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Oregon State University understands that no two transfer students are the same. You've taken different paths to get here and often have different motivations for getting your degree. Our holistic admissions approach ensures that we take all that into account, with the goal of setting you up for success in Beaver Nation.
Domestic students who have already graduated from high school, and have 24 transferable-quarter hours (16 semester hours) from one or more regionally accredited colleges or universities, are considered to be transfer students in the admissions process and do not need to provide OSU with test scores and/or high school transcripts*.
*If you have completed two or more years of a foreign language in high school with a C- or better, you will need to send us an official copy of your final high school transcript (containing a graduation date) if you would like to use it towards meeting OSU’s secondary language admissions/graduation requirement.
Applicants who have already graduated high school or received a GED and have earned fewer than 24 transferable quarter college credits (16 semester credits) will be reviewed for admissibility based on both high school work or GED scores, and transferable coursework. See First-Year Admissions Requirements for more info on how high school work is considered. Transfer requirements are below.
If you are an international student, see International Student Requirements.
Oregon State's admission process is intended to promote student success by holistically assessing student preparedness and academic potential in the unique context of each student's personal experience. Admission assessment will consider academic achievements and life experiences to enroll students with a broad range of characteristics and perspectives.
A strong transfer application typically includes:
Additional transfer admission policy:
Please note that meeting the minimum admissions requirements and/or an individual’s academic performance does not guarantee them admission to the university. The university may evaluate a person’s behavior and background to determine their ability to maintain the standards of academic and professional conduct expected at OSU.
Transfer credit / "Pass" grading:
OSU will transfer coursework completed as Pass credit. Spring 2020 term transfer courses completed as Pass credit due to special pandemic grading can be used to complete major-specific requirements for graduation.
Writing and Math courses needed to qualify for transfer admissions may also be considered with a Pass grade.
How will your GPA be computed?
The official policies of OSU regarding academic-record evaluation for purposes of admission and scholarship consideration include:
|Summer 2023||June 26, 2023|
March 15, 2023 – Priority Application Deadline for scholarship consideration. Note that transfers applying after this date will be considered for limited scholarships on a funds-available basis and that there are some competitive scholarships for transfers that may have earlier deadlines.
August 30, 2023 – final admissions deadline (all required documents due to be considered)
|Winter 2024||December 11, 2023|
|Spring 2024||March 4, 2024|
|Summer 2024||June 17, 2024|
March 15, 2024 – Priority Application Deadline for scholarship consideration. Note that transfers applying after this date will be considered for limited scholarships on a funds-available basis and that there are some competitive scholarships for transfers that may have earlier deadlines.
August 28, 2024 – final admissions deadline (all required documents due to be considered)
Submission of an online application and $65 nonrefundable application fee (some waivers available).
Transcripts from ALL regionally accredited institutions previously attended (including colleges attended while in high school).
If you have completed two or more years of a foreign language in high school with a C- or better, you will need to send us an official copy of your final high school transcript (containing a graduation date) if you would like to use it towards meeting OSU’s secondary language admissions/graduation requirement.
Submit official AP, CLEP, and IB scores you have to meet admissions subject requirements (Math 111, WR 121) and to award appropriate transferable credits.
OSU provides an official articulation of a student’s transcripts once each of the following has been met:
- Student has paid the Advanced Tuition Deposit or received approved deposit waiver (Winter, Spring, and Summer term applicants)
- All official transcripts from all colleges you have attended and/or are attending have been received
Ecampus students will be eligible for transcript articulations after they have been admitted, have confirmed their enrollment via their Beaver Basecamp admission portal, and followed the steps for newly admitted Ecampus students.
Students who completed a significant amount of their education in a country outside the United States, Australia, the United Kingdom, English-speaking Canada, or New Zealand may be asked to submit English proficiency test scores. The tests must have been taken within the last two years from the term you are applying for.