OSSM has been a leader in science and mathematics education for 30 years. We offer a world-class education to juniors and seniors through residential and virtual programs as well as five regional centers. The residential program is nationally ranked at #20 of 19,984 in the United States and #1 in Oklahoma. OSSM provides a college-level curriculum to students from all 77 counties of the state.

Tuition-Free. OSSM creates opportunities for students who are residents of Oklahoma at no cost for tuition, housing, books or meals. It is a gift of the state of Oklahoma since the school was created by legislative action in 1983.

For more information on the application process, please contact Jamie Bond at Jamie.Bond@ossm.edu or call 405-522-7802.

Before You Apply

The admission process typically begins in the fall one year prior to enrollment. This is during the prospective student’s sophomore year in high school. New applications for the Class of 2025 are now available.

Review the admissions requirements.

To complete the application process and be considered for admission, applicants must complete ALL of the requirements within the required timelines.

Note to Applicant

Admission is competitive and enrollment is limited.  Satisfying the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.

Step 1: Determine If You Are Eligible

Applicants must currently be enrolled in the 10th grade. 

It is the policy of The Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics to enroll only students who are legal residents of the State of Oklahoma, or whose parent or legal guardian is an active duty member of the armed services who is abiding in Oklahoma incident to active military duty, provided the student shares the residence of that parent, by December 1 of the school year in which the student applies for admission (the 10th grade year) and who otherwise meet the admissions criteria of the School.  The state legislature has a provision that allows OSSM to enroll up to 10% of its students from international countries or from states outside of Oklahoma.  Those students will be subject to all applicable tuition, fees and room and board.

Step 2: Complete Application

The application for the OSSM Class of 2025 will be available in January 2023. All OSSM applications must be completed and postmarked by March 17. Applicants must have completed each section of the application by the deadline to be considered for admission.  There are no exceptions to this deadline.

Questions for determining residency are determined by the Office of Admissions.  Some applicants may be required to provide additional documentation and will be contacted by admissions after their application has been submitted. Applicants must have completed each section of the application by the deadline to be considered for admission.  There are no exceptions to this deadline.

Step 3: Take the ACT

All applicants must take the ACT as a part of the application process. Applicants do not have to take the ACT before beginning the application process: however the ACT must be taken before the March 17  deadline.

OSSM does not require the Essay portion of the new ACT.

Only ACT score reports from tests administered between February 2020 – April 2023 will be accepted for admissions to OSSM.  We recommend applicants take the ACT prior to the February 2022 test date.

For students requiring testing accommodations due to disabilities, review the ACT website as test registration and administration dates can vary.

To ensure results are received by the Office of Admissions, download and print your score report from ACT and mail it to Admissions.

Step 4: Obtain Teacher & Counselor Evaluations

Applicants must obtain evaluations from three teachers and his or her current guidance counselor and/or principal. Applicants must have a teacher evaluation form completed by their:

  • 9th or 10th grade Science Teacher
  • 9th or 10th grade Mathematics Teacher
  • 9th or 10th grade English Teacher

Teacher Evaluation and Counselor/Principal Forms are included with the application materials.

Step 5: Submit an Official High School Transcript

The deadline for receipt of official transcript is March 17.