- Write full name, course number, and assignment in the subject line.
- Send assignments to email@example.com.
- Do not forget to attach assignment.
- Write full name legibly in the top left corner.
- Write Course number in the top center.
- Write semester and year on top right corner.
- Write page numbers (this ensures that assignment pages stay in order).
- Try to avoid taking pictures of individual pages on your phone, instead use a scanning app.
- Please remember to make sure that there are not any blurs or shadows on your scanned image (we cannot grade what we cannot see).
- Scan assignment as a document, not separate pages
Frequently Asked Questions
Go to Undergraduate Admissions and determine which type of application you should fill out, and click on the Apply button.
- Freshman: If you will have graduated from high school by the time classes start and you have attempted less than 7 hours of college credit post-graduation, you're in the right place.
- Non-Degree: If you want to take coursework at Oklahoma State University but don't want to pursue a degree, you can apply to enroll in up to 9 credit hours without meeting admission requirements.
- Transfer: You should apply as a transfer student if you have attempted a minimum of 7 semester hours of college-level credit after graduation from high school.
- International: A student seeking a bachelor’s degree who is a citizen of any country other than the U.S., and who is not in the U.S. as an immigrant should apply as an international student. International students can enter OSU as a freshman or a transfer student.
Application for admission requires a nonrefundable $40 application fee for domestic students.
Application for international admission requires a nonrefundable $90 application fee for international students.
Please visit the Scholarships and Financial Aid office for information on Cost and Aid.
If you want to take coursework at Oklahoma State University but don't want to pursue a degree, you can apply to enroll in up to 9 credit hours without meeting admission requirements. If you wish to continue as an OSU student for more than 9 hours, you will be required to submit official transcripts and test scores.
Please note that you need to turn in your transcript for CEAT Online Learning courses because we will need to verify that you meet the prerequisites for the course.
- Electronic transcripts from: eSCRIP-SAFE, Parchment/Naviance/Avow/Docufide, OKCollegeStart (XAP), National Student Clearinghouse, Credentials Solutions, Joint Service Transcripts (military JST)
- Electronic transcripts in PDF format sent directly from the counselor or registrar of the high school or university/college's email account (.edu) to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions' email account - firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Transcripts mailed or hand-delivered with a print date within three (3) months of the received date to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions in a sealed envelope from the institution.
- Faxed transcripts from institutions which have signed and returned the Office of Undergraduate Admissions' Fax Agreement form.
Now that you've been admitted, you need to complete a few important steps to make it official. Please note, we do not have a formal acceptance policy; completing the steps listed here will ensure you're on your way to becoming an OSU student.
- Create your O-Key account
Your O-Key account is your passport to campus. You have to set it up before you can access your OSU email account, accept your scholarships and financial aid, sign up for housing, register for classes and more.
- Check your OSU email at least once a week
Once you have your O-Key account set up, you can access your OSU email account at orangemail.okstate.edu or cowboymail.okstate.edu. This is where communication from the university will be sent, including scholarships and financial aid award letters, housing selection and enrollment information, so it's important to check it at least once a week.
You can access your OSU email through your cellphone or forward your OSU email to an existing account. Contact the IT Help Desk at 405-744-4357 for additional information on these steps.
- Complete your FASFA (Not applicable to Non-degree students)
To be considered for financial aid and some scholarships, you must complete the FAFSA, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Submit the FAFSA as soon as possible after October 1 and enter OSU's school code (003170) to ensure we receive your records.
- Apply for housing and select a meal plan (Not applicable to Non-degree students)
OSU offers three styles of housing: suites, apartments and community-style. There are also several living-learning communities, where you live alongside others who share common interests or fields of study.
- Sign up for New Student Orientation (Not applicable to Non-degree students) and Enrollment
New Student Orientation previews student life in and out of the classroom. You'll meet with academic advisers, confirm your academic college and major, take placement tests, enroll in classes, meet other new students and learn about campus resources. You may even stay overnight in the residence halls if you choose an overnight program. Orientation is mandatory for new students, and multiple sessions are available.
- Accept your Scholarships & Financial Aid (Not applicable to Non-Degree students)
Your application for admission is also your application for scholarships. If you’re eligible for scholarships or financial aid, you'll receive your award letter(s) that will be sent to your OSU email account.
- Submit your immunization records (Not applicable to Non-Degree students)
The State of Oklahoma requires all new students to provide proof of immunization for measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) and for hepatitis B. You must submit your health and immunization history and any supporting documentation to University Health Services.
- Finalize your admission file (Not applicable to Non-Degree students)
Your admission to Oklahoma State is based on the academic information available at the time of your application review. You must submit an official ACT or SAT test score and your final high school transcript, including final semester grades and proof of graduation. Send all documents to:
219 Student Union
Stillwater, OK 74078
University policies and procedures apply to distance students enrolling in online classes as they do for on-campus students enrolling in traditional classes. Online classes are usually designated by an instructional method of Computer based/Online.
Distance students should be able to perform most enrollment activities online via Self Service.
All OSU students are responsible for knowing and adhering to the drop/add and refund deadlines for all of the courses in which they are enrolled. Courses with start/end dates that differ from the regular semester dates have their own individual drop/add deadlines which can be found on the Short Courses (with unique drop/add deadlines) page of the Registrar’s website.
- From Student Self Service, check your Student Profile to see if you are eligible to register for classes. This site will notify you of factors that may prevent you from being eligible to register, such as holds, enrollment status and academic standing. You can also view your registration time ticket details here (once it’s been assigned).
- Accessing Prepare for Registration (under Self Service Registration) will allow you to view registration permits/overrides that have been granted to you.
- As you browse for classes, be sure to click into the class details (by clicking on the class title) to check for enforced prerequisites and other class restrictions that may prevent you from registering.
- Check class start and end dates, and be sure you know if you’re registering in short classes that don’t follow the main semester calendar.
- If you register in a class with variable credit hours, it will default to the lowest number of credit hours. Use the Schedule and Options tab of Self Service Registration to change credit hours in a variable credit class.
- Become familiar with semester’s academic calendar, including drop/add and refund deadlines, particularly those for short classes that don’t follow the main semester calendar.
ADD: Students that already know the CRNs of the classes they need can click the Enter CRNs tab in the top pane to enter CRNs, and then click the Add to Summary button. If registration plans have been created, students can click the Plans tab in the top pane to add sections to their Summary from a plan.
After adding a class to the Summary, it will first display in a Pending status reflected with a gray and white diagonal color. Classes in Pending status have not yet been checked to see if the student meets the enforced prerequisites or other class restrictions, and they are not part of the student’s class schedule.
Students who wish to register in a Pending class, must click the Submit button in the lower right corner. Now the system will check to see if the student meets the class requirements. If the student does not want to register in a Pending class, they first need to change the Action to Remove and then click Submit. All Pending classes will automatically be dropped from the Summary when the student leaves or logs out of registration.
If the student clicks Submit and registration is successful, a green “Save Successful” message will display in the upper right corner with no error messages, and the status will change to “Registered” in the Summary with a green background color.
DROP: To drop a registered or waitlisted class, click in the Action column for the class you wish to drop to see the options. Select the drop option (Drop/Delete or Drop with Automatic W) and click the Submit button in the lower left corner. Upon successfully dropping the class, a green “Save Successful” message will appear in the upper right corner, and the status will change to either “Deleted” (for Drop/Delete) or “Withdrawn” (for Drop with Automatic W) in the Summary.
Students who are unable to drop a class online due to holds on their account may drop classes by submitting a completed Drop/Add Card to the Office of the Registrar (within applicable class drop/withdraw deadlines).
Note that classes dropped with an automatic W (displayed with a status of Withdrawn) will continue to display on the class schedule in the Register for Classes area, and will be reflected on the official transcript with a grade of W after the end of the term. Withdrawn classes do not display in the View Registration Information area nor in the Student Profile.
I don't have an adviser, or I don't know who my adviser is, or I can never find my adviser - What do I do?
An adviser hold is automatically placed on every undergraduate student at the beginning of enrollment for each semester. After meeting with an adviser to discuss your enrollment plan for the upcoming semester, a student's adviser will remove the enrollment hold.
Registration and transcript holds are restrictions placed on student accounts when a specific action is required from the student, such as payment on your Bursar account or consultation with your academic advisor. Some registration holds are tied to registration time tickets, and can result in the temporary loss of a registration time ticket until the hold has been released.
You will need to determine what type of hold is on your enrollment and contact the appropriate area to remove the hold. See the Registration and Transcript Holds website for detailed information about holds and how you may remove them.
Want to see how your previous college credits, including high school dual credits, will transfer to Oklahoma State University? Use our interactive guides to find out!
The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education guides include lower division (1000 and 2000 level) courses earned at two-year institutions listed as "equal in content" to upper division (3000 and 4000 level) courses at OSU. These particular courses may fulfill the content requirement of the indicated equivalency. However, they will not transfer as upper-division hours and do not directly substitute for upper-division courses in an OSU degree plan. Related course waivers may be possible if approved by the OSU college offering the degree, provided the total number of waived credit hours does not exceed six. It may be necessary to take additional upper-division hours at OSU if such lower-division courses are taken at a two-year college.
If you have a question concerning a specific course equivalency, please email your question to email@example.com and attach a copy of the course syllabus and/or course description.
Proctors must come from official testing centers of any college/university/community college, business, or military base. Co-workers, associates, friends, family, and neighbors are NOT acceptable, regardless of their professional positions.
All proctors will be verified prior to sending any exams, and a company/business email along with website verification will be required to send all quizzes and exams to. NO Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, AOL, etc. email accounts will be permitted.
NOTE: Some professors have special requirements for proctors and they supersede our qualifications.
Students on the OSU/Stillwater campus may use the University Testing Services located at the corner of Walnut and Admiral Ave., (405) 744-5958 . For more information follow this link: https://uat.okstate.edu/.
Students in the Tulsa area may use the OSU-Tulsa Testing Services located at 700 N. Greenwood Ave., Main Hall 2302, Tulsa, OK. For more information follow this link: OSU-Tulsa Testing Center.
Students in the Oklahoma City Area may use OSU-OKC Testing and Assessment, 900 N. Portland Ave., Oklahoma City, OK. For more information follow this link: OSU-OKC Testing & Assessment.
Students outside of the OSU can contact their local university testing centers to set up appointments.
Follow this link to search for proctors in our database.
Note: testing fees may apply!
Please return the appropriate completed Proctor Agreement form via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions, you can contact our office at (405) 744-5146.
We will send you an email letting you know that your exam has been sent out, but you are responsible for contacting your specific proctor to ensure that the exam is there and ready for you. Below is an example email.
Good afternoon, for those who are utilizing a proctor please note that the exam for _______ has been sent. It is your responsibility to confirm that your proctor received the exam and to arrange a time to complete it. (If you will not be using a proctor please disregard this email.)
The proctor form is used to verify that the testing center you are trying to take your exams at meets OSU's criteria for academic integrity. As long as you do not change testing sites, you will not need to fill out a proctor form for every exam. If you do change testing sites, please fill out a new proctor form and submit it email@example.com.
“I will respect Oklahoma State University's commitment to academic integrity and uphold
the values that preserve our academic community.”
Being a cowboy isn't in your clothes. It's in your character. It's the passion to
do what's right even when it's hard. It's ending the day knowing you gave it everything
you had. It's standing out by standing tall. It's integrity. And honor. And courage
to see hope even when you're the only one who sees it. Are You A Cowboy?
If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact the Academic Integrity Coordinator, 101 Whitehurst, Stillwater, OK 74078, (405) 744-5627.
Online students must use a testing center to take their exams. The exception is if you have professor permission to use an alternative testing site.
Some professors allow their online students to take the exam in-class with the on-campus section, but an online student must get permission from the professor to take an exam in-class.
Grades for your exams will be posted to Canvas as soon as your professor is finished grading. Then, when CEAT Online Learning receives your graded exam we will email your OSU email account with a digital copy of your graded exam. You will most likely receive a grade in Canvas before your receive your digital copy, so please remember to check your course page regularly.
Note: During the Fall and Spring semester there is a 1 to 2 day turn around on getting back your graded exams. During the Summer semester there is a 2 to 4 day turn around on getting back your graded exams (this delay is due to the volume of tests we receive).
Check your class syllabus for instructions on where to submit your homework.
Canvas: If you are required to submit your homework in Canvas, please follow this link for an instruction video on how to submit homework.
Email: If you are required to submit your homework via email, please attach your homework to an email and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please type in your full name, course number, and assignment in the subject line.
Hand In: If you are required to submit your homework to the CEAT Online Learning office, please bring your homework to 101 Engineering North and drop it off in the black basket on the front desk. Please remember to write your full name, course number, and page numbers legibly on each page.
There are various ways to submit your homework via scanning.
Printer/Scanner: Use a printer that has a built in scanner, you can find these scanners at most university libraries or offices.
- Scan the document you want to send. This process will vary depending on device.
- Open up your email. Compose your email.
- Attach the document.
- Send attachment to email@example.com.
Scanner: These scanner you have to attach to your computer with a USB cable, you can find these scanners at most university libraries or offices.
- Connect scanner to computer.
- Before you scan make sure that you select the correct document type.
- Save your scanned document as a PDF.
- Attach to an email and send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scanner Apps: Don't have access to a scanner, no problem. Thanks to high-quality cameras on phones, you can scan in your homework using a app. We suggest researching which scanning app will work best with your phone, once you find it follow the instruction to submit your homework to email@example.com.
- Scan image of homework onto your phone.
- If possible convert it to PDF.
- attach it and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please remember to that we cannot read, grade, or print shadows and blurs.
After you submit your homework to the email@example.com account, you will receive a response immediately letting you know that we received your email. If you do not see this email response, please check your spam folder. If it is not in your spam folder contact us and we will verify that we received your homework.
Grades for your homework will be posted to Canvas as soon as your professor is finished grading. Then, when CEAT Online Learning receives your graded homework we will email your OSU email account with a digital copy of your graded exam. You will most likely receive a grade in Canvas before your receive your digital copy, so please remember to check your course page regularly.
Note: During the Fall and Spring semester there is a 1 to 2 day turn around on getting back your graded homework. During the Summer semester there is a 2 to 4 day turn around on getting back your graded homework (this delay is due to the volume of homework we receive).
Canvas is the new Learning Management System being adopted by Oklahoma State University in Fall 2019. It is a flexible, easy-to-use platform with a clean interface, rich multimedia capabilities, and dedicated mobile apps for both students and instructors.
Follow this link for instructional videos on how to use Canvas.
Follow this link for an instructional video on how to navigate Canvas.
Lectures are posted to Canvas within twenty-four hours of the on-campus lecture. If there is a delay, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we will address the issue.
Follow this link for tips on how to submit assignments to Canvas.
Banner®, also known as myOKSTATE at Oklahoma State University, is an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system that integrates and consolidates the university administrative resources. Banner runs on common databases to support background applications that work with student and employee records, and financial aid. The portal location is at my.okstate.edu.
The administrative systems under the Banner umbrella include student information systems, financial aid, and human resources. With only one place to sign in, students can register for classes, review academic records, and engage with financial aid. Employees can get their employment information, manage time sheets and leave requests. Before the installation of Banner, each system was on a separate website and required a separate sign in.
The myOKSTATE Banner portal contains handy links to the Online Classroom, Parking and Transit office, email, the Star System (for advisement), and others.
The my.okstate.edu Portal is the starting place to access the new student system and other OSU systems via single sign-on. After logging into the portal with your O-Key information, click on the Self Service icon to access Self Service.
You can also click on other tabs in the portal to access student information. One browser window will remain open for the Portal. When you click on a link from the Portal (ex: Self Service), another browser window will open for that link.
This is the new and improved Class Schedule Search, and allows multiple ways to search for class sections offered in a given semester. After selecting a term, you can enter your search criteria in the fields provided, or click the Advanced Search link.
Here are some tips for entering search criteria in the new Browse Classes tool:
- Entering a subject is NOT required.
- To see the available list of values for a search criterion, click in that field and the options will display below. Click on one or more options to include them in your search criteria. To narrow down the values that display, start typing the description, then select the desired option from the smaller list that appears. (Note that adding multiple options in a single search criterion will connect those options with an “or” when applying your search criteria.)
- The % wildcard character can be used in the Course Number and Title fields.
- To return open sections only, use the Advanced Search and click the Open Sections Only box (at the very bottom). Note that full/closed sections with waitlists will display in the results.
- Click the Clear link at the bottom to clear out all previous search criteria and start fresh with a new search.
The default view in Register for Classes looks like the screenshot below. The top pane allows you to search for classes, and the bottom panes show the student’s class schedule summary – in a calendar format on the left and as a summary list on the right. As students add classes from the top pane, they are first added to the schedule Summary below in a “Pending” status (similar to a shopping cart). Students can see how the class would fit with their current class schedule before actually attempting to register in the class. Students can also drop and waitlist classes from here. Click a link below to learn more:
O-Key (Orange Key) is the identity account of each individual who has a formal affiliation with Oklahoma State University. The O-Key credentials - the Campus Wide Identification (CWID) number, O-Key username, email address, and password - are joined in the O-Key account to provide secure single sign-on access to IT and other services. Administratively, O-Key is used to manage access to services based upon the roles of each individual associated with OSU.
The O-Key credentials are used throughout the IT systems and many others to provide secure single sign-on access to IT services such as my.okstate.edu, the Software Distribution Center, Virtual Labs, the wireless network, Online Classroom, and many others. This information ties to the ID card for access to campus point-of-sale purchases, authorized controlled access doors, and more.
End-users use O-Key to:
- Reset passwords every 120 days
- Set up email
- Set up confidential contacts in case of an emergency
- Sign up for Campus Alerts - users can receive the alerts about emergencies on campus via a voice message and/or text
- Students use O-Key to select or change their preferred email delivery system - Cowboy Mail or Orange Mail.
Banner ID – 9 digit identification number that will replace the Campus Wide ID (CWID) for all students, faculty, and staff. New Banner IDs will look different for different groups:
A + CWID for anyone with a student or employee presence in any of the OSU A&M legacy systems prior to Fall 2016 (ex: A12345678)
A + 2 + 7-digit number for everyone else who's new to the OSU A&M system beginning Fall 2016 (ex: A21234567)
If you are new to Oklahoma State, you will activate your O-Key account as a first order of business.
- Go to http://okey.okstate.edu.
- Click the area in the topmost section – labeled New Users - O-KEY Activation to open the activation function.
- Follow the prompts for information. When asked for a Social Security Number (SSN), International students should enter the last five digits of the substitute SSN provided by the International Students and Scholars Office.
- When you are asked to enter a PIN number, you should be able to find it in an email from Registrar’s Office (students) or the Human Resources department (employees).
See more information at How do I activate my Orange Key (O-Key) account?
OSU Information Technology has tutorials available, depending on what type of phone you have and what email system you chose. Chose the appropriate option below to set up your OSU email on your phone. If you have questions, please call the OSU IT Help Desk at 405-744-4357.
Orange Mail Supports: iPhone, Android, and Blackberry
Cowboy Mail Supports: iPhone, Android, and Windows Phone