“How will my course transfer?”

February 7th, 2013


“How will my course transfer to OSU?”  This is one of the top questions we receive when working with transfer or concurrent credit high school students and those who have taken advance credits interested in Oregon State University.  For those students who have wondered how courses transfer, but haven’t found the answers yet, you’re in luck!  Keep reading.

OSU has multiple ways to find out quickly if courses taken at a community college, college or university are transferable.  For information on courses from Oregon and Hawaii community colleges that transfer to OSU as baccalaureate core credit (courses that meet general education requirements) please click here to take you to the Baccalaureate Core Course Equivalencies page.  To find information on courses from Oregon colleges and universities that are accepted in transfer, click here.

Haven’t taken any course in the state of Oregon?  There’s a useful method for students coming from a community college, college or university outside the state of Oregon too.  Students can create a worksheet for their educational planning and check individual courses by using the Single Course Search tool.  Please note that not all courses from all community colleges, colleges or universities have been reviewed. Courses not on the list will be reviewed upon your application and acceptance to the university.

For those students taking advance classes such as; Advance Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), General Certificate Education (GCE) or Military credit click here to see how they are credited.  Please be aware that the scores must come directly from the testing agency in order to be accepted.

The above information and links are meant to serve as tools to educate on transferable courses and are completely unofficial.  In order to receive an official articulation, students must first apply and gain admission to OSU, submit the advance tuition deposit (ATD) and register for an orientation session (START).  Advanced standing credit is applied to a student’s record after the student has been admitted to the university and official transcripts or score reports have been received by the Office of Admissions. Please allow 2-4 weeks for credit to be evaluated and appear as part of a students record.

To summarize, below are useful links to help find answers to transfer/advance credit questions;
General Transfer Credit Information
Oregon and Hawaii Community Colleges
Colleges or Universities in Oregon
Community Colleges, Colleges and Universities Outside of Oregon
AP/IB/CLEP/GCE or Military Credit


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