ADMISSIONS NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY
OCU welcomes all students and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, disability, gender or in any other way in its policies, practices, or procedures involving applicants, learners, faculty, staff and the public. Please note, however, that OCU reserves the right to refuse admission to anyone OCU believes does not meet its academic standards.
OCU seeks mature, capable students who have the preparation and motivation needed to accomplish their academic and professional goals. In addition, it is expected that successful applicants will demonstrate a commitment to and a passion for their chosen field of study. OCU will admit qualified students who are able to demonstrate significant potential and promise of completing the program. This can be demonstrated with prior academic performance and professional experience. OCU exercises an open admissions policy. That is, all students who apply and meet the admissions criteria will be admitted into the program. OCU is not bound to physical classroom capacities and can, therefore, accommodate all students. As all academic programs are year-round, a student may enter an academic program throughout the year.
OCU is also committed to offering a personalized educational experience, and this commitment begins with the Admissions process. Once you have browsed our website, please contact any member of the Admissions staff if you have questions. OCU can also arrange a campus visit or a personal meeting with an admissions counselor. Come experience a premier education. Come experience life at OCU!
STUDENT IDENTIFICATION CARD
An OCU Identification Card is issued by OCU to students, faculty, staff, or other authorized individuals for the purposes of identification and access to campus activities, facilities, and services. Each card includes a unique photograph, text, and information for the individual to whom it is issued. Lost or misplaced cards can be replaced for a fee.
myOCU STUDENT PORTAL
OCU utilizes a web-based student information management system (SIMS). The software displays biographical data, student grades, and financial balance. Password protected, students can log-in to check on his or her progress on program completion, financial balance, or print unofficial transcripts. Students can also receive mass messages, general news, or announcements through this web portal.
OFFICIAL RECORDS, TRANSCRIPT, & VERIFICATION SERVICES
OCU is committed to maintaining student records privacy in compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA). Current students can access all their enrollment information for free directly in myOCU. Students can print academic history and view current enrollment information.
STUDENT ENROLLMENT/DEGREE VERIFICATION
OCU shall provide verifications for all current and past students. All enrollment or degree verification requests are provided in writing. No enrollment or degree verification requests shall be provided verbally. The release of enrollment or degree verification requires authorization from the student. This release can be in the form of OCU’s ENROLLMENT VERIFICATION REQUEST form or a third-party release form authorized by the student. Soft copy enrollment or degree verifications are free of charge, while printed official verifications require a fee. See current SCHEDULE OF FEES.
OCU will provide students with a complimentary transcript upon graduation. If students wish to order additional copies, a request can be made at the Office of Admissions & Records.
Graduation from OCU is a significant accomplishment and tells a great deal about a student’s dedication and willingness to finish what s/he started. The challenge to earn a degree in any of the University’s programs is exciting, but reaching her/his academic goals is something of which s/he will always be proud.
A student is awarded the degree when they:
- Successfully completed all academic requirements in the program of study.
- Has an overall grade point average of 2.0 at the undergraduate level and 3.0 at the graduate level.
- Meet all academic and financial requirements.
- Apply for graduation.
Allow 4-6 weeks to receive the Graduation Package; international students please allow up to 8 weeks, which includes shipping.