Expanded Options Program - School & District Information

IMPORTANT: The school’s contact person and student will work together on the admissions and registration processes.


School districts that wish to send students to Oregon State University as part of the Expanded Options Program (XOP) must complete an agreement and a billing application with OSU prior to admitting students.. A draft agreement and billing application are available for review online. Contact the OSU XOP contact person to have an official signed agreement and a billing application sent to the district.

Student Waivers

OSU's privacy policies require schools to obtain signed student waivers prior to admitting and registering high school students. Please have each student complete a waiver and return the forms to the OSU XOP contact person listed in the document.

Process Deadlines

Coordination is provided between OSU and the designated school's XOP contact person. The OSU XOP contact person works closely with this person to provide a smooth, coordinated program. A set of process deadlines provides details on the responsibilities of OSU and the school's contact person.

Note that student admission and registration should be completed as soon as possible after the student is identified by the high school as an XOP student. After admission, the school's contact person and student will work together to register him/her for classes as soon as XOP registration starts and no later than two weeks prior to the start of the term.


All admission and registration is done online on the OSU website by the student and school district's contact person.

The school will be given a special code needed to admit students to OSU's Expanded Options Program. A one-time admission fee will be charged for each admitted student. The school will need to retain the student-identifying information returned by the admissions process to help register students, track financial charges and monitor student progress.


Once admitted, the school's XOP contact person will work with the student to identify appropriate classes and register for them. Students may register for up to 8 credits per term of regular and/or online classes.

The OSU Academic Calendar lists important admissions and registration deadlines but does not include all dates specific to XOP, as XOP's admissions and registration dates are unique.

Immediately after registration the school will send OSU a list of its admitted Expanded Options students and their schedules. OSU will confirm that information with the district, and both institutions will work together to resolve any errors. Note that OSU reserves the right to not accept an Expanded Options student.

The Tuition & Fees webpage lists one-time fees such as admissions and ID cards in addition to regular tuition costs.


Expanded Options students 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. Classes can have course prerequisites or class standing requirements. These can be checked in the "Restrictions" column in the class listing. Most importantly, students should check with their school to determine whether or not a specific course meets school and university requirements! Counselors may wish to contact an OSU Academic Advisor in the student's field of interest for details regarding degree requirements. Progress Reports, completed by the course instructor, can be requested around the middle of the term. At your request, the students take the XOP Progress Report form to their instructor and return the completed form to you.

Students may Add or Drop classes during the first ten days of the term. See the Registrar's office  Add & Drop Process for details.


Students can find the required and optional textbooks for a class using the OSU Bookstore's online textbook system. Use this system to order online or just get a list of needed textbooks. The school may set up an arrangement with the OSU Bookstore to allow students to order books and invoice the school. The contact at the Bookstore is Justin Shafer at (541) 737-0033.

Grade Transcripts

Grades are available one week after the end of Finals Week. The OSU XOP Contact Person will send grade transcripts to school contact people to distribute to their students. Additionally, students may access grades and transcripts through OSU Student Online Services. Additional information can be found at the Office of the Registrar.

Student Support

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 Extended Campus Enrollment & Student Services site.

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!


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.


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, Photocopying, Computer Use and Printing

OSU Student ID Cards are optional, but are required for many on-campus activities such as accessing books reserved by instructors. Cards can be obtained at the OSU ID Center. The small one-time charge for the card will be included in the bill to the district.

Photocopying in the Library can be done with an OSU ID Card, if the card has had money added to it. Money can be added using a machine in the Library.

OSU computers can be used by any OSU student with an ONID login. The School Quick Start Guide and Registration Process document have instructions on how to obtain an ONID account. The account is free to all registered OSU students.

Student printing from an OSU computer is charged only if the student exceeds $5.00 in charges. This is approximately 50-100 pages of printing. Charges, if any, will be billed to the district.