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Welcome to your new home. At Oglethorpe, we’re here to support you through every step of your college journey. Navigate below to find information about your next steps for enrollment and connecting with other incoming Petrels!
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Financial Aid Offer Letter
Within two weeks* of receiving your admission decision, you will receive your financial aid offer letter. This letter includes all aid you are eligible to receive, such as merit scholarships, federal and state loans and awards, Oglethorpe need-based aid, and other grants and scholarships. We know finances are an important part of college planning, so please reach out if you have any questions about your offer letter.
*Due to the current FAFSA application opening on December 31, 2023, full offer letters with state and federal government aid are estimated to be released in early February 2024.
Transfer Students: Preliminary Credit Evaluation
Within a week of admission, transfer students will receive a preliminary transfer credit evaluation. This will give you a good idea of what transfer credit you can expect to receive.
Ready to secure your spot in out incoming class? Log into your Petrel Portal, complete the Enrollment Response form, and place your enrollment deposit.
Petrel Portal Forms
Once your payment is processed (it can take up to 48 hours), check back in your Petrel Portal to complete the new forms added to your checklist.
All students must complete a housing or exemption application every semester. Remember that some Oglethorpe merit awards, such as Flagship 50, require students to live on campus. The housing application for fall opens in late Spring and, housing assignments are released during the summer. All students will receive housing application information via email once the application opens. View your housing options.
Once they are available, please send us official copies of all test scores and materials, including final high school transcripts, dual enrollment transcripts, AP scores, IB diplomas, and college transfer credits. Transfer credits are added to your student record once we receive your official transcripts.
- Math:Most students planning to major in Biology, Biopsychology, Chemistry, Engineering (dual-degree), Mathematics, or Physics must take the Math Placement Exam. The Math Placement Exam will be available to incoming students in early May.
- Foreign Language:If you are seeking a Bachelor of Arts degree or considering taking a language at OU/studying abroad, you should also take the language placement exam.
Your Petrel Pass is your student ID, and it is used to access the dining hall, check our library resources, enter 24-hour spaces, and gain entrance into some residence halls on campus. The picture on your Petrel Pass does not need to be formal; it just needs to look like you! Please make sure photos of your face are taken straight on with no hats or glasses. All Petrel Pass photos should be emailed to [email protected] with your first and last name in the subject line.
Petrel Passes will be distributed during Making A Petrel (MAP) Day check in this summer. Information on available MAP dates and registration are forthcoming.
Bill Pay & Payment Plans
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New Student Orientation (mandatory for ALL students!) and Welcome Week are great opportunities to meet classmates and learn more about OU. Additional information about dates and arrival instructions will be sent out later in the spring.
Oglethorpe is committed to offering a variety of resources and strategies to help make the cost of this remarkable education and experience affordable. More than 90% of Oglethorpe students receive some financial aid to help finance their education.
Transfer students, please log into OASIS and check the Student Planning section to ensure all transfer credits have been applied to your student account. From there, you can start mapping out your degree completion plan.
Your academic success begins with your student success advisor, a personal academic and life advisor who will help you achieve your education, career, and personal goals. Your Advisor will also connect you to what you need to thrive in your first year at Oglethorpe (and keep you on track to graduate in four years). Our Office of Student Success also offers free tutoring, writing support, supplemental instruction, and individualized accommodations. Each student will be connected with their academic advisor by July 1st.