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The Honors College at the University of Oklahoma provides a supportive and challenging academic program for intellectually motivated undergraduate students. The Honors College offers an enriching interdisciplinary curriculum through its diverse programs and supports students in a full range of academic pursuits. Carefully designed small classes, a collegial environment, and close advising prepare students for advanced study leading to the bachelor of arts, bachelor of science, or any other bachelors degree offered at the University. The Honors College at the University of Oklahoma seeks to inspire students to a lifetime of broad intellectual curiosity and continuing self-sustained inquiry and personal growth.

Incoming Freshmen Requirements

Freshmen entering the University of Oklahoma are eligible to apply to the Honors College if they have a composite ACT of 30 or higher or they have a SAT total of 1360 or higher and they rank among the top 10% of graduates in their high school class or have a high school grade point average of 3.75.

Incoming freshmen should first complete their OU application with all their materials by December 15. Once admitted, incoming freshmen can apply for Honors College. The deadline to apply to Honors College for priority consideration is January 15. 

Incoming freshmen cannot apply to the Honors College until they have been admitted to the University of Oklahoma

Honors College applications received by the deadline of January 15 will be considered for priority housing consideration to live in OU's residential colleges. The residential colleges housing application will be available to complete in April for Honors College students, but all incoming freshmen must complete a freshman housing contract available in November. 

For questions about the Honors College application process, please contact the Office of Admissions & Recruitment at admissions@ou.edu or 405-325-2151.

Transfer Students Requirements

Transfer students who enroll at the University of Oklahoma with 15 or more college credit hours with a cumulative grade point average of 3.40 or higher are eligible to apply.

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*All students must be fully admitted to OU before their Honors College application will be processed.

Special Programs

Medical Humanities Scholars Program

OU's Medical Humanities Scholars Program is a highly selective, sequential B.A.-M.D. program. Selected students (five-eight per year) are able to pursue a liberal arts education focused on medicine and society and at the same time fulfill their pre-medical requirements. Students also engage in service learning and clinical experiences to develop an appreciation for the biopsychosocial dimensions of health and healing. Upon admission into the program, students receive provisional acceptance at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, contingent upon their GPA and MCAT scores.

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Pre-Law Scholars Program

A limited number of students (up to 25 per year) will be selected to join the Pre-Law Scholars Program before their enrollment as undergraduates at OU. The Pre-Law Scholars Program will allow these highly motivated Honors College students interested in the practice of law or judicial service to complete both a bachelor's degree and Juris Doctor at the University of Oklahoma in six years. 

Learn More About PLSP

For questions about OU's Honors College, please contact:

Office of Admissions & Recuitment
admissions@ou.edu
405-325-2151