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Note: At this time, enrollment for self-paced courses is limited to current University of Oklahoma students only.

Our online college courses offer you the flexibility to reach your educational goals without giving up your life. Our courses are set for a 180-day time frame to be completed as soon as you want. A course syllabus is provided below, and further information regarding course materials, assignments, and exams will be in your course modules once enrolled. All exams must be proctored in a face-to-face setting in either our testing center in Norman, OK, or a testing center in your area. Exams and/or passwords will be sent to the appropriate center once an OU Testing Center staff member verifies.

  • OU faculty members develop the study materials you use in your course.
  • Self-paced courses are self-directed, 180-day online courses, and you can enroll at any time throughout the year. You are not able to enroll in self-paced courses without requesting permission.
  • OU degree-seeking students need permission from their college advisor to enroll. We will confirm with your college that you have permission.  
  • Tuition and fees for self-paced courses are based on in-state student rates.
  • All exams must be proctored. Please review policies for exams under the Proctored Exam Policy below. 
  • All students (including OU degree-seeking students) must request permission to enroll by filling out the Self-Paced Course Request Form. You cannot enroll in our courses by yourself in self-paced courses. 
  • Math 1743-2433 courses are paper-based exams and must use face-to-face proctoring ONLY.

Self-paced online courses are considered correspondence courses for the purposes of Enrollment and Financial Aid. Self-paced online courses are not eligible for federal financial aid or student loans, but you can apply for a private loan and should talk to financial aid about applying it to these courses. 

Available Courses

  • CHEM 1315-400 General Chemistry I  - General Chemistry is an overview of the chemical basis of natural phenomena. First of a two-semester sequence in general chemistry. Topics covered include basic measurement, atomic theory, electron configuration, periodicity, chemical reactivity and energetics, stoichiometry, gas laws, changes in state, bonding, and molecular structure.  College of Arts and Sciences students are restricted from enrolling in this course.
  • CHEM 1415-400 General Chemistry II  - Continued - This course covers topics that include thermochemistry, equilibrium, thermodynamics, acid and base properties, kinetics, and electrochemistry.  College of Arts and Sciences students are restricted from enrolling in this course.
  • MATH 1743-400 Calculus - Business, Life, & Social Sciences - This course covers topics in differentiation and integration of polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic functions. The course will cover applications to the business, life, and social sciences. Students should have taken Pre-calculus.
  • MATH 1823-400 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I  - This course covers equations of straight lines, conic sections, functions, limits and continuity, differentiation, maximum-minimum theory, and curve sketching.
  • MATH 2423-400 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II  - This course covers integration and its applications, the calculus of transcendental functions, techniques of integration, and the introduction to differential equations.
  • MATH 2433-400 Calculus and Analytic Geometry III  - This course covers polar coordinates, parametric equations, sequences, infinite series, and vector analysis.
  • MATH 2443-400 Calculus and Analytic Geometry IV  - This course covers vector calculus, functions of several variables, partial derivatives, gradients, extreme values and differentials of multivariate functions, multiple integrals, and line and surface integrals.  
  • PHYS 2514-400 General Physics for Engineering and Science Majors  - The study of kinematics and dynamics of particles and rigid bodies, gravitation, equilibrium, momentum, energy, static and flowing fluids, kinetic theory, heat and thermodynamics, vibrations, waves, and sound.

Tuition & Fees for Self-Paced Courses

The following rates and fees apply to our Self-Paced Courses only.

  • Tuition equals $180.00 per credit hour (the last digit of the course number denotes the number of credit hours)
  • Fees equal to $52.85 per credit hour

Payment Methods

Payment will be charged to your OU Bursar account at enrollment. You can see your total charges at ONE.

OU Electronic Statement

All tuition and fees are charged to your OU Bursar account. You can access your Bursar account through ONE, the official billing method at the University of Oklahoma.

With E-statement, paper bills will not be mailed. A 1.5% monthly service charge ($0.50 minimum) is computed on the prior month's ending balance minus credits and other payments received. The service charge will be assessed on the first working day after the first 30 days of your enrollment and is charged against the total unpaid account balance.

If you have already activated your OU account (your OUNet ID as username), please go to ONE, login, and click on the FINANCIAL tab to access your bill. You can pay your bill online through OU's ClearPath payment system. 

If you have problems with the OUNet Account Management System, please call (405) 325-HELP or (405) 325-4357 for assistance.

Financial Aid

OU students should contact OU's Office of Financial Aid at (405) 325-9000 for information concerning assistance. OU students who need full-time student status to qualify for financial aid should note that self-paced courses do not qualify for the credit-hour load and do not qualify for flat-rate tuition for any given semester. 

University of Oklahoma Office of Financial Aid

Flat-rate tuition policy

Requesting Transcripts

Order transcripts online or in person from the Office of the Registrar

Self-Paced Courses Regulations

Self-paced courses are online and offered through the Center for Independent and Distance Learning. They do not count toward full-time status for financial aid purposes and do not qualify for flat-rate tuition if you are a degree-seeking student at OU. 

Note: Policies and procedures listed are subject to change without notice.

Course Completion Time Limits

  • Self-paced courses must be completed in 180 days.  You can finish sooner if you wish.
  • Enrollments not completed within this timeframe will be graded by your instructor based on the work submitted by the course end date. There will be no course extensions granted.

Please note that instructors may take time off during the time of your enrollment (i.e., holidays and summer vacations). This may delay their response to student inquiries, grading of assignments, or assignment of final grades.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call (405)-325-1921 or email

Course Communication

Communication and interaction between students and instructors is critical to your success in our courses. The primary means for communication with our instructors and staff is through e-mail.

All students who enroll in self-paced courses are assigned an OU email address. This email can be accessed through

For questions about course content, grades, and assignments, contact your instructor. Your instructor can be reached by the email that is sent at the time of enrollment or through your Canvas course. 

For questions about test proctoring and scheduling exams, please contact us at


Lesson Submission

You will complete your online course through the learning management system Canvas. In an online course, most of your assignments will be in the form of online quizzes that you will complete in Canvas.  This is not inclusive, as some courses will require off-site registration, such as WebAssign. Each course will list other sites that are required to finish each assignment, if necessary.

Proctored Exam Policy

All exams must be proctored. A proctor is an individual who supervises the students while they are taking exams. You have three options for testing locations.

  1. We are open for exams Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Fridays until 4:00 p.m. Please schedule your exam through your online Canvas "Schedule Your Exam" button within your course.  
  2. You can find any local college or university testing center that accepts tests from other sites. Your testing site will need to be approved by our office. Please note that you will have to pay any fees associated with using their testing center.  
    • Once you have selected an approved testing site, submit the proctor's contact information in the Pre-Course Survey found under Modules within your course in Canvas.
  3. Libraries are ONLY accepted testing sites if you are going to be constantly monitored.  This will be confirmed by the staff at the OU Testing Center. 
  4. All  MATH 1743, 1823, MATH 2423, MATH 2433, MATH 2443, and PHYS 2514 tests are in a face-to-face setting as they are paper-based exams.

It is not the exam proctor's responsibility to schedule exams. It is your responsibility to schedule an appointment with your exam proctor to take an exam.  All passwords and exams will be sent to your approved proctor, and you will be notified when this is completed.

Regardless of your proctor arrangements, bring photo identification with you to the exam location, as you must present it at all times. 

If you have any questions, please email

Exam Policy

Course grades are based heavily on the results of supervised exams. We do not have a retest policy. In order to make the best grade, you should take each exam as soon as possible after you have completed and reviewed your graded lessons.

If you want to review a completed online exam, contact us at (405) 325-1921 to make arrangements.

Grading Policy

The University of Oklahoma uses a 4.0 grade scale (A = 4.0, B = 3.0, C = 2.0, D = 1.0, F = 0.0). Your course syllabus will outline lesson and exam grading criteria for each course. A course grade will be assigned based on all work completed by the end date of your course.

Grading policy for self-paced courses is consistent with the University of Oklahoma's grading policy for all other courses.

Course Withdrawals

All withdrawals from self-paced courses must be in writing (email). If you withdraw from a course within 14 days of your enrollment date, you will receive a 100% refund on tuition and fees.  If a course is dropped after day 14, it will be at 0% refund.  

A student who withdraws from a course during the first 14 days of enrollment receives no grade; however, a student who withdraws after the first 14 days and before 150 days of enrollment receives the grade of "W."

If you are a degree-seeking student at OU, withdrawals requested 150 days after the class start date are not permitted except by direct petition to the dean of the college in which the student is enrolled.

For students not admitted to a degree program at the University of Oklahoma, they must petition our office by emailing  If approved, the student will receive a final grade of "W" or "F" at the discretion of the instructor and also at no refund on the course. 

Academic Integrity

Students enrolled in university courses through OU are subject to the Academic Misconduct Policy of the Office of the Provost available at Academic Integrity.

When enrolling in a self-paced course, students accept the terms of this policy. Any violation of this policy could result in a student's dismissal from self-paced courses.


Any student who would like to appeal a course grade must fill out the Academic Appeals Policy.

Equal Access

This institution, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sexual orientation, religion, disability, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to, admissions, employment, financial aid, and educational services.

Disability Accommodations

The University of Oklahoma is committed to the goal of achieving equal educational opportunity and full participation for students with disabilities. Consistent with the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the University of Oklahoma ensures that no "qualified individual with a disability" will be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination solely on the basis of disability under any program or activity offered by the University of Oklahoma. If you require accommodation on the basis of a disability, please contact our office to discuss documentation submission and processing requirements for reasonable academic accommodation.