The college admissions department at OSSM has several programs in place to assist every student with the admissions process. To facilitate the student's admission from high school to college, the college admissions counselor provides resource materials pertinent to colleges and universities across the U.S. and assists parents in understanding the costs associated with financing a college education. In addition, the counselor advises students and parents on accessing assistance through institutional and private scholarships, as well as state and federal financial programs. Finally, the counselor provides assistance with timelines, scholarship and financial aid deadlines.
OSSM has the distinction of hosting visits and information sessions from many of the finest educational institutions in Oklahoma and throughout the country. Through an established network of admission representatives and local area contacts, students have a liaison to individual colleges and universities right here on the OSSM campus.
In addition, students and their families are invited to attend top tier college recruitment meetings held periodically at OSSM. The school is pleased to accommodate not only current students, but high school seniors from other school districts as well.
Cynthia Brown, College Counselor 405.522.7830
OSSM Class of 2015 College Acceptances
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- Is OSSM a private school?
No, the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics is a two-year public residential high school created and funded by the Oklahoma legislature. The school is open to all students across the state who wish to apply during their sophomore year. OSSM is categorized as a state agency. See the Admissions webpage for details and application deadlines.
- What is the tuition to attend OSSM?
There is no tuition for an Oklahoma resident student to attend the school. Room and board are provided by the state. Students may wish to have "pocket money" available for incidentals like school supplies, snack bar items or a weekend trip to a local restaurant, movie theatre, bookstore or mall.
- Who can attend OSSM?
OSSM is open to all Oklahoma students who are entering their junior year of high school. Applications are due in March of the sophomore year. OSSM now accepts nonresident and international students for paying tuition.
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How have OSSM graduates helped Oklahoma's economy?
Of the 1,400+ OSSM graduates since 1992, more than half who have completed a degree and have entered the workforce are working in Oklahoma. Ten of those have started their own businesses in our state. An independent report credits OSSM with a $40 million economic impact in Oklahoma.