Frequently Asked Questions
How do I apply to Rose State College?
There are 2 ways to apply to Rose State College. You can apply in person by visiting the Office of Admissions located in the Administration building. Here you can pick up a paper application to fill out and turn in. You can also apply online at www.rose.edu/application-for-admission.
Upon completing the application for admission, you will need to turn in either an official high school transcript or an official college transcript. Other documents may be requested by the Office of Admissions.
Do I need a high school diploma to attend Rose State College?
No, you do not need a high school diploma to attend Rose State College. You can earn a Provisional High School diploma simply by earning 30 college credit hours. More information about this can be found in the college catalog, page 7.
I never took the ACT test. What do I do?
The ACT is not required for admission to Rose State College. If you have not taken an ACT, you will need to take the COMPASS Assessment. The COMPASS is offered for free at Rose State in the Student Services Building Testing Center. You do not need an appointment to take the test but you do need to be admitted to the college.
If you are still in High School, please consider taking the ACT in order to be qualified for certain scholarships.
I have no savings for college and don’t know if I can afford it. What can I do?
You can apply for financial aid and scholarships! To apply for financial aid, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The application can be found at www.fafsa.gov. You will need your previous year’s taxes in order to complete the application. When completing the FAFSA, you are applying for grants, work study, and loans.
A grant is money from the federal government to use for school which you do not have to pay back.
Work study refers to working on campus for an hourly wage which is paid for by federal funds.
A loan is money loaned to you by the federal government which you do have to pay back.
Rose State College offers scholarships to many of its students. For scholarship applications, visit the scholarship webpage or stop by the Student Welcome Center located in the Student Services Building, room 107.
More information on financial aid and scholarships can be found on the Office of Financial Aid webpage.
I am an adult student who has not been to school in quite some time. Is it too late for me to return to school?
No, it is not too late! Many of Rose State’s students are adults returning to complete a degree. We offer many scheduling options for the working adult and we have many degree plans that can help you advance in your current career, or transition to a new career.
Is there a lost and found on campus?
The lost and found is located in the Student Activities Office, located in the Student Center across from the Rose Café. You can reach them by phone at 405.733.7376.
How do I change my address on file with Rose State College?
To change you address, visit the Office of Admissions located in the Administration building. There, you can fill out a change of address form and turn it in.
Is there an Application for Admission fee?
There is no fee due at the time of application however, a $15 fee will be charged to your account upon enrollment.
Is there a minimum ACT score required for admission to Rose State College?
There is no minimum ACT score required for admission to Rose State College; however, the Oklahoma State Regent’s for Higher Education policy states that every student must have the equivalent of a 19 in each subcategory to be able to qualify for college level courses (i.e. 19 in English, 19 in Reading, and 19 in Math). If a student comes in with lower scores or no ACT score, they will be required to take the Compass placement test.
Note: In order to enroll in College Algebra, the student must have the equivalent of a 21 on the math section of the ACT.
How much does it cost to take the Compass test?
The Compass test is offered to Rose State College Students for free.
When can I take the Compass test?
You do not need an appointment to take the Compass test. You may take it anytime the Testing Center is open. The Testing Center is located in the Student Services Building, room 210. Their hours of operation are:
Monday: 8:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Arrive at least one hour before closing to allow enough time to complete the test.
How do I apply for scholarships?
The first thing you’ll want to do is complete your FAFSA application. FAFSA stands for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The online application can be found at www.fafsa.gov. You will need your income tax information from the previous year to complete the application. If you are a student under the age of 24, you will also need this information from your parents to complete the application. If you need help or have questions regarding the FAFSA, please contact the Financial Aid Office by calling 405.733.7424. This office is located in the Student Services Building, room 200.
The scholarships available at Rose State College can be found on the scholarship webpage. Graduating seniors who want to apply for Leadership Scholarships can do so beginning January 1 of their senior year. Leadership scholarship applications are due by 5:00 p.m. the first Monday in March. More information can be found in the Student Welcome Center located in the Student Services Building, room 107.
For more information on scholarships, call 405.733.7372.
What is the first step I take to attend college?
The first step to attend college is completing an application. After your application is complete, we will tell you what else you may need to do. If you are in high school, it is a good idea to take the ACT. This score is not required for admission to Rose State College but can help you earn scholarships to pay for college. If you have not taken an ACT, you may need to take the Compass test. If you have previous college credit, we will need official transcripts from each college you have attended. If you have never attended college before, we will need an official copy of your high school transcript or an official copy of your GED scores.
Can my parents view my grades?
Due to privacy laws, only you will be allowed to view your grades or call to get information from the college regarding your grades or financial accounts. You may choose to share this information with whomever you like, but Rose State College will not divulge personal information to anyone other than the student in question.
Do I need a parking permit?
Yes, you will need a parking permit in order to park on campus. You will get a student parking permit allowing you to park in designated student parking. If you park without a permit or if you park with a permit in an area that is not designated for you, you may be given a parking ticket by the Rose State Police. A parking permit costs only $5 and can be obtained in the Administration building at the Cashier’s window. Be sure to have your student ID, license plate number, and the make and model of your car.
What is a credit hour?
You will hear this term use a lot as you are working towards a college degree. College courses are measured in credit hours. One credit hour is given per weekly hour that the class meets. For instance, if you are taking English Composition I which counts for 3 credit hours, you can expect your class to meet for 3 hours per week.