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Frequently Asked Questions

Oklahoma high school seniors will receive a concurrent tuition waiver for up to 18 hours of coursework during the summer, fall and spring terms of their senior year.


Oklahoma State University offers multiple ways to take concurrent courses, and the price will vary depending on which type of course you choose. 


Course fees for classes taught in the high school setting and the Cowboy Concurrent Online courses are waived, so Oklahoma seniors receiving a concurrent tuition waiver may take those classes at NO cost, except for the price of the books and course materials.  Juniors and out of state students will pay a reduced amount. 


Students that choose to take courses on the OSU main campus or an online course not associated with the Cowboy Concurrent online will incur fees, but seniors will still receive their tuition waiver (up to 18 hours).


*Course costs on the OSU campus and online can vary depending on the home department of the class, so you may want to consult with your advisor regarding the potential costs associated with the course you plan on taking.

Whether taken on the OSU campus, online, or in the high school setting, all courses are OSU courses and will count fully on your transcript just like any course taken by a full-time student. Not all courses count towards all majors, so your advisor will discuss the best options for you related to your interests and goals.


Oklahoma State University is an accredited institution by the Higher Learning Commission, which means that OSU courses have very high transferability not only to Oklahoma colleges and universities, but also colleges and universities across the country.  Each individual institution will have its own criteria for evaluating transfer coursework and whether your transferred course will count towards your intended major, so please check with the college or university you plan on attending as a full-time student to understand how your OSU classes may fit into your long term plans.

Once you are admitted as an OSU concurrent student, you have all the same options in classes as a regular full-time student. This means that you can enroll in any course you like as long as you meet all required prerequisites for the course.


Work closely with your advisor and your high school counselor to help you match the classes you are interested in with the coursework most likely to support your academic goals.

No, OSU concurrent students will not be assigned a major, but knowing your potential areas of interest (two to three) may help your academic advisor provide the best academic advising possible.

Is there a difference between the Concurrent application and Freshman application?

Yes! They are separate applications and are not interchangeable.


The concurrent application is only valid for one semester at a time, so concurrent students must submit a new concurrent application for each semester they plan to enroll in coursework.  The $40 application fee is paid on your initial application and carries forward for all future concurrent applications AND your full-time application.


The application for full-time students gathers more information and is required for all students considering full-time enrollment at OSU at any point after high school graduation.

Concurrent students are allowed to take the equivalent of 19 total credit hours between their high school and college course load each semester, with each high school course counting as 3 credit hours. High school seniors get a concurrent tuition waiver on 18 total credit hours, starting the summer before their senior year.  It is recommended to work closely with your high school counselor and academic advisor each semester that you are concurrently enrolled.  

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