Application for Admissions

Complete all items on the Application for Admissions form. Type on the form ensuring that the details are legible. Then, print the form and sign/date. Scanned/emailed forms are acceptable. Make sure the Application is submitted before the admissions deadline deadline.

Application Fee

Submit a non-refundable application fee of $50.

Photo Headshot

Submit a current photo that is no older than 6 months is required. The photo shall be used for the student identification card and uploaded to the student’s profile. The photo should be facing straight forward in front of a white background, like a passport photo. NO SELFIE’s. Remove accessories, such as a hat, scarf, hoodie, or handkerchief. Glasses are OK. The photo must be sent via email as a JPEG.

Transcripts and/or Foreign Credential Evaluations

Applicants must request an original transcript from every U.S. post-secondary institution attended to be sent to the OCU Office of Admissions & Records.  The applicant may request the original transcript to be returned.  Prior college and university transfer courses and/or degrees must be earned at recognized institutions.

If an applicant completed his/her coursework at a foreign (outside of the U.S.) institution, s/he will need to provide an official evaluation of the academic credentials. Transcripts not in English must be evaluated by an appropriate third party and translated into English or evaluated by a trained transcript evaluator fluent in the language on the transcript. In this case, the evaluator must have expertise in the educational practices of the country of origin and include an English translation of the review.

  • Course-By-Course Report: If the applicant wants to receive transfer credit for coursework completed at a foreign (outside of the United States) college or university, a professional course-by-course English-translated evaluation will need to be submitted.
  • General Report: For purposes that require showing evidence of an earned degree, a professional general report English-translated evaluation of the degree is acceptable.

English Proficiency

Proficiency in reading, writing, speaking, and understanding English is essential to a student’s success at OCU. If English is not the applicant’s native language, or if an applicant has not had their secondary education taught in English, they will be required to provide proof of English Proficiency. See ways to meet the English Proficiency requirement.

Government Issued Identification Card

Acceptable forms of Identification can be:

  • US. Passport, Permanent resident card, or driver’s licenses or other state photo identification cards
  • Foreign government-issued passport / identity cards or National identity cards / Driver’s license

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