Create Your Legacy

With its small size and capacity for individual attention to students, Oakland City University is an attractive place for students from all backgrounds. Here you will have the support and guidance to grow as a Mighty Oak and Go Forth To Serve.
Freshman Requirements
To apply as a freshman you must meet one of the following:
  • You’re a current high school student and have completed or you are completing your junior year in high school.
  • You’ve graduated high school and have not attended another college since graduating.
  • You’ve completed Indiana’s School Equivalency (HSE) or (GED) and have not enrolled in any colleges.
GPA Requirements:
GPA Requirement (based on a 4.0 GPA scale) Admissions Decision
2.70 or higher Automatic Admitted Decision
2.0 – 2.69 Automatic Conditional Admitted Admission
1.99 and below Automatic Denial
HSE or GED All subject areas Passed

Create an account to begin. You can always save and return to the application portal. Carefully review all information before submitting.

Submit Application Materials

This may include:

  • High school transcripts: An unofficial transcript will be accepted to review your application for acceptance. An official transcript must be received before you can start class.
  • Dual credit transcripts: Receiving credit for dual credit courses taken during high school is done by sending an official transcript from the awarding institution directly to OCU. *NOTE: You will want to wait to order this transcript until all courses have been completed and final grades have been posted.
  • AP test scores: OCU accepts AP test scores of a 3 or higher on most test areas. Submit your official AP test scores through the College Board directly to OCU. *NOTE: You will want to wait to order your test scores until all tests have been completed and final scores have been posted.
  • Test Optional: If you do not meet the Automatic Admission criteria please submit your SAT scores (1585) and/or ACT scores (1228)

Transcripts can be sent to [email protected] or via Parchment / Naviance.

Success Communities.

Transitioning from high school to college can be tough, but at OCU you will have a Success Community to help you through it all. Success Communities consist of a small group of fellow freshmen that meet regularly with a staff mentor who will help you discover your unique gifts, connect you with fun and fulfilling service opportunities, and answer any questions you have as you make new friends.


Search through our 17 Academic Majors and more than 50 Concentrations to find the right academic fit for you.

School of Arts & Sciences

The School of Arts & Sciences programs help students to understand themselves and their environment, to perceive relationships among many kinds of knowledge and to achieve proficiency in one or more concentrated areas of study relating to the students’ career choices.

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School of Business

The School of Business programs give you hands-on learning projects, leadership options, team-based experiences and professional internships giving you an advantage in today’s competitive market where employers are looking for students that can demonstrate a wide variety of skills with a high level of competency.

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School of Education

The School of Education promotes development of effective educators who master knowledge, skills and dispositions which enable servant leaders to positively impact the next generation of learners.  The SOE has partnered with the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching (NIET) to provide teacher candidates in intitial programs with models and tools focused on effective teaching practices.

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Chapman School of Religious Studies

The Chapman School of Religious Studies is committed to developing the sporitual, moral, and intellectual maturity necessary for effective leadership in the Church.  This school is the product of the aspirations of its founding denomination, the General Baptists.

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