Admissions

General Admissions Procedure

Students must submit an application for admission and official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended and pay an application fee. Applications are available online at www.cameron.edu/graduate and through the Office of Admissions, located in North Shepler 227 on the Cameron University main campus. The Office of Admissions may be reached via telephone at (580) 581-2289 or via email at graduate@cameron.edu.

Applicants will be notified in writing of their admission status by the Office of Admissions.

General Standards for Admission

Applicants will be admitted in accordance with the standards and procedures listed below. Admission must be approved prior to enrollment in any graduate courses.

Unconditional admission to graduate study will be granted under the following circumstances:

  1. The applicant has a baccalaureate degree from a college or university accredited by a regional accrediting agency (Official transcripts from all institutions attended must be submitted.); and
  2. At least one or more of the following three criteria is met:
    1. The applicant has a minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 based upon a 4.0 scale; or
    2. The applicant has a minimum graduate GPA of 3.0 based upon a 4.0 scale in all graduate courses taken within the last 6 years. At least 12 graduate credit hours must have been completed; or
    3. The applicant has earned a master’s or doctoral degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning.

Conditional admission to graduate study will be granted under the following conditions:

  1. The applicant has a baccalaureate degree from a college or university accredited by a regional accrediting organization but does not meet the requirements for unconditional admission.
  2. The applicant has a baccalaureate degree from a college or university accredited by a regional accrediting organization and has requested transcripts from all previously attended institutions be sent to Cameron University, but the transcripts have yet to arrive.  Unofficial transcripts are required before a student can enroll in his/her first semester at Cameron. Enrollment is restricted to a single semester until all official transcripts have been received.  
  3. The applicant is within 16 semester hours of completion of a baccalaureate degree from a college or university accredited by a regional accrediting organization, is in the final semester of his/her undergraduate program and enrolled in the number of hours required to complete the degree and is not on academic probation.  Students must submit official transcripts from all undergraduate institutions attended, provide an official degree check from the Registrar’s Office at the college or university where they will receive their undergraduate degree, and provide updated official transcripts after the undergraduate degree has been awarded.  Enrollment is restricted to a single semester.

Students for Whom English is a Second Language

International students or students for whom English is a second language must present evidence of proficiency in the English language prior to admission. Such applicants must achieve a minimum score of 550 on the paper-based or 213 on the computer-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or a 6.5 on the International Language Testing System Examination (IELTS). Official examination scores must be sent directly from the testing service to the International Student Admissions Office.

Re-Admission

Students who have been admitted but have not enrolled in graduate courses at Cameron University for one academic year must apply for re-admission. Official transcripts from all institutions attended since being initially admitted to Cameron University are required. The student is subject to current catalog policies and procedures at the time of re-admission. Applications for re-admission are available in the Office of Admissions and online at www.cameron.edu/graduate.

Military Personnel

Members of the armed forces stationed in Oklahoma, their spouses, and dependents shall be admitted without payment of non-resident tuition so long as they continue to be stationed in the state in the full-time military service and under military orders. A student attending an institution while on full-time active duty in the armed forces at an installation in Oklahoma is considered a temporary resident of Oklahoma while attending school; therefore, a student neither gains nor loses resident status solely by such military service.

Financial Assistance

Graduate tuition waiver applications for new, continuing, out of state, and select Texas county resident students are available: http://www.cameron.edu/financial_aid/gen_scholarship_app

Open work-study positions are posted online: http://www.cameron.edu/personnel/studentemployment

Graduate assistantships are available through the Office of Academic Research: http://www.cameron.edu/academic_research/ga-policies-request

Qualified students may also apply for loans through the Office of Financial Assistance: http://www.cameron.edu/financial_aid