Oakwood University welcomes applicants regardless of race, color, nationality, ethnicity, sex, or physical challenges. Students who meet the academic requirements and character expectations of the university and are willing to adjust to and to be comfortable within its religious, social, and cultural atmosphere may be admitted subject to available space.
Admission of new students (U.S. citizens and permanent residents) to Oakwood University is either Regular or Conditional. International, transfer, and adult and continuing education students should refer to guidelines as listed under Admission of International Applicants, Admission of Transfer Applicants and Admission of Adult and Continuing Education Applicants listed below.
Recommended core curriculum requirements for entrance to the undergraduate program*:
Minimum ACT composite score of 17.Minimum SAT combined score of 840.Results used only for placement and/or academic advising.
familiar with the student. Respondents should not be relatives.*For deficiencies see the general education requirements
*All conditions must be removed by the end of the first semester.
Home School Applicants Transcripts from home school graduates who have completed their academic courses through Griggs University or another regionally accredited program are accepted for regular admission. The General Education Diploma (GED) is required from students who do not graduate from accredited programs.
Students wishing to transfer to Oakwood University from another college or university must follow the same application procedure as other new students (see Admission Categories—Regular and Conditional). Transfer students must also submit official transcript from all schools attended. A high school transcript must also be submitted. A maximum of 64 semester hours may be accepted from a junior college. A student transferring work from another college will be given credit only for work completed with grades of C- or above, and only grades of C or higher are accepted in a student’s major or minor field.
The ACT or SAT requirement will be waived if the applicant has completed one quarter or semester each of college-level English and mathematics with a grade of C (2.00) or above. Otherwise, the ACT must be taken before the student is allowed to register.
Students transferring from unaccredited colleges with a GPA of at least C may be accepted on a conditional basis. The previous credit will be validated only after the successful completion of a semester’s work of at least 12 hours with a cumulative GPA of 2.00 at Oakwood University.
Acceptance deadline is 30 days prior to the beginning of the semester.
Oakwood University is approved by the U.S. Office of Immigration and Naturalization Service for the admission of nonimmigrant students. Applicants should not leave their country with the intention of enrolling at Oakwood University without a letter of acceptance and an I-20 A-B Form from the Office of Enrollment Management. To be considered for admission, an international student must submit:
To obtain the Form I-20 A-B, the international student must submit an Affidavit of Support (the U.S. sponsor must submit Form I-134), medical and dental forms, and an advance security deposit of $1,000 in U.S. currency. The security deposit is refundable upon graduation or withdrawal from Oakwood University. It can only be used for an emergency, such as travel for death or sickness of an immediate family member, and must be replaced before readmission the following semester.
After acceptance students should immediately send in the room reservation/damage deposit and the housing application form.
Please note the following immigration regulations:
Nonimmigrant students applying for admission to the United States for the first time after being issued an F-1 student’s visa will not be admitted unless they intend to attend the school specified in that visa. Therefore, if before they depart for the United States students decide to attend another school, they should communicate with the issuing American consular office for the purpose of having the other school specified in the visa. Any other nonimmigrant students will not be admitted to the United States unless they intend to attend the school as specified in the Form I-20 or Form I-94, which they present to the immigration officer at the port of entry.
Nonimmigrant students who do not register at the school specified in their temporary entry permit (Form I-94), or whose school attendance is terminated, or who register for less than a full course of study, or who accept unauthorized employment and fail to maintain their F-1 status will not be allowed to enroll or continue enrollment until proper documentation has been received from the Immigration Naturalization Service (INS).
International students must report to the Enrollment Management Office each semester after registration so that INS clearance can be processed for immigration purposes. All students must be registered within 30 days, starting with the first day of classes. Copies of the passport, visa, I-94, and registration clearance forms must be submitted. Students who do not register during this time period may have their immigration status terminated by INS. Students with terminated records will have to reapply to INS and pay additional fees to have their files reinstated. Reinstatement is neither automatic nor guaranteed.
Applicants are required to be at least 25 years of age and have two years of relevant work experience to be accepted into the program. To be considered for general admission please visit the LEAP Office website.
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