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Incoming Freshmen

At Northwestern Oklahoma State University you are considered an incoming freshman applicant if you are still in high school or have graduated from high school but have not enrolled in a regular session at any college or university. You also may take classes concurrently at Northwestern as a junior or senior in high school. Please visit with a member of our Recruitment staff to learn more about concurrent enrollment and how they can help you become a member of the Ranger family.

Below, you’ll find some helpful advice on what you’ll need to do to qualify for admission to Northwestern.

To Do List:

  • Take the ACT or SAT College entrance exam. If you’re planning to attend Northwestern, you may take the ACT exam on campus. Click here to learn more and register for the test.
  • To be admitted, your ACT score must be at least 20, SAT score at least 940.
  • You also may be admitted if you rank within the Top 50 percent of students in your class and have a high school grade point average of 2.7.
  • Complete and return the Application for Admission
  • You must pay a $15 non-refundable application fee, and provide us with the following: 
  • Visit the Northwestern representative and complete an information card at your local College Day/Night Program.
  • Reserve a spot for Ranger Preview in November of your senior year.
  • After graduation from high school, send an official copy of your eight-semester transcript.
  • For best consideration complete and return a Scholarship Application to the Financial Aid Office before May 15th.
  • For best consideration, complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form as soon as possible after October 1. These forms will be available after October 1, you can fill it out online at the link above.
  • Reserve a room in Student Housing by submitting a Housing Application with your $75 deposit. All first time freshmen, attending the Alva Campus, are required to live in university housing for two academic semesters (Only Fall and Spring semesters apply). See Freshman Residency Requirement.
  • Make plans to visit Northwestern's campus at your convenience by contacting the Office of Recruitment.
  • Attend Freshman Connection  April 12, 2017 to reserve your place for the fall semester.
  • If you miss Freshman Connection, contact the Office of Recruitment to schedule an enrollment session.

Students who fall short of the admission requirements may be considered for Alternative Admission. If you lack any of the requirements listed below, please contact the Office of Recruitment at your earliest convenience to discuss your best options.

Curricular Requirements for High School Graduates


Course Areas


English (Grammar, Composition, Literature)


Lab Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics or any lab science certified by the school district. General Science may not be used to meet this requirement)


Mathematics (Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Math Analysis, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, AP Statistics)


History and Citizenship Skills (Including 1 unit of American History and 2 units of History, Government, Economics, Geography, and/or Non-Western Culture)


Additional Units (Any previously listed subjects, Computer Science, Foreign Language)

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Student Support Services

If you think you'll be needing a little extra help while in college, consider contacting the Student Support Services Office in Fine Arts 108, (580) 327-8130.

The office staff is here to help aid first generation, low income students, as well as students with disabilities to be successful in college, graduate and consider graduate school.

For information, please visit the Student Support Services web page.