(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) 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:
Transcripts are considered official if they arrive to OSU in an official-unopened-sealed envelope of 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.
AP Scores - if necessary, to meet admissions subject requirements (Math 111, WR 121).
Submission of an online application
$65 nonrefundable application fee
How to Apply:
An applicant will not be reviewed for admission until the application is submitted and all required documents have been received by the OSU Office of Admissions.
Transcripts can be mailed to:
Office of Admissions
Oregon State University
104 Kerr Admin Bldg.
Corvallis, OR 97331
Transfer Credit Articulation:
OSU does not do an official articulation of a student’s transcripts until:
- after they have been admitted to the university (Winter, Spring, and Summer term applicants)
Ecampus students will be eligible for transcript articulations after they have been admitted, have completed the Ecampus Advance Tuition Deposit Waiver form, and followed the steps for newly admitted Ecampus students.
Learn more about doing a self-guided, unofficial transfer credit assessment and additional details about the transfer credit process.