Admissions Requirement - Undergraduate Program
OPISOP is committed to admitting students whose academic records indicate a high potential for success. The institution, consistent with its mission, is dedicated to providing higher education access and opportunity. We recognize that some students have potential for success not clearly evident through test scores alone.
Therefore, to be fully accepted into the institution one must have a Composite Predictive Index (CPI) score of 18 or higher. The CPI score is a combination of the high school grade point average (GPA) and ACT/SAT scores. The GPA, however, cannot be lower than a 2.5. If you do not initially meet admission requirements to be fully accepted, one must have a minimum CPI score of 16 for conditional acceptance.
A freshman student is a student entering the institution after completing high school requirements (students with dual enrollment credits are classified as freshmen). A student who has studied in another post-secondary college or university with less than 12 transferable credit hours with a grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 will be classified as a freshman.
REQUIREMENTS FOR ACT/SAT WAIVER
Minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) 2.5 to be accepted. The final high school transcript must reflect a minimum 2.5 GPA or higher.
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TRANSCRIPTS/ACT OR SAT SCORES
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A transfer student is a student who has studied at another post-secondary college or university and earned greater than 12 transferable credit hours with a grade point average of 2.00.
TRANSFER ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS
Previously attended institutions must be regionally accredited.
- Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale
- Minimum 12 transferable semester hours or 18 transferable quarter hours
- Good academic standing from last institution attend required.
TRANSFER STUDENT CHECKLIST
- Submit Transcript
- Pay Fees
TRANSFER CREDIT ELIGIBILITY
- Students who transfer from another four-year institution or two-year college must submit in advance for acceptance transcripts of all previous work done on the college level. Such transcripts must be sent directly from the institution at which the work was completed. Academic work completed at other schools not listed on the Admission Application will not be accepted for transfer purposes.
- Students transferring from colleges and universities must have maintained a “C” average and be in good standing with the institution from which they are transferring. Students on academic probation or suspension are not in good standing, and, therefore, will not be accepted by OPISOP.
- Courses may transfer from accredited colleges and universities if the grade for that course earned at the offering institution meets the requirement of the program offering the degree being pursued at OPISOP. For example: Only courses with grades of C or better may transfer for ENG 101/102 as a C or better is required in ENG 101/102 for all programs at OPISOP.
Students should check the grade requirements for specific programs to determine if the grade earned at the offering institution is transferable to OPISOP.
Transfer credit is assessed for admissions purposes only. Once officially enrolled, the Office of the Registrar is responsible for articulating transfer credit. Please keep in mind, not all transferrable hours are degree applicable.
A re-admit student is one who was not enrolled for two or more regular terms. These students must re-apply and pay the application fee of $30.00. Students who have not attended for one semester must re-apply to update information in Banner, no application fee is required.
A transfer/readmit student is one who has attended another institution(s) after leaving the institution and now wishes to re-enroll. These students must submit an official transcript for each institution attended.
Students who are re-admitted to the University after a two-year absence will be governed by the Bulletin under which they are re- admitted.
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To send Official Transcripts Online send via;
- Send Transcript via Parchment
- View the Parchment Guide to Ordering Transcripts
- Send Transcript via Overgrad
- Send Transcript via Escrip-safe
- Send Transcript via National Student Clearinghouse Exchange
A student who is not a United States Citizen or resident alien. International Students who completed a bachelor degree out of the Country will apply through Graduate Studies.
In order to ensure that required long distance coordination may be completed in time to accommodate admissions for the desired term, admission applications must be received by the following deadlines:
|Application deadline date
The following information and materials must be in the Office of Admissions before an application for admission can be completely processed:
An official high school transcript (or equivalent) or leaving certificate transcript must be first sent to the World Education Services (www.wes.org) or a current member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation.
Freshman and Transfer Students
- An official high school transcript (or equivalent) or learning certificate transcript must be first sent to the world education services (www.wes.org) or a current member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation (NACES) Credentials Evaluations Provided by NACES Members for evaluation of US equivalency and grade point determination.
- OPISOP requires a minimum GPA 2.5 and currently waives test requirements( acceptance only) Test Scores are required for Scholarship eligibility.
- Official results of the Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) paper based score= 500 or above; computer based= 178 or above, and Internet based= 61 or above, or official results of the International English Testing (((IELTS) or a 5.5 or above unless English is spoken as a native language. If applicants has successfully completed one year’s college coursework in a English speaking country, the TOEFL or IELTS requirement may be waived.
Students’ requests for an I-20 should be submitted at least 60 days prior to the start of the program, but no more than 120 days prior to the start of the program.
|Application deadline date
|Spring I-20 Term
|Summer I-20 Term
|Fall I-20 Term
In addition, international students must submit an official academic transcript accompanied by official/or notarized English translations. These documents must be sent directly from the institution(s) attended. Personal copies are not accepted.
All foreign (non-U.S.) transcripts must be translated and evaluated by the World Education Services (WES) or a current member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation. This review must provide conclusive evidence that the applicant is the recipient of a degree comparable to the American bachelor’s degree, which normally terminates 16 years of full-time study, four years of which are at the post-high school level.
The official transcripts must show all post-high school work attempted, including grades or marks in each course, examination grades and standing in examinations and classes, or whatever other credentials are available to give a clear description of the student’s academic accomplishments. Other requirements for international students include:
- A certified financial statement indicating the applicant’s ability to pay for the cost of education. An original/official bank statement no more than six months old at the time of registration must be submitted to the Graduate School in order to obtain the I-20 for the F-1 student visa. In certain cases, advance payment of tuition and fees may be required.
- The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Testing System (ELS) Certification Examination is required if the applicant’s first language is not English; the minimum score for admission on the TOEFL internet-based version is 500 (paper-based test) or 61 (internet-based test), and the 5.5 on the ELS Certification Examination.
The Educational Testing Service, Princeton, New Jersey 08540, administers these tests in testing centers all over the world. Further information about the test and testing dates may be obtained at www.ets.org or from the nearest U.S. Embassy, Consulate or United States Information Service, United States Educational Commission and foundations abroad and binational centers.
Admission to undergraduate study does not carry any implication concerning the award of financial aid. Aid for undergraduate students in the form of assistantships is available from some departmental programs and administrative units, but applicants from abroad are in competition with U.S. students for available awards.
The institution reserves the right, even after the arrival and enrollment of students from another country, to make individual curricular adjustments whenever particular deficiencies or needs are found. Students may be required to take such courses without credit and at their own expense. This could also apply to additional coursework in English as a foreign language whenever necessary.
A transient student is one who is currently enrolled at another university and wishes to enroll to take classes towards their degree to be transferred back to their institution. These students must re-apply every semester. Students are not eligible to receive financial aid at more than one institution for any one term.
OFFICIAL LETTER OF GOOD STANDING
A letter of approval/good standing from the home institution is required.
- Send Official Letter of Good Standing to [email protected]
A special student is one who is not working towards a degree but wishes to enroll in the university to take courses for the credit hours. These students must re-apply every semester and can only take a maximum of 30 hours.
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SUBMIT PROOF OF HIGH SCHOOL COMPLETION OR COLLEGE TRANSCRIPT.
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- Active Duty, Reserve and National Guard service members
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- Spouses of service members and veterans/retirees
- Current Department of Defense employees
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