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Fall 2020 Incoming Freshmen

Congratulations on your admission to the University of Oklahoma! Below you'll find a complete list of to-do items you'll need to complete before your first day of classes at OU. 

#1 Set Up Your OU Account & Email

Visit account.ou.edu and click “New to OU? Set up your OU account.” You'll need your Sooner ID number (included in your admission letter) to create your account. Once your account has been set up, you'll see your OUNet ID (usually 4 letters and 4 numbers) and your OU email address. Take a moment to write these down along with the password that you set up. You'll use these to access and complete your post-admission checklist!

This OU account will follow you through your time at OU and will also provide access to OU resources such as enrollment, grades, course materials, computer labs, OU Libraries resources, and more. This OU account is also what you’ll use to sign in to your official OU email at outlook.office365.com. If you need assistance, please call OU IT at (405) 325-4357.

#2 Log in to OU Bound

Visit oubound.ou.edu to log in to OU Bound, our post-admission checklist portal. You’ll use the OU account you set up in Step #1 to log in. Your post-admission checklist is outlined in OU Bound with information on how to complete each step.

Log in to OU Bound

#3 Submit Your Enrollment Commitment

The priority deadline to commit is May 1, 2020 or within 21 days of the date of your admission, whichever is later. Visit oubound.ou.edu to submit your enrollment commitment!

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Post-Admission Checklist

You will find information on all these steps in OU Bound, which you can access by logging into oubound.ou.edu. OU will email you when checklist items become available to complete, so be sure to check it regularly. Here are the things you must do to join the Sooner family:

  • Apply for and Accept Financial Aid

    Visit fafsa.ed.gov to complete your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). We strongly encourage you to complete this by our priority filing deadline of December 15.
  • Complete Your Housing Contract

    Complete a housing contract to outline your housing, meal plan, and roommate preferences. The sooner you do this, the better the chance you’ll get your preferences! Visit housing.ou.edu to learn more about your housing options and click here to view our housing FAQ page.
  • Check Your OU Email Account (Regularly!)

    Visit outlook.office365.com to check your OU email. Many OU departments will only communicate with you via this email address, so it is important that you check it regularly. This is where you will be notified about financial aid and housing.
  • Complete Your Mandatory Online Training

    Complete mandatory online training at onpoint.ou.edu. You must do this before you can schedule your New Sooner Orientation Day which opens February 3, 2020. 
  • Take the New Sooner Survey

    Complete the New Sooner Survey. You must do this before you can schedule your New Sooner Orientation Day which opens February 3, 2020. 
  • Schedule Your New Sooner Orientation Day

    Opening February 3, 2020, New Sooner Orientation Day is when you will meet one-on-one with your academic advisor and enroll in your first semester of classes. Orientation occurs between May and August, and you must schedule your orientation by June 15. 
  • Review Your Math Placement

    After you register for your New Sooner Orientation Day, you will receive a math offer from the University of Oklahoma. Your math offer will include the most ideal course for you to start in relative to your major based on your ACT/SAT scores and your high school academic experiences. It is very important you send OU any updated ACT/SAT scores as soon as possible, so you can receive your most accurate math offer. You can review your math offer by logging in to your New Sooner Orientation registration confirmation page. Your academic advisor will go over your math offer during your New Sooner Orientation Day.

    For additional information or questions about your math offer or how it relates to major interests, please email ucquestions@ou.edu or by phone at (405) 325-3521.

    If you would like to be placed into a higher math course you can assess with our ALEKS math placement assessment. If you have questions about your math offer, the math assessment, concurrent enrollment credit, AP/IB exams, or credit from another university, please click here.
  • Complete Your Financial Success Plan

    Opening in January 2020, your Financial Success Plan outlines your out-of-pocket expense to attend OU and helps you create a plan for how to pay for college. You’ll have access to an OU MoneyCoach who can meet you in person anytime if you have any questions.
  • Complete Health Requirements

    You must submit a Certification of Compliance that states you are aware of the state of Oklahoma’s immunization requirements, which are outlined in the Certification. Complete this at immunization.ou.edu.
  • Send Your Final High School Transcript

    Once you graduate from high school, you must have your high school send OU your final high school transcript verifying your date of graduation. This must be submitted directly from your high school, so please touch base with your high school counselor to complete this.

 

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Optional

The items listed below are not mandatory to complete prior to becoming a Sooner, however, we encourage you to review the list as some items may be of interest to you:

  • Apply to OU’s Honors College

    Through OU's Honors College, you can enroll in courses taught by nationally acclaimed faculty. Classes are limited to fewer than 22 students, and honors students participate in undergraduate research opportunities, study aboard and excel in this supportive community. For admission requirements and to apply, visit ou.edu/honors.
  • Sign Up for Camp Crimson

    Registration for Camp Crimson opens March 2020. During Camp Crimson, students will live on campus for three days, meeting new friends and learning about OU's traditions. Camp Crimson is a great way for you to learn the ins-and-outs of OU and get connected with a vital support system to help you succeed.
  • Consider Start Sooner

    Can’t wait until the fall to start your OU experience? Start Sooner helps you get acclimated to campus, allowing you to start OU classes a month early and move into your residence hall room before anyone else. Learn more at ou.edu/startsooner.
  • Explore the OU Online Bookstore

    OU’s Bookstore is online, so students can get the right book at the right price! Click here to learn how to order your textbooks and course materials.
  • Get a Parking Permit

    You may purchase a parking permit for the fall 2020- spring 2021 school year in spring of 2020. If you live in student housing, you will need to purchase a parking permit. OU offers plenty of parking spaces only a short walk from where you'll live.
  • Consider the Student Health Plan

    The OU Student Health Plan offers full coverage for preventative care as well as free services at OU’s on-campus health clinic, Goddard Health Center. With affordable pricing, the OU Student Health Plan is less expensive than the marketplace and many employer plans so you can budget wisely for the school year. Learn more about OU’s Student Health Plan to find the right fit for you.
  • Purchase OU Football & Men’s Basketball Tickets

    OU Athletics will notify students via their OU email in August 2020 about purchasing football and men's basketball tickets. All other OU sports are free to attend for students. Just show up, show your official student ID and support the Sooners. View complete information for student football and men's basketball season tickets at soonersports.com.
  • Purchase University Theatre Season Subscription

    OU’s University Theatre program offers multiples performances throughout the year. Student Season Subscriptions go on sale starting August 2020, but individual student ticket purchases are available. Visit theatre.ou.edu for more information.
  • Participate in Student Orientation Weekend

    Student Orientation Weekend is scheduled four days before classes begin and is full of activities and information designed to welcome you to the University of Oklahoma. Scheduled to coincide with residence hall move-in, the weekend is packed with opportunities to meet great people, get acquainted with the campus and community and learn about the many services and programs that will help you succeed as a Sooner.