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CHECKLIST for COLLEGE PLANNING

Colleges of Interest:____________________________________________

Possible Majors:____________________________________________

_____1. Choose/follow a College Preparatory Curriculum

_____2. Apply for OHLAP/Oklahoma’s Promise as early as possible (8th grade)

_____3. Prepare for Admissions Exams by:

  • Taking the right courses
  • Participating in OK EPAS (EXPLORE, PLAN, ACT)
  • Taking part in prep programs for ACT (online, workshops, etc.)
  • Using your EXPLORE & PLAN results to prepare for ACT

***ACT Preparation is NOT a short-term cram session. The best results are obtained

by taking the courses and getting prepared beginning in 8th or 9th grade!

_____4. Take the tests!

  • Register on paper (packets in counselor’s office) or online (Regents Portal: www.okcollegestart.org or ACT.org)
  • National Test dates are posted on the packets and on the websites.
  • Consider “Residual Testing” (given on other dates by the colleges – scores may only be used for that college)
  • USE YOUR SCORES! (Look at your scores, compare them to students at your chosen college! Work on your weak areas. Take the tests again! Higher scores mean easier admissions and more scholarship dollars!)

_____ 5. Ask about Concurrent Enrollment

Taking college-level classes while still in high school provides great early experience, gets a jump start on college hours, and increases your knowledge base, even helping to increase your ACT scores. See requirements in the Concurrent Section.

______ 6. Apply early for admission to your chosen college(s). Include the following:

  • High School transcript with ACT Scores
  • Résumé of Honors/Awards/Offices/Activities/Community Service Hours
  • Recommendation Letters (keep copies in your career file).
  • Some applications require an essay.

_____7. Apply for Financial Aid

Apply as soon as possible after January 1 of your graduation year.

  • Search for other Scholarships (college financial aid office, school counselor, online, your parents' employers, local charities and scholarship organizations. If you have a special talent such as speech, athletics, music, art, agriculture, etc., see your coach, director, advisor for help in obtaining scholarships in your talent area.
  • Scholarships are also available through your churches, tribal organizations, clubs, and through Vocational Rehabilitation for students with illness, injuries, vision/hearing disabilities, and other special circumstances.

COLLEGE COURSE SELECTIONS


General Education Requirements:

This list of general education courses is a place to start for choosing courses for Concurrent Enrollment and also for scheduling your first semesters of college. They are included in most college majors. If you have a specific major already in mind, you should ask your counselor or your college advisor for a guide that tells exactly which courses to take. This is especially true if you attend a community college with the intention of later transferring.

CourseHoursCourseHours
Orientation1Humanities, Philosophy, Theatre Arts5-6
Freshman Composition 1Freshman Composition 2Speech9College Algebra3
Political ScienceHistory (Pre and/or Post Civil War)6-9Health/PE4
General Physical Science, Chemistry, Physics, Geology, Astronomy, Earth Science, Biology3-5Electives4-6

Hours represent approximately the time spent per week in a class (not counting homework, reading assignments, etc.) A typical semester enrollment is 15-16 hours or about 5 classes.


Oklahoma Colleges & Universities

4 Year Universities2 Year CollegesPrivate Universities & Colleges
Cameron University, LawtonCarl Albert State College, PoteauBacone College, Muskogee
East Central University, AdaConnors State College, WarnerMid-America Christian University, Oklahoma City
Langston University, LangstonEastern Oklahoma State College, WilburtonOklahoma Baptist University, Shawnee
Northeastern State University, TahlequahMurray State College, TishomingoOklahoma Christian University, Oklahoma City
Northwestern Oklahoma State University, AlvaNortheastern Oklahoma A & M College, MiamiOklahoma City University, Oklahoma City
Oklahoma Panhandle State University, GoodwellNorthern Oklahoma College, TonkawaOklahoma Wesleyan University, Bartlesville
Oklahoma State University, StillwaterOklahoma City Community College, Oklahoma CityOral Roberts University, Tulsa
Rogers State University, ClaremoreRedlands Community College, El RenoSt. Gregory's University, Shawnee
Southeastern Oklahoma State University, DurantRose State College, Midwest CitySouthern Nazarene University, Bethany
Southwestern Oklahoma State University, WeatherfordSeminole State College, SeminoleSouthwestern College of Christian Ministries, Bethany
University of Central Oklahoma, EdmondTulsa Community College, TulsaThe University of Tulsa, Tulsa
University of Oklahoma, NormanWestern Oklahoma State College, Altus
University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, Chickasha