After You're Admitted

 

Congratulations! You've been admitted to one of the best univerisites in the US, and we're happy to have you. Key steps to take after you've been admitted to the University:

1. Learn about the START program - for fall term undergraduate direct-admit admits only

2. Download and read the Pre-Departure Guide - it contains everything you need to know as you prepare to come to OSU

3. What happens when you first arrive at OSU? Learn about arrival and orientation

Pre-Departure Guide

The Pre-Departure Guide is very important. It contains instructions about what to do before you leave your country to come to OSU. Be sure to read it! If you have any questions, send an email to INTO.Student.Services@oregonstate.edu.

For undergraduate and graduate direct students

For INTO OSU programs (Academic English, General English, Pathway) students

START (for fall term admits)

What is START?
START is the academic advising and registration process for fully admitted degree-seeking undergraduate students starting classes in fall term. You must be a fully admitted, degree-seeking F-1 or J-1 visa holder to participate in online START.

If you're starting at OSU in winter, spring or summer term, or are starting an INTO OSU program, your advising and registration will be included in your New International Student Orientation.

Completing START
There are three ways you can complete START:

Progressing to OSU Degree Programs


What is "Progression?"

Students who enroll in INTO OSU Pathway programs take a combination of OSU academic and English language courses designed to prepare them for university study. The process of completing a Pathway program and moving on to full admission as a degree-seeking student is called progression. To progress, students must fulfill all progression requirements of their Pathway program, listed below. 

Note: All progression requirements listed here apply to the 2014-15 academic year. 

Undergraduate Pathway Progression

All Undergraduate Pathway programs, including Accelerated options, have the same progression criteria. The following requirements must be met before students can progress to OSU:

Graduate Pathway Progression

Upon completion of a Graduate Pathway program, students must meet the following requirements to progress to a degree-seeking graduate program at OSU:

MEng Pathway: Computer Science or Electrical and Computer Engineering

  1-term Accelerated Pathway 3-term Standard Pathway
Academic Requirements
  • 3.0 GPA cumulative in all Pathway courses and
  • C (or Pass) grades or higher in all Pathway courses


  • 3.0 GPA cumulative for the last 90 quarter credits (60 semester credits)
  • 3.0 GPA cumulative in all Pathway courses
  • C (or Pass) grades or higher in all Pathway courses
Language Requirements

No additional language requirements



  • B grade or higher in all English language courses or
  • iBT TOEFL 80+ (18 subscores)
    or
  • IELTS 6.5
Standardized Test Requirements None

None

MEng Pathway: All other Engineering tracks

  1-term Accelerated Pathway 3-term Standard Pathway
Academic Requirements
  • 3.0 GPA cumulative in all Pathway courses and
  • C (or Pass) grades or higher in all Pathway courses
  • 3.0 GPA cumulative for the last 90 quarter credits (60 semester credits) and
  • 3.0 GPA cumulative in all Pathway courses and
  • C (or Pass) grades or higher in all Pathway courses
Language Requirements
  • B or higher grades in ALS 162 and WR 327 or
  • TOEFL iBT 91 (18 subscores) (pBT 575) or
  • IELTS 7.0



  • B grade or higher in all English language courses or
  • TOEFL iBT 91+ (18 subscores) (pBT 575) or
  • IELTS 7.0
Standardized Test Requirements None

Graduate Record Examination (GRE) overall score of 301 with 146 verbal and 3.0 analytical writing scores

MBA Pathway 

  1-term Accelerated Pathway 2-term Accelerated Pathway 3-term Standard Pathway
Academic Requirements
  • 3.0 GPA cumulative for the last 90 quarter credits (60 semester credits)
  • 3.0 GPA cumulative and C- or higher grades in all Pathway courses (B- or higher required to progress to the 9-month MBA program)
  • 3.0 GPA cumulative in all BA classes in the Pathway
Language Requirements
  • iBT TOEFL 91+ (22 subscores) or
  • IELTS 7.0
Standardized Test Requirements None


None


GMAT 500 with minimum 20 in verbal, quantitative and integrated reasoning and minimum analytic writing score of 4
Additional Requirements
  • Submission of a statement of objective
  • Submission of a current résumé or vita
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Compliance with OSU and COB Academic and Professional Behavior Standards (click to view)

Comparative Health Sciences 

  3-term Standard Pathway
Academic Requirements
  • 3.5 GPA cumulative in all Pathway courses and Comparative Health Sciences courses
  • C (or Pass) or higher grades in all Pathway courses
Language Requirements
  • B or higher grades in all English language courses or
  • iBT TOEFL 91+ (18 subscores) or
  • IELTS 7.0
Standardized Test Requirements GRE of 301 overall with minimum 146 in verbal and 3.0 in analytical writing