Newly Admitted Students

Welcome to ORU! 

We're happy to have you here! Before you arrive on campus,  you will need to complete your registration steps online. We've outlined each of the steps in detail in the list below. If you have any questions or need immediate assistance, don't hesitate to reach out to your Enrollment Counselor at 918.495.6518 or admissions@oru.edu.

#1. LOCATE YOUR "Z-NUMBER"

Your first task is to locate your Z-number (ex. “Z12345678”) on your acceptance letter. Your Z-number uniquely identifies you, so keep it nearby, store it in your phone and remember it because you’ll need it throughout the registration process.

#2. PAY YOUR ENROLLMENT FEE

Once you have located your Z-number, it’s time to secure your spot by paying your one-time $200 enrollment fee. Here are three ways you can pay:

1. Online at payonline.oru.edu. Login with your Z-number and pin (your six digit birth date, mmddyy). Once logged in, select the eDeposit tab, enter your term of entry (e.g. FALL 2017) and complete your payment.

2. Over the phone by calling 918.495.6518.

3. Through the mail by sending a check or money order to:
ORU Undergraduate Admissions
7777 South Lewis Avenue
Tulsa, OK 74171

Note: Please write your name and Z-number on your check or money order.

#3. LOGIN TO VISION 

It’s time to explore VISION — the site where ORU students do everything from completing registration steps to checking grades! To access your VISION account, visit vision.oru.edu and select LOGIN WITH Z-NUMBER & PIN. Type your Z-number and PIN (your six digit birth date, mmddyy). This will be your password until you change it. To begin your registration steps in VISION, select REGISTRATION QUICK LINKS > REGISTRATION STEPS/ONLINE BOOKSTORE >TERM OF ENTRY (e.g. FALL 2017).

#4. CREATE AND CHECK YOUR ORU EMAIL ACCOUNT

Once you’ve located REGISTRATION STEPS in your VISION account (see step above), you’re ready to set up your ORU email address and password. To do this, click INCOMPLETE next to ORU EMAIL in your REGISTRATION STEPS. You will see an automated, preset email address. Delete the preset address and create your own email address. Then create a password and submit.

Visit mail.oru.edu to login to your ORU email account.

It’s important to save mail.oru.edu on your phone and computer. Be sure to check your inbox often because all email communication from ORU will be sent to your student email address from this point forward.

#5. FILE A FAFSA (U.S. STUDENTS ONLY)

If you haven’t already, you need to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at fasfa.gov. Make sure you have the results sent to ORU by entering ORU’s code (003985) when prompted for the school code.

#6. CHOOSE A DORM ROOM (RESIDENTIAL STUDENTS ONLY)

Complete the online housing application and select which residence hall and room you want to live in. The housing application can be found on VISION by clicking SELECT HOUSING. Please be sure to select the appropriate application. If you need help with this step, call your Enrollment Counselor at 918.495.6518

#7. SELECT A MEAL PLAN (REQUIRED FOR RESIDENTIAL STUDENTS, OPTIONAL FOR COMMUTER STUDENTS)

While selecting your housing, you will be prompted to select one of ORU’s five meal plans. Plans include a Basic Plan and four Flex plans that include Sodexo Bucks. On-campus meal plan options are outlined below:

 Residential Meal Plan 2016

Commuter Students can purchase a block of meals that can be used for yourself and your guests in the student Cafeteria. It is a non-refundable, non-transferable plan that expires at the end of the academic school year. Meals may be purchased at the Eagle Card Center on LRC3 or at Student Accounts on GC 2.5 West.

 Commuter Meal Blocks 2016

For up-to-date information, dining options and hours, visit oru.edu/dining.

#8. SEND MEDICAL ASSESSMENT AND IMMUNIZATIONS RECORDS

Depending on your enrollment status (full-time or part-time), you are required to provide medical documentation. See below for specific details. You can download the Medical Assessment form at studenthealth.oru.edu. Please have your Medical Assessment form and copies of immunization records emailed to studenthealth@oru.edu.

Full-time students must provide a Medical Assessment form completed by a physician, including a medical history, a physical examination, a physician’s recommendation for exercise and immunization records.

Required immunizations are as follows:

  • Five doses DtaP/DTP/DT/Td (dip/tet series). If the TD (tetanus) has not been taken within the last ten years, a booster is required.
  • Four doses IPV/OPV (polio series). (Childhood immunizations. Not required after the age of 18 except for the purpose of foreign travel.)
  • Two doses MMR series.
  • TB skin test (must be administered within one year prior to the beginning of enrollment).
  • One dose Meningococcal vaccination.
  • Three doses Hepatitis B series.

Part-time students: If you’re a part-time student enrolled in a health or physical exercise class (HPER), then a Medical Assessment form is required.

Required immunizations are as follows:

  • Two doses MMR series.
  • TB skin test (Must be administered within one year prior to the beginning of enrollment).
  • One dose Meningococcal vaccination.
  • Three doses Hepatitis B series.
#9. HAVE YOUR OFFICIAL OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS SENT TO ORU

Have your final official transcripts sent directly from your high school or college to Oral Roberts University:

  • Fax: 918.495.6222 (include cover letter proving it is being sent from the school)
  • Email: admissions@oru.edu (include information proving it is being sent from the school)
  • Mail: ORU Undergraduate Admissions, 7777 South Lewis Avenue, Tulsa, OK 74171 (must be mailed from the school or hand-delivered to ORU in a sealed envelope to be considered official)
#10. REVIEW YOUR CLASS SCHEDULE

Your first ORU class schedule will be created for you. After your initial semester, you may create your own schedule. The schedule will be emailed to you at your ORU email address; it will also be viewable on VISION. If you would like to request changes before you arrive to campus, you may do so up to two weeks prior to school starting by emailing schedule@oru.edu or calling 918.495.6912. If you would like to make further schedule adjustments, you must request those once you arrive on campus at the department of your major.

#11. ORDER YOUR TEXTBOOKS

Whether you want to purchase, rent or get digital books, consider ordering your books early from the University Bookstore. You can find a quick link on VISION under REGISTRATION QUICK LINKS > REGISTRATION STEPS/ ONLINE BOOKSTORE > FALL 2017 > PURCHASE BOOKS FROM THE ORU BOOKSTORE. If you order in advance, books will be ready for you to pick up when you arrive on campus. If using extra financial aid funds to purchase books, you must approve moving funds to your Eagle Card. Funds can be moved in VISION during the first two weeks of the semester.

#12. HEALTH INSURANCE

Having health insurance is not required in order to complete registration; however, we strongly recommend you have health insurance coverage. You can contact Student Accounts at studentaccounts@oru.edu for details regarding a plan available through ORU. If you currently have a valid health insurance plan, please provide this information in VISION under REGISTRATION QUICK LINKS > REGISTRATION STEPS/ONLINE BOOKSTORE > FALL 2017 > INSURANCE.

#13. COMPLETE YOUR FINANCIAL AID FILE

This step includes selecting or declining individual financial aid offers as listed on your financial aid award letter, as well as applying for loans as needed. To do this, go to your VISION account and select REGISTRATION QUICK LINKS > ACCEPT YOUR FINANCIAL AID AWARDS. Once you’ve decided which offers to accept, more requirements will be generated and will appear on VISION for you to complete. For example, Direct Loan borrowers will need to complete master promissory notes and entrance counseling. Parents applying for Direct Parent PLUS Loans also need to complete a Direct Parent PLUS Loan request and master promissory note, which are separate documents. Financial Awareness counseling is required for students who accept additional unsubsidized loans resulting from a Direct Parent PLUS Loan denial. To avoid registration delays, complete any outstanding requirements prior to arriving on campus.

#14. FEDERAL PROCESS OF VERIFICATION

About one in three students will be selected for the federal process of verification. If you were selected, you’ll see notices in VISION and in your ORU email of what documentation ORU Financial Aid needs in order to verify the information submitted on your FAFSA. You may send these documents to Financial Aid by scanning them as an attachment to orufinaid@oru.edu or by faxing them to 918.495.6803. Please submit your verification documents as soon as possible and note that the Financial Aid Office cannot accept U.S. Tax Returns in fulfilling verification requirements. If you are unable to use the IRS Data Retrieval tool at the time you submit your FAFSA, you will need to request income tax transcripts to substantiate your income figures. Not all students will be selected for the federal process of verification. This process may add an additional three to four weeks to your application process. Therefore, please complete the financial aid process early to avoid delays during registration.

#15. PAY OFF YOUR BALANCE OR BEGIN A TMS PAYMENT PLAN

Payment of student charges is due by the first day of the semester. Students may pay their charges (tuition, fees, room and board) utilizing verifiable financial aid, monthly installment payments on the TMS payment plan (information below), cash, check, credit card, money order or wire transfer. Payment may be made online through your VISION account with a credit card or electronic check (ACH). For International Students we recommend PeerTransfer (peertransfer.com) which offers payment options with guaranteed low rates for currency conversion.

TMS is an optional payment plan that divides your outstanding balance into 12 monthly installments without charging interest. TMS is not financing and does not affect credit. Students can set up a TMS account by visiting afford.com/oru or calling 800.722.4867. This method of payment is optional and students can choose to withdraw from TMS at any time in order to pay their charges with one of the alternative methods listed above.

#16. COMPLETE REGISTRATION

To confirm you have completed all registration steps for the  semester, go to VISION under REGISTRATION QUICK LINKS > REGISTRATION STEPS/ONLINE BOOKSTORE >TERM OF ENTRY (e.g. FALL 2017). Items in BLUE are completed. Items in RED are incomplete and required. Items in GREEN are optional. Select the final step (#9) when the remaining steps are BLUE or GREEN. Once you complete registration, you will receive a copy of your registration worksheet at your ORU email address. Double-check the worksheet in your email or in VISION to make sure it says “COMPLETE.” Please keep the completed worksheet for your records. If you are having trouble completing your registration steps, please connect with your Enrollment Counselor at 918.495.6518 or admissions@oru.edu.

NOTE FOR ALL INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: International students must check-in with the International Admissions Office before their registration can be finalized. If all registration steps are complete, including payment arrangements, but you are delayed in arriving, please contact Student Accounts at studentaccounts@oru.edu or 918.495.6370 for a temporary completion to avoid the late registration fee pending your international check-in.

#17. Download the Student Life App

Find your way around campus, keep up with student events, access your schedule and more on our student life app! 

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#17. REGISTER FOR NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION

All new students are required to attend Golden Eagle New Student Orientation. To learn more about orientation and how to register visit orientation.oru.edu.

#18. FIND AN ON-CAMPUS JOB (OPTIONAL)

Before you begin looking for a work-study job on campus, you must complete registration and accept the work-study award in your financial aid package. Then, follow our step-by-step instructions on how to find a job, apply and get hired. To find these instructions, go to hireorugrads.com > STUDENTS > WORK-STUDY JOBS.

NOTE FOR ALL WORK-STUDY EMPLOYEES: You will need to bring original identification with you to campus to complete the Federal I-9. If you have any questions, contact Career Services at careers@oru.edu or 918.495.6912.

#19. Have fun! 

We are so glad that you will be a part of the ORU community! Please let us know how we can help you. If you should need help along the way with any of these registration steps, please contact your enrollment counselor at 918.495.6518 or at admissions@oru.edu.

 

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