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First-Time Student

Ready for Christian service? Training starts here! Turn in each of the items listed below to be considered for acceptance to Ozark Christian College.

  • Application and Code of Honor: Apply online
  • $30 Application Fee: Option to pay at the end of the application via debit/credit card. 
  • Official High School Transcript: Mailed in a sealed school envelope or electronically sent straight from high school guidance office. Transcripts will be accepted for consideration after the completion of a student's junior year.  
    • Homeschool: An original of the student's transcript of grades must be signed and dated by a parent. A GED certificate is also acceptable. Homeschooled students must also submit a Homeschool Self-certification Form.
  • SAT or ACT scores: Students must have a minimum composite ACT score of 20 or higher (1390 SAT) to be considered for admission. If the minimum of 20 is not met, applicants will then be considered based on the sliding scale below.
    • Ozark's ACT number is 2279, and SAT number is 6542.

  • References: Complete the top portion of the reference form and give it to an employer/teacher and minister/church leader. Form must be completed by someone not related to you. 
    • Employer/Teacher reference (Online or PDF)
    • Minister/Church Leader reference (Online or PDF)

If desiring college credit from the following:

  • Dual-Credit Transcripts: Students must submit an official transcript from the college awarding the credit. Courses require a "C" or higher grade to be considered for transfer.  
  • AP Credit: Students must request the official test score transcript from AP College Board to be sent to OCC. 
  • CLEP CreditStudents seeking credit through a CLEP test, must have the official scores sent from College Board.  Test must be taken before student matriculates and receive a score of 50 or higher.  Each test is worth 3 credit hours with a maiximum of 12 credits hours allowed.  

Federal Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) if applying for federal aid. OCC's school code for the FAFSA is 015569.

Acceptance: Students are able to track their admissions requirements through our my.occ.edu student portal. Once all requirements have been submitted, you will receive an email confirmation. You will receive notification of our acceptance decision within 3-4 weeks via mail.  

Once accepted, students are required to submit a $100 enrollment deposit and attend a summer Ozark Welcome Orientation. For details of the 2016 summer orientation, click here.

Contact the Admissions Office with any questions: admissions@occ.edu or 417.626.1234 ext. 2022.

Student Portal

Stay updated with your application status on the my.occ.edu student portal.

Transfer Student

We're so glad you've chosen to join us at OCC! Please turn in each of the items listed below in order to be considered for full acceptance at Ozark Christian College.

  • Application and Code of Honor: Apply online
  • $30 Application Fee: Option to pay at the end of the application via debit/credit card. 
  • Official High School Transcript: Mailed in a sealed school envelope or electronically sent straight from high school guidance office. High school transcript must show graduation date. (High school transcript is waived with a completed associate's or bachelor's degree).
    • Homeschool: An original of the student's transcript of grades must be signed and dated by a parent. A GED certificate is also acceptable. Homeschooled students must also submit a Homeschool Self-certification Form.
  • Official College Transcript (from every college previously attended): College transcripts are required from each college and university attended, regardless of whether credit was earned. This includes colleges where you registered but did not earn any credit (e.g., incompletes, withdrawals, failures, audits, etc.).
    • College transcripts are official in 2 ways:
      • Mailed directly from the college or university's registrar's office with a stamp or seal on the back. Opened transcripts will be not be accepted.  
      • Sent electronically from your previous institutions through an electronic service to admissions@occ.edu. 
  • Transfer of Credit policies
  • SAT or ACT scores: Students must have a minimum composite ACT score of 20 or higher (1390 SAT) to be considered for admission. If the minimum of 20 is not met, applicants will then be considered based on the sliding scale below.

    Ozark's ACT number is 2279, and SAT number is 6542.

  • References: Complete the top portion of the reference form and give it to an employer/teacher and minister/church leader. Form must be completed by someone not related to you.
    • Employer/Teacher reference (Online or PDF)
    • Minister/Church Leader reference (Online or PDF)

Federal Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) if applying for federal aid. OCC's school code for the FAFSA is 015569.

Acceptance: Students are able to track their admissions requirements through our my.occ.edu student portal. Once all requirements have been submitted, you will receive an email confirmation. You will receive notification of our acceptance decision within 3-4 weeks via mail.  

Once accepted, students are required to submit a $100 enrollment deposit and attend a summer Ozark Welcome Orientation. For details of the 2016 summer orientation, click here.

Contact the Admissions Office with any questions: admissions@occ.edu or 417.626.1234 ext. 2022.

Returning Student

Welcome back to OCC! Here's what you'll need to submit for readmittance:

  • Reactivation Application: Apply Online
  • $10 Application Fee: Option to pay at the end of the application via debit/credit card 
  • Reference forms: (if gone for 2 or more semesters)
    • ​Employer/Teacher reference  (Online or PDF)
    • Minister/Church Leader reference (Online or PDF)
  • Official College Transcripts: if attended any college while away from Ozark.
  • $100 non-refundable enrollment deposit

The deadline for acceptance is August 1 (fall semester) and January 5 (spring semester). Any reactivation received after the deadline must automatically late enroll and pay the late enrollment fee of $120.

Contact the Admissions Office with any questions: admissions@occ.edu or 417.626.1234 ext. 2022.

International Student

We’re excited to have you study with us at Ozark Christian College! Please complete these steps to apply:

  • Familiarize yourself with the application process and financial requirements of an education at Ozark Christian College by reading the International Student Guide.
  • Complete the Student Information Form. If any part of the form is not completed, the applicant will not be considered.
  • Provide in writing official evidence (sponsorship letter and sponsor's bank statements) of complete financial support for the applicant's annual educational costs at OCC, as shown on the Cost of Education Sheet.
  • If English is not the official language of the applicant's country of origin, the applicant must take and pass the Test Of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of 550 on the written exam, 213 on the computer-based exam, or 79-80 on the internet-based test. Please have the score sent to OCC. Our TOEFL registration number is 6542.
  • Complete the OCC online application and pay the $30 (U.S.) application fee. The following items must accompany the enrollment application:
    • Essay for admission. Please write a one-page response (approximately 500 words)explaining your reasons for selecting Ozark Christian College and your personal goals after college. You may email your essay to admissions@occ.edu.
    • A letter of recommendation from a minister or missionary in the applicant's country.
    • A letter of recommendation from one other church leader in the applicant's country.
    • A letter of recommendation from the applicant's employer.
    • A letter of recommendation from a school teacher in the applicant's country.
    • (None of the above letters of recommendation may be from any of the applicant's relatives. Each recommendation must be from a different person and must be written in English.)
  • Official transcripts in English of all educational credits received by the applicant since the eighth-grade level.
  • OCC Application for I-20

Mail all completed forms and correspondence to:

Ozark Christian College
Attn: Troy Nelson
1111 N Main
Joplin, MO 64801

This school is authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant students.

International Admissions Information:

Residency Requirements

OCC's residency requirements apply to all first-time, transfer and international students. 

In general, single students enrolled in 8 or more credit hours are required to live in the residence halls. Exceptions to this policy are usually granted to students:

  • when a student will be living with his/her immediate family that provides a guardian relationship.
  • who are 23 or older.
  • who are getting married shortly and securing housing.
  • who have already lived in the residence halls for seven semesters.
  • who have completed 90 hours (senior status).

Permission must be granted by the Student Life office.

Students enrolled in fewer than 8 credit hours must live off campus unless they are in the co-op program between Missouri Southern State University and OCC (4 hours).

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