Welcome to OKWU!
Where is Oklahoma Wesleyan University located?
OKWU is located in Bartlesville, OK, just 45 minutes north of Tulsa. There’s always something to do between the vibrant local community and the big city amenities close by!
Countries Represented at OKWU
Why Consider OKWU:
- Complete your degree while having the ‘college experience’ or enroll in our evening, once per week program.
- Grow academically & spiritually in a Christ-centered environment
- Transfer in your credits from previous schools
- Build lifelong friendships
- Beautiful campus with a great location
Students on Campus
Faculty to Student
Not sure if you are a fit for the Graduate and Professional Studies (GPS) or Traditional On-Campus Program? Find your fit.
Are you wanting to complete your degree quickly?
Graduate and Professional Studies (GPS) is your best fit. OKWU’s GPS programs are accelerated, allowing you to complete courses in 5-8 weeks at a time. We offer Associates, Bachelors, and Masters degrees.GPS’ on campus programs meet all the requirements for international students with an I-20. Click here to see our programs.
Does attending class one-night per week sound appealing?
Graduate and Professional Studies (GPS) is your best fit. GPS accelerated classes meet one night per week, from 6 to 10 pm, at our Bartlesville campus. Classes available Monday – Thursday depending on course subject.
Do you have dependents & your own housing arranged?
Graduate and Professional Studies (GPS) is your best fit. GPS programs are built for adults! We cater specifically for those who have families, church and other responsibilities with our adult-focused schedules.
Are you being recruited to play a sport?
Traditional Undergraduate is your best fit. OKWU offers 19 varsity sports as a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).
Are you wanting to live on-campus?
Your area of study can determine your best fit
Check out the list of all of our Majors to determine if GPS or Traditional On-Campus is the best fit for you.
Quick Facts: Graduate & Professional Studies Programs
- Personalized schedule for your entire program upfront
- Start classes in Spring, Summer, or Fall terms
- Finish your degree in as little as 2 years
Short class lengths and evening class options:
- Undergraduate: 5 week courses
- Graduate: 8 weeks courses
Average cost per credit hour:
- Associate’s $299
- Bachelor’s $447
- Master’s $550
- Doctorate $799
Popular GPS Degrees
Associate of Arts in General Studies (STEP)
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA)
Masters in Business Administration (MBA)
Quick Facts: Traditional On-Campus Program
- International Student Scholarship Opportunities
- Internship Opportunities
- 650 Undergrad Students On-campus
- Be known by your professors and classmates in weekly events, clubs, and organizations
- Intramural Sports
- 20 Athletic Teams
- 35+ Majors
5 Schools of Study – Popular Degrees
- Business – BS in Accounting
- Exercise Science & Education – BS in Exercise Science (Pre-PT)
- Nursing – BS in Nursing
- Ministry & Christian Thought – BS in Pastoral Ministry
- Arts & Sciences – BS in Psychology
What Are My Next Steps?
Important information to know as an International Student
The process for international students is lengthy! It is both time-consuming and time-sensitive. It is important to communicate with your Admissions Counselor early and be proactive!
International students are NOT eligible for federal aid; therefore, they must be cash-pay. A payment plan will be created, students will be responsible to make payments to remain enrolled.
To be eligible for an I-20, students must be enrolled primarily in on ground courses.
An I-20 will only be issued after all enrollment documents have been evaluated by OKWU. Acceptance is based on previous academic performance. It may take up to two weeks to issue an I-20.
The I-20 is YOUR permit issued by the US Government, OKWU is only a facilitator. It will be your responsibility to keep track of dates & information on it
Graduate & Professional Studies Checklist for Admissions
2. Academic Documents:
If your credits are from a High School/college/university outside of the U.S., your transcript(s) will need to be evaluated/translated by an AACRAO approved company, recommendations are below. The evaluation must be course-by-course and it must include the cumulative GPA.
If you have any credits from a High School or an accredited college/university in the U.S., you must have official transcripts sent to OKWU – GPS.
3. English Proficiency Requirement: if applicable
Undergraduate score requirements:
- TOEFL – 69 internet-based, 190 computer-based, or 525 paper-based
- iTEP Academic – 3.7 (other iTEP tests are not eligible for admissions decision)
- IELTS Academic – 6 (other IELTS tests are not eligible for admissions decision)
Graduate score requirements:
- TOEFL – 87 internet-based, 227 computer-based, or 567 paper-based
- iTEP Academic – 4 (other iTEP tests are not eligible for admissions decision)
- IELTS Academic – 7 (other IELTS tests are not eligible for admissions decision)
4. International Documents: provide copies of the following items, if applicable. These can be uploaded securely through our document upload tool make sure you select GPS admissions!
- Current passport
- F-1 Student Visa
- Most current I-20
- Bank statement/proof of funds to cover at least one year of school costs. If statement/funds are not in the student’s name, a sponsor letter must be included
5. Acceptance Letter, Personalized Schedule, Payment Plan & Additional Documents: These will be issued/provided once all applicable documents have been evaluated. Initial payment is due before enrollment.
6. New I-20: It may take up to two weeks for I-20 to be issued
7. Attend Orientation & Begin Classes!
Traditional On-Campus/Residential Checklist for Admissions
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.
*Students must pay 50% of remaining balance before classes begin
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
- 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
Optional Practical Training (OPT) Checklist
- Please refer to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) website for all forms and a detailed overview of the OPT Process
- It is the student’s responsibility to do his/her research! This is YOUR permit issued by the US Government, OKWU is only a facilitator
- For post-completion OPT, you can file Form I-765 up to 90 days before your program end date and no later than 60 days after program end date.
- The Form I-765 must be received by USCIS within 30 days of when the DSO adds OPT recommendation on SEVIS (updated I-20). If you miss this deadline your request will be denied!
- Your OPT employment must be directly related to your field of study
- You cannot begin until you have received your EAD (Employment Authorization Document) card and start date has arrived
- Student must complete degree in order to qualify for OPT, communicate with Academic Advisor to ensure all courses required are scheduled
- You must continue to update OKWU’s DSO with changes in addresses and employment while on post-completion OPT
Required Documents: Please make sure to visit USCIS OPT website for direct link to Form I-765 and additional USCIS information.
- Schedule an appointment with your Counselor and/or DSO to check if you are eligible for OPT
- Completed Form I-765 (Type or print in black ink)
(c)(3)(B) for standard post-completion OPT
- Fee Payment: Refer to the USCIS Website
Scroll down to “Filing Fee”
- Collect the following items:
Copy of current passport (photo page & any showing name changes)
Copy of I-94 (front and back, if applicable)
Copy of previous EAD (if applicable)
Copy of F-1 Student Visa
Copy of all previous I-20s (1st & 2nd page)
Two passport style color photos (print name and admissions number (from I-94) on the back)
- New I-20 OKWU’s DSO will recommend you for OPT in SEVIS and will issue an updated I-20 showing the recommendation.
File for OPT File the Form I-765 with all required documents listed above including updated I-20 to the appropriate USCIS Service Center (depending on where you live).
Curricular Practical Training (CPT) Checklist
- Check with your counselor to determine if you are eligible for CPT
- As the student, it is your responsibility to do your research, check the government’s website!
- For CPT, you must already have a job offer & can only work for the employer listed on your I-20
- Any changes in employment must me communicated to the DSO within 10 days of occurrence
- Part-Time CPT allows you to work up to 20 hours per week, this is the recommended option for CPT
- Opting for Full-Time CPT can hinder your eligibility for OPT once you finish your degree
- You cannot begin working until your CPT has been approved on your I-20 and the start day has arrived
- CPT is per year, if you wish to continue your CPT for more than one year you will need to repeat this process!
- Schedule an appointment with Counselor and/or DSO
- Find job/internship opportunity – let them know that you can only work part-time and with I-20 approval
- When you meet with your Counselor/DSO you will need to provide the following information regarding your job opportunity:
Employer/Supervisor’s contact information
Job description & duties
Brief explanation on how the job relates to your field of study
- The DOS will update your I-20 to reflect your CPT. Be sure to keep track of the start & end dates!