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Academic Admission Policies

Students entering any degree program must meet the admission standards set forth by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. Rogers State University has an open admission policy for two-year programs. Due to the dual degree-granting role of Rogers State University, admission requirements may vary based on the degree level a student wishes to pursue. The following pages outline the requirements for the Bachelor degree, Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, and Associate in Applied Science.

First Time Entering Freshmen Requirements


All first-time students must submit a high school transcript containing the most current class rank, grade-point average, and date of graduation, or a copy of their GED certificate for evaluation.


ACT or SAT test scores are required for all first-time entering students under the age of 21. Placement testing is available on campus for first-time entering students over the age of 21. When applicable, other admission options include: Adult Admission and Special Non-Degree Seeking Student.


Students must meet the criteria for both the high school curricular requirements and high school performance criteria as defined in the following sections. Students meeting both the high school curricular and the high school performance criteria are eligible for regular admission.

High School Curricular Requirements for Admission to Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, and Baccalaureate Degrees

Units (Years)

English (Grammar, Composition, Literature)

Lab Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or any lab science certified by the school district; General Science with or without a lab may not be used to meet this requirement.)

Mathematics (from Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Trigonometry, Math Analysis, Calculus)


History and citizenship skills (including 1 unit of American History, 2 additional units from subjects of History, Economics, Geography, Government, Non–Western Culture)*

Additional units of subjects listed above or selected from the following: Computer Science or Foreign Language*

*Students with deficiencies in these areas may also be admitted as regular students, but will be required to take additional three-hour college-level courses in one of the subject areas listed.

   15 Required Units

While these curricular requirements will normally be met by students in grades nine through twelve, advanced students who complete these courses in earlier grades will not be required to take additional courses for purposes of admission.

The English requirements should include an integrated writing component.

The 15 high school units set forth above are required for admission. Students not meeting curricular requirements will be required to prove proficiency through testing or developmental course work. In addition, the following subjects are recommended for college preparation:


Additional Recommended Units


Additional units:

Fine Arts-music, art, drama, speech.


Additional unit:

Lab science as described above.


Additional unit:

Mathematics as described above.

Students must remove any high school curricular and/or skill deficiencies within the first 24 credit hours attempted.

Entry-Level Assessment: Basic Skills Testing and Placement

All students admitted to Rogers State University are required to participate in a variety of assessment activities.

Rogers State University provides a program of basic skills testing and several developmental courses that are designed to help students enhance their proficiency in the basic skill areas of English, mathematics, reading, and science. Students required to enroll in these courses will ultimately benefit by having stronger skills in these important academic abilities.

Participation in basic skills assessment and/or developmental coursework is required for placement purposes if a first-time freshman has the following subscores on the ACT:


ACT in English below 19*


ACT in math below 19*


ACT in reading below 19*


ACT in science below 19*

*These scores are reviewed annually by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education and are subject to change without further notice. Contact the Office of Enrollment Management for current admission/assessment standards.  

A score on the Compass or the Institutional Science Test is required to demonstrate basic skill proficiency in English, mathematics, reading, and science. If the required score is not attained, the student must enroll in the appropriate developmental courses to gain basic skills proficiency. These courses must be completed within the first 24 semester hours attempted; otherwise, future enrollments by the student will be limited to only the required zero-level courses until successful completion. A grade of a "C" or higher is required to clear a remedial course.  

Additionally, students enrolled in developmental courses must complete ORIE 1151–The College Experience course within the first 24 semester hours attempted.