not you want the coursework considered for transfer credit.

*Academic History Documentation must be submitted to World Education Services (WES) by completing the Application for Evaluation of Internalized Educational Credentials. The application is available online at www.wes.org/application. Livets Ord University in Sweden, and Peniel College of Higher Education in England may not be required to submit transcripts to World Education Service.

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

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 with their application for admission. This form will indicate your current visa status and SEVIS transfer date. This form must be received in addition to the Financial Guarantee Form prior to issuing a Form I-20 from Oral Roberts University. It is the student's responsibility to maintain his or her F-1 student status and to complete the instructions below.

  • 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 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.
  • 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.
 4. English proficiency requirementsOral 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 language proficiency before you can be admitted.

Provide official scores of at least 61 (internet–based), 173 (computer-based) or 500 (paper–based on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Have the official test scores sent directly from English Testing Services to Oral Robert University (institution code # 6552). Test scores cannot be more than two years old. Registration material for the test may be obtained at the TOEFL website: www.toefl.org

Provide documentation that your education was taught entirely in English for a minimum of four years.

 5. Request your test score(s) (when applicable)

Students who have completed 15 credits or more at an accredited college or university after high school graduation do not have to submit an ACT or SAT score.

ORU accepts the ACT or the SAT for admission.
Go to www.act.org to request your ACT score or www.collegeboard.com to request your SAT score.

 6. 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.

If the institution is unable to sign the Financial Guarantee Form, a letter from the institution on letterhead with seal and signature is required, verifying the financial ability of the Guarantor.

Click here to download a financial guarantee form.

 7. Immunization Records

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

8. Housing

The $150 housing deposit will reserve students a spot in ORU's on campus housing. Students may submit the housing deposit upon acceptance to the University.

Students can submit their deposit the following ways:

  • Phone: Call 800.678.8876 x1 to pay the deposit over the phone.
  • Online: Go to payonline.oru.edu to submit your online payment.
  • Mail: Checks or Money Orders may be mailed to:

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

Click here to read our housing policy.

9. Student Insurance

All students must carry health insurance while attending ORU. You can choose a private carrier or purchase insurance at https://consolidatedhealthplan.com/group/228/home.

Click here to view more information on the student health plan.

Return all documents to:

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