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.

ODEE Student Services location: Mount Hall, Building 311, 1050 Carmack Rd.

Contact Buckeye Link at 614-292-0300 with questions regarding financial aid, holds, statement of account, official transcripts and enrollment verification. 

Office Hours

Monday8:00am - 5:00pm*
Tuesday8:00am - 5:00pm 
Wednesday8:00am - 5:00pm*
Thursday8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday8:00am - 5:00pm

* Extended hours until 6:30pm by appointment only, Mondays and Wednesdays.

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. If you have completed an undergraduate degree and need additional undergraduate coursework, Extended Education is an appropiate program for you. 

If you are interested in graduate level courses, Graduate Non-Degree information is available at gpadmissions.osu.edu

Our Extended Education students fall into these learner categories:

  • Students with some college credit who are re-entering 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

Ohio State Alumni or Graduating Seniors

Alumni or graduating Ohio State seniors requesting to become Undergraduate Non-Degree seeking students should complete the Extended Education Activation Request Form. Please select “program change to undergraduate non-degree.” Upon submission, your request should be processed within 2-3 business days. 

DEADLINE: First Friday of the semester or term for which you are requesting enrollment.

Former Transient/Visitor Students

Please see Returning Students.

Current or Former Ohio State Students

Students that have previously attended Ohio State in any capacity, at the graduate or undergraduate level (excluding former Transient/Visitor or Academy students), requesting to become Undergraduate Non-Degree seeking students should complete the Extended Education Activation Request Form. Students who are returning to Undergraduate Non-Degree should select “return from leave of absence.” Students who were last in another major/program should select “program change to undergraduate non-degree.”  Upon submission, your request should be processed within 2-3 business days.

DEADLINE: First Friday of the semester or term for which you are requesting enrollment.

Dates and Deadlines

Please review Dates and Deadlines to know your online or in-office admission dealines for the semester or session you wish to attend.