Admission requirements to attend Northwestern Oklahoma State University may differ slightly whether you are an incoming freshman, transfer or returning after an absence. The information below is provided to help you understand better what you’ll need to do to become a member of the Ranger family.
Standards for admission to Northwestern are established by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education and are based on performance and curricular requirements.
The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education have established high school curricular and performance requirements for admission to programs leading to baccalaureate degrees. Students who graduate from an accredited high school and meet both the curricular and performance criteria are eligible for admission. All first-time students and transfers students with fewer than 24 credit hours must also have an ACT score on file in the Registrar's Office.
ALL students, new and readmissions, are required to submit an immunization form. Some also may be required to submit Immunization Records and/or complete the Hepatitis B Statement (Immunization Policy).
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Policy on Out-of-State Tuition Waiver
Non-Oklahoma residents (excluding international students) may be eligible for the NWOSU GO OK! tuition waiver program. Each semester the Registrar's office will determine if out-of-state residents meet the requirements for this waiver. Criteria to meet the requirements for this waiver are as follows:
All newly admitted students (first-time freshmen and first-time transfers) receive the GO OK! tuition waiver.**
Continuing Undergraduate and Readmission Students:
Have a retention/graduation GPA of 2.00.
**Students fall under the continuing undergraduate student policy beginning the fall semester after initial admittance to NWOSU.
Make formal application to the Graduate Program AND meet unconditional admission (refer to the Graduate Catalog for details)
Have a retention/graduation GPA of 3.00.