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  • whenhenwhenhen Registered User Posts: 5,638 Senior Member
    Also Tiberius Shift, you shouldn't have any issues getting your classes. The only people that are allowed to register for classes before NMFs are athletes and they typically don't take the same courses as an NMF. In response to your other question about the dorms, well they're fairly standard dorms. You share a room and if you live in the honors college, a bathroom with three other people.

    However, after your first year students have the option of living off campus or in the university owned apartments known as Traditions. Both options provide students with comfortable (my parents would argue luxury) living accommodations and many of the off campus apartments are ridiculously cheap (as in $420/ month for a room with all utilities included).
  • TiberiusShiftTiberiusShift Registered User Posts: 67 Junior Member
    Thanks whenhen I like a lot of things from OU---just trying to figure out for sure where I'll be happiest.
  • tiff183tiff183 Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
    Thank you whenhen for info on the Pick and Hammer Society. I'll let him know if he's not in it already. Any tips you have about OU in general, classes, or the Pet E major itself are always appreciated.

    Tiberius, I understand your dilemma :-) My son got in all the schools (10) he applied for so deciding to go to OU was not an easy choice especially when our families and friends tried hard to convince him to stay in California. They meant well; I miss him too.

    My daughter is a high school senior this year and we're going through this again. I wish she picks OU then we can visit both kids at the same time. Yeah right, not gonna happen :-)
  • ohmmomohmmom Registered User Posts: 151 Junior Member
    Hi. We are from Oklahoma and daughter is a NMSF graduating May 2014. She is applying to OU, WashU and maybe another couple of schools. We're increasingly thinking that all things considered (financial, major and other practical factors) that OU is most likely her best match. We have had a one day visit to OU and daughter is planning an overnight in October. I'm pleased to hear about the good experiences of others at OU Honors college. I would love to hear more about 2013-2014 freshmen experiences, especially Honors college and NM, and any recommendations. Daughter will most likely major in International Studies.
  • WoolScarvesWoolScarves Registered User Posts: 209 Junior Member
    ohmom,
    Current NM freshman at OU who is doubling in Chemistry and International Studies (switched from Chemical Engineering, in case people remember my old posts).

    I wrote a post earlier comparing OU and WashU since I was accepted to both and live in St. Louis, so I knew the school very well. If you want me to try and dig it up, I will.

    So far, here's what I have to say:
    - I really like the activities for NM/honors kids. Going on the football field was cooler than I thought it would be and the Honors College has a lot of fun picnics/events. I think this is fairly typical at most schools, but I'm just confirming that there's fun stuff to do specifically for NM/honors kids if they're not into the whole football/party scene.

    - The NM floor is the best. It seems to bond really well and I'm loving the guys on the floor. Of course you're going to get some of the weird ones on a floor like this, but almost everyone gets along very well. It took some courage to walk over to the girls' side the first time, but since then there's been a lot of interaction between and the social opportunities are definitely there.

    - Meal plan: think long and hard about how your kid eats. If they don't do left overs or anything very often, you're probably best off getting the 12 meals/week plan. I don't have much food in my room, so I run through my 10/week pretty fast.

    -People who have kids going into engineering: there's a freshman engineering class that is terrible. There's no way to get out of it and pretty much everyone hates it. It's not hard, but there's three hours of classes for one credit hour and it's boring. So, just know that going in.

    If you have anymore questions, feel free to ask. If you have questions specifically for a girl (like sororities or whatever), I even know a couple of those, so I can find out the answer for you. So far, I can say I'm very happy with my choice of school.
  • Soonermom95Soonermom95 Registered User Posts: 230 Junior Member
    Woolscarves...just curious why you changed from ChemE to Chemistry. Do you mind sharing? My older son (not at OU) is a second year ChemE major and recently mentioned possibly changing to Chemistry. I haven't had a chance to talk to him at length about why.
  • WoolScarvesWoolScarves Registered User Posts: 209 Junior Member
    The reason I changed from ChemE to Chem is because of time constraints. While I've been on my floor, I've seen people really pursuing their passions (some people are coding apps for phones, some are learning an extra language on their own, etc.) and my real love is foreign policy, so I decided to study that. Adding that to ChemE is essentially impossible, so I just moved to Chem, which has much more overlap with International Relations.

    I want to continue with Chem because I'm doing pre-med, so keeping that around lets me satisfy the pre-med reqs.

    If the schedule hadn't been so killer, I would've continued doing ChemE along with IR, but no dice. Moving to normal Chem did let me drop out of that stupid freshman engineering course though ;)
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