Expanded Options Program - Student & Parent Information
IMPORTANT: The school's contact person and student will work together on the admissions and registration processes.
Public high school 11th and 12th grade students, identified by their school as Expanded Options students, may take OSU courses, paid for by their school. To be identified, a student must apply to their school and meet eligibility standards set out by law. Read our Eligible Students section for more information. Additionally, before the school may admit and register students for OSU classes, an agreement between the school district and OSU must be signed.
All admission and registration is done online via the OSU website by the school Expanded Options contact person. The school contact person has a special code needed to admit students to the OSU Expanded Options Program.
Expanded Option Program (XOP) students work with their school contact person to identify appropriate classes and register for those classes. Note that only the school may admit and register XOP students.
Oregon State University's Academic Calendar lists all key dates for each term, but does not include all dates specific to XOP.
An Expanded Options student may take up to 8 credits per term at OSU. The OSU Schedule of Classes lists all available courses. The Baccalaureate Core Courses include classes that meet the basic requirements of most courses of study. Many courses fill up shortly after registration begins. The List of Recommended Courses names classes that typically have seats available. Students should review the "Restrictions" for any class they sign up for. Classes can have course prerequisites or class standing requirements. Most importantly, students should check with their school contact person or school counselor to determine whether or not a specific course meets school and university requirements!
Most university courses require one or more textbooks. Students can find the required and optional textbooks for a class using the OSU Bookstore's online textbook system. Use this system to get a list of needed textbooks but do not order books unless directed to do so by the school. Most schools have textbook ordering agreements with the OSU Bookstore or some other textbook store. Students need to check with their high school Expanded Options contact person to determine the method the school uses to purchase textbooks for this program.
Grades are available one week after the end of Finals Week. OSU does not mail grades to students. They can be found on the students transcripts through Online Services. Additional information can be found at the Office of the Registrar.
Support is available for students struggling with a class. The first level of support is the course instructor. Instructors can be contacted at class, during their office hours, or through email. College advisors are also available to help. If the class is an online course then additional help is available at the Ecampus Student Services site.
All students attending OSU on-campus must meet Immunization requirements before the end of their first term. Students will be blocked from registering for future terms if they have not met these requirements. Contact the Student Health Services Immunization office at 541-737-7573 (or 541-737-7547) for questions.
If additional help is needed, the student can contact their school XOP Contact Person for support. The school contact can work with the OSU XOP Contact Person to resolve the problem. Most problems can be solved, but it is very important to use this support system as soon as a problem occurs!
Transportation is the responsibility of the student, unless their school offers transportation. The OSU Shuttle bus and the Corvallis Transit System buses are available free to students with OSU ID cards. ID cards can be obtained at the OSU ID Center. Check with your school before obtaining an ID Card.