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Welcome to Oklahoma State University!
University College Advising is a student-centered office with professional advisors who work closely with you to plan your academic future. We will also connect you to resources that can help you achieve success here at OSU and beyond.
New Student Orientation (NSO) is the first step towards ensuring a smooth transition to college life. There will be sessions to review all aspects of life at the university, including navigating campus, paying for college, staying healthy, and meeting new people. The priority in our office during NSO is to get each student assigned to UCA into a class schedule for the fall. This includes placement testing for math and other courses and meeting with your advisor to discuss your career goals.
To make your advising meeting go smoothly, here are a few things you can do in advance:
- Make sure the Office of Undergraduate Admissions has all of your ACT or SAT scores. ACT subscores are used to determine remediation needs in Math, Science, English, and Reading, so send in the score even if the composite wasn’t your highest.
- Submit your final high school transcripts to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
- If you have completed any college courses, have those transcripts sent as well (if it was not at OSU). If you are currently enrolled in college courses, bring a copy of your schedule.
- If you applied for Admissions with “Undecided” as your major, you may be able to declare your major prior to your NSO date. Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org from your okstate.edu account to make the change.
Here are some topics you may hear discussed when you arrive:
Most students will have to take the OSU Math Placement Exam in a proctored environment in order for their score to be valid. However, students are allowed to take their first attempt in an unproctored environment if you have a ACT Mathematics subscores of 19 or greater. Students with lower than a 19 ACT Mathematics subscore, and all subsequent attempts, must be in a proctored setting. Information about the Math Placement Test, as well as locating a test proctor, can be found here.
For students who are below a 19 ACT in a subject area are required to show they are college-ready in this area in some other way. You will meet with an advisor during your visit who will help you to understand what is required of you, and what your options are. These may include taking a test while you are here for New Student Orientation, or enrolling in a remedial course in the fall. Additional information about remedition can be found here.
You may also review the list of majors offered at OSU. For information on what courses are required in each major, review the Major Degree Sheets, located on the Office of the Registrar's website. Check out all of your major options and get an idea of what your coursework will look like! You can even find course descriptions here.
We are glad to have you join the UCA family and look forward to working with you towards your success!