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Honors Program

Students who are selected to participate in Honors at OC are stretched and challenged by a streamlined, enriched core curriculum. Team-taught interdisciplinary seminars offer engaged, lively discussion, debate and analysis.

Parker Builds Engineering Plane
  • 13 National Merit Finalists
  • 30 Average ACT score
  • 100% Acceptance rate to law school for those who applied since 2012
  • $1000 stipend for study abroad

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Criteria for Admission

  • High school GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • ACT of 28, SAT of 1310 or CLT of 87
  • Evidence of strong writing and critical thinking skills
  • A sample of your writing to be attached to the application. It should be the best analytical or research paper you wrote in a high school course (500 words or more; for example, a research paper you received a high grade on). The paper should be something you feel comfortable with and reflects your writing style.
  • A personal or telephone interview with the Director of the Honors Program. Honors campus visits are conducted on Fridays and Mondays. Campus Visit days are highly recommended for students and parents.
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Alum­ni Features

Park­er LaMascus

Parker LaMascus ('18) graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, pursued his PhD at the University of Pennsylvania and served Harvard University as a research assistant.

Hear what he has to say about his time at OC as an engineering and honors student.

Brooke Dob­bins

Brooke Dobbins ('20) was a multitasking superstar in college. She was a Computer Science student, honors student, member of Iota Kappa Phi, a mentor to her peers and a Boeing intern. Watch the video to learn how OC equipped Brooke for her Boeing internship and her Computer Science career, while allowing her to pursue a social college experience!

Inayah Min­niefield

Inayah Minniefield ('21) is an exceptional Nursing student and goes above and beyond what is expected of her.

She's a member of OC's Black Student Union, secretary for Tri Theta Doves, a member of the OC Honors program, she's on the cheer team AND she's senior nursing class secretary on top of her academic responsibilities.

Graduate School

Since 2017, about 30% of OC Honors students have chosen to apply for graduate school. Their record of success is remarkable! Check out the list of schools that offered graduate school placement, and often sizable scholarships, to these OC Honors graduates:

Arizona State

Auburn University

Baylor University

Boston College

Boston University

Carnegie Mellon University

Colorado State

Columbia University

Cornell Law

Dallas International University

Drew Theological School

Drexel University

Duke Law

Emory Law

George Mason Law

George Washington Law

George Washington University

Georgetown Law

Harvard Law

Johns Hopkins University

New England Conservatory

New York University Law

New York University Steinhardt

Northeastern State University Occupational Therapy Master's Program

Notre Dame Law

Oklahoma Christian University Graduate School of Theology

Oklahoma Christian University Master’s of Business Administration

Oklahoma City University Law

Oklahoma State University

Oklahoma State University's Graduate Program in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

OU Medical School

Penn Law

Pepperdine Law

Texas Christian University

Union Theological Seminary

University of Alabama

University of California, Davis

University of California, San Diego

University of Chicago

University of Illinois Urbana Champaign

University of Kansas

University of Nebraska

University of Notre Dame

University of Oklahoma

University of Oklahoma College of Medicine

University of Oklahoma Law

University of Pennsylvania

University of Rochester School of Medicine

University of Virginia Law

Vanderbilt University

Washington University

William and Mary Law

Yale Law

Yale University

OC Honors

First Year Adventure - exclusively for freshman Honors students

Oklahoma sites serve as text for learning in First Year Adventure.

Learn music history at the OKC Philharmonic and study the Italian Renaissance at the Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa. Oklahoma City Museum of Art breathes life into Modernist movement art curriculum while you imagine the shock of Impressionism and post-Impressionism at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art. At each stop on the adventure, students reflect on their own aspirations to complete an undergraduate degree and to take their places as Christian leaders. Weekly Symposiums fill out the Honors First Year Adventure, sometimes hosting speakers like Biblical scholar N.T. Wright, Civil Rights attorney Fred Gray, astronaut Douglas Wheelock and Christian author Lee Strobel.

We rec­om­mend apply­ing for hon­ors admis­sion before Decem­ber 31; wait­list­ing usu­al­ly begins in January.

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Hon­ors House

Honors students have the opportunity to live in a community dedicated to equipping Christian students for the pursuit of academic excellence, integrating housing with academics by creating a learning-living environment.

Residence Life Davisson Dorm

Hon­ors Advi­so­ry Council

Become a leader to enhance and advance the Honors Program student experience by organizing social events, coordinating service opportunities and representing the interests and needs of Honors students. Prepare your campaign for student elections held at the end of each academic year.

Honors Advisory Council

Hon­ors Sum­mer Academy


A week of college might just be the highlight of your summer break! High school freshmen, sophomores and juniors enroll in two classes to earn college credit, plus make lifelong friends. Now accepting applications for HSA 2021!

Honors Summer Academy student in lab

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