Southern Oregon University (SOU) has signed consortium agreements (academic partnership) with several Community Colleges in Oregon under which students may concurrently enroll at both institutions and have their combined credit load serve as a basis for establishing financial aid eligibility.  Financial aid shall not be received from both institutions during the same academic term for any reason.

Under this agreement, student financial aid eligibility will be processed by the "home institution" (the college where the student has been officially admitted and where the student maintains at least half of his/her term-by-term credits) using shared information from the "host institution" (the college where the student is concurrently enrolled while attending his/her home institution). In order to be eligible for a deferment on prior educational loans, minimum enrollment (6 hrs) must be maintained at a single institution.

Requirements for Concurrent Enrollment

  • The student must be fully admitted and pursuing a degree with the home institution.
  • The student must maintain at least half of the credit load each term at the home institution.
  • The student may only enroll in credits that lead to completion of the program declared as the student's major.
  • Classes under the 100 level (and math classes under the 60 level) do not count as enrolled hours for funding.
  • The student's academic progress on combined credits will be monitored on a term-by-term basis by the home institution.

Concurrent Enrollment Request forms must be received in our office by:

Term Deadline
Fall September 10th
Winter December 10th
Spring March 10th


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