It doesn't matter if you are on campus or on a mountain top, the Center for Independent and Distance Learning has courses that will fit your life, interests, and/or degree.

Need or want to supplement your schedule with online courses—no matter where you are? The Center for Independent and Distance Learning is the place to start! Whether you are an OU student seeking to supplement your campus schedule or a student looking for a course that can be started at any time and complete as your time allows, our course offerings could be just right for you.

We have a top-notch team creating and delivering flexible, high-quality, online college courses just for you. 

Explore our offerings to learn more about our self-paced courses, term-based courses, Prior Learning Assessment, CLEP, GRE, TOEFL, NCPACE, and a host of other professional exams.   

Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Oklahoma Center for Independent and Distance Learning is to create and deliver flexible, high quality, college courses via distance learning formats accessible to all students.

female student typing on a laptop outdoors

Self-Paced Courses

Thinking about enrolling in an online self-paced course?

Self-paced courses offer students opportunities to learn in new ways and make learning available to many who cannot attend a traditional class. 

Learn More


Term-Based Courses

Courses are online and only available to OU degree seeking students.

Term-based online courses follow the main OU campus academic calendar and qualify for flat rate tuition, full-time status, and financial aid.

Learn More


Military Programs

Serving the Military since 1942

The university's policies and programs are designed especially to help military students complete high quality degrees regardless of assignment or location. 

Learn More


Testing Center

All CIDL Courses Require Proctored Exams.

The Testing Center is open Monday through Friday. Students who live near the center can schedule time to take their exams at our Testing Center.

Learn More