Applying as an Incoming Freshman

Are you thinking about applying to oral roberts university?

Yeah? That's awesome! We're now accepting applications for the Fall 2018 semester. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible to receive these benefits:

1.) We'll waive the application fee if you apply online.
2.) No essay to write!
3.) Receive a 3-day admissions decision once your application file is complete.
4.) Be awarded an ORU freshmen scholarship ranging up to $13,000 per year!

"Where do I start?"

That's a great question. Start today by submitting an online application. Once you finish this step, explore the ORU Application Process to see what other material you'll need to be considered for admission to ORU.

Application Process

"So, What'S required for full-acceptance as a freshman?"

First things first - to be defined as a "freshman" you should have earned fewer than 15 credit hours from a regionally accredited or otherwise recognized post-secondary institution since graduating from high school (basically, you're not coming in as a transfer student).

If you're considered an incoming freshman and you meet the following requirements, you will be considered for full acceptance:

  • ACT score of 20 or higher or an SAT score of 1020 or higher
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.6 or higher on a 4.0 scale or have scored at least 52 on your GED
  • Ranked in the top 40% of your graduating class

"What if I don't meet these requirements?"

No need to worry. We understand that there are exceptions. If you're thinking about ORU but don't meet these criteria, we still encourage you to start the application process. You may be granted probationary and/or conditional acceptance. This means you can still be a student at ORU, along with receiving extra tools and resources that will help you succeed as a college student.

Early Acceptance for the Spring 2019 and Fall 2019 Semesters

Are you an early planner? Great - we are, too! You can apply to ORU as early as the end of your junior year in high school by submitting your completed application, transcripts and an SAT or ACT score. Senior-year test scores and grades should be submitted when available. See the application process for how to have these sent to ORU.

Recommended High School Courses

Everyone admitted to ORU must have graduated from a secondary school or be the recipient of a GED. Though not required, we recommend that you take the following courses during your secondary education to be as prepared as possible for college:

  • Four years of English
  • Two years of a foreign language
  • Two years of math including algebra and geometry or two years of algebra
  • Two years of social studies
  • Two years of science, one of which must be a laboratory science
  • Four years of electives