Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
That depends! OSU offers multiple ways to take concurrent courses, and the price will vary depending on which type of course you choose. OSU has waived course fees for classes taught in the high school setting, so students receiving a concurrent tuition waiver may take those classes at NO cost, except for the price of the books and course materials. Courses taken on the OSU main campus will be approximately $240 for a 3 credit hour course*, after a concurrent tuition waiver is applied.
*Courses on the OSU campus can vary greatly depending on the department. Discuss with your OSU concurrent advisor the potential costs associated with the course you plan on taking.
When you take concurrent courses with OSU you get a concurrent specific academic advisor who will guide you through the enrollment process and discuss with you the best options for classes that will count towards the major you think you might go into as a full-time college student. Whether taken on the OSU campus or in the high school setting, these 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 concurrent academic advisor will discuss the best options for you related to your interests.
Oklahoma State University is an accredited institution by the Higher Learning Commission. What this means for you is OSU courses have very high transferability to all Oklahoma colleges and universities, along with high transferability to colleges and universities across the country. However, each institution can have its own criteria for how it evaluates transfer coursework and whether your transferred course will count towards your intended major. Because of that, always be sure to 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 collegiate plans.
Once you are admitted as an OSU concurrent student, you have all the same options in classes that a regular full-time student would have. That is, you can take any course you like as long as you meet all required prerequisites for any particular course. However, not all available courses are necessarily the best class for you to take, depending on what you might choose as a major down the road. Your OSU concurrent advisor will help you match the classes you are interested in with the classes most likely to count toward your future major.
No! As a matter of fact, OSU concurrent students will not be assigned a major, even if they are sure of what they will eventually go into. Knowing your potential areas of interest (two to three) helps your academic advisor provide the best academic advising possible.
Yes! They are very different applications and are not interchangeable. The concurrent application is only valid for one semester at a time,
and concurrent students must submit a new concurrent application for each semester they plan to attend in the
future. 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.
The $40 application fee only needs to be paid on your initial application and carries forward for all future concurrent applications AND your full-time application.
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. Juniors get a tuition waiver on 9 total credit hours, starting the summer before their junior year.