Connected Campus FAQs
What is Connected Campus?
Connected Campus is a collection of degree programs at the University of Central Oklahoma that can be completed 100% online.
Are the online programs accredited?
At Central, we have a rich tradition of helping students learn and achieve their dreams, dating back to our founding in 1890. The UCO Connected Campus extends that tradition, offering quality, accredited online degrees. Our online programs are held to the same rigorous standards as our traditional on-campus programs, and our professors have real-world experience in the subjects they teach.
The university has earned several national accreditations, such as full accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), the Association of American Colleges and Schools of Business (AACSB) and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
Are online classes eligible for financial aid?
Yes. Our online degree programs are eligible for financial aid and follow the same eligibility requirements and guidelines as our in-person programs.
Are the online programs self-paced?
Generally speaking, our online programs are not self-paced. They are like traditional online courses and offered as a part of our standard semesters. Our online courses may be delivered as block (eight week), full semester and occasionally short or intercession courses depending on what is offered for that term.
For example, for most classes, you will complete the work on your own time (rather than meeting at a specific time), but with regular assignment due dates. Some programs may offer a few self-paced online courses, but the majority, if not all, for the major will be similar to a traditional, in-person course. Visit the class schedule site to get an idea of our course offerings.
Do I have to come to campus?
Students pursuing one of our 100% online Connected Campus programs are not required to come to campus unless they want to use campus resources such as the Wellness Center, library or bookstore. The admissions, orientation, enrollment and onboarding processes can all be completed online. Connected Campus students are given the same access to campus resources as on-campus students.
What does it mean to complete a degree entirely online?
Completing a degree online means that you still get the quality and care provided to UCO students, but without ever having to step foot on campus! A Connected Campus degree program is flexible around your schedule and includes the added benefit of an Online Learner Concierge, a UCO staff member dedicated to supporting 100% online students.
Can I complete any degree online?
UCO Connected Campus degree program offerings are continuously being added, but not every degree can be completed entirely online. View the online programs offered at UCO.
What degrees can I finish online?
Connected Campus offers a variety of both undergraduate and graduate online degree programs. View the online programs offered at UCO.
The major I want isn't a 100% online degree program. What are my options?
If your major or degree program isn't listed as a Connected Campus program, you still have options. Some degree programs have classes that are also offered online. Contact advisement to explore your options.
I don't want to complete my degree entirely online. Can I still take online classes?
Yes! If you want the flexibility of going to class both in-person and online, many degree programs at UCO offer both options. We encourage you to apply as a traditional-track student when applying online.
What online learning platform do you use?
Learn@UCO (D2L) is the official learning management system for all classes at UCO, including Connected Campus programs.