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Southern Oregon University

Program Overview

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.

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 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.

Registering for One Credit Courses

To register as a senior auditor in a credit-approved OLLI course, you must fill out a "OLLI at SOU Senior Audit Form" and return it to either OLLI office by the deadline that is set each term. The form will be available on this webpage and in the OLLI office in January, 2015.

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.