THE RIGHT COURSES FOR YOU, ON YOUR SCHEDULE

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, 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.

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Testing Center

All courses offered through the Center for Independent and Distance Learning require proctored exams. Our testing center is open Monday through Friday. Students enrolled in our term-based or self-paced courses are welcome to test at CIDL for free. 

Learn more about our Testing Center

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Self-Paced Courses

Thinking about taking in an online course? Self-paced courses offer students the opportunity to take 180 days to complete a course at their own pace and online. 

Learn more about Self-Paces Courses

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Military Programs

Serving the Military since 1942, OU Extended Campus' policies and programs are designed especially to help military students complete high quality degrees regardless of assignment or location. 

Learn more about Military Programs