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College Park treats students as both a TCC and OSU-Tulsa student as an innovate new way for students to be successful and complete an associate degree and a bachelor’s degree in the most cost-effective and efficient way in Tulsa.
College Park offers a seamless, public four-year experience bridging the two institutions.
- Students start and finish a degree on a single campus utilizing the best resources TCC and OSU-Tulsa offer including student services.
- Through TCC, students have access to affordable tuition for the first two years as well as Tulsa Achieves for eligible students to complete an associate degree.
- Through OSU-Tulsa, students have access to an urban, comprehensive research university to complete their bachelor’s degree.
Students in College Park will move through the coursework as a cohort, or small group of students, taking a predetermined schedule of courses.
- National data shows the cohort experience improves student success through a better student experience.
- One cohort schedule will offer daytime classes for full-time students and the second cohort schedule will offer evening classes for part time students.
Beginning May 3, 2021, students may access a link to the application on tulsacc.edu. Students will be notified if they are selected to participate.
Applicants should be interested in earning an Associate of Science in Business Administration and a bachelor’s degree in several business- related majors including Accounting, Management, General Business, Finance and Marketing.
Applicants may be first-time students. Returning students should consult with the TCC admissions office.
Students will earn an A.S. in Business Administration from TCC.
Students will keep the credits they have completed should they need to leave the cohort. College Park will work with students to help them continue their path forward.
First- and second-year College Park students will only pay the same tuition and fees as all other TCC students. They will pay OSU tuition and fees only when they complete their associate degree at TCC and transfer to OSU’s program. There are no additional fees for being a student in the College Park program.
College Park, incorporating TCC’s affordable cost structure for the first two years, will be beneficial to students.
In addition, through Tulsa Achieves, offered to incoming Freshmen in Tulsa County, TCC students can complete their first two years with little to no debt.
The first cohort semester has been scheduled and includes English Comp 1, Computer Concepts and Applications, American Federal Government, College Success, and Math Functions, and Their Uses. The part-time schedule will include Math Functions, College Success, and Computer Concepts and Applications.
Business is the first program focus area, with classes beginning in Fall 2021. Additional academic programs will be added in the future.
College Park is launching the first program focus area of Business on the OSU-Tulsa campus.
College Park is designed for students to complete an associate degree and a bachelor’s degree in the most cost-effective and efficient way in Tulsa. By starting and finishing a degree on a single campus, students are able to utilize the best resources TCC and OSU-Tulsa offer, including planned student success experiences.
Students in the full-time cohort can complete their TCC degree program in two years while taking 15 credit hours each Fall and Spring semester. Part-time students will take nine hours each Fall and Spring semester and six credit hours each Summer for three years.
Students who apply for College Park must meet the same placement requirements as all TCC students. There are no additional testing requirements to apply for College Park. Course placement is determined by high school transcripts, ACT/SAT or GED scores, or any necessary placement tests. Placement and testing needs will be addressed through New Student Orientation and a session with the student’s assigned advisor.
With an interest in helping to close equity gaps, the selection committee will consider students for College Park based on academic standing, college readiness, and a demonstrated commitment to the program based on responses to questions in the application. Applicants demonstrating financial need and underserved student populations are highly encouraged to apply.
TCC encourages students to apply for any financial aid for which they are eligible; however, the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is not required to participate in College Park. Keep in mind, completing the FAFSA ensures you can take advantage of federal financial aid and is usually required when you apply for additional scholarships. If filling out the FAFSA, students should enter code 009763 for Tulsa Community College to receive their information.
We recommend looking at other scholarship opportunities, including the My Dream/Mi Sueño Scholarship, which is privately funded and available to a graduating high school senior in Tulsa or Rogers County meeting eligibility requirements. It is awarded annually for up to three years or 63-credit hours, whichever comes first.
Both dual credit programs and College Park can lead students to degree completion. Students accepted to College Park should have completed no more than nine credit hours that are applicable to their degree program so they can actively participate in cohort classes with other students in the same program. To determine which program is best for you, visit with your academic advisor or admission counselor.
Priority consideration will be given to applications submitted prior to June 30. Early applications will be reviewed beginning in early June, and a first round of applicants should be selected and notified in mid-June. A second round of applications will be considered later in June. All students will be notified by mid-July prior to College Park orientation on July 29.
TCC and OSU-Tulsa staff are working together to design a new student orientation on July 29. Students accepted into College Park will receive more information. You are welcome to check out the OSU-Tulsa campus virtually.