New first-year freshman (on-campus and Ecampus) students who are admitted to the DPP program based on first-year freshman student requirements, are starting off their college careers being admitted at both OSU and the partner school of their choice. That means DPP students have the option of taking classes at their partner school only (while still having an active OSU student status), at OSU only, or they can truly dual-enroll, or take classes at both locations. Students take advantage of DPP in many ways; here are some of the advantages of DPP.

DPP Advantages

  • Students have 10 terms before they have to start taking classes at OSU and during those 10 terms, they are still considered an OSU "active" student (great for students wanting to take advantage of Oregon Promise)
  • Is considered a student at OSU and the partner school of their choice.
  • Lower tuition costs at community colleges (students pay OSU for the courses they take at OSU and the community college for the classes they take at the community college).
  • Even if the student is not taking classes at OSU, the student has access to the OSU advisor and MyDegrees so students know what classes they need in order to receive their OSU degree.
  • Even if the student is not enrolled in an OSU course, they have access to many OSU student services and resources.
  • One application and one application fee.
  • If a student is taking classes at both campuses at the same time, financial aid counts enrollment at both institutions for the same term (for qualified students) Note: students receiving financial aid and partnered with Lane Community College must have at least one OSU credit in order for their aid to pay out at OSU as aid can only pay out at OSU.
  • Increased flexibility in scheduling with access to more classes through the community college, on-site at OSU, and with online courses offered though the OSU Ecampus.
  • Access to libraries, computer labs, and other services on both campuses (subject to an additional fee).
  • Eligibility to live in on-campus residences and participate in campus dining plan.
  • Apply for scholarships at both OSU and your partner school.
  • Planning on moving to Corvallis with yourself and/or your family in the next few years? Once you are a DPP student (even if you are not taking OSU classes), you can put your name on the Family Housing waitlist or the OSU Childcare waitlist!
  • Once you take an OSU class, you will be locked into a set of OSU degree catalog requirements (until then, your degree requirements will be subject to change).
  • Transcripts automatically sent from the partner college to OSU at the end of each term and articulated so you can see how your grades transfer and count towards your degree (MyDegrees).