OHLAP- Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program & Oklahoma's Promise
OHLAP (Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program) also known as Oklahoma's Promise is a program for eighth, ninth, and tenth grade students. The program will help pay for the students' college education at one of the state's public colleges or universities. The parents income from taxed and untaxed sources must be $50,000 or less at the time of submitting the application. The student is then responsible for passing all the required courses and to maintain good grades. The student is also responsible for staying in control outside the classroom and are to not get into trouble.
The students are required to take 17 units of specific college-preparation courses in high school which the list of these courses are available online for you to view. The students must make a cumulative 2.5 GPA or better in order to continue with the program.
The 17 units of specific college-preparation courses are:
- 4 units of English (grammar, composition, literature; courses should include an integrated writing component)
- 3 units of 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 of Mathematics (Algebra I, Algebra II, geometry trigonometry, math analysis, pre-calculus [must have completed geometry and Algebra II], calculus, Advanced Placement [AP] statistics)
- 3 History and citizenship skills (including one unit of American history and two additional units from the subjects of history, economics, geography, government, non-Western culture)
- 2 Foreign or non-English language (two years of the same language) or Computer technology (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 additional unit of subjects listed above
- 1 Fine Arts (music, art, drama) or Speech
Applications are due June 30 after your 10th grade year. Applying early while still in 8th or 9th grade is even better for the student to get an early start on completing the required high school courses. Applications for the program are available online at www.okpromise.org.
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