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(U.S. citizens, permanent resident card holders and students eligible under HB 2787)
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 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 OSU’s foreign 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 any transferable coursework. See First-Year Student 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.
Holistic Transfer Admissions
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 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 include:
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 2023||December 12, 2022|
|Spring 2023||March 6, 2023|
|Summer 2023||June 26, 2023|
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 23, 2024 – final admissions deadline (all required documents due to be considered)
How to Apply
Note that you will have the opportunity to upload unofficial college transcripts to be considered for admission initially, but we must eventually get official current college transcripts in order to do any official evaluation of credits. We highly recommend requesting these immediately upon submitting your OSU application.
Transcripts are considered official if they arrive to OSU in an official, unopened, and sealed envelope from the issuing institution, or are sent electronically through an approved third-party company, directly from the college or university. OSU does not accept transcripts or links to transcripts sent through email. Submitting official transcripts and other documents
AP, CLEP, IB scores - to meet admissions subject requirements (Math 111, WR 121) and to award appropriate transferable credits
$65 nonrefundable application fee
Transfer Credit Articulation:
OSU does not do an official articulation of a student’s transcripts until each of the following has been met:
- paid the Advanced Tuition Deposit (Winter, Spring, and Summer term applicants)
- 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.