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Freshmen in Transition (FIT)

Freshmen in Transition (FIT)

Freshmen in the Ferguson College of Agriculture at Oklahoma State University have the opportunity to participate in Freshmen In Transition (FIT).

FIT is a residential Living-learning program (LLP) focused on helping students transition to college. The village provides an atmosphere for personal and academic growth through engagement, service and networking. The program sets expectations important to student success and allows students to foster independence, find new interests, and grow in their academics and leadership development. Students are encouraged to explore and practice behaviors they can incorporate into their college experience and beyond.

Students selected for FIT live with other Ferguson College of Agriculture freshman students and student academic mentors (SAMs). The FIT SAMs assist in building community, coordinate on-going programming activities, and are a key resource in assisting students in becoming engaged and involved in academic, extracurricular, professional, and social activities which promote personal growth and development.

How to apply

1. Login to your Admissions Portal
2. Fill out the Living Learning Program Application
3. Submit the application
4. Wait patiently for a response regarding your placement in the program

Placement in FIT is determined by a competitive process based on a review of the submitted applications. Submitting an application does not guarantee placement in FIT, as spaces are limited. Students must be enrolled in the Ferguson College of Agriculture or University College planning to pursue a major within our college.

*IMPORTANT: Applying to FIT does not replace applying for campus housing with OSU Housing and Residential Life. As a freshman, you are required to live on campus. Student selected for FIT will not be able to select a room until your Commitment Fee and Housing application have been completed.

Dates to Remember

Oct. 1, 2020 — FIT Application Available
Students admitted to OSU Ferguson College of Agriculture can complete the FIT application to be considered for our LLP. FIT applicants must also complete the OSU residential life and housing application which opens Feb. 1.

Dec. 1, 2020 — Enrollment Deposit Opens
Admitted students must pay the $300 enrollment deposit beginning Dec. 1 to register for housing and orientation and enrollment. Room selection will be based on date and time of enrollment deposit.

Feb. 1 – Admitted Student Housing Application Opens
Students admitted to OSU can complete their housing application to secure a place in line to pick their room.

Feb. 1 – FIT Application Priority Deadline
Students who have submitted a FIT application by Feb. 1 will be notified no later than March 15 regarding their acceptance. Applications submitted after Feb. 1 will continue to be reviewed so long as program space remains available.

Mar. 1 – Room Selection Begins for LLPs
Admitted students who have completed their housing application, applied to and been selected for an LLP will select a room in March.

May 1 – FIT Application Deadline
All FIT applications are due May 1. Applications received after May 1 will not be considered.

Frequently asked questions

  • What are the expectations of FIT?
    • FIT students are expected to be active and engaged members of the program. Students are given expectations that guide them through the freshman year and provide an environment of academic, professional, and personal growth. To see a detailed list of expectations refer to the 2018-2019 FIT Expectations document.
  • When does FIT meet during the semester?
    • In addition to the expectations, FIT participants are required to attend monthly small group meetings that are on Sunday nights at 7 p.m. They are also required to attend monthly small group meetings that are conducted by their FIT Student Academic Mentor. The time of small group meeting is decided each semester based on participants class schedules.
  • Do I have to be in FIT to live in CASNR Village?
    • CASNR Village is a living-learning community reserved for FIT students. You must be a FIT member to live in CASNR Village.
  • Do I need to apply for housing with Residential Life and apply to FIT separately?
    • Yes. Once you have been admitted into OSU, you may apply for FIT through your admissions portal beginning on October 1. Housing contracts can be found at reslife.okstate.edu. All students living on campus must submit a housing contract, regardless of whether or not you are accepted into FIT. Housing contracts are available beginning December 1.
  • Why can’t I select CASNR Village when completing my Housing and Residential Life application? I am applying for FIT and want to live in CASNR Village.
    • CASNR Village is reserved for students who are accepted into the FIT program. When completing the housing application, select the housing choice that is your preference if you are not accepted into FIT. This ensures you a place to live on campus if you are not accepted into FIT.
  • I requested a roommate before being selected into FIT and now we both have been selected into FIT. Can we be roommates?
    • Once accepted into the FIT program and FIT contract is received you will be given a time ticket by Housing and Residential Life that will allow them access to the housing portal to select a room. Spaces are selected by students at a first come first basis. For further information, please contact Housing and Residential Life: reslife.okstate.edu/
  • Is my application fee for residential life the same as my participation due for FIT?
    • No, these are separate. The application fee for Housing and Residential Life secures your room. The participation due for FIT is used for FIT activities, supplies and other needs throughout the academic year.
  • I have been accepted into FIT. When will I be accepted into CASNR Village? Do I need to contact Residential Life?
    • You will be given a time ticket by Housing and Residential Life that will allow them access to the housing portal to select a room. Spaces are selected by students at a first come first basis.
  • How much is the FIT participation due and when do I pay it?
    • The FIT participation due is $150. Once accepted into FIT the participation due will be placed on your August University bursar account.
  • Who are the FIT SAMs?
    • A group of previous FIT participants who serve as mentors to FIT. To learn more about the 2018-2019 mentors visit the FIT SAM page.

For more information

Amber McGee
Student Development Coordinator
103 Agricultural Hall
Stillwater, OK 74078
Email me


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