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Life Long Learning: Unabridged Program

As a part of TU’s Continuing Education Network, Kendall College of Arts and Sciences promotes both personal and professional enrichment opportunities. Our courses act as a community outreach program to educate and enrich the minds of the greater Tulsa area. The Unabridged program offers anyone with an inquiring mind the unique opportunity to audit rewarding undergraduate classes at TU but at a fraction of the standard tuition.

Interested students will experience our traditional academic environment, our intimate classroom organizations and the invaluable mentorship of our university’s world-renowned professors. If you have lifelong scholarly aspirations, this may be the perfect experience for you. Since a course is audited, no credits or transcripts are recorded, and no tests or papers are required. An aspiring scholar need only enroll, attend the class, listen to discussions (participation is controlled by the instructor), complete the readings and enjoy!

In the side menu, you will find a list of courses that are offered for unabridged students. They will be published separately from the regular schedule of courses. The list will be updated each semester. Students should not contact faculty members directly to ask permission to enroll in their courses. Unabridged students will be allowed to enroll once traditional degree seeking students have enrolled.

Enrollment

Students wanting to enroll should come to the Kendall College of Arts and Sciences Advising office in Chapman Hall, Suite 111 to complete or turn in a completed enrollment form. The coordinator will check the course to make sure there are seats available. You will be given a course pass to give to the professor for temporary admittance. Official enrollment will not occurred until the second week of class to allow for traditional student movement. An email confirmation will be sent to the student and instructor when enrollment has occurred.

Cost

$250.00 per course.

  • Lab fees may also apply
  • 10% Discount on course for 65 years of age and older
  • 10% Discount on course for TU Alumni
  • Docents with Gilcrease and Philbrook Museums may qualify for discounted rates.

Once enrolled, students will be billed by the University.

Refunds

If you withdraw from the course(s), notification must be received in writing, email, telephone or in-person. A refund will not be issued if the notification is received or made after the 2nd week of class. Refunds will not be issued for non-attendance or the inability to complete the course.

Course Transfer

Students may transfer a course registration into another course if done before the 2nd week of class. If you fail to attend the class you transferred into, you forfeit the full course tuition.

Waitlist

If a class is full, you may select to “join waitlist.” A registration form will need to be completed and will be held in our office. If a seat becomes available before the end of the 2nd week, you will be contacted to see if you are still interested in taking the course.