OLLI One Credit Program
Some OLLI classes qualify as SOU One Credit Courses. Members who are 65 years of age or older, have resided in Oregon for at least one year, and who co-enroll in one or more of these courses both through OLLI and through SOU may obtain an SOU student ID. There is no fee for eligible seniors to enroll in these courses. Regular tuition applies for those under 65 who want to enroll and receive SOU credit.
Program Q & A
How are OLLI courses selected for the One Credit Program?
All OLLI instructors teaching a class at least ten hours in length were invited to submit a syllabus and c.v. for review by the relevant academic department to determine whether content and instruction are appropriate for a college-level course. Eligible courses for Winter 2014 are listed here [PDF].
Those who participate in the One Credit Program at OLLI become SOU students for the term, with certain associated benefits such as checking out materials from the campus library. SOU benefits by claiming these students as part of the university’s overall headcount for funding purposes. By way of thanking us, rental costs for OLLI at the Medford campus are waived, providing OLLI with significant savings.
Registering for One Credit Courses
To register as a senior auditor in a credit-approved OLLI course, please fill out the OLLI at SOU Senior Audit Form [PDF] and return it to either OLLI office by the deadline that is set each term. For Fall 2013, this date is September 11, 2013.
How to get an SOU student ID card
OLLI members auditing a credit course may obtain a student ID by visiting the SOU Enrollment Services Center (ESC) in Britt Hall after presenting photo identification. A current photo will be taken and used to create the card. ESC Staff will replace a lost card at no charge (the first time only.) Cards do not expire. They should be stored in a safe place. The ID card becomes valid each term in which a credit course is audited.
Note: eligible seniors may audit any course at SOU for free, with instructor permission. (Course fees, which are different from tuition, may apply.) Click here [PDF] for an audit form for non-OLLI courses or pick one up in the OLLI office at 655 Frances Lane in Ashland. RCC offers a similar program for senior auditors.