OSU is committed to supporting our undocumented and DACAmented transfer students. As an undocumented or DACA student, know that transferring to Oregon State University is simple. However, we do understand that it can become confusing and overwhelming knowing where to start. With this guide, we can guide and provide the information you'll need to successfully transfer to OSU.

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Expanded Reference Guide

It is important that you start planning at least one and a half years before your intended first term at OSU (Example, if you wish to transfer fall of 2021 start planning in the summer of 2020)

Step 1: Explore our majors

  • OSU offers more than 200 undergraduate programs (majors, options, double degrees, etc.) for students to choose. Begin exploring options here by sorting based on your intended OSU campus, academic college or delivery method.

Step 2: Request Information from OSU to determine if this is the right school for you

  • Thank you for your interest in Beaver Nation! We are excited to tell you more, but first tell us more about you by completing the Undergraduate Inquiry Form.

Step 3: Complete the Oregon Student Aid Application (ORSAA)

  • Not sure if you need to file the FAFSA or the ORSAA? Take a quiz here!
  • If you are an Oregon resident and identify with any of the following, undocumented status, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status, and/or Temporary Protected Status (TPS). 
  • Add [email protected] to your email contacts so that important messages do not go to your Spam/Junk folder.
  • You must file and complete an application every year to be eligible for some types of state grants, and scholarships. The application opens every year on October 1

Step 4: Learn more about the Degree Partnership Program (DPP)

  • DPP is a pathway to completing your OSU degree more quickly and more affordable. This program allows you to be jointly admitted and an active student at OSU and anycommunity college partner in Oregon and Hawaii.

Step 5: Find and make an appointment with a transfer advisor

  • Find out when a transfer advisor will be visiting your area, to get more information on how to schedule an appointment to discuss your transfer path to OSU and to help answer your admissions-related questions.

Step 6: Determine which courses will transfer to OSU

Step 7: Visit Campus

OSU admits transfer students every term. To be considered a transfer student, you must have already graduated high school or earned your GED, and have successfully completed a minimum of at least 24 transferable quarter hours or 16 semester credit hours from one or more regionally accredited colleges or universities.

Step 8: Find out if you are eligible to pay in-state tuition

  • Tuition Equity or House Bill 2787 makes some students eligible to pay in-state tuition at Oregon public universities. Also, Tuition Equity students can now receive financial assistance in Oregon because of Senate Bill 932. Find out if you meet the Tuition Equity requirements!

Step 9: Learn more about the transfer admissions process

Step 10: Paying for College

Step 11: Become aware of the official transfer policies

OSU accepts transfer admission applications throughout the academic year, however, each term has different admissions deadlines, so be sure to check and submit all of your required documents before the deadline of the term you wish to apply. Also, remember that to be considered for certain institutional scholarships, you must submit your admission application and required supporting documents by a very specific time, so please do check all important deadlines.  

 Step 12: Are you ready to apply?

  • Learn more on how to apply as an undocumented student on our Undocumented Admissions website.
  • If you are, go directly to OSU’s admissions application for transfer students and complete a domestic student application.
  • Select “non-US Citizen” for citizenship status.
  • Use all nine’s (999999999) in the Social Security Number (SSN) section to complete the application (unless you have an assigned SSN through DACA).

Step 13: Are you eligible for Tuition Equity? (Step 8 should help you determine this)

  • Once you submit your admissions application for it to be complete and ready for review, you will be required to submit one of the two documents listed above.

Step 14: Submit all additional require/supporting documents to the office of admission

  • After you submit your admissions application, make sure you request official transcripts from your high school (used to verify completion of 2 years of a foreign language), and transcripts from every other institution you have attended. Also, do not forget to visit Credit Opportunities for more information on how to request transcripts for AP/IB/CLEP, etc.

Step 15: Check on your application status

  • You can check the status of your application through this login portal. You will use the email address and password that you created to complete your application. The application will be listed under 'Processed Applications'. Click on the 'completed' application. If you are uncertain, about the completion of your application, please call us 541-737-9472 or email us at [email protected] to ask about the status of your application.

Once you receive your admissions letter to OSU, pay close attention and follow the “Next Steps for Admitted Transfer students”. These steps will guide you in setting up your OSU account along with other relevant information.

Step 16: Next Steps for Admitted Transfer Students