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New OU scholarship deadline quickly approaching

NORMAN — The University of Oklahoma has moved forward its student application deadlines by several weeks. For the first time, students must apply by Dec. 15 to be considered for priority scholarships. The final application deadline is Feb. 1.

In the past, OU’s priority scholarship deadline was Feb. 1 and the application deadline was April 1. OU officials said the new dates are in line with a nationwide trend of earlier college admission deadlines.

The earlier deadline should help staff better identify scholarship resources for students and match them with the programs and activities of interested.

It also will give students and their families more time to consider housing options, financial aid and other resources, officials said. OU requires new students commit to the school by May 1. 

K.S. McNutt

Kathryn McNutt covers higher education for The Oklahoman and NewsOK. Since joining the staff in August 2000, she also has worked as the Breaking News editor, Metro editor and assistant Local editor. A native of Oklahoma City, she graduated from... Read more ›