Extended Education

Need help?

Contact the Office of Distance Education & eLearning at (614) 292-8860 or odee-extendeded@osu.edu with questions regarding the undergraduate non-degree application process, academic advising needs, and for scheduling assistance.

Contact the Student Services Center (SSC) at (614) 292-0300 with questions regarding financial aid, holds, statement of account, official transcripts, and enrollment verification. 

Office Hours

Monday 7:30am - 6:00pm
Tuesday 7:30am - 6:00pm
Wednesday 7:30am - 6:00pm
Thursday 7:30am - 4:30pm
Friday 7:30am - 4:30pm

The Office of Distance Education and eLearning (ODEE) is an enrollment unit with special emphasis on academic advising for adult students who want to take undergraduate courses and are not currently interested in earning a degree from Ohio State.  Extended Education students take undergraduate courses (for which they meet prerequisites) for academic credit.  Extended Education students are undergraduate non-degree seekers, or for those enrolled at other post-secondary institutions, undergraduate visiting students.

Our Extended Education students fall into these learner categories:

  • Students with some college credit who are reentering the university environment after an absence
  • Students with post-secondary degrees completing prerequisites for graduate or professional study
  • Adults attending college for the first time
  • Adults who want to update career knowledge and skills, widen career options or explore a new discipline
  • Professionals (such as educators) renewing certification/licensure
  • Lifelong learners who enjoy academic opportunity and seek new ideas
  • Students currently enrolled at another post-secondary institution interested in transferring Ohio State credit back to their home institution

Students who recently completed college credits or a degree at another institution and are interested in earning an undergraduate degree from Ohio State should apply as a transfer student at http://apply.osu.edu/.

Extended Education students who later decide to pursue a degree at Ohio State (generally after earning the equivalent of at least 30 semester hours) must apply to the university as a degree seeker after first seeking transfer approval from the college awarding the degree the student wishes to pursue.

Those interested in graduate enrollment: please contact Graduate Admissions gradadmissions.osu.edu