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Nondegree students

Whether you’re looking for a class to meet degree requirements at another institution, wish to complete a microcredential, or simply seek knowledge to enrich your life, we’ve got you covered. Oregon State University Ecampus is a national leader in online education, and with more than 1,750 courses in 110+ subject areas, you can earn college credit without pursuing an OSU degree.

Application deadlines

Oregon State admits new students in each of our four quarterly terms. We encourage nondegree-seeking students to apply by the suggested deadlines listed on this page. Your application is considered complete when you have submitted the online application and paid the application fee.

TermDeadlineClasses start
Fall 2024Sep. 11Sept. 25
Winter 2025Dec. 23, 2024Jan. 6
Spring 2025March 17March 31
Summer 2025June 2June 16

* June 17 is the first day of summer intersession. Summer classes range from one to 11 weeks in length and have various start dates. We encourage nondegree-seeking Ecampus students to apply a minimum of two weeks before their desired session's start date. This may be one to nine weeks later than the suggested application deadline of June 3 above. View a complete list of summer deadlines.


Why are our suggested application deadlines earlier than Oregon State’s final application deadlines? We want to give you every chance to succeed, and that means completing your application early so you have plenty of time to complete the Ecampus orientation, complete any required placement tests or override paperwork and ultimately enroll in your desired courses.

Helpful details and resources

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to common questions about what it means to be a nondegree-seeking student at OSU.

Tuition calculator

Identify the number of credits in your desired class and use our tool to get an approximate cost.

Quarter versus semester

Use our conversion tool to see how OSU’s quarter-term credits may transfer to a semester institution.

What is a microcredential?

Oregon State’s microcredentials are high-quality educational opportunities that consist of at least three courses and 8 credits that follow Oregon State’s quarterly term calendar. Explore our microcredential offerings.

Course overrides

Learn about the process to request an override so you can enroll in a course with a registration restriction.

Language placement test

Read about the placement test you must take if you plan to enroll in language courses online.

Classes for high school students

Get a head start on your college career and earn university credit while still enrolled in high school (or middle school).

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