Stillwater News Press

OSU Update

June 14, 2011

Oklahoma State University applicants face a new kind of application

STILLWATER, Okla. — Students applying for enrollment at Oklahoma State University this fall face a different set of questions than applicants in previous years.

OSU’s enrollment management department is implementing an application program this summer to help identify applicants who may not fare as well on standardized tests but could still be a good fit for the university.

The new application is a part of an initiative to help enrollment officials get a better idea of the levels of creativity among their applicants, said Kyle Wray, associate vice president for enrollment management.

Wray spoke to the OSU Faculty Council Tuesday about the project, called the Panorama Program.

The application includes questions that gauge applicants’ level of ability in a number of areas, including ability to distinguish relevant statements from irrelevant ones, ability to evaluate the worth of an idea and ability to develop sound opinions based on a given set of facts and reasoning, Wray said.



The program is also designed to evaluate creative skills, such as examining the unknown and considering how the world would be different if a certain set of circumstances exist, Wray said.

The idea for the program is based on similar programs at Yale University and Tufts University.

The program won’t replace standardized tests in the university’s applicant evaluation process, Wray said, but will be used in addition to tests like the ACT and the SAT. 

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
OSU Update
Buy & Share Photos
NewsPress e-Edition
NewsPress Specials
AP Video
Disbanding Muslim Surveillance Draws Praise Hundreds Missing After South Korean Ferry Sinks Passengers Abuzz After Plane Hits Swarm of Bees Boston Bomb Scare Defendant Appears in Court Pistorius Trial: Adjourned Until May 5 Diaz Gets Physical for New Comedy Raw: Ferry Sinks Off South Korean Coast Town, Victims Remember Texas Blast Freeze Leaves Florida Panhandle With Dead Trees At Boston Marathon, a Chance to Finally Finish Are School Dress Codes Too Strict? Raw: Fatal Ferry Boat Accident Suspicious Bags Found Near Marathon Finish Line Boston Marks the 1st Anniversary of Bombing NYPD Ends Muslim Surveillance Program 8-year-old Boy Gets His Wish: Fly Like Iron Man Sex Offenders Arrested in Slayings of CA Women India's Transgenders Celebrate Historic Ruling Tributes Mark Boston Bombing Anniversary Raw: Kan. Shooting Suspect Faces Judge
Stocks
NDN Video
Jenny McCarthy Engaged to "New Kid" Kate and Will Land in Oz Boston Bomb Scare Defendant Appears in Court Bay Area Teen Gets Prom Date With Help From 'Breaking Bad' Star Behind The Tanlines Jersey Strong Part 1 WATCH: Women Fight To Marry Prince Harry! O’Reilly Launches Preemptive Strike Against CBS Pixar Unveils Easter Eggs From its Biggest Movies Baby Sloths Squeak for Their Cuddle Partners in Adorable Video Miley Cyrus Hospitalized After Severe Reaction To Medicine Raw: Ferry Sinks Off South Korean Coast Toddler climbs into vending machine 8-year-old Boy Gets His Wish: Fly Like Iron Man Much-Anticipated 'Gone Girl' Trailer Finally Debuts! (VIDEO) Dog and Toddler Wear Matching Outfits in Adorable Photo Series VP Biden: "World witnesses ordinary citizens doing extraordinary things" It's Official! Michael Strahan Joins "GMA" Blood Moon Time-lapse Actress Lake Bell Goes Topless The Five Weirdest Local Taxes in America
Must Read