Take Oglethorpe for a Test Drive

Get a feel for Oglethorpe University– and learn more about yourself in the process.

We invite you to “test drive” Oglethorpe University’s adult degree programs (ages 22+) before committing to a degree program. Try one or two classes and save 50% on tuition per class in your first semester. We offer hundreds of day and evening classes in 35 academic programs.

There are 5 different start dates throughout the year so you can begin classes when you are ready. Our test drive option offers a streamlined application process, with one-day approval and no application fees. And all credits earned will apply to your degree. Test drive makes the transition back to school easy.

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  An Undergraduate Program Designed for Busy Adults

Oglethorpe University is ideal for those working full or part time, looking to re-enter the workforce, or who just want to strengthen their skills and competencies. Hundreds of classes to choose from among 35 academic programs.

Founded in 1835, Oglethorpe is ranked among the best colleges by Forbes and the Princeton Review. We offer evening and day classes conveniently located on our 100-acre campus near Buckhead, with easy access to the Brookhaven MARTA station and Interstates 85 and 285. Abundant parking is available.


 Accelerated Learning
All classes are 4 credit hours vs. the typical 3, which means 1/3 fewer classes to get your degree. And 8 week sessions help you move quickly though courses without feeling overwhelmed. Classes are held year round.

  Build Your Own Degree
Choose the number of classes that makes sense for your life – you can attend full time while only taking two classes per session. With only 1,100 students, we emphasize small class sizes for a more personal college experience.
  Earned Credit Opportunities
Internship credit available in your current workplace. ACE* credits accepted for your military service.
  Complete College Experience
Full access to our campus, family activities, free tutoring, career advising and networking events.

*ACE credits are transferable and can be applied toward degree completion upon approval by the Office of the Registrar or Provost.
Official ACE transcripts must be submitted to award credits.

A Great Extension to Corporate Training and Professional Development

A full course catalog is available, including coursework in Business Management, Accounting, Marketing, Computer Sciences, Interactive Media and more.

Oglethorpe offers abundant scheduling options before, during, and after the traditional 9-5 p.m. workday.
This is high quality college coursework that goes far beyond typical seminar training experiences,
and students receive college credit for their training.

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    The Application Process Couldn’t Be Simpler

We accept applications year-round.

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Just complete our online form and submit an official transcript from your most recent school.
All completed applications will be reviewed and applicants notified of acceptance within one business day.
No application fees required. Take one or two classes and save 50% on each.