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to joining the Cowboy family. 

Now that you've been admitted, you need to complete a few important steps for a successful transition to the OSU-Tulsa campus. 

  • 1. Create your O-Key account | 405-744-4357

    Your O-Key account is your passport to campus. You have to set it up before you can access your OSU email account, accept your scholarships and financial aid, enroll in classes and more.

  • 2. Check your OSU email at least once a week

    Once you have your O-Key account set up, you can access your OSU email account. This is where communication from the university will be sent, including scholarships and financial aid award letters and enrollment information, so it's important to check it at least once a week.


    You can access your OSU email through your cellphone or forward your OSU email to an existing account. Contact the IT Help Desk at 405-744-4357 for additional information on these steps.

  • 3. Complete your FAFSA

    To be considered for financial aid and some scholarships, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), using OSU's school code 003170 to ensure we receive your records.


    Spring and summer entering students: Submit the 2023-2024 FAFSA now, or add OSU's school code if you have a FAFSA on file at another institution. 


    Fall entering students: Submit the 2024-2025 FAFSA when it opens in Dec./Jan. (exact date to be determined by the U.S. Department of Education).


    You may be asked to submit additional documents by OSU’s Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid to complete the process. Requests will be sent to your OSU email, so remember to continue checking your email account. If you receive a request for additional documents, it’s critical that you respond as soon as possible so your potential student aid isn’t affected.

  • 4. Sign up for OSU-Tulsa orientation and enrollment 

    All incoming students are required to attend an orientation session to gain access to academic advising and enrollment. Virtual and in-person sessions are available. Learn more

  • 5. Accept your scholarships and financial aid | 918-594-8273

    Log in to with your O-Key account to accept your award(s).


    Your application for admission is also your application for scholarships. If you’re eligible for scholarships or financial aid, you’ll receive an award letter in your OSU email account. Many awards are time-sensitive, so it's important to accept them as soon as possible. 

  • 6. Buy your books 

    Purchase or rent textbook and materials needed for your courses. The University Store is currently shipping books and supplies directly to your home, or you can pick them up on the OSU-Tulsa campus at no additional cost during select times. You may charge up to $1,500 of required books to your Bursar account.

  • 7. Set up your online classroom profile 

    Canvas, the online learning platform for OSU, allows instructors to post the online portions of traditional classes or teach fully online classes.

  • 8. Complete your admissions file 

    Your admission to OSU is based on the academic information available at the time of your application review. Transfer students must submit final transcripts from each school they've attended, including concurrent courses, even if a degree was not earned. Check for missing documents or update your application by logging in to the application portal.

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