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Southern Oregon University

Program Overview

Some OLLI classes also qualify as SOU one credit courses. Members who are 65 years of age or older and have resided in Oregon for at least one year may co-enroll in one or more of these courses and thus become both an OLLI student and an SOU student. 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.)

Registering for One Credit Courses

To register as a senior student in a one credit course, you must fill out a "one credit form" and return it to either OLLI office by the deadline that is set each term. 

The deadline for submitting a Fall term one credit form has passed. Please check back in January to download a copy of the form for Winter term. 

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.

Who benefits?

Those who participate in the one credit program at OLLI become SOU students for the term. This allows you to check out materials from the campus library using your driver's license or an SOU student ID card. SOU benefits by claiming these students as part of the university‚Äôs 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.

How to get an SOU student ID card (optional)

OLLI members auditing a credit course may obtain an SOU 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.