Advantages of Enrollment

Advantages of Enrollment

With DPP, even if you do not attend OSU right away, you will have "active student status" which allows you a variety of options:

  • 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.
  • By taking some of the required 100 and 200 level courses at a community college, students’ overall costs will go down as tuition is less at the community colleges.
  • One application and one application fee.
  • Apply for scholarships at both OSU and your partner school. Ability to apply for OSU departmental scholarships during the academic year prior to transitioning to OSU with at least 6 credits a term.
  • Financial aid counts enrollment at both institutions for the same term (for qualified students) if a student is taking classes at both campuses at the same time.
  • On-site access to library-subscribed resources and borrowing of library-owned materials at both campuses.  For expanded access to online library resources, please submit a request form.
  • Early access to an Oregon State academic advisor.
  • 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.
  • Eligibility to live in on-campus residences and participate in campus dining plan, whether you are taking classes at OSU or not.
  • Once you are admitted to OSU, you are locked into a set of OSU degree catalog requirements for the term you are admitted to OSU.
  • Early access to the Family Housing and/or the OSU Childcare wait lists.

Once in DPP, a student will have 10 terms or 2.5 years before you have to take a class at OSU. During those 10 terms you will hold an "active student status" which means for each of those 10 terms there is the eligibility to “dual enroll” at both OSU and your partner school, or only take classes at OSU, or only take classes at the partner community college; it all will depend on your situation and what works best for you! The ability to have access to Oregon State resources is great for Oregon Promise and/or transfer students.

Oregon State Services for DPP Students, Admitted & Not Enrolled

DPP students who are not taking on-campus or Ecampus courses are not automatically charged the on-campus or Ecampus student fees. Students need to be taking at least one on-campus or Ecampus credit to have full access to OSU services and resources either on-campus or online. There are, however, many resources that students with an active student status have access to, regardless of paying fees or not.