General Admissions Procedure
Students must submit an application for admission and official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended and pay an application fee. Applications are available here. The Office of Admissions may be reached via telephone at (580) 581-2289 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants will be notified in writing of their admission status by the Office of Admissions.
General Standards for Admission
Applicants will be admitted to graduate studies in accordance with the standards and procedures listed below. Once admission to graduate studies is complete, materials will be forwarded to the academic department for further evaluation for program-level admission. Admission to graduate studies must be approved prior to enrollment in any graduate courses. Some academic departments also require program-level admission prior to enrollment in any graduate courses.
Unconditional admission to graduate study will be granted under the following circumstances:
- The applicant has a baccalaureate degree from a college or university accredited by a regional or national accrediting agency (Official transcripts from all institutions attended must be submitted.); and
- At least one or more of the following three criteria is met:
- The applicant has a minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 based upon a 4.0 scale; or
- The applicant has a minimum graduate GPA of 3.0 based upon a 4.0 scale in all graduate courses taken within the last 6 years. At least 12 graduate credit hours must have been completed; or
- The applicant has earned a master’s or doctoral degree from a regionally or nationally accredited institution of higher learning.
Conditional admission to graduate study may be granted under one of the following conditions:
- The applicant has a baccalaureate degree from a college or university accredited by a regional or national accrediting organization but does not meet the requirements for unconditional admission.
- The applicant has a baccalaureate degree from a college or university accredited by a regional or national accrediting organization and has requested transcripts from all previously attended institutions be sent to Cameron University, but the transcripts have yet to arrive. Unofficial transcripts are required before a student can enroll in his/her first semester at Cameron. Enrollment is restricted to a single semester until all official transcripts have been received.
- The applicant is within 16 semester hours of completion of a baccalaureate degree from a college or university accredited by a regional or national accrediting organization, with a minimum 3.0 retention grade point average and is not on academic probation. Students must submit official transcripts from all undergraduate institutions attended, provide an official degree check from the Registrar's Office at the college or university from which they will receive their undergraduate degree, and provide updated official transcripts after the undergraduate degree has been awarded. During the period of conditional admissions, the student may attempt no more than 9 graduate hours total prior to receiving a baccalaureate degree. Until completion of the baccalaureate degree, students may enroll in no more than 10 total undergraduate and graduate credit hours in a summer term and no more than 16 total undergraduate and graduate credit hours during a regular fall or spring semester. Students seeking financial aid, including student loans, are strongly encouraged to meet with a Financial Aid Counselor before enrolling in both graduate and undergraduate courses in the same term.
Students for Whom English is a Second Language
International students or students for whom English is a second language must present evidence of proficiency in the English language prior to admission. Such applicants must achieve a minimum score of 550 on the paper-based or 213 on the computer-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or a 6.5 on the International Language Testing System Examination (IELTS). Official examination scores must be sent directly from the testing service to the International Student Admissions Office.
Students who have been admitted but have not enrolled in graduate courses at Cameron University for one academic year must apply for re-admission. Official transcripts from all institutions attended since being initially admitted to Cameron University are required. The student is subject to current catalog policies and procedures at the time of re-admission. Applications for re-admission are available here.
Members of the armed forces stationed in Oklahoma, their spouses, and dependents shall be admitted without payment of non-resident tuition so long as they continue to be stationed in the state in the full-time military service and under military orders. A student attending an institution while on full-time active duty in the armed forces at an installation in Oklahoma is considered a temporary resident of Oklahoma while attending school; therefore, a student neither gains nor loses resident status solely by such military service.