OU Online Undergraduate FAQs

Let’s face it: life gets busy. Sometimes it feels like your schedule controls you, not the other way around. At OU Extended Campus, we believe online education should adapt to your schedule. It’s your degree on your schedule. 

We know you have questions. So, here are the answers to some of the most common ones:

OU Online Undergraduate degrees require 120 total hours. [Note: 60 of the 120 hours must come from a baccalaureate (four-year) institution. At least 30 hours must come from OU Extended Campus.]

Tuition and fees depend on Oklahoma residency, non-residency, and affiliations with the United States’ military, as well as certified sworn-police-officer statuses.

All lower-division, general education requirements are fulfilled if your degree is from a regionally-accredited, Oklahoma institution. If your associate’s degree is from out-of-state, or is an applied science associate’s degree, we will evaluate the credits on a course-by-course basis.

Typically, students complete 30 credit hours per academic year over the course of five, eight-week sessions. If you have questions about how long it will take to complete your degree, Future Student Services is happy to evaluate your transcripts.

Our eight-week sessions tend to carry consistent calendar dates as follows:


  • First eight weeks:     August – October
  • Second eight weeks:    October – December


  • First eight weeks:     January – March
  • Second eight weeks:    March – May


  • Eight weeks:   June – July

Credit hours from regionally-accredited institutions will transfer into our program. We will review credit hours from nationally-accredited schools on a case-by-case basis, determining if credit will be applicable towards any OU degree.  

Typically, the university does not accept college credit from nationally-accredited institutions.

The maximum number of credit hours a student may enroll in one semester is 19.  This breaks down to nine credit hours per eight-week session. This nine-credit-hour enrollment-limit is applied to the summer term as well.

Yes. OU Extended Campus is a part of the University of Oklahoma, which is a regionally-accredited institution through the Higher Learning Commission.

Yes. We are one of the twenty colleges within the university. 

We do not accept life or work experience. However, military and law enforcement training may apply.

Yes. Financial aid and scholarships are available for those who qualify.

No. In your courses, you will need to meet assignment deadlines as outlined by the faculty member. However, you do not need to be logged in at the same time as your classmates or as your professor.

All course material is available online, and all student assignments are submitted through our web-based learning-management-system (Canvas LMS). The courses are set up in five, eight-week sessions, and assignments are due when required by the faculty member.