First Time Freshman


Admission Requirements

Requirements for admission to Cameron University are established by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.

For admission requirements for Graduate Studies, contact the Office of Admissions at 580-581-2289 or www.cameron.edu/graduate.

CONCURRENT HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT ADMISSION

A junior or senior high school student enrolled in an accredited Oklahoma high school may be admitted provisionally if the following criteria are met. The student must:

  • Earn an ACT composite score of 20 or higher or a SAT score of 1020 or have an unweighted high school grade point average of 3.0 and rank in the top 50% of their class.

A student receiving high school level instruction at home or from an unaccredited high school may be admitted provisionally if the following criteria are met:

  • Completed enough high school coursework to be equivalent to an individual who is classified as a junior or senior at an accredited high school.
  • Earn an ACT composite score of 20 or higher or a SAT score of 1020 or higher.

All concurrently enrolled students must also:

  • Provide a signed statement from the high school principal or counselor stating that the student will be eligible to satisfy high school graduation requirements (including curricular requirements for college admission) no later than the spring semester of the senior year.
  • Provide a signed statement from parent(s) or legal guardian stating the student has permission to enroll concurrently.

A high school student may enroll in a combined number of high school and college courses per semester not to exceed a full-time college workload of 19 semester credit hours. Non-academic high school units are excluded from the workload calculation. For more information regarding concurrent enrollment, contact Admissions at 580-581-2987.

RECENT HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE ADMISSION

Baccalaureate Degrees. Minimum admissions requirements for recent high school graduates are:

  • Graduate of an accredited high school or possess a GED (student's high school class must have graduated),
  • Meet the following performance requirements:
    • minimum composite ACT of 20 or SAT of 940, OR
    • rank in the top 50 percent of high school graduating class AND have a high school (4 years) grade point average of at least 2.7,
  • Meet the minimum high school curricular requirements:
    • 4 years of English (grammar, composition, literature),
    • 3 years of mathematics (Algebra I and higher level mathematics),
    • 3 years of lab science (may not include general science),
    • 3 years of history and citizenship skills (including 1 year of American History and 2 additional years from the subjects of history, economics, geography, government, non-western culture),
    • 2 years of other (additional subjects previously mentioned or selected from computer science, foreign language).

Graduates of unaccredited high schools or home study programs, whose high school class has graduated, may satisfy admissions requirements by taking the ACT or SAT and achieving a minimum ACT score of 20 or SAT of 940 and satisfying the curricular requirements as certified by the school, or for home study, the parent.

Individuals meeting these criteria are eligible for admission to baccalaureate, associate in science, or associate in applied science degrees.

Associate in Science Degrees. Minimum admissions requirements for recent high school graduates are:

  • Graduate of an accredited high school or possess a GED (student's high school class must have graduated), AND
  • Meet the minimum high school curricular requirements for baccalaureate degrees above, AND
  • Complete the ACT or SAT.

Associate in Applied Science Degrees. Minimum admissions requirements for recent high school graduates are:

  • Graduate of an accredited high school or possess a GED (student's high school class must have graduated), AND
  • Complete the ACT or SAT test.

Students lacking curricular requirements may be required to take remedial/developmental courses. These courses must be completed within the first 24 semester hours attempted, with a grade of “C” or higher and prior to taking courses in the discipline. To transfer to an associate in science or baccalaureate degree program the student must meet both the curricular and performance admission requirements.

NON-DEGREE SEEKING STUDENT ADMISSION

A student who does not plan to pursue a degree may enroll in a maximum of nine semester hours without submitting academic credentials or meeting the academic curricular or performance requirements. Enrollment in mathematics, English, science, history and government courses will be determined by placement tests. Enrollment beyond nine hours will require formal admission.

ALTERNATIVE ADMISSION

This admission category is for those individuals who do not meet the performance or curricular requirements, but (1) have a reasonable chance for academic success, (2) have unusual talent or ability in art, drama, music, sports, and the like, or (3) are educationally or economically disadvantaged and show promise of being able to succeed in a program or curriculum at Cameron. Students applying for admission under this section will be admitted through associate degree standards. To transition to baccalaureate degree programs, students must successfully address all curricular and performance deficiencies and successfully complete twenty‑four collegiate credit hours.

ADULT ADMISSION

Students who are 21 years of age or older or active duty military who have graduated from high school or have a GED are eligible for admission to Cameron. Any student admitted through the Adult Admissions category must demonstrate college readiness through defined placement assessments or by successful completion of zero‑level courses before entering bachelor level degree programs.

OPPORTUNITY ADMISSION

Students who have not graduated from high school whose composite standard score on the ACT places them at the 99th percentile of all students using Oklahoma norms or whose combined verbal and mathematical score on the SAT places them at the 99th percentile of all students using national norms may apply for admission to Cameron. Admission will be based on the test scores, evaluation of the student's level of maturity and ability to function in the adult college environment, and whether the experience will be in the best interest of the student intellectually and socially.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AND STUDENTS FOR WHOM ENGLISH IS A SECOND LANGUAGE ADMISSION

International students are required to meet the equivalent academic performance standards listed above. Additionally, students for whom English is a second language will be required to present evidence of proficiency in the English language prior to admission. Applicants for first‑time admission (less than 24 semester hours at a regionally accredited U.S. institution of higher education) at the undergraduate level must present a TOEFL minimum score of 500 or higher on the paper-based test, 173 or higher on the computer-based test, 61 or higher on the internet-based test, or a 5.5 on the IELTS to meet the standards for unqualified admission to Cameron. Contact the Admissions Office for additional information.