1. Take initiative. It shows a lot about a person’s character when they don’t have to be asked or told what to do. Reach out to your representative from the university you are interested in and know when deadlines are for applications, scholarships, housing, and commitments. You can locate your personal OU Representative here.
  2. Be mindful of your email address. You’re taking the big step into the collegiate and adult world filled with internships, networks, and jobs. Do you really want to supply them with an email address that is overly cute or plain inappropriate? If you need to set up a separate email with just your name as the handle. All admitted students to OU receive their own OU email address.
  3. Construct an email, not a text messages. Even if you are on a very friendly level with your university representative, remember that they are the university. Make sure your emails are formal and well written. Always include a subject, the person’s name, and your signature.
  4.  Always check your spelling and grammar. Because we will. Read more

School’s out for summer! I’m sure by now you have reset your alarm clock to 10 a.m., found the closest swimming pool, and bought midnight tickets to Harry Potter. Summer is a great time to relax and refresh. It’s also a great time to get a jump start on one of the most challenging steps in the college search and application process…scholarships.

Searching for college scholarships is as big as searching for constellations. They are out there; you just have to know what you are looking for. Scholarships can come directly from colleges and universities, alumni clubs, corporations, and local community organizations.

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It’s the beginning of another school year! Fall is on its way and before you know it you will be carving pumpkins, eating turkey, and buying presents. You may not know it, but fall also marks the beginning of the college fair season.

College fairs are wonderful opportunities to not only gather updated information and locate colleges and opportunities you may not be aware of, but also to meet college and university representatives face to face.

The University of Oklahoma is lucky to have an expansive and dedicated staff of OU graduates working full time in the department of Recruitment Services. This department serves prospective students from across the nation. Each and every high school and college student interested in OU has an OU rep available to assist them through the exploration and application process.

OU reps are dedicated to providing you with as much information as possible to assist you in making one of the most important decisions of your life. You will see us at college fairs throughout Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas, on campus, at events, and in high schools.

For a complete list of events held on campus and locations near you where you will be able to meet with an OU representative visit our new “events” page.

To locate your OU representative, visit our “Meet Your Rep” page.

By this point, you have sent in your applications, you are getting ready for the holidays, and planning for the final semester of your high school career. You’ve probably also visited at least one or two campuses. Have you visited OU? What was your perception of our University?

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