International students are eligible for the Whole Person Scholarship and all Merit Scholarships; awards are considered through the same process. When your completed application is submitted (application, transcripts, test scores) you will be automatically considered for a possible Merit Scholarship. You must be admitted and nominated to be considered for the Whole Person Scholarship.
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Yes. You will need to speak with your International Admissions Counselor at the University you currently attend and request a transfer. You must first be admitted to ORU. Following this, your Admissions Counselor will give you a “release date” after which you will receive a new I-20 from ORU. Once you arrive at ORU you will need to follow up with the International Counselor to complete the process.
ORU works with World Education Services (WES) for international transcript evaluation. WES will evaluate foreign transcripts and translate them into a 4.0 scale. Please visit wes.org to learn more about submitting foreign transcripts.
After completing the Admissions process (submitting application, test scores and transcripts) the process of applying for a visa will begin.
You will first need to contact the American Embassy or Consulate in your country and schedule an interview.
When attending ORU on an F-1 student visa, all financial requirements must be proven in order for ORU to issue the immigration document I-20 form.
The ORU Financial Guarantee Form must be completed fully including:
Signature of applicant with understanding of cost of education.
Signature of Affidavit and understanding of cost of education by the Guarantor.
Signature and Seal of the financial institution of the Guarantor.
- If the institution is unable to sign the Financial Guarantee Form, a letter from the institution on letterhead with seal and signature is required, verifying the financial ability of the Guarantor.
Once the Financial Guarantee Form is received by the Admissions Office you will be mailed an I-20 which you will bring with you to your embassy interview.
You will also need to pay a SEVIS fee at least 3 days before your embassy interview. The SEVIS fee is $200 and must be paid in advance of visiting the embassy. For SEVIS go to https://egov.ice.gov/sevis.
Once each of these steps are completed, you are ready for your embassy interview.
Please read the Arrival Procedures for students and exchange visitors document on the following website: https://www.cbp.gov/travel/international-visitors
We accept the following payment types in the Student Accounts Office: Cash, Check, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, Money Orders, Cashier’s Checks and via a US Bank Wire Transfer.
For payments made online: Visa, Mastercard, Discover or ACH electronic payment from your US bank account. Payments online can be made via the http://www.oru.edu/current_students/pay_online/
For International students we accept International wire transfers via Flywire at oru.flywire.com
For information regarding a monthly payment plan, please see information in this section.
We are partnering with Flywire to provide you with an easy and secure method of sending international payments. We ask that you please discontinue using your old banking details and send your next payment through Flywire at oru.flywire.com .
Flywire is Oral Roberts University’s preferred method for international payments, which allows you to:
- Track your payment from start to finish
- Pay from any country and any bank
- Save on bank fees and exchange rates
- Receive peace of mind with dedicated multilingual customer support