Video produced by the LBCC Degree Partnership Programs office. Topics apply to all Partnership Programs at OSU.
Below are a few of the most frequently asked questions about the DPP and dual enrollment. If you are partnered with LBCC, learn more from LBCC's DPP site.
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Who can apply to the Degree Partnership Program?
Any student who meets the requirement of the DPP program or any current undergraduate or post-baccalaureate student at OSU. Admission requirements can be found on the Apply Now DPP web page.
Non-Degree students and Graduate students cannot be in the DPP program.
How do I choose a partner community college?
You can select any of the Oregon Community Colleges (Central Oregon CC only partners with OSU Cascades at this time) or one of three community colleges in Hawaii as a partner school. Most students choose one that is close to where they are living. If you are in the Corvallis area you may choose Linn-Benton Community College and take classes on campus at both OSU and LBCC.
If you do not live in the area, you can choose your local CC and take classes at one of our other campuses For example, If you live in the Portland area, you can choose PCC, Mt Hood CC or Clackamas and take classes on campus at the community college and then take classes online at OSU or take classes at the new Portland campus opening soon.
Students can have more than one partner school but please note you can only have one partner school with OSU for financial aid purposes. OSU will count the credits at OSU and the credits at the one CC of choice for financial aid purposes.
How is my tuition calculated?
You will be billed the appropriate (in-state, out-of-state, or international) community college tuition and fees for courses taken at the partner school. You will be billed the appropriate (in-state, out-of-state) OSU tuition and fees for courses taken at OSU.
What are the add/drop and tuition refund deadlines?
OSU - You may add and drop courses through the first seven-ten class days of each term (depending on the term). Add/drop fees will apply. The Tuition/Fee policies are published in the Schedule of Classes.
How does billing and paying my bill work?
Please note that you are responsible for payment of charges at both institutions separately. You will want to review the Student Billing webpage for OSU as well as the same page at your partner community college. Please note that our billing systems are not connected.
When does the term start at OSU? When do I take finals?
OSU Academic Calendar
What if I get suspended from OSU, can I be in the Degree Partnership Program?
No - The DPP program is only for current students at the university. If you are suspended while in the program, your DPP status will be removed from your account because you are no longer a current student and the community college will be notified. The staff at the community college can assist you in meeting the requirement to be reinstated at OSU. When you get reinstated to OSU, your DPP status will be added back to your OSU account and the community college will be notified that you have been reinstated to the DPP program.
How is my GPA calculated?
GPA is kept in two different ways. You have an Institution GPA (OSU GPA) and Transfer GPA (from all other colleges and universities). These two GPAs are not combined and your transfer GPA work will not be considered for university honors. Individual colleges and departments may consider course work done at other colleges for admission into professional programs or to meet program requirements. The programs may combine course work and grades to calculate combined GPAs but these are not official calculations for the university.
Can I apply to the Degree Partnership Program if I have been suspended from OSU?
No- The DPP program is only for current students at the university. If you are suspended, you are no longer a current student and therefore cannot be in the program. You can apply directly to the community college you are interested in and they can assist you in being admitted as well as help you meet the requirements to get reinstated at OSU.
What are my housing options as a DPP Student?
All admitted DPP students are eligible to live in an OSU residence hall, even if the student is not taking any OSU courses. In any term, we have DPP students taking all of their classes at their partner school and they are living on the OSU campus in one of our resident halls. Learn more about the opportunites and housing options at OSU.
A DPP student living on campus who is not take at least one OSU credit is not automatically charged student fees and thus may not have access to student fee funded services. DPP students not taking OSU courses may pay student fees if desired and arrangements can be made with Student Finance.
Can I attend the community college and use the services at OSU?
Yes. If you are taking all of your classes at your community college, you still have access to some OSU resources and services.
If you want full access to all student services at OSU, you can send a request to student accounts (email@example.com) requesting to pay the student fees for services. Be sure to include your OSU ID number and Date of Birth in your request. You can also go to the Student Accounts in the lobby of the Kerr Administration building and make the request in person. You will have to be enrolled in classes at your partner school. You must pay ALL mandatory fees at the full-time rate. Review the student fee funded services.
I heard there is a bus that goes between the LBCC and OSU main campuses, is that true?
Yes. The Linn-Benton Loop bus provides transportation between the two main campuses. In addition, show OSU or LBCC ID card and your fare is covered (free). You can find a link here to get more information and "The Loop" schedule. Click HERE is a video about the Loop Bus. Be sure to consult the schedule to make sure you can make connections before registering for classes.
How do my credits get from the Partner school to OSU?
At the end of each term, the Registrar's office at each community college will send the transcripts for each DPP student to OSU. The Admissions office at OSU will then review the transcripts and add the new courses to your OSU transcript. This process takes approximately one month after the end of each term. (Blue Mt. Community College DPP students must request a transcript be sent to OSU at this time) If it has been longer than one month after the term has been completed and you do not see the courses taken on your OSU transcript, please contact the DPP Student Services Manager for assistance.
Do I need to have myself removed from the DPP program when I am done at the Community College?
No. It is recommended that you stay enrolled in the program. Even if you do not take additional community college courses, it will not impact your academic record. If you decide to complete courses at the community college later, this makes transferring credits to OSU much easier. It also prevents you from having to reapply to the program. Once your home school is declaired for OSU, you will continue to have OSU as your home school until you request that it is changed.
What is a "Reverse Transfer?"
Reverse Transfer is yet another benefit just for DPP students!
Oregon State University has partnered with Linn-Benton Community College to help identify and award Associate degrees to students that have completed the degree requirements but may be unaware of this achievement.
At the conclusion of week six each term, the OSU Registrar's office will send OSU transcripts for qualifying degree partnership program students to Linn-Benton. Linn-Benton will evaluate the course work to determine if requirements have been met for an Associate degree at LBCC. LBCC will contact eligible students.
The transfer of records from OSU to LBCC will cease once a student has been awarded an Associate degree from LBCC or applied for their Baccalaureate degree from OSU. We know our students work hard and we wish to see them justly awarded for the degrees they have earned.
If you have questions or concerns about this process, you may contact:
OSU Registrar's Office: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 541-737-4331