Many students want to know what courses they should take before they transfer so that their credits will transfer and count towards their desired OSU degree. Resources to help students with this process vary OSU major-by-major. First, follow the steps below, make note of your questions along the way, and in the last step, you will email your questions to the Transfer Student Service Manager.
Self-guided and unofficial advising: courses to take pre-transfer
Learn about OSU's academic structure.
Look at your OSU's major requirements and "Bacc Core" (general education) requirements of your degree.
*Use these list as a preliminary OSU degree requirement checklist. These requirements come from the course catalog which is the most up-to-date list of degree requirements.
Determine which future OSU degree requirements are available at your institution.
Credits from Oregon Institutions
Transfer Articulation Table
An up-to-date list of all Oregon Institution's transfer credits and how they transfer into OSU. If you cannot find a course you are looking for, it does not mean it will not transfer, it just means we have never evaluated it before.
Baccalaureate Core, "Bacc Core" Equivalency Guide
*Find Bacc Core guides for all Oregon community colleges and three Hawaii schools. These guides are organized by the 15 Bacc Core catagories and show which classes at each school will count in each category.
Oregon Community College Transfer Guides
*Many OSU major departments provide up-to-date advising guides for some of our Oregon community colleges.
Credits from Oregon and outside of Oregon
Single Course Search Tool
* Find your transfer school, find the course(s) in question, and create a transcript to see how the course does or does not transfer into OSU. If you cannot find a course you are looking for, it does not mean it will not transfer, it just means we have never evaluated it before.
Make note of your specific academic advising questions, find your OSU College advising contact, and send them your question(s)!
If you are having any trouble or have other questions send them to the Transfer Student Service staff!