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GENERAL FAQs ABOUT THE ADVANTAGE PROGRAM

Dual enrollment is a program through which high school students grades 9-12 can take college-level courses that count towards their high school graduation AND their college graduation simultaneously. ORU offers 28 general education courses online, and most 100 or 200 level courses are available on campus. Online courses are available to grades 9-12, and on-campus courses are available to grades 11 and 12.  

The Advantage Program (ORU’s dual enrollment program) is for high school students grades 9-12 who currently have a GPA of 3.0 or above. Once a student has graduated high school, he/she is no longer eligible to participate.  Online courses are available to these students in grades 9-12, and concurrent courses on campus are available to students in grades 11 and 12.  

Dual enrollment is beneficial because it allows students to earn high school credit and college credit simultaneously, saving them both time and money. As a high school student completes college-level general education courses, it allows for a lighter course load as an undergraduate student and potentially the ability to graduate college earlier. Dual enrollment courses are severely discounted compared to undergraduate courses, so taking dual enrollment courses saves money in the long run.

Each Advantage student is allowed to take up to 10 credit hours per semester. It’s recommended that new Advantage students begin with just one or two courses, as college-level courses can be quite rigorous. 

  • Each of our 28 Advantage courses are offered in the fall and in the spring. Summer courses are TBA. 
  • To find a calendar for Advantage courses offered on campus, visit: https://oru.edu/admissions/advantage/on-campus/advantage-on-campus.php. Advantage students taking concurrent courses on-campus follow the residential calendar for undergraduate students.

Our online courses are asynchronous, so students may work on their courses at any time of the day and from any time zone. Students need to make note of when assignments are due and turn them in on time. Most courses have weekly assignments and additional projects throughout the term. The professors over each course monitor and assess the students and provide feedback. 

The rates for both online and on-campus Advantage courses are:

  • $60 per one credit-hour course
  • $120 per two credit-hour course
  • $180 per three credit-hour course
  • $240 per four credit-hour course
  • Digital textbooks are $70 per course in ADDITION to tuition

To be eligible to take Advantage courses ONLINE, we don’t need test scores or transcripts -- just an approval form filled out by your high school guidance counselor. This approval form is automatically sent to your counselor’s email address when you submit your online application. 

To be eligible to take concurrent courses ON CAMPUS, we need an approval form filled out by your high school guidance counselor AND a current high school transcript on file. This may be sent to admissions@oru.edu. The high school approval form is automatically sent to your counselor’s email address when you submit your online application.  

The easiest place to apply is on the Advantage homepage: advantage.oru.edu. Right in the center there is a hexagon that says APPLY HERE, or you may go to: https://go.oru.edu/advantageapplication.

Current Advantage students do not need to complete another application since it has been previously submitted.  You may submit your course requests for the upcoming semester by completing the form found at the bottom of the Advantage home page:  https://go.oru.edu/enroll. We will make note of the courses you’d like to take and, since Advantage students cannot enroll themselves like undergraduate students can, we will enroll you. We’ll then send a confirmation email with your next steps. 

  • First take a look at the 28 online courses we offer here: https://oru.edu/admissions/advantage/online/advantage-online.php (Scroll down to select Courses Offered)
  • Once you know which course or courses you would like to take, you may:
  • After that, we will call you to confirm the course(s) as well as your contact information, and we will enroll you. 
  • Once you are enrolled, we’ll provide a confirmation email with steps for registration and payment.
  • From there, you’ll receive access to our online learning platform, D2L, and learn how to access and navigate your course.   

 

FAQs ABOUT THE ADVANTAGE APPLICATION OR HIGH SCHOOL APPROVAL FORM

  1. Be sure that you are completing the application on an actual computer, not a mobile device, and that you aren’t in a place (like a high school) where the wi-fi is blocked by firewalls.  
  2. If you are still experiencing errors, try using a different browser.  Once you switch browsers, go back to apply.oru.edu and continue the application (don’t start a new one).  
  3. Be sure to choose Dual Enrollment as the Program in the drop-down menu on the first page of the application, and make sure you select the correct term.  
  4. When selecting courses, highlight the course, and then click on the right arrow above so that the name of the course appears to the right of the list. 

On the Advantage application, there is a field marked Guidance Counselor Email Address. You must enter your high school guidance counselor’s email address in this field.  When you have completed the application and press Submit, an automatic request for approval is sent to your high school guidance counselor.  The counselor then completes the approval form and submits it to us.  

Students who are homeschooled may put the email of the person in charge of their high school graduation requirements in the field asking for high school guidance counselor.  For most homeschoolers, this is a parent.  For others, such as students who attend Epic Charter School, this is their Graduation Support Specialist.

 

FAQs ABOUT COURSES AND MAKING COURSE REQUESTS

You will find a list of all the Advantage courses offered by visiting: https://oru.edu/admissions/advantage/online/advantage-online.php (Scroll down to select Courses Offered)

Current Advantage students do not need to complete another application since it has been previously submitted.  You may submit your course requests for the upcoming semester by completing the form found at the bottom of the Advantage home page:  https://go.oru.edu/enroll. We will make note of the courses you’d like to take and, since Advantage students cannot enroll themselves like undergraduate students can, we will enroll you. We’ll then send a confirmation email with your next steps. 

To view degree plan sheets, go to: https://degreeplansheets.oru.edu/

  • Select the most recent Academic Year
  • Select a Department such as: Biology and Chemistry
  • You can select/download whichever major under that department that you are interested in looking at, such as: Biology - Health Professions  
  • General education courses are found on the second page, and these courses overlap with many Advantage courses we offer online.

Science labs such as biology, chemistry, and physics are done at home. The course will list specific supplies necessary for experiments and often asks students to report on the results of the experiment.  

 

FAQS ABOUT COMPLETING REGISTRATION, ORU EMAIL, or MAKING PAYMENT

The rates for both online and on-campus Advantage courses are:

  • $60 - per one credit-hour course
  • $120 - per two credit-hour course
  • $180 - per three credit-hour course
  • $240 - per four credit-hour course
  • Digital textbooks are $70 per course in ADDITION to tuition. 

To complete registration, please follow these steps: 

  • Log into vision.oru.edu using your Z# (Z-----------) and pin (preset to your six-digit birthdate, MMDDYY)
  • Select Registration Quick Links
  • Click on Registration Steps/Online Bookstore and select the applicable term (ex: Fall 2021) to view your registration steps
  • Click on the red INCOMPLETE next to ORU Email and complete the section
  • Click on the red INCOMPLETE next to Address Verification and complete the 3 sections
  • Click on the red INCOMPLETE next to Student Authorization, Release, and Financial Contract and complete the section
  • Scroll down a bit to select a payment method: You can choose 1) Enroll in monthly payment plan or 2) Pay online
  • Once you have made payment, go back to the red INCOMPLETE beside the word Registration and click on it - this will act as a submit button
  • For a helpful step-by-step guide to registration, and to view a short demonstration video, please visit go.oru.edu/AdvReg.

To complete registration, please follow these steps: 

  • Log into vision.oru.edu using your Z# (Z-----------) and pin (preset to your six-digit birthdate, MMDDYY)
  • Select Registration Quick Links
  • Click on Registration Steps/Online Bookstore and select the applicable term (ex: Fall 2021) to view your registration steps
  • Click on the red INCOMPLETE next to ORU Email and complete the section
  • Click on the red INCOMPLETE next to Address Verification and complete the 3 sections
  • Click on the red INCOMPLETE next to Student Authorization, Release, and Financial Contract and complete the section
  • Since your school will be invoiced, you will NOT be required to select a payment method, or make payment.
  • Your registration will still say INCOMPLETE, but since your school will be making payment, we will complete it on our end.

Put in your birthdate MMDDYY.  If it says that it is expired, ignore it and enter your birthdate again.  It will ask for you to change it, but do not.  Just enter in the same birthdate 3 more times.  If it doesn’t work after that, contact us at 918-495-6117 and we will re-set your pin. 

Typically, dual enrollment courses offered by private universities, such as ORU, are not covered by the state. 

Financial Aid is not offered for Advantage courses, but monthly payment plans are available.   

 

FAQS ABOUT D2L and ACCESSING YOUR COURSE

For detailed instructions, go to advantage.oru.edu and click on "Course and Textbook Access"

 

FAQS ABOUT TEXTBOOKS

For detailed instructions, go to advantage.oru.edu and click on "Course and Textbook Access"

The digital textbooks are $70 in addition to tuition, and this cost is included in your balance when you complete your registration. If you have completed your registration, you’ve already paid for your digital text.

Yes, but it depends on the course. Some courses require the digital courseware because it is interactive and a necessary part of the course. To find out if your course requires the digital courseware, contact Dr. Carolyn Stubbs at 918-495-6186 or castubbs@oru.edu

If your course does not require the digital courseware, you may go to orustore.com, enter your Znumber and scroll down to Suggested by Your Bookseller to view and purchase the hard copy of the text. Be sure that Dr. Stubbs has confirmed that you do not need the digital courseware for the particular course in which you are enrolled.

 

FAQS ABOUT drop/ADD, REFUNDS, and PETITIONS TO WITHDRAW

Students may drop/add courses within the first two weeks after the course has begun. Simply email advantage@oru.edu with your request, or call 918-495-6117. If it is after the drop/add period, students must petition to withdraw by following the steps below: 

  • Go to petitions.oru.edu
  • Click on New Petition
  • Select the petition type and the applicable term (ex: Fall 2022)
  • Enter a statement/reason for your request

  • If you drop the course during the FIRST week of drop/add, you are eligible for a 90% tuition reimbursement. 
  • If you drop the course during the SECOND week of drop/add, you are eligible for an 80% tuition reimbursement. 
  • After that, no reimbursements are available. 

For questions about reimbursements, please contact Student Accounts at studentaccounts@oru.edu or 918-495-6370. 

 

FAQS ABOUT TRANSCRIPTS

Yes. At the end of each semester, your official ORU transcript will be sent to your high school’s mailing address, with attention to your high school guidance counselor. If you are home schooled, the official transcript will be sent to your home. 

  1. Login to vision.oru.edu with username and password
  2. Select Student Services & Financial Aid
  3. Click on Student Records
  4. In the dropdown box that appears, select Official or Unofficial Academic Transcript

For more detailed instructions, please visit registrar.oru.edu, select Transcripts, and then Official Transcript Ordering Instructions.

Here is the link to request that your transcript be sent to other colleges: https://oru.edu/current-students/my-enrollment/registrar/order-transcript.php

 

FAQS ABOUT WHO TO CONTACT TO GET MORE INFORMATION

Advantage Enrollment Manager: Katie Hesser 918-495-6117 or advantage@oru.edu 

Advantage Academic Coordinator/D2L: Dr. Carolyn Stubbs 918-495-6186, or castubbs@oru.edu 

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