What is "Progression?"

Students who enroll in INTO OSU Pathway programs take a combination of OSU academic and English language courses designed to prepare them for university study. The process of completing a Pathway program and moving on to full admission as a degree-seeking student is called progression. To progress, students must fulfill all progression requirements of their Pathway program, listed below. 

Note: All progression requirements listed here apply to the 2017-18 academic year. 

Undergraduate Pathway Progression

All Undergraduate Pathway programs, including Accelerated options, have the same progression criteria. The following requirements must be met before students can progress to OSU:

  • 2.25 cumulative GPA in the Pathway program
  • No Satisfactory / Unsatisfactory (S/U) graded courses in OSU academic coursework
  • Grades of C- or higher in:
    • English composition (WR 121)
    • Math MTH 111 or higher or MTH 105 for General and General Liberal Arts, Public Policy and Women and Gender Studies only
    • Communication (COMM 111)
    • Minimum of 36 credits earned during Pathway program

Graduate Pathway Progression

Upon completion of a Graduate Pathway program, students must meet the following requirements to progress to a degree-seeking graduate program at OSU:

MEng Pathway: Computer Science or Electrical and Computer Engineering

  1-term Pathway 3-term Pathway
Academic Requirements
  • 3.0 GPA cumulative in all Pathway courses and
  • C (or Pass) grades or higher in all Pathway courses

 

    • 3.0 GPA cumulative for the last 90 quarter credits (60 semester credits) and
    • 3.0 GPA cumulative in all Pathway courses and
    • C (or Pass) grades or higher in all Pathway courses
    Language Requirements
    • B or higher grades in ALS 162 and WR 327 or
    • TOEFL iBT 91 (18 subscores) or
    • IELTS 7.0
    • B grade or higher in all English language courses or
    • iBT TOEFL 91 (18 subscores) or
    • IELTS 7.0
    Standardized Test Requirements None
     
    None
     

    MEng Pathway: Civil Engineering

      2-term Pathway 3-term Pathway
    Academic Requirements
    • 3.0 GPA cumulative for the last 90 quarter credits (60 semester credits) and
    • 3.0 GPA cumulative in all Pathway courses and
    • C (or Pass) grades or higher in all Pathway courses
    • 3.0 GPA cumulative for the last 90 quarter credits (60 semester credits) and
    • 3.0 GPA cumulative in all Pathway courses and
    • C (or Pass) grades or higher in all Pathway courses
    Language Requirements
    • B grade or higher in all English language courses or
    • TOEFL iBT 91 (18 subscores) or
    • IELTS 7.0
    • B grade or higher in all English language courses or
    • TOEFL iBT 91 (18 subscores) or
    • IELTS 7.0
    Standardized Test Requirements
    • GRE overall score of 301 combined for verbal and quantitative sections and 3.0 in the analytical writing section (GRE requirements may be waived in some circumstances)
    • GRE overall score of 301 combined for verbal and quantitative sections and 3.0 in the analytical writing section

    MEng Pathway: All other Engineering tracks

      1-term Pathway 3-term Pathway
    Academic Requirements
    • 3.0 GPA cumulative in all Pathway courses and
    • C (or Pass) grades or higher in all Pathway courses
    • 3.0 GPA cumulative for the last 90 quarter credits (60 semester credits) and
    • 3.0 GPA cumulative in all Pathway courses and
    • C (or Pass) grades or higher in all Pathway courses
    Language Requirements
    • B or higher grades in ALS 162 and WR 327 or
    • TOEFL iBT 91 (18 subscores) or
    • IELTS 7.0

     

      • B grade or higher in all English language courses or
      • TOEFL iBT 91 (18 subscores) or
      • IELTS 7.0
      Standardized Test Requirements None
      • Chemical Engineering/Environmental Engineering: GRE overall score of 301 with 146 verbal and 3.0 analytical writing scores
      • Construction and Engineering Management: GRE overall score of 301 combined for verbal and quantitative sections and 3.0 in the analytical writing section
      • Industrial Engineering/Mechanical Engineering: GRE quantitative score of 158 plus a 305 combined quantitative and verbal score and a 3.0 in the analytical writing section

       

      MBA Pathway 

        2-term Pathway 3-term Pathway
      Academic Requirements
      • B or higher grade in all classes
      Language Requirements
      • B or higher in BA 512. This is a pre-requisite for all BA classes during term 2. 
      • B or higher in ALS 171 and 172. This is a pre-requisite for BA 512 and
      • B or higher in BA 512. This is a pre-requisite for all BA classes during term 3
      Standardized Test Requirements None

       

      • GMAT 500 with minimum 20 in verbal, quantitative and integrated reasoning and minimum analytic writing score of 4 or
      • GRE total score of 304 with verbal and quantitative scores in at least the 30th percentile and an analytical writing score of 3.5
      Additional Requirements
      • Submission of a statement of objective and
      • Submission of a current résumé and
      • 3 letters of recommendation and
      • Compliance with OSU and COB Academic and Professional Behavior Standards (click to view)

        Chemistry (Materials, Organics and Physical)

          3-term Pathway
        Academic Requirements
        • 3.0 GPA cumulative for the last 90 quarter credits (60 semester credits) and
        • 3.0 GPA cumulative in all Pathway courses and
        • C (or Pass) grades or higher in all Pathway courses
        Language Requirements
        • B or higher in all English language courses or
        • TOEFL iBT 80 (18 subscores) or
        • IELTS 6.5
        Standardized Test Requirements
        • GRE quantitative score of 152 or higher

        Public Health

          3-term Pathway
        Academic Requirements
        • 3.0 GPA cumulative for the last 90 quarter credits (60 semester credits) and
        • B or higher grade in all classes
        Language Requirements
        • B or higher grade in all English language courses
        Standardized Test Requirements  None
        Additional Requirements
        • Submission of a writing sample or in-person meeting with student

        Environmental Science

          3-term Pathway
        Academic Requirements
        • 3.0 GPA cumulative for the last 90 quarter credits (60 semester credits) and
        • 3.0 GPA cumulative in all Pathway courses and
        • C (or Pass) grades or higher in all Pathway courses
        Language Requirements
        • B or higher in all English language courses
        Standardized Test Requirements
        • GRE quantitative score of 152 or higher

        Comparative Health Sciences 

          3-term Pathway
        Academic Requirements
        • 3.5 GPA cumulative in all Pathway courses and Comparative Health Sciences courses and
        • C (or Pass) or higher grades in all Pathway courses
        Language Requirements
        • B or higher grades in all English language courses or
        • iBT TOEFL 91+ (18 subscores) or
        • IELTS 7.0
        Standardized Test Requirements
        • GRE of 301 overall with minimum 146 in verbal and 3.0 in analytical writing