Transferring Willamette Promise Credits to OSU

Oregon State University is pleased to accept Willamette Promise (WP) coursework for credit toward OSU requirements.

Students with Willamette Promise Credits entering OSU in Fall 2019 and beyond

Western Oregon University (WOU) or Oregon Tech (OIT) credits earned through Willamette Promise transfer to OSU as they would for any WOU or OIT credit.  In other words, OSU will award the same credit as we would for a student who took the same course at WOU or OIT. Please see the course articulation tables for WOU and OIT to check credit transfer for specific courses.

Students with Willamette Promise Credits entering OSU prior to Fall 2019

Western Oregon University or Oregon Tech earned through Willamette Promise courses transfer to OSU in the following ways for those students who began at OSU prior to Fall 2019:

  • Spanish: Willamette Promise Spanish credits are awarded course-equivalent OSU credits.
  • Writing: Students with Willamette Promise writing credits automatically receive OSU lower division elective credit. While no equivalent credit is awarded, WR 121 taken through Willamette Promise will count as meeting the minimum writing course required for admission under OSU’s transfer admission policy. Students who have taken WR 121 through Willamette Promise who wish to qualify for equivalent credit at OSU may take a writing placement exam ("Waiver Exam") once enrolled at OSU. Depending on exam results, the student may be eligible to place out of a course for which they demonstrate proficiency. Learn more about the WR 121 Waiver Exam.
  • Math: Students with Willamette Promise mathematics credits automatically receive OSU lower division transfer credit. Students with Willamette Promise mathematics credits can arrange to take a one-time proctored ALEKS test in the Mathematics and Statistics Learning Center (MSLC); depending on the exam result, the student can receive course credit for MTH 111 or MTH 112. For more information contact [email protected].
  • Biology: Willamette Promise Biology credits will be awarded BI LD1* credit.  
  • All other courses: Students with other Willamette Promise credits are awarded lower division OSU elective credit.
Petitioning

Students who first enroll at OSU prior to Fall 2019 with Willamette Promise coursework may petition academic departments to evaluate specific Willamette Promise coursework for equivalent credit at Oregon State. Students in this situation who wish to explore the petitioning process or placement options should contact:

Jesse Nelson, Associate Provost for Student Affairs, Academic Achievement
Snell Hall 166
[email protected]
541-737-2070

Questions?

Prospective students with questions about OSU’s policy related to Willamette Promise coursework should contact the Office of Admissions at [email protected].