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Getting Started

Ready to get started at The University Center?

Great – we are excited to have you! Here are some things you will need to know and need to have to begin your

admission process with us. Do not worry, if you have questions at any time, our staff is happy to help.

Give us a call at 580-319-0300 and we can help you on your way!


Students are encouraged to contact Kirk or Autumn – they can assist you with filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online.

Complete the FAFSA application online:

Get started on your future! Schedule an appointment today.

Financial Aid

Many students who enter higher education receive financial aid with their tuition and fees. The University Center knows this and has great help available for students who need it. We have an Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) staffed with financial aid experts. These services are free and can help with financial aid, career exploration, and admission to post-secondary education.

We also encourage all our students to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) from online.


Counselors are waiting to help with your higher education quest. The Education Opportunity Center is a federally-funded program that helps adults 19 and over enter or re-enter post-secondary education. This outstanding resource is free and offers help with financial aid, career exploration and admissions applications.

Feel free to contact the wonderful counselors at the EOC who are always happy to help students get started and stay the course.

Kirk Rushing


Autumn Godwin


Murray State College Financial Aid

Rhonda Glenn, Academic Advisement/Financial Aid Liaison

(580) 319-0329


University Center of Southern Oklahoma through Murray State College.
University Center students wishing to attain a bachelor degree will complete all or most of their lower division (first 2 years) prerequisite courses through Murray State College and then transfer to the University. When applying to transfer credits to a four-year University Center partner institution, students will also need to meet the admissions requirements of the university that is granting their degree. To find out more information about these admission requirements, students may contact an academic advisor at The University Center or contact the partnering university directly.

High School Concurrent Enrollment

High School students can apply for concurrent classes starting the summer after their sophomore year.

*Tuition waivers for concurrent classes do not apply until the summer after a student’s junior year.

Admissions for Returning Students

Murray State Admissions

For more information or to reach an advisor, please call 580-319-0370 or email

Southeastern Bachelors

For more information or to reach an advisor, please contact Andrea Bryant at 580-319-0361 or

Langston Bachelors

If you are interested in completing a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Langston University at the University Center, you must first complete prerequisite courses through Murray State College and then complete a transfer admission application to Langston University. Information on requirements can be found on our [nursing program application].

The School of Nursing is accepting applications on a continuous basis. Applicants need to submit this nursing application and required documentation listed on the application postmarked no later than October 1.

For more information or to reach an advisor, please call 580-319-0317 or email


The University Center knows that college is an expensive investment. That is why we have outstanding scholarships available for our students. Students may apply for these scholarships at any point in their academic progress, as long as they meet the scholarship requirements Check Out Our Scholarship Opportunities:

Applications will be open again in the fall.

If you need more information on degree programs offered by a partner institution, please see our degree opportunities.

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