Cameron University launches Legacy Admissions Program for children and grandchildren of graduates

The Cameron University Office of Admissions and Office of Alumni Relations have joined forces to create the Legacy Admissions Program, an initiative developed to benefit children and grandchildren of CU alumni. For the 2019-20 academic year, Oklahoma residents who qualify for the program will receive an application fee waiver and a housing waiver. Qualified non-Oklahoma residents, including international students, will receive the application fee waiver and a non-resident tuition waiver allowing them to pay in-state tuition. The program is available to full-time undergraduate students.

“As we talked with past Cameron University graduates, we heard about the amazing and life changing stories that occurred on our campuses,” says Jerrett Phillips, Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Success. “The Legacy Admissions Program provides the children and grandchildren of past graduates the same opportunity of a high quality, academic experience delivered by caring faculty and staff.”

To qualify for the program, prospective students must be the child or grandchild of a Cameron graduate, must meet full admissions standards, enroll full-time each semester, earn 30 college credits each academic year, and live in university housing for the duration of their Cameron experience. The program will provide a double room rate housing waiver for up to four years. The housing waiver may be applied to a single room in North or South Shepler or to the cost of a Cameron Village apartment. Prospective students should contact the CU Office of Admissions at 580-581-2289 or admissions@cameron.edu to request a Legacy Admissions Program application fee waiver, which they will then utilize when applying for admission.

Current students who quality are eligible to participate in the program. However, benefits are for future terms and are not retroactive. Current students who qualify for the Legacy Admissions Program and who wish to enjoy program benefits should contact the Office of Admissions at 580-581-2289 or admissions@cameron.edu.

Research shows that students who live on campus have higher grade point averages and higher persistence rates, exhibit greater gains in intellectual and social development, are more likely to create their own peer support group outside of the classroom, and are more involved in activities in and outside of the classroom. In addition, Student Housing residents spend more time on academic activities, are more likely to seek help from professors and other services such as tutoring, take more responsibility for their own learning, and are ultimately more satisfied with their college experience. Cameron offers two housing options. The Shepler Center provides students with a more traditional living-learning environment, while Cameron Village provides the amenities of apartment living

Additional Legacy Admissions Program requirements can be found at www.cameron.edu/legacy.

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July 8, 2019