ADULT LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
at Southern Oregon University
Continuing and Professional Education
The following programs are always offered 100% online.
SOU is proud to provide cutting edge services to our Veterans-Military students and their families. The transition into campus begins with a phone call, email or visit to our Veterans Resource Center. There you can learn more about SOU, have a coffee, talk with the Coordinator, and begin to take the next steps toward your personal and professional goals. The Veterans Resource Center in Stevenson Union provides a space for networking and connection, computer stations, tutoring resources (by appointment), and a place for you to relax with your peers. For questions related to your SOU transition please contact Kevin Stevens, at email@example.com or call 541.552.7102 .
Two of SOU’s newest groups, the Student-Parent Organization and the Non-traditional Students Association provide networks of support for adult learners. Find out more about these and other student organizations at SOU Connect.
Family Housing offers options for students who want an off-campus experience, while still being close to campus.
Students returning to SOU after an absence of one year or more just need to complete the Returning Student form. That’s it! It’s that easy to come back!
If you have at least 36 quarter credits (24 semester credits) from an accredited college or university and a minimum 2.25 GPA, you are a transfer student. Learn more about the transfer process, articulation (partner) agreements with community colleges, transferring with military credit, or to look up specific transfer courses.
Adult students who apply to SOU for the first time should Submit an Application to Southern Oregon University. SAT or ACT scores may not be required. Contact the Office of Admissions at 541.552.6411 or firstname.lastname@example.org to find out about the test score requirement.
Already have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution or wish to take courses for personal enrichment? Apply to SOU as a non-degree seeking student.
Fall: September 6; Winter: December 12; Spring: March 3; Summer: May 23
Complete the application online and submit the $60 application fee Submit official college transcripts. Some programs require a separate application in addition to the admissions application.
Some programs require a separate application in addition to the admissions application.
To find program details, see degree SOU’s listings.
Once we’ve received all required documents, you can expect an admission decision within 2-3 weeks. You may login again to check your status, or contact the Office of Admissions at 541.552.6411 or email@example.com .
Total tuition and fee costs depend on credit load, room and board, books and supply expenses, and personal spending habits. To find out more about the estimated cost of attendance or to use our online tuition calculator, check out the Cost of Attendance page here. Learn more about Grants, Loans, Work-Study, Scholarships, Summer Aid, and Veteran Aid, by visiting SOU Financial Aid website.
Stop by the Office of Admissions on the SOU Ashland campus and we’ll answer your questions about returning to school!
Adult Learning at SOU
What resources are available?
Our adult student specialists will help you find the programs and resources designed for you as a working professional.
There’s too much information. Where do I begin?
The first step is to ask us! We really want to help you make this investment in yourself, and once you have a few answers, you’ll quickly begin to know what other questions to ask, and who to ask for the answers.
I work full time. How do I find the time to complete my degree?
Our online and evening classroom degree programs offer flexible scheduling that will allow you opportunities to take courses in the evening on weekends, or in small chunks of time throughout your busy schedule.
Is this the right time for me to go back to college?
If you are reading this page, the answer is probably yes. We will work with you to find a program that fits your needs and will help you reach your goals.
I went to school 20 years ago. Have my credits expired? How much further do I need to go to finish my degree?
College credits do not expire. You may be pleasantly surprised at how close you already are to reaching your goal!
I don’t want to go into debt.
There are financial resources to help you, so inquire at SOU’s Financial Aid website. Ask your employer if they have tuition reimbursement. Take a look at the return on your investment if you complete your degree – will you have the opportunity to increase your salary?
I don’t know where to go or what questions to ask.
We’re here to help with that. Contact Miranda Stiles at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out what it would take to complete your degree.
I am not sure I can do it.
Yes, you can! The first step is just finding out the information. Take it one step at a time.