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If you are a traditional student on the main campus and want to take online classes, please contact your Academic Advisor to sign up. 

If you will be entering as a full time student and want to take online classes in addition to traditional courses on the main campus, please follow the admissions requirements/checklist and then contact Academic Affairs to find out the name of your Academic Advisor:
Phone: (812) 749-1238

If you are/will be entering OCU as a student in the AEL program, please contact the Academic Program Coordinator (APC) at the center where you will be taking AEL courses. Click here to access contact information for the AEL centers.  Please see Non-Traditional Students for more information on the requirements and checklist.

If you are a "Guest" student, you will not be assigned an Academic Advisor. You will, however, need to fill out the application, pay the application fee, and contact Academic Affairs to register to take an online course. 
Phone: (812) 749-1238

The Admissions Office at Oakland City University is ready to begin the admissions process with you!
Have you received information about OCU?  Request Information
Have you been in contact with your Admissions Representative?  Meet Your Rep
If so, the checklist below shows what you'll need to do next!
Have questions or need help? Contact the Admissions Office at (800) 737-5125. 

Admissions Requirements

  1. *Minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale from an accredited, approved, or commissioned high school; OR
    Average (mean) score of 450 on the total battery of the GED
  2. *Minimum SAT score of 1250 or minimum ACT score of 19 (if you are under the age of 21)

*Not a requirement for guest students.

Admissions Checklist

  1. A paper application can be obtained from our office. The application fee is $35.  Complete the Online OCU Admissions Application
  2. Contact your high school guidance counselor to have them send us your

    • *Current high school transcript
    • *SAT or ACT test scores (if you are under the age of 21)
    • *Final official high school transcript after your high school graduation
  3. *Not a requirement for guest students.

  4. Contact your state’s Department of Education to have them send us your GED score (if applicable).
  5. Contact any colleges/universities you may have taken dual credit courses through to have them send us your transcripts (if applicable).
  6. If you receive an acceptance offer from OCU, we will send you a FERPA release form and photo release form for you to return.

Send all items to…

Admissions Office
Oakland City University
138 North Lucretia Street
Oakland City, IN 47660-1038

Financial Aid

After applying for admissions, you will need to file the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).  In order to qualify for financial aid, you will need to do so before the March 10th deadline. Tuition and Financial Aid



Find answers to questions prospective students commonly ask about Oakland City University.

Q: Where is Oakland City University?
A: The main campus is located in Oakland City, Indiana. The town is in southwestern Indiana, 30 miles northeast of Evansville.  Campus Maps & Driving Directions

Q: What is the university's church affiliation?
A: OCU is a Christian school and the only university that is affiliated with the General Baptist denomination. OCU welcomes students of all faiths.  About OCU

Q: What majors are offered?
A: OCU offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees.  Degrees at OCU

Q: What types of scholarships does OCU offer, and can they be combined?
A: For a current list of scholarships, contact your Admissions Representative or the Financial Aid Office. Tuition and Financial Aid

Q: Where are OCU graduates today and what are they doing?
A: OCU graduates are serving in ministry and business roles all over the world.

  • Educators in private and public schools
  • Professors at colleges and universities
  • Church workers in various denominations
  • Federal government employees
  • CPAs, managers, and business entrepreneurs
  • Medical doctors
  • Missionaries

Q: May a student live off campus?
A: Unless otherwise approved by OCU in writing, a student who meets all the following criteria is required to live in University residence facilities as long as space permits in such facilities:

  •  Full time; and
  • Traditional undergraduate student; and
  • Attending the Oakland City campus; and
  •  Receiving any University funding; and
  • Does not qualify for the housing policy exemption.

A housing policy exemption is granted by the Office for Campus Life to those living with their parent(s), court-appointed guardian, or who are married.

Q: What is there to do in Oakland City, Indiana?
A: Students enjoy a vibrant campus atmosphere, with a variety of activities:

  • Leadership opportunities through student clubs and organizations such as Student Government Association, Student Christian Association, Business Professionals of America, Student Ambassadors, and many others
  • Student Government Association-sponsored activities, such as free movie night, free Taco Bell night, Formal Tea, and the Miss OCU and Bachelor of the Year Pageant, just to name a few
  • Weekly chapel services (attendance is not mandatory)
  • Intramurals
  • Area restaurants
  • Local bowling lanes
  • Outdoor recreations

Q: How does a student register for classes?
A: New Student Orientation and Registration occur the day before classes begin for the semester.  For the fall semester, new students have the option for early registration at Summer Spree. Summer Spree

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