Frequently Asked Questions
The Office of Global Affairs is typically open Monday-Friday from 8:00 am-5:00 pm. Advisors will see students by appointment from 8:00-12:00 and walk ins from 1:00-5:00. Please note that the office may occasionally be closed for campus holidays and staff trainings. To schedule an appointment please complete a request form.
The University of Central Oklahoma requires that all F-1 International students, J-1 students/visiting scholars, and J-2 dependents maintain medical health insurance coverage during their academic program at UCO. All international students (F-1, J-1) are automatically enrolled in the UCO health insurance plan.
Students are required to have the I-20 signed by the DSO for authorization to travel outside of the U.S. Please bring these items with you if you are traveling overseas.
- Current I-20 signed within the last 5 months
- Valid Passport
- Valid Visa
- Official Transcript
- Class Schedule
- Proof of SEVIS Fee Payment
- Proof of Tuition Fee Payment (Statement from the Bursar Office)
Please fill out the Travel Return Form once you return back to UCO.
Please go to our Pre-Departure To-Do-List for more information.
After a student has been admitted, our staff will begin processing your I-20 to be mailed to you as soon as possible. If you are having your documents sent to you via FedEx through our Express Mailing Program, you will receive a tracking number to help locate your package. If you have additional questions about receiving your I-20, please contact your respective advisor.
We cannot provide an exact evaluation on how many credit hour you can transfer, or how many credit hour you will need to take once you transfer to UCO. This is because the departmental chair and articulation office will only evaluate your transcript after you are fully admitted and enrolled to UCO. However, you can visit out transfer credit guide to have general idea how many credit hour you can transfer to UCO, and explore majors of study to find out what other classes you will need to take after you transferred to UCO.
We do not have application deadlines for undergraduate application. If you could not enroll to the semester you were applying for, your application will roll to the next semester. However, If you are applying for graduate admission, there are deadlines required by some department. Please email the Graduate Office for more information.
We offer conditional admission for applicants who do not have English Proficiency or the TOEFL or IELTS score do not met our fully admission requirements. Students who are conditionally admitted will also need to apply for Language School to attend 12 weeks of intensive English Course. Language school will issue you an I-20 for VISA purpose.
Application fees can be paid online through the Application. The Self Service Center allows students to pay the application fee using a credit card. If you do not have access to a credit card, UCO has partnered with Flywire (previously known as peerTransfer) to provide you with an easy and secure method for sending international payments. If you need to use Flywire to pay your fee, you must have a student ID number created first. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance with getting an ID number created.
Once a student has been admitted, they will need to submit a mailing fee to have their documents shipped using FedEx. To pay this fee, you must first complete the Mailing Fee Form. When completing this form, please use the email attached to the student application. If you have already entered your information in this form but have not paid, you may complete the payment portion through the Application. The Self Service Center allows students to pay the mailing fee using a credit card. If you do not have access to a credit card, UCO has partnered with Flywire (previously peerTransfer) to provide you with an easy and secure method for sending international payments. If you need to use Flywire to pay your fee, you must have a student ID number. Please contact us for your student ID number.
To use the Office of Global Affairs flags, you will need to complete the Flag Requisition Form. Once this form is complete and signed, please return it to the Office of Global Affairs to be processed.
When submitting bank statements with your application, you must include:
- Name of the Account Holder
- Account Balance
- Bank Stamp/Signature
We DO NOT need a full transaction history, just an account summary.
Students will enroll in classes using their student portal, UCONNECT. If you have questions on how to do this, please use our How to Enroll in Classes Using UCONNECT Guide. This guide will walk you through the enrollment process.