COSSI Frequently Asked Questions

Is there an age requirement?
Students must be at least 16 years old to register.

How do I know what level to choose for registration?
Before registering, you must choose an appropriate instructional level. If you need help, visit our Course Levels/Self-Placement webpage. Our staff cannot make a recommendation for you.

Whom do I contact if I have questions?
Please call 541.383.7240. Our office is open Monday through Friday from 9:00am-5:00. During the summer, the office closes at 1:00pm on Fridays.

How do I register?
Once you have chosen your level, you can register by phone at 541.383.7240 or Register Online. We accept credit and debit cards (except American Express).

Do I have to stay in the residence hall?
No. We are offering a limited number of affordable rooms in our state-of-the-art Residence Hall for an additional fee.

Where do I go Monday morning?
Everyone will meet for orientation from 8:00-9:00AM in the Coats Campus Center, Wille Hall (coffee will be provided). Immediately following the orientation, students will go to their chosen instructional class.

Do I have to sign up for the breakout sessions?
No. Breakout sessions are filled on a first come, first served basis so we cannot guarantee placement in your preferred sessions. We encourage you to create a tentative schedule based on your interests and level. Please view the Breakout Schedule.

What if I picked the wrong instructional level?
Changes can be made prior to the start of the program by calling 541.383.7240 or on the first day. Details provided at orientation.

Am I able to change my conversation group?
Yes, but be aware that space is limited.

How may I receive transcripts for the courses I take?
A Certificate of Completion will be awarded on the final day. Professional Development Units (PDUs) may be available. Please check with your licensing administrator. For more information, contact Stephanie Goetsch at

Will the campus be open on Saturday and Sunday?
No. The campus closes at 1:00pm on Fridays during the summer term.

What is your cancellation policy?

  • Full refund for COSSI or on campus housing will be issued for students who cancel 14 days before the program begins.
  • A partial refund for COSSI or on campus housing will be issued for students who cancel 7 days before the program begins.
    • For COSSI, the partial refund amount: TBD
    • For housing, the partial refund amount: TBD
  • No refunds for tuition or housing will be issued if a students cancels without 7 days notice before the program begins.

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