Book your Flight to Oklahoma
We recommend arranging your flight as early as possible to secure the best airfare costs and schedule. Please be sure to inform your travel agent that the final destination is Oklahoma City. The name of the airport is Will Rogers World Airport with airport code “OKC”.
UCO Office of Global Affairs offers free airport pickup service for all new international students. Once you have confirmed your flight arrangement, please complete the UCO Airport Pickup Registration.
The free airport pickup service schedule is as follows:
Spring 2019 semester: January 7 - January 13 (guaranteed pick up service regardless of your arrival time)
If you are arriving outside of free pickup hours, please collect your baggage and go to Ground Transportation Services outside the terminal. You will need to hire a shuttle service to arrive at your final destination. For more information on airport shuttle services, please go to www.flyokc.com.
To learn more, please refer to Housing and Dining.
Immunization & Vaccination Record
The Oklahoma State Law requires all new students who attend UCO for the first time to provide proof of immunization with Mumps, Measles, Rubella (MMR) and Hepatitis B vaccine. If you have taken the shots since birth, you may bring the immunization form provided with the link as below to a certified medical professional to certify the immunization dates for you. If you have not received any immunization record in the past, it is strongly recommended that you complete your immunization procedure prior to departure. In most cases, it is more affordable to obtain the vaccines in your home country as compared to obtaining the vaccine shots in the United States. Be aware you will NOT be able to enroll for your second semester at UCO until the immunization requirement is fulfilled.
All International students (F-1 or J-1) are required to purchase health insurance. To learn more about the policy, requirements etc., click here.
Enroll For Classes
Tuition Deposit Payment
All new international F-1 students will need to have at least $9,000 dollars ready for the first semester. Students intending to study at UCO are required to pay this tuition deposit either before coming to Oklahoma or upon arrival. This deposit is for your educational expenses and cannot be used for off-campus housing and personal expenses. Students should also bring additional funds for living expenses for a minimum of one semester. The tuition deposit will remain with the university until it is exhausted from its intended use.
The tuition deposit may be paid using a money order, credit card payment (additional fees apply), wire transfer, or online through our international payment solution, Flywire.
When you are ready to make your tuition deposit, please visit the Flywire site. When making your deposit you will need to know your UCO student ID number.
UCO has found that students who have paid all or part of their tuition deposit in advance are much more successful when meeting with the US Embassy and obtaining their Visa. For this reason, UCO requires that students from Nigeria and other countries with high levels of embassy denials pay at least $3000 of their deposit before an I-20 is issued.
If the student is unable to get a Visa, or has a change of plans and is unable to attend the University of Central Oklahoma, this money will be refunded back to the student, minus any bank processing fees. Please email your admissions advisor if you have any questions about the refund process.
Pack Your Bags
It is never easy to know what you should and shouldn't bring when you travel to UCO for the first time. It is recommended that you contact International Student Council leaders to seek their advice since they have been through what you are going through now. Make sure you check with your airline for baggage allowance and guidelines. Please be reminded to carry all your important documents and cash at all times and do not put them in your check-in baggage.
First Day of Class
University of Central Oklahoma offers three different entry terms which include Fall (August), Spring (January) and Summer (June). We encourage all new students to arrive prior to the orientation date or no later than the first day of class. First day of class can be hectic and as a result, we encourage students to arrive few days earlier to get accustomed to the new environment before class begin. The first day of class schedule is:
- Fall 2018 semester - August 20, 2018
- Spring 2019 semester - January 14, 2019