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(Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program)
Who may apply……
To enroll in Oklahoma’s Promise – OHLAP, you must:
·         Be an Oklahoma resident
·         Apply during your 8th, 9th, or 10th grade year
·         Be the child of parents who earn $50,000 or less per year at the time of application
How it Works……
You must enroll in the program during the 8th, 9th, or 10th grade. You start preparing for college early by taking high school courses that will help you succeed. You will also need to complete all of the following requirements:
·         Graduate from an Oklahoma high school*
·         Take the 17 units of high school courses and achieve at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA in those courses
·         Achieve a cumulative GPA of at least a 2.5 for all courses in grades 9-12
·         Attend school regularly
·         Do your homework
·         Stay away from drugs and alcohol
·         Don’t commit criminal or delinquent acts
·         Provide information when requested
·         Meet with a school official to go over your school work and records on a regular basis
·         Apply for other financial aid during your senior year of high school
·         Take part in Oklahoma’s Promise- OHLAP activities that will prepare you for college
*Students graduating from a high school not accredited by the Oklahoma State Board of Education or a recognized accrediting agency must also achieve a composite ACT score of 22 or higher.
The Benefits……
Once you’ve completed the program’s requirements, Oklahoma’s Promise – OHLAP will help pay your tuition at an Oklahoma public two-year college or four-year university. It will also cover a portion of tuition at an accredited private college or university or for courses offered at a public technology center that qualify for credit from a public two-year college. (The Oklahoma’s Promise – OHLAP scholarship amount does not include items such as other required fees, books, supplies, or room and board.)
Parents will need to help……
Parents must supply proof on income, sign the agreement and promise to help you successfully reach the goals of the program.
Ways to apply……
  • Apply online at
  • E-mail
  • Call the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education at 1-800-858-1840 or 225-9152 in OKC
  • Get an application from your counselor
Other conditions……
  • You must also meet normal admission standards for first-time entering students at the college or university to which you apply.
  • You have three years from the time you graduate high school to start taking college courses.
  • Your may receive funds for no more than five consecutive years after enrolling in college.
  • Awards can’t be used for courses taken after you complete your bachelor’s degree.
  • You must maintain good grades in college to keep receiving awards.
Required Courses……
4 units           English
                        (Grammar, Composition, Literature)
3 units           Lab Science
(Biology, Chemistry, Physics or any lab science certified by the school district; General Science with or without a lab may not be used to meet this requirement.)
3 units           Mathematics
(from Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Trigonometry, Math Analysis, Calculus, Advanced Placement [AP] Statistics)
3 units           History
(including 1 unit of American History and 2 additional units from the subjects of History, Economics, Geography, Government or Non-Western Culture)
2 units           Foreign or Non-English Language or Computer Technology
(Two years of the same language or two units in programming, hardware and business computer applications such as word processing, databases, spreadsheets and graphics will qualify. Keyboarding or typing classes do NOT qualify. 1 foreign language and 1 computer course will not meet this requirement.)
1 unit             Additional Course**
                        (of any of the subjects listed above)
1 unit             Fine Art or Speech
                        (Music, Art, Drama)