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Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, you can begin an online application and finish it later. The application will remember information you have previously entered, and save it for you to finish at a later date. After signing in using the email address and password you provided when you created your sign-in account, click the ‘View Applications in Progress’ link from the main menu to edit your saved application. Once you have submitted your application, you will not be able to edit it again.
For information to complete your application: Click here
For information regarding the documents: Click here
There is a possibility that the program will not review credentials that arrive after their application deadline. In addition, some programs will not review your application unless all supporting materials are included.
As a reminder, all credentials submitted in support of an application the property of Oklahoma State University and cannot be returned.
The application fee must be paid using the online application. Checks or money orders mailed to our office are not acceptable.
Previous applicants who were not admitted to the Graduate College and applicants who declined a previous offer of admission must submit a new application, application fee, and support documents.
Applicants wanting to change from one program to another program must submit another application, application fee, and support documents.
I want to change my submitted application from one program to another program and have the application fee transfer to that new program. Can I do that?
Unfortunately, no. You will need to submit a new application and an additional application fee to indicate your interest in the new program. If your decision is to not to continue to pursue the original application, please contact our office via email or written letter indicating that you wish to cancel your original application so that we may inform that program. This will stop them from making contact to you about completing an application that you are no longer pursuing.
If required by the program, typically the test is not waived.
If a specific test is required, typically other test scores cannot be substituted.
Some graduate programs in the College of Education will accept the Millers Analogy Test (MAT) instead of a GRE score.
The Master's of Business Administration (MBA) accepts GMAT or the GRE.
It is important that you contact the program about their admission requirements to determine if this test or other tests are required.
Additionally, some programs require the GRE subject test. Please review the admissions requirements for the program that interests you.
GRE scores are one of the many criteria used to evaluate an applicant. Individual departments' practices may differ, but generally the last test score reported is the one used. Keep in mind that the score report will include all scores from the tests taken within the last 5 years.
I took the TOEFL ( Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS in the past. Do I have to take it again ?
The requirements for a minimum TOEFL or IELTS score are governed by the Oklahoma State Regents. An applicant who has or will have completed a baccalaureate or graduate degree from a college or university where English is the primary teaching language, and which is located in a country where English is a primary language, is not required to submit a TOEFL or IELTS score. Applicants for whom English is a second language are required to demonstrate an acceptable level of spoken English usually by submitting a TOEFL or IELTS score. A TOEFL score of 79 (internet based test) or 550 (paper based test) or above is required regardless of the number of semesters or terms completed in other institutions of higher education, including OSU, or prior enrollment in English language programs. The TOEFL institution code for OSU is 6546.
If you are required to submit a TOEFL or IELTS test to be reviewed for admission, an official TOEFL or IELTS test score must be received from the test provider.
For additional information and the latest updates on the TOEFL, please visit http://www.ets.org/toefl
For additional information and the latest updates on the IELTS, please visit http://www.ielts.org/
All applicants must pay the application fee to have an application reviewed for admission.
The TELP is a test of written English. At Oklahoma State University, we want to ensure that all students succeed in their studies and perform at the highest academic level. The OSU faculty is concerned about the writing abilities of all graduate students, and in particular students whose first language may not have been English. To ensure that graduate students are sufficiently skilled at written English the Test of English Language Proficiency (TELP) is required for all graduate students before their first semester enrollment. However, a waiver of the TELP requirement can be granted to a student who has:
Program specific questions should be directed to the relevant graduate program. For a list, please click here.
If your question is not answered above and you want to contact the Graduate College, please call us at 405-744-6368 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will make every effort to respond as quickly as possible. Most emails are answered within 24 hours of receipt.