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Transfer Students

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We are excited that you are considering becoming a part of Beaver Nation as a transfer student! Please read below to understand what you can expect and some helpful information as you begin your transfer journey.

Transfer Viewbook

If you have any other questions about any steps in the application process, we are happy to assist at [email protected].

Oregon's #1 Research University

Oregon State faculty and students earned more than $380 million in research funding in 2021 to address global issues like climate change, health, food supply, renewable energy and advanced technology. Even as an undergraduate, you can make real contributions to faculty research. Or, you can pursue — and possibly get funding for — a research project of your own.

We love it here. We think you will too.

There is so much to experience beyond campus life. There is a vibrant downtown with restaurants, unique shops and galleries, theaters, and a twice-weekly farmers’ market. Get outside on hiking trails, forests, and rivers. The spectacular Oregon Coast is about an hour away, or head in the opposite direction to find yourself in the mountains of the Cascade Range. And all the excitement of Portland is just 90 miles away. Learn more about Corvallis.

Resources to Launch Your Career

Each year, more than 500 employers like Nike, Intel, PriceWaterhouseCoopers and Samaritan Health Services come to recruit soon-to-be graduates. We host 10+ career fairs annually, and every college has a dedicated career advisor who will give you individual attention.

The Application Journey

  • Read through our web pages and other materials to understand the requirements and deadlines for transferring.
  • Attend a transfer event such as an application workshop or academic presentation to learn more about Oregon State.
  • Learn more about the Degree Partnership Program (DPP) as an alternative to the traditional transfer pathway.
  • Make an appointment to meet with a transfer advisor to discuss your preparedness and options for transferring (i.e. the best time to apply, participating in the Degree Partnership Program, questions about the process)
  • Use our online credit evaluation tools to learn how your credits may transfer and may fulfill degree requirements (NOTE: we will not be able to officially review your credits for transfer at this stage. Official credit review happens after you are admitted)
  • Be sure to apply early and know the deadlines of each application term. (Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer)
  • You should complete your application online and be sure to save your progress as you work through it so you won’t lose your progress.
  • You WILL be required to turn in transcripts from all institutions attended (even if those courses show up as transfer credit on another transcript).
  • Your application will not be reviewed until all required components are turned in so it’s important to check your Beaver Basecamp portal.
  • Once your admissions application is complete, it will be reviewed by multiple staff members and it usually takes a few weeks to receive a decision. Timing on a decision can vary depending on the time of year
  • Fall applicants (only) are automatically reviewed for Admissions-based scholarships like WUE and the Provost’s Scholarship at the time their admissions decision is made. Winter, Spring, and Summer applicants are not reviewed for these scholarships at this time. Be sure to learn more about more opportunities in the Cost and Aid section.
  • You will be notified of your admission decision and any initial scholarships through your Beaver Basecamp portal so it’s important to check that for the latest updates.
  • ALL of your necessary next steps will also show up in this portal (with new steps appearing on your checklist as they are required) so you can rely on the list for your “to-do” items for admissions, housing, and financial aid. You can see other steps for all admitted students.
  • When registration opens, you will be notified through your portal to sign up for START (the orientation program) and to take the ALEKS math assessment (a requirement of ALL newly admitted students regardless of previous coursework taken).
  • Once all of your official transcripts are turned in, you will be placed in the queue to have your transfer coursework officially articulated and you will be notified in your portal when that report is ready for your review. This process can take some time so your patience is greatly appreciated.
  • After you attend orientation, you will meet with your academic advisor to review the courses you’ve taken and determine what Oregon State courses to register for in the upcoming term.

Don’t worry, our transfer admissions team is happy to talk with you about what you can do to become admissible to the university. We encourage you to make an appointment to speak with a transfer advisor to develop a plan and next steps.