Students have several options for transferring into OSU. Learn more about the option that might be best for you.

1. Transfer Degree Completion

The Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer Degree

Completion of an Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer degree (AAOT) ensures completion of all lower division Baccalaureate Core (general education) requirements and junior standing for registration. It may be more efficient to use the OSU Baccalaureate Core list than completing the full AAOT.

The Associate of Science Transfer Degree

The Associate of Science (AS) degree is designed for students planning to transfer credits to a baccalaureate degree program at a four-year institution. It allows more freedom in course selection than the Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer (AAOT) degree, but does not guarantee that students will be accepted as having completed all lower division Baccalaureate Core (general education) requirements or junior standing for registration purposes.

A Linn-Benton Community College Associate of Science degree awarded after March 2001 ensures completion of all lower division Baccalaureate Core (general education) requirements at OSU.

Associate of Science Oregon Transfer - Business and Associate of Science Oregon Transfer- Computer Science

Completion of an Associate of Science Oregon Transfer Degree- Business (ASOT- Business) or the Associate of Science Oregon Transfer Degree- Computer Science (ASOT- CS) ensures completion of all lower division Baccalaureate Core (general education) requirements and junior standing for registration purposes. The ASOT- Business or ASOT- CS degree may include up to 12 approved professional-technical credits as electives.

Washington Transfer Students

The Direct Transfer Associate (DTA) degree awarded by a regionally accredited community college in the state of Washington will satisfy lower division Baccalaureate Core (general education) requirements and junior standing for registration purposes. OSU will accept a maximum of 12 credits in professional, vocational, and technical courses.

California Transfer Students

OSU accepts the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) to satisfy lower division Baccalaureate Core (general education) requirements and junior standing for registration purposes. Students interested in the IGETC path to transfer are strongly advised to see an academic advisor prior to enrollment.

For more information about how OSU accepts any of the transfer degrees, call the Admissions office at (800) 291-4192.

2. The Degree Partnership Program

The Degree Partnership Program (DPP) allows undergraduate students pursuing a bachelor's degree to be dually enrolled at both Oregon State University and any of our community college partner schools. This is a great way to complete your OSU degree quickly and affordably.

Visit the Degree Partnership Program page to learn more about the benefits of the program and requirements to apply.

  1. Just take classes at your partner school while having an active student status at OSU which comes with many benefits. You can do this for up to ten terms (about 2 years);
  2. Just take classes at OSU knowing you can take classes at your partner school should you need to; or
  3. You can "Dual Enroll" or take classes on both campuses during any given term (financial aid has the potential to count credits on both campuses towards your enrollment level).

With DPP, you can pursue whatever pathway works best for your situation.

There are many benefits of using DPP to transfer into OSU!

3. Traditional Transfer

If you would like to transfer into OSU without previously completing an associate's degree, please review our admissions requirements which includes information about credit transfer and GPA minimums. Remember, a completed application includes ALL official transcripts from any college/university at which you have attempted credit.

4. International Transfer Admissions

International transfer students wanting to enter OSU from either another US institution or an institution outside of the US are encouraged to review the international admissions requirements and contact the international admissions office.

Remember, a completed application includes all official transcripts from any college/university in which you have attempted credit.

Are you already admitted? Find out about next steps as an admitted OSU student.