Your mission is

  • Church Planting.

  • Youth Ministry.

  • Creative Arts.

  • Intercultural Studies.

  • Biblical Justice.

  • Preaching.

  • Counseling.

  • Teaching.

  • Music.

  • Children's Ministry.

Training starts here.

Come See Us!

Fall 2019 Dates

Sep 3 | Sep 17 | Sep 24 | Oct 8 | Oct 22 | Oct 29 | Nov 5 | Nov 12 | Dec 3

Spring 2020 Dates

Jan 21 | Jan 28 | Feb 11 | Feb 25 | Mar 3 | Mar 24 | Mar 31 | Apr 7 | Apr 21

Registration for a Fall 2019 Tuesday Tour coming soon!


One tuition rate, in or out of state


Here's what we need from you

First-Time Students

Application: Apply for free.

High School Transcript 

  • To learn how to earn college credit through AP, CLEP and Dual Credit classes, go to Earning College Credit.  
  • 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: A student's academic eligibility will be based on BOTH the ACT composite score and the high school cumulative GPA. Ozark's ACT number is 2279, and SAT number is 6542. Ozark also accepts Classic Learning Test scores. Additional information about the Classic Learning Test can be found here

Acceptance: Once accepted, students are required to submit a $100 enrollment deposit and attend an Ozark Welcome Orientation.

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

Contact the Admissions Office with any questions: admissions@occ.edu or 417.680.5678.

Transfer Students

Application: Apply online

Official Final High School Transcript: Mailed in a sealed school envelope or electronically sent straight from high school guidance office. (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(s): 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. 

SAT or ACT scores: Students who have completed 12 or more hours of college level work with at least a 2.5 cumulative college GPA are exempt from this requirement. Students who are 25 or older are also exempt from the stanardized test score. 

Transfer students with a completed associate's or bachelor's degree will be exempt from the requirement of an ACT score. Ozark's ACT number is 2279, and SAT number is 6542.

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

Acceptance: Once accepted, students are required to submit a $100 enrollment deposit and attend an Ozark Welcome Orientation. 

Contact the Admissions Office with any questions: admissions@occ.edu or 417.680.5678.

Returning Students

Readmit Application: Apply for free online.

Official College Transcripts: if attended any college while away from Ozark.

$100 non-refundable enrollment deposit

The deadline for acceptance is August 6 (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 417.680.5678.

International Students

We're excited to have you at Ozark Christian College! Please complete these steps to apply:

  • Complete the OCC application for international students.

  • Familiarize yourself with the OCC application process and financial requirements by reviewing the cost of attendance and the financial sponsorship requirements.

  • Provide in writing official evidence (sponsorship letter, sponsor's bank statements, and International Financial Affidavit form) of complete financial support for the applicant's annual educational costs at OCC, as shown on the Cost of Education Sheet.

  • Read information on the International Student Grant, the International Student Overview, SEVIS Information, and Obtaining a Student Visa.

  • Complete the International Student Grant application to apply for the International Student Grant. If any part of the form is not completed, the application will not be considered for the grant.

  • If English is not the official language of your country of origin, you 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. The TOEFL registration number for Ozark Christian College is 6542.

  • 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.

  • Two letters of recommendation: one from a church leader and one from an employer or a school teacher in the applicant’s country.

    • Neither of the 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 of all your educational credits since the eighth-grade level must be sent (in English) to OCC.
  • Send OCC an initial deposit of $3,000 (if you are under 23 years of age), or $1000 (if you’re eligible to live off-campus, only if you’re 23 years of age or older, or have completed 90+ credit hours) that will be applied to the educational expenses of your first semester.

  • Complete and sign the OCC Application for I-20.

  • Complete the Medical and Immunization Form.

  • Review "What to Bring to Campus" and the International Student Checklist.

Mail all completed forms and correspondence to:

Ozark Christian College
Attn: Admissions
1111 N Main St
Joplin, MO 64801

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

Questions?

Contact Matthew McBirth, Director of Diversity
mcbirth.matthew@occ.edu
417.626.1289

Students with Disabilities

Our Commitment

Ozark Christian College is committed to full compliance with all laws regarding equal opportunity for students with disabilities. Students, the faculty and the academic dean all play a role in ensuring that reasonable and appropriate accommodations are provided in a timely and effective manner. The following is an outline of the process followed at OCC when a student requests services or accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Requesting Accomodation

  • It is only through a student’s voluntary disclosure of disability and request for accommodation that OCC can support disability needs.
  • Students with disabilities who wish to receive accommodations or services must disclose the disability and make a personal request to the OCC Admissions Office. The student meets with an OCC Admissions Office adviser, submits required disability documentation, and formally requests services, including accommodations, a minimum of eight (8) weeks before the start of a semester. Depending on the nature of the disability more time may be necessary to satisfy the reasonable accomodation.
  • A disclosure of disability or request for an accommodation made to a faculty or staff member other than the staff of OCC Admissions Office will not be treated as a request for an accommodation.
  • Requests for services or accommodation should be made prior to the start of each semester to allow time to review requests and documentation and make proper arrangements. Accommodation arrangements may be compromised or denied if a request is not made in a timely manner. Requests must be renewed each semester.

Click here to complete the OCC Student Request for Accommodations form.

For the complete Students with Disabilities policy, visit occ.edu/disabilityservices.


Meet your admissions counselors

NAME

TITLE

Region

Bob Witte

Vice President of Enrollment Management

Vice President of Enrollment Management

Contact

Jesse Furst

Director of Admissions
Webb City, MO, Carthage, MO & Readmit Students

Director of Admissions

Contact

Sara Van Dam

Assistant Director of Admissions
Freshman from the East

Assistant Director of Admissions

Contact

Sarah Rhodes

Admissions Counselor
Athletic Recruitment Specialist

Admissions Counselor

Contact

Michelle Schaffer

Admissions Counselor
Freshman from MO, KS, AR, TX

Admissions Counselor

Contact

Julia Hounshell

Admissions Counselor
Transfer Students

Admissions Counselor

Contact


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