Oklahoma State University

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O k l a h o m a
S t a t e
G E N E R A L
U n i v e r s i t y
I N F O R M A T I O N
2 0 1 5 - 2 0 1 6
Full name of your university
Oklahoma State University
Website for international students
http://studyabroad.okstate.edu
Number of students
Approximately 30,000 total on all campuses; 23,000 in
Stillwater (main campus)
Nearest airport
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Do you offer airport pick up? If yes,
how much is it?
Yes; up to $150
Inbound students
(name, address, phone, fax, email)
Aleithia Burgess
Interim Inbound Exchange Coordinator
Oklahoma State University Study Abroad Office
242 Student Union
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK 74078
Office: +1-405-744-8569
Fax: +1-405-744-5667
Email: [email protected]
Web: http://studyabroad.okstate.edu
Outbound students
(name, address, phone, fax, email)
Josh Pontrelli
Student Exchange Coordinator
Oklahoma State University Study Abroad Office
242 Student Union
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK 74078
Office: +1-405-744-2810
Fax: +1-405-744-5667
Email: [email protected]
Web: http://studyabroad.okstate.edu
H O U S I N G
Is housing guaranteed?
First-come, first-serve. Chance of getting on-campus
housing for exchange students is very high.
Types of housing
Dormitory, private suite
What’s the distance from housing to
the university?
Walking distance between 5 and 25 minutes. All housing
is located on the university bus route.
Are meals included in housing?
No. An optional meal plan is available at an additional
cost.
How many people share a bathroom
and a kitchen?
Varies. See: www.reslife.okstate.edu
What means of transport do the
students use to get from housing to
the university?
Application deadline for housing
Walk, bus, bike
If housing is not guaranteed, what
resources are available to incoming
exchange students?
Until full (on a first-come, first-serve basis)
*Students have to be admitted and have their OSU email
account activated. They have to apply on-line on their
own.
www.osuoffcampus.org
I M P O R T A N T
D A T E S
Classes begin
Semester 1 (Fall 2015)
August 17, 2015
Semester 2 (Spring 2016)
January 11, 2016
Classes end
December 4, 2015
April 29, 2016
Exam periods
December 7-11, 2015
May 2-6, 2016
Orientation date
TBA (week before classwork
begins)
TBA (week before classwork
begins)
Orientations mandatory?
Yes
Yes, if student did not attend
during first semester
Vacation periods
Spring Break (March 14-18,
2016)
Application deadline
Fall Break (TBA) and
Thanksgiving Break (Nov 2527, 2015)
April 30, 2015
Arrival Date
NO EXCEPTIONS
Earliest: TBA
Latest: TBA
Earliest: TBA
Latest: TBA
A P P L I C A T I O N
Application Deadline
Application materials available online?
Materials to submit:
Original hard copies have to be on file at OSU
before we can start processing the
application
September 30, 2015
I N F O R M A T I O N
Fall Semester – April 30th
Spring Semester – September 30th
All documents must be sent via postal mail and received by the
deadline. Emailed documents will not be accepted. Application
documents received after the deadline date will NOT be processed.
Yes; http://ieo.okstate.edu/ieo.aspx?page=162
When applying:
1. Application form; 2. Language evaluation or TOEFL score;
3. Financial Guarantee; 4. Official Transcript of Grades;
5. Copy of Passport
Upon arrival to OSU:
Medical History Form (will be sent in an acceptance packet)
O T H E R
Courses NOT
available to
exchange
students
Website of
academic
calendar
Link to course
catalog and
schedule
I N F O R M A T I O N

NOT Available:
o Courses in the School of Veterinary Medicine
o Some master’s level courses
o Music (except for Intro to Music and non-audition ensembles, such as University Singers choir)
o Mechanical Engineering

LIMITED Availability:
o Accounting (test required prior to enrollment)
o Architecture (very selective! Students must submit a portfolio of their work and a complete
transcript translated into English with course descriptions; TOEFL is preferred for Architecture
exchange students rather than just English Language Evaluation)
o Art
o Education
o Engineering (very limited except civil and industrial engineering)
o Theatre (OSU students have preference when enrolling into classes form these majors)

Exchange students are allowed to take Extension and Outreach courses (including online courses
except for courses in section 500), but must pay international tuition, fees, and technology fees for
the particular course. Students who study on J-1 visas are only allowed to take ONE of these courses.
http://registrar.okstate.edu/
Click on “Academic Calendar” on the left side of the webpage.
Course Catalog: http://registrar.okstate.edu/
Click on “University Catalog” on the left side of the webpage, then click on “University Catalog” to see all of the
courses offered.
Course Offerings for Specific Semester: http://prodosu.okstate.edu/
Click on “Search for Classes” and follow instructions.
Minimum full
time course
load per
semester
Language
requirements
Undergraduate: 12 credit hours
Graduate: 9 credit hours
Undergraduate exchange students are not required to submit a TOEFL score if they have a letter from their
coordinator or from an English language instructor verifying their level of English language fluency is adequate
to successfully complete courses in English. The score should be at least:
Official TOEFL Examination – internet based score of 61 or higher OR Computer-based score of 173 or higher
OR Paper-based score of 500 or higher OR Official IELTS Examination, Score ≥ 6.0
Graduate students MUST SUBMIT a TOEFL or IELTS score during the application process and to the specific
department that you’ll be taking courses in. The score should be at least:
Official TOEFL Examination of 79 or higher OR Computer-based score of 213 or higher OR Paper-based score
of 550 or higher OR Official IELTS Examination, Score ≥ 6.5
These examinations must have been taken within two years of the date of application.
Preparatory
language
courses
available?
Costs?
Courses
taught in
English?
Yes. Details, dates, and costs are available at http://eli.okstate.edu.
All
Financial
Guarantee
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security requires that the J-1 international students have at least $7,400 for
one semester (fall or spring) and $14,292 for the academic year (fall and spring). More information is available
on the Financial Guarantee form.
Mandatory
Health
Insurance
Health insurance is required for all incoming international students. The cost will be billed upon arrival to OSU.
Costs are approximately $846 for one semester and $1,422 for two semesters. Costs are subject to change.
For more details, see here: http://www.ahpcare.com/okstate
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