With Oklahoma's Promise, formerly known as OHLAP (Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program), students who meet certain criteria can earn free college tuition. While the Promise allows participants to choose which college to attend and where to use their scholarship money, there are certain advantages to using your Oklahoma's Promise funds at Redlands Community College.
Recently RCC combined the cost of tuition and fees into one simple figure. This means that when you choose to attend RCC as an OKLAHOMA'S PROMISE student, your total cost, with the exception of certain specialty fees, books, and supplies, is funded.
To enroll in Oklahoma's Promise, you must:
You must enroll in the program during the eighth, ninth, or tenth grade. You start preparing for college early by taking high school courses that will help you succeed, including completing the following requirements.
** Students graduating from a high school not accredited by the Oklahoma State Board of Education or a recognized accrediting agency also must achieve a composite ACT score of 22 or higher.
Once youve completed the programs requirements, Oklahoma's Promise will help pay your tuition at an Oklahoma public two-year college or four-year university. It also will 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 scholarship amount does not include items such as other required fees, books, supplies, or room and board.)
Parents must supply proof of income, sign the agreement, and promise to help you successfully reach the goals of the program.
(Grammar, Composition, Literature)
3 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.)
(from Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Trigonometry, Math Analysis, Calculus, Advanced Placement [AP] Statistics)
3 History and Citizenship Skills
(including 1 unit of American History and 2 additional units from the subjects of History, Economics, Geography, Government, or Non-Western Culture)
2 Foreign or Non-English Language (two years of the same language) OR
(2 units in programming, hardware, and business computer applications such as word processing, databases, spreadsheets, and graphics will qualify. Keyboarding and typing classes do NOT qualify.)
1 Additional Course **
(any of the subjects listed above)
1 Fine Arts OR
(Music, Art, Drama)
17 TOTAL UNITS
* Students graduating from a high school not accredited by the Oklahoma State Board of Education or a recognized accrediting agency also must achieve a composite ACT score of 22 or higher.
** 2009 graduates may have two lab science and two additional courses.