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Please read this list of frequently asked questions and if your question is not answered, please contact us at ce@ou.edu and we would be happy to assist you.

Although you are still a high school student while enrolled in Concurrent Enrollment, when you take a college class you are expected to perform like a college student. The most important thing to remember is that you are responsible for yourself. You may be used to teachers checking in on and reminding you to turn in major assignments and late work. In college, your professor will expect you to keep track of your progress and seek help when needed. Here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • If you don't understand an assignment or have questions about the material, you are responsible for making contact with your professor, either in class, via email or during office hours.
  • If you miss class, make sure to get the notes from your classmates who were present. You are also expected to keep your syllabus handy and check it often as many professors assign readings and other projects that may not be directly addressed in class.
  • Major tests and papers usually comprise the majority of your grade in a course, and one bad exam score can dramatically affect your final grade. Often, testing is infrequent and will cover large amounts of material. To study for an exam, you are responsible for organizing your notes and identifying the important points.
  • In college, you manage your own time, and a good rule of thumb is that you need to study at least two to three hours outside of class for each hour that you spend in class.
  • Finally, in college, results count. Be prepared to build a good reputation with your professor from the start; however, effort will not substitute for results in the grading process.

The combined total of your enrollment at your high school and at the University of Oklahoma may not exceed 19 semester hours without special permission.

For this purpose, the University will assume that any high school course enrollment is the equivalent of 3 semester hours. As an example, if you will be enrolled in two high school courses in your last high school semester, you could enroll in up to 13 semester hours of coursework at the University. You may enroll in a maximum of 9 semester hours during a summer session without being concurrently enrolled in high school classes during the summer term.

OU courses completed under Concurrent Enrollment will count as regular college credits earned at the University of Oklahoma. There is a General Education Planner for the University of Oklahoma that will assist you in planning what courses you will take that will satisfy your 40 hour general education program requirement. You can check general education requirements here.

Yes. You will be enrolled, examined, and evaluated in the same manner as any other student in the course.

Yes, if you are a Concurrent Enrollment student who does not want to buy a parking permit, you can park at Lloyd Noble Center and take the CART bus system to your building. Parking at Lloyd Noble is free. 

Lloyd Noble: Bus Route #40

The Lloyd Noble Center Bus operate from 7 am to 9 pm on Mondays-Thursdays, 7 am to 6 pm on Fridays and no Saturday service. See the CART Schedule for more information.

If you are a student at Norman High School or Norman North, you can take the Norman CART bus system to campus from your high school. There are CART stops near each school. The Norman Buses run from 7 am to 10 pm on Mondays-Fridays and 10 am to 7 pm on Saturdays.

Norman High: Bus Route #10

It will pick up every hour .09 after the hour and .36 after the hour

Norman North: Bus Route #21

It will pick up every hour at .29 after the hour.

Concurrent Enrollment students are most of the time limited to the times they can take OU CE classes due to their high school schedules and travel time. Most Concurrent Enrollment students pick morning or afternoon courses so that you will either come to OU at the beginning of the day or end your day here.

Most OU classes meet regularly either three times a week on Monday (M), Wednesday (W), Friday (F) OR twice a week on Tuesday (T) and Thursday (R). Classes start at 7:30 and end by 5:45 each day

  • MWF classes begin on every half-hour, with 50 minute classes.
    • Example: Your class might be from 7:30-8:20 or 1:30-2:20
  • TR classes begin on the hour or half-hour, with one hour and 15 minutes classes. 
    • Example: Your class might be from 7:30-8:45 or 12:00-1:15
  • Evening classes vary in times from one night per week to two nights per week.
IF YOU ARE IN THE CAMPUS AREA
  • You can get a copy of your OU transcript in person at the Office of Enrollment Services and Academic Records in Buchanan Hall, 1000 Asp Avenue room 230. Photo ID is required. Regular business hours are Monday - Friday 8 am to 5 pm.

IF YOU ARE NOT IN THE CAMPUS AREA

  • You can get a copy of your OU transcript you can either fax or mail a transcript request form, or order a transcript online. The address to fax or mail the form to is:
    • Office of Academic Records
      1000 Asp, Room 230
      Norman, OK 73019-4076
      Fax: (405)-325-7047
  • An official transcript will be mailed within 3 to 5 working days upon receipt of a completed request.
  • Written authorization is required to release your transcript to another person, and the person picking up your transcript must show a photo ID.
  • There is no charge for transcripts.

For more information about requesting transcripts, visit the Records and Transcripts Office website.

Tuition Payment:

The University of Oklahoma bills tuition, mandatory fees and course-related fees by semester/term. Bursar Services provides monthly eBills, sent to students’ official OU e-mail address, the first of every month detailing charges and payments that occurred during the prior month. The student account charges that are billed on the first of each month are due by the 21st day of the month the statement was generated. 

The student eBill is posted online at one.ou.edu. The student needs his/her student user name and password to login to One. To view the eBill or make payments online, students will click on the Pay Bill quick-link located on the home page of one.ou.edu.

Oklahoma Seniors:

Eligible Oklahoma high school seniors will receive a tuition waiver for up to 18 credit hours their senior year. This waiver is typically applied to eligible student accounts following the add/drop period of each semester.  If a student has questions regarding the status of his/her waiver, he/she may contact Bursar Services at 405-325-3121.

Should a student wish to allow parent or authorized user access, he/she can authorize users to access his/her Bursar account to make payment:

  • Login to one.ou.edu
  • Click the Money tab 
  • Click 'Set Up Parent Access'
  • Then click 'Authorized Users'  

Authorized user(s) will receive two e-mail confirmations:

  1. Notification of their user name
  2. An email containing a temporary password.  

When an authorized user has accessed the account, he/she will use the Bill Pay link under Authorized User Bill Pay, to make payments. The student may authorize as many users as he/she wishes. Each user has access to view their own Bursar activity only.

For additional questions, please refer to bursar.ou.edu, or call Bursar Services at 405-325-3121.

Online Course Success Strategies

In many ways an online course functions in a similar way to a traditional on campus course. There are, however, differences between how the two operate that can affect a student’s success in a course. It is helpful to be aware of strategies that can help you to be more successful in an online classroom.  

  • "Attend" your online course regularly by frequently logging into Canvas. Time management is one of the biggest challenges for most students taking online courses (or any course for that matter). Since you do not need to appear in a room on campus at certain times each week, you must discipline yourself to "attend" by logging in regularly to your courses to keep up on readings, assignments, projects and upcoming quizzes and tests.
  • Canvas.ou.edu
    • Students will enjoy taking Canvas on the go with the mobile app. They can know where they stand in a course by including hypothetical grades throughout the term. Canvas makes collaboration easy, enabling students to share documents and host discussions all within the LMS. The calendar tool will help students stay organized by displaying assignments and due dates across all active courses.
  • You must stay organized. Create and keep a calendar for your course work. Your instructor will provide a schedule of due dates for assignments; record these deadlines on your calendar.
  • Save and backup your work. What if a computer failure caused you to lose an important assignment right before the deadline? Remember to backup your work somewhere other than your computer. A cloud service or USB stick is a great place to keep your work safe.
  • Professors will communicate with you via email. You must check your OU Email daily. Log in on outlook.office365.com. Use effective communication when emailing your instructor or another student. Always state the class and section in which you are enrolled. Use appropriate language/spelling/grammar. Communicate in a respectful manner.
  • Discussions will most likely be a large part of your online course. Online discussions provide an opportunity to engage with the other students in your class and your instructor. Be sure to read each post carefully before you write your response. Always proofread before submitting your contribution. Many instructors deduct points for misspellings, grammatical errors, and poor writing. Learn your fellow students' names and use them. Not only does this help appropriately direct your comments, but also it brings an added dimension of camaraderie to the discussion. Many professors setup the discussion boards so that you cannot see another student’s thread until you post your own.

Academic Integrity 

Academic integrity is important for all students. For more information about Academic Integrity at the University of Oklahoma visit the Students Guide to Academic Integrity at OU: http://integrity.ou.edu/students_guide.html

Helpful Terms to Know

Here is a list of words used at OU that might be helpful to know during the application, advising, and enrollment process.

Your nine-digit ID number assigned to you when you are admitted.

More commonly known as your 4x4, your OU Net ID, along with your password, will be you log-in for access to OU services.

The “academic home” for all concurrent, freshmen and other students until they have earned 24 college credit hours, declared a major and have met the GPA requirement for the Degree-Granting College the major is housed. University College is also the home to pre-health majors prior to attending the OU Health Sciences Center.

The “academic home” where student pursue specific degree requirements and their major work is completed. After a student has earned 24 credit hours, declared a major and met the GPA requirement of the degree-granting college, their records are transferred from University College to their degree-granting college.

The process of planning a program and selecting courses with assistance from an academic advisor. 

The process of choosing and officially registering in a set of courses for a semester or term.

A common set of courses or categories of courses that are required of all undergraduate students to complete a degree.

The unit of credit for one hour of lecture per week for a semester.

A 16-week academic session. 

Please note – each new semester, students will enroll in a new set of courses.

A requirement, usually credit in another course, which must be met before a particular course can be taken.

A requirement that one course must be taken at the same time as another course. 

Example – some courses may have a lab or discussion that a student must also enroll to earn full credit.

3000 and 4000 level courses. 

1000 and 2000 level courses. 

An examination that is comprehensive in nature or that accounts for a greater proportion of the final grade than an exam given during the semester.

Please note - Final exams may be scheduled for a different time than when the class met during the semester.

The charge paid by all students to enroll in courses at the university. 

A charge paid by students for services, e.g., course fee, student activity fee, health fee, etc.