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Your path is unique, and we’re here to guide you towards your best tomorrow. Oklahoma Wesleyan University offers degree programs to equip you for your future.

Admissions Resources

We are there for you every step of the way. Already admitted? View our admitted student checklist

First-Time College Student
  • Complete your free application online.
  • Upload your High School Transcript HERE.
  • Request your SAT*, ACT* or CLT* be sent to OKWU.
    *You can upload unofficial copies of your score HERE

If you’re applying with a high school diploma, you must submit your high school transcript and test scores. In order to be accepted, an applicant must meet two of the following requirements:

  • High School unweighted GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Rank in the top 50% of your class
  • 18 ACT or higher | 960 SAT* (EBRW and Math) or higher | 61 CLT or higher
    *SAT test taken prior to March 2016 must be an 860 or higher

If you’re applying with a High School Equivalency Diploma, you must:

  • Submit the Official Credential (GED, HiSET or TASC) from the testing organization
  • GED Score of 165 or higher or equivalent score on another test
  • Submit a Test Score of an 18 ACT or higher | 960 SAT* (EBRW and Math) or higher | 61 CLT or higher
    *SAT test taken prior to March 2016 must be an 860 or higher

NOTE: A Placement Test is required if no test scores exist

All forms and information can be uploaded HERE
Or mailed to: Office of Admissions, Oklahoma Wesleyan University, 2201 Silver Lake Road, Bartlesville, OK 74006

International Students
Check out our international student hub to learn more

1. Complete Your Free Application

2. Academic Documents: 

If you’re applying as a first time college student, you must submit your official high school transcript and test scores. In order to be accepted, an applicant must meet two of the following requirements:

  • A GPA of 2.0 or above on a 4.0 scale
  • Top 50% of high school graduating class rank
  • SAT score of 960* or above | ACT score of 18 or above | CLT score of 61 or above
    *SAT test taken prior to March 2016 must be an 860 or higher

*If you do not have a test score, you will be required to take an ACT Residual after arrival on campus

NOTE: All official high school transcripts must be sent to one of these approved organizations for evaluation: International Credentials Evaluations (InCred)*, World Education Services (WES), American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO), or National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) for evaluation.
*International Credentials Evaluations (InCred) is preferred

If you’re applying as a transfer international student, and your previous college was not located in the USA, you will need:

  • All official college transcripts to be sent to one of these approved organizations for evaluation: International Credentials Evaluations (InCred)* , World Education Services (WES), American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO), or National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) for evaluation.
    *International Credentials Evaluations (InCred) is preferred
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above on a 4.0 scale based off your Transcript Evaluation

If you’re applying as a transfer international student, and your previous college was located in the USA, you will need:

  • All official college transcripts submitted to the Office of Admissions
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above on a 4.0 scale

3. English Placement Test

In addition to meeting the criteria listed above, those whose first language is not English must have one of the following:

  • TOEFL score of at least 69 internet-based, 190 computer-based, or 525 paper-based
  • iTEP Academic score of at least 3.7 (other iTEP scores are not eligible for an admission decision)
  • IELTS Academic score of at least 6 (other IELTS tests are not eligible for an admission decision)
  • Duolingo score of at least 95

4. International Documents: provide copies of the following items

  • Upload a copy of your passport HERE
    *Register to obtain a Passport if you don’t have one
  • Bank statement/proof of funds to cover at least one year of school costs. If statements/funds are not in the student’s name, a sponsor letter must be included. You can upload those HERE.

5. Admissions Decision & I-20 

Once you have received your acceptance letter:

  • Complete the Steps on the Accepted Students Page
  • Request an I-20 from your Admissions Counselor (this could take up to 2 weeks to be issued)
    *If the previous college that you are transferring from was located in the USA, contact your previous institutions DSO and request a transfer of your I-20
  • Schedule a meeting at the nearest US Embassy or Consulate to obtain a F1 Student VISA
    *this only applies to students who are currently not in the USA on an F1 Student Visa
  • Arrive on campus no later than the appointed date on your visa

6. After You Have Arrived On-Campus

Once you have made it to campus stop by your admissions counselors office to submit the below documents:

  • A copy of your F1 VISA
  • I-94
  • A copy of your I-20 with your signature

All forms and additional information can be uploaded HERE.

Or mailed to:
Oklahoma Wesleyan University
Attn: Office of Admissions – Jake Feickert
2201 Silver Lake Road
Bartlesville, OK 74006

Transfer Students

If you’re applying as a transfer student, you will need:

  • A transcript of all academic work from every college and university you’ve attended
  • A cumulative GPA of at least 2.0

To apply:

    • Complete your free application online.
    • Request your official college transcripts to be sent
      *You can upload unofficial copies of your transcripts HERE

    Once accepted, you will need to:

      All forms and information can be uploaded HERE.
      Or mailed to:
      Office of Admissions, Oklahoma Wesleyan University, 2201 Silver Lake Road, Bartlesville, OK 74006

      LPN to BSN Students

      If you’re applying as an LPN-BSN student, you will need:

      • A transcript of all academic work from every college and university you’ve attended
      • A GPA of at least 2.75
      • Unencumbered license as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in the State of Oklahoma
      • Students are required to have completed a minimum of 32 credits before entering the LPN-BSN Advance Program but encouraged to have completed all general education requirements

      To apply to OKWU:

      To Apply to The School of Nursing:

      1. Apply to the School of Nursing and Submit Essay
      2. Academic Review –  Completion of a minimum of 32 college credit hours of study
        • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, and maintain a 2.75 or higher while in the nursing program
        • Completion of the following courses with a grade of “C” or better:
          • English Composition I  – 3 college credit hours
          • English Composition II – 3 college credit hours
          • General Psychology – 3 college credit hours
        • At least two of the following general Science courses:
          • Fundamentals of General and Organic Chemistry – 5 college credit hours
          • Microbiology – 4 college credit hours
          • Anatomy – 4 college credit hours
          • Physiology – 4 college credit hours
      3. BSN Entrance Exam: ATI TEAS V Exam – The established benchmark for 2022 Admissions is 70.3%. Please contact the Nursing Office to Schedule your TEAS test. Nursing Office: 918.335.6856 or mlittle1@okwu.edu.
      4. 2 Letters of Recommendation – Applicants will submit two letters of recommendation to the OKWU School of Nursing. Email them to Melissa Little (mlittle1@okwu.edu)
      5. Nursing Interview – If you meet the academic criteria you will be contacted for an interview.
      6. Applicant Acceptance/Denial – Once all of these components have been completed, at this point the School of Nursing will review your file and send you a letter of acceptance or denial into the Oklahoma Wesleyan University BSN Program.

      Once accepted, you will need to:

      1. Pay the $75 LPN-BSN commitment fee
      2.  Complete the remaining steps at the Accepted Students Page
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      As a Christian university, we believe in the transforming grace of Jesus Christ and are passionate about spiritual growth. Our integration of faith with learning allows students to:

      • Evaluate academic lessons and hands-on experiences through the lens of a biblical worldview.
      • Develop critical skills and expertise in a Christian environment.
      • Learn to see each person as someone created in the image of God.
      • Prepare for a successful career in a public, private, or online setting.

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