OCU Undergraduates:
Discover Your Purpose and Go Forth

Become a Mighty Oak.

With its small size and capacity for individual attention to students, Oakland City University is an attractive place for students from all backgrounds. Below you will find all the necessary information needed to apply, enroll, and attend OCU. Contact the admissions office with any additional inquiries.

undergraduate admissions

Admissions Process


To gain admission to OCU, applicants must submit evidence of graduation from an approved, accredited, or commissioned high school. Applicants may be admitted to Oakland City University based one of the following requirements:

2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale = automatic admission.

2.0 -2.49 will require the candidate to provide one of the following for conditional admittance:

  • Graduate diploma with high school honors
  • Achieve an 18 or greater on the ACT or 960 or greater on the SAT
  • Achieve a total combined score of 520 on the Accuplacer Next -Generation Reading and Arithmetic tests. Students without a high school diploma must provide a passing high school equivalency exam score (TASC)

TASC: 500 on each subject area; 2 out of 8 on the Writing essay. International students linked to international page. Transfer students linked to transfer page

  1. Complete and submit application for admission HERE.
  2. Send official high school transcripts to [email protected] or via Parchment / Naviance.
  3. Send SAT scores (1585) or ACT Scores (1228)
  4. To request a proctored Accuplacer text, free of charge, please contact [email protected]
Next Steps

Secure your spot at OCU by completing your pre arrival checklist.

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After applying for admission, 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 April 15th deadline. Oakland City University’s school code is 001824.

To ensure your success, the OCU Center for Calling and Career provides:

  • College Entrance Counseling
  • Success Community Support
  • Ongoing Career Counseling
  • Academic Support
  • Spiritual Support

As a Mighty Oak, you’ll thrive wherever
you’re called to grow.

Art & Sciences

Channel your passion for communications, psychology, criminal justice, creative technologies, applied mathematics and sciences and more into your choice of service-oriented careers.

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business programExplore the world of business from accounting to human resources, marketing, and operations management, or focus on the business of secondary education or sports administration.

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education programTouch countless lives as an educator of early childhood, elementary or secondary students, and consider specializations such as special education, physical education, health and more.

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Religious Studies

student singing in chapelTake your first steps into professional ministry with a degree in Christian Studies, giving you a firm foundation of theology, biblical philosophy and Christian ethics.

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University Studies

University studies programBroaden your scope of opportunity with a flexible liberal arts degree, featuring courses of your choice with concentrations in education, psychology or business administration.

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How Far Do You Want to Go?


We currently offer 17 majors with 50+ concentrations. Bachelor’s degrees typically require four years of coursework and internship experiences that will set you up for success in your career or graduate school.


We also offer six associate’s degrees. Associate’s degrees typically require two years of coursework and provide a fast track to many exciting career opportunities.

Master’s and
Doctorate Degrees

Our 15 graduate degrees offer advanced training in business, management, education and ministry. Bachelor-level coursework is a prerequisite of master’s programs.