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SELF-PACED COURSE GUIDELINES

Our online college courses offer you the flexibility to reach your educational goals without giving up your life.  Course materials are available on your schedule!  Assignments and exams have no set schedule so schedule as needed.  All exams must be proctored at either our testing center in Norman, OK, a university testing center in your area, or via Zoom proctoring with a CIDL staff member (excluding MATH and PHYS exams) if you are outside a 50 mile radius of our campus. 

  • 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. Please be aware that extensions are rare and you have a 14-day window to withdraw from the course for a full refund.
  • OU degree seeking students need permission from their college advisor to enroll. CIDL will confirm with your college that you have permission.  
  • Tuition and fees for self-paced courses are based on in-state rates for all students.
  • All exams must be proctored. Please review policies for exams under the Proctored Exam Policy section of our website. 
  • All students (including OU degree seeking students) must request permission to enroll by filling the Self-Paced Course Request Form. You are not able to enroll in our courses by yourself in self-paced courses. 
  • Tuition waivers cannot be used in lieu of payment for these courses unless it is Military Tuition Assistance. We do not accept merit waivers, scholarship waivers nor employment waivers. If you are an OU employee, we will waive half tuition up to three hours and you are responsbile for the rest. 
  • If you have questions about self-paced classes or tuition waivers, please contact Tina Henderson, Operations Manager of the OU-CIDL Testing Center at  testing@ou.edu or (405) 325-1921.
  • 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 federal student loans but you are able to apply for a private loan and should talk to financial aid about applying it to these courses. 

Self-Paced 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 and 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..
  • FIN 2303-400 Business Finance  - An introductory course in the financial administration of a firm. Topics include the finance function, concepts of sources and uses of funds, analysis and estimation of need for funds (short and long-term), short-term sources, working capital management policy, long-term sources, capital structure policy and implementation, capital budgeting, and the cost of capital. 
  • MATH 1743-400 - Calculus i- Business, Life and 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 iIntegration 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.