Q: Is there an age requirement to attend Oaksterdam University?
A: Yes. You must be 18 years of age or older at the time of registration.
Q: Does Oaksterdam University accept international students?
A: Yes. If you live outside the United states and would like to attend our university, you’re only requirement is that you must be 18 years of age or older at the time of registration. We do not have any visa requirements.
Q: Is there a difference in tuition for international students.
A: No. Tuition for international students, out of state students, and California residents is the same.
Q: Can I skip a Basic Seminar and take an Advanced Seminar?
A: No. You must complete the Basic Seminar before attending any Advanced Seminar.
Q: Do you offer financial assistance for those on a fixed income?
A: Unfortunately we do not have a provision set forth at this time.
Q: I missed my class(es), can I be refunded?
A: There are no refunds for missed classes. If you are going to miss your class please let us know as soon as possible. There is a $50 rescheduling fee, that increases to $100 if a reschedule is requested within 7 days of the start of class. For more information please refer to our Refund and Rescheduling policy.
Q: Is there a test?
A: There is an optional test for those who have completed all 101 or 102 classes. Students who pass the test(s) (and applicable homework for semester programs) with a 75% or higher will receive certification from Oaksterdam University.
Q: What are the benefits of certification?
A: If you are applying for a job at a dispensary, our hope is that our certification program will give you the advantage in the selection process over someone who has NOT received certification. Certification shows that you have taken all of our courses and have proved that you have met our standards of knowledge in the cannabis industry. Once receiving certification from us, you are encouraged to list Oaksterdam University under “special training”. Dispensaries can then call and verify that you are a student in good standing.
Q: I love what you’re doing. Do you accept donations?
A: You can make a donation at oaksterdamuniversity.com by clicking the Support OU tab or mail a check made out to “Wise Education Technology, Inc.” to 1734 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94612. Your support is very much appreciated.
Q: Can I pay my tuition with a credit card?
A: Absolutely, we accept cash, check, money order and Visa/Mastercard/Discover.
Q: Do I have to list all of my personal information on my enrollment form?
A: Absolutely, yes. Once we receive your tuition, we will need to contact you to confirm your registration. Failure to provide accurate information means that we cannot guarantee that you have a seat for your class. We do not share your information with anyone.
Q: Do you offer online courses?
A: We are currently in the process of developing an online platform for our curriculum.
Q: Do you have a wait list for classes?
A: Yes we do. Our semesters and seminars do fill quickly. If the course you were hoping to register for is full you can add your name to our wait list by emailing or calling our admissions department. We offer seminars every month, however we only have 3 semesters per year. We recommend signing up as soon as you can.
Q: How long does it take to receive my certificate?
A: It can take up to 8 weeks to receive your certificate after we receive your exam(s) and/or assignments.