OCICU – Online Consortium of Independent Colleges & Universities

Gallaudet University is a member institution of the OCICU Consortium. OCICU currently has over 100 member institutions and 20 provider/member institutions. Students that meet requirements for online course participation can select from the approved course listings for their institution.

OCICU courses are offered in an accelerated format, usually five or eight weeks long. Students register for OCICU courses, pay tuition, and receive grades through GU just as they would any other courses at GU. *Some graduate level courses are available to graduate career students.


  • Be a degree seeking student
  • Be in good academic and financial standing at GU
  • Be able to have unlimited access to a computer with internet
  • Verify that your computer meets the minimum system requirements established by the provider so you can fully access the online environment.
  • Have permission from your program advisor and the Director of Distance Education (Dean’s permission required for UG students requesting more than 1 OCICU course per semester).

Student degree candidates should not request a 2nd or 3rd session OCICU course in the same semester as their degree requirements must be satisfied for degree award as grading and any incomplete or disputed grades will require deferment of their A.D.G. (anticipated date of graduation).

Graduate students should not request undergraduate courses for degree requirement credits

OCICU Link: www.ocicu.org

  • Students should review all information selections at the ‘student information’ link.
  • Faculty, deans may use their BB access to review OCICU information dedicated to faculty/AA use.



Complete student sections of the OCICU Authorization form and review sign all OCIC student request and commitment areas. Have your academic advisor sign their permission and the commitment included. If you have requested more than one (1) OCICU course in a semester, your program dean must also grant permission. Exceeding the maximum credits for a semester will also require the dean’s signature approval.


  • Students requiring full-time credits in a semester for financial aid, VR, VA tuition assistance/support should not depend on any OCICU course.
  • Students need to realize that OCICU course changes (cancellations, drop or course withdrawals) may impact their financial aid etc., degree requirements and campus residence status.
  • Students that are degree candidates in a semester they are taking a 2nd or 3rd session OCICU course may need to defer their graduation (degree award) date. Students should also not seek any incomplete grades without consulting the Consortium Coordinator & Registrar.
  • Students with disabilities (excluding deafness (HH) and are considered eligible for OSWD service must follow Disability Services" request procedure determined by OCICU (PDF guide).  

LINK: OCICU Authorization Form (EchoSign)

Questions/Concerns – Contact: Registrar's Consortium Coordinator.

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