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Transferable Credits Entering OSU GPA Writing


1 to 23 quarter hours

(1 to 15 semester hours)

2.25+ transfer GPA
3.0+ high school GPA

Preferred, but not required

College-level math preferred, but not required.

24 or more quarter hours

(16 or more semester hours)

2.25 - 2.49 transfer GPA

College-level writing equivalent to WR 121 (English Composition) with C- or higher

College-level mathematics equivalent to MTH 111 (College Algebra) -or- MTH 105 (Contemporary Math) with C- or higher

24 or more quarter hours

(16 or more semester hours)

2.50+ transfer GPA

College-level writing equivalent to WR 121 (English Composition) with C- or higher

College-level math is preferred, but not required

More about Admission Requirements:

  • Completion of college-level mathematics is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED for students applying to STEM-field majors to be on-track for participation in upper division coursework and timely graduation.
  • Students admitted without a college-level mathematics course must complete a college-level mathematics course at OSU within their first 45 credits.
  • Students who graduated from high school in 1997 or later must meet a foreign language requirement with either two years of high school level study in the same language or two quarters/semesters of college level study with a minimum grade of a C- or better. For additional information on how to meet foreign language deficiencies, click here.
  • Applicants who are ineligible to re-enroll at any college or university that they attended within the last seven years for student conduct reasons will be automatically declined admission at OSU.  Applicants who disclose that the reason for their ineligibility is for academic reasons will be admitted only if they meet OSU’s minimum academic requirements.
  • Applicants who are denied admission have the right to appeal that decision, and appeals will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.  Learn more about the appeal process.

Please note that meeting the minimum admissions requirements and/or an individual’s academic performance does not guarantee them admission to the university.  Applicants’ experiences, actions, and non-cognitive skills are assessed by way of the Insight Resume.  Furthermore, the university may evaluate a person’s behavior and background to determine their ability to maintain the standards of academic and professional conduct expected at OSU.

Residency Regulations

Residency for Tuition Purposes: Oregon State University makes residency determinations for students taking OSU courses based upon the rules outlined in Oregon Administrative Rule (OAR) 580-010-0030. The community college will make residency determinations for students taking community college courses based on different rules. Please note: both determinations are independent of one another and do not impact the partner institution's decision. For more information, contact the admission office at the respective schools on the specific residency policy.