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Transfer Students

Transfer Students

Congratulations on your admissions 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 & OU 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.office.com/ou.edu. 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

Post-Admission Checklist

You will find information on all these steps in OU Bound, which you can access by logging into oubound.ou.edu. Here are the things you must do to join the OU Family:

After scheduling your orientation with your academic department, download our PowerPoint presentation (about 17 minutes long) to become familiar with the enrollment process and learn about resources available to you as a student. Feel free to pause the presentation to write down information or go back to previous slides as necessary. 

Annually more than two out of three OU students are awarded some type of financial assistance. This aid is a combination of scholarships, grants, loans, work-study and tuition waivers. To ensure that you keep all of your options open for covering your cost to attend OU, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For more detailed information, visit financialaid.ou.edu.

Housing options are available through our OU Housing and Food Services. Many transfer students enjoy living in our new ivy-league style residential colleges or in our campus apartments, Traditions Square. Depending on your age and credit hours you may be required to live in on-campus housing. Visit housing.ou.edu to learn about on-campus housing.

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.

All OU students are required to successfully complete the mandatory online trainings listed at onpoint.ou.edu. Learn more at ou.edu/eoo

Transfer students who have taken an appropriate math course are not required to complete a math assessment at OU. However, students who complete a math course that doesn’t transfer or who have never taken a college-level math course will have to complete the OU Math Assessment, which will be proctored virtually via Zoom. View our transfer equivalencies to view courses that transfer to OU and schedule your math assessment

Camp Crimson is the University's premiere orientation camp and will occur the two weeks prior to classes beginning, from August 13 - 20. While Camp Crimson is highly encouraged for incoming transfer students, it is not required. At Camp Crimson, you'll be connected to other incoming students, learn about university resources, and have lots of fun. 

Transfer students have two options for attending Camp Crimson:

  • 8 day experience - August 13 - 20, 2021 ($375) 
  • 5 day experience - August 16 - 20, 2021 ($275) 
    Costs will be billed to your Bursar account

Please choose the 8 day experience option if you plan to participate in Panhellenic or IFC recruitment (additional costs apply), Pride Camp (band), ROTC training, or International Student Orientation. Don’t worry - these programs are partnering with Camp Crimson and you will be able to attend and participate in both programs.

To register, visit your OU Bound portal. The deadline to register is July 15, 2021.

To learn more, visit ou.edu/campcrimson.

Make sure you are aware of the State of Oklahoma immunization requirements: two immunizations for measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) and three immunizations for Hepatitis B. For details about completing the Certification of Compliance, visit immunization.ou.edu.

Submit your final high school transcript to fulfill foreign language requirements and/or if you're filing the FAFSA.

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:

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.

OU’s Bookstore is online, so students can get the right book at the right price! Visit ou.edu/bookstore to learn how to order your textbooks and course materials.

If you live in student housing, you will need to purchase a parking permit. OU offers plenty of parking spaces only a short walk to where you live. If you choose to live off campus, you may purchase a parking permit or park for free at the Lloyd Noble Center and shuttle to campus. View our shuttle times and routes.

OU Athletics will notify incoming students via their OU email in August about purchasing student football and men's basketball season 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.

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