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)

START is a program hosted in the summer in Corvallis, Oregon where students can receive academic advising and register for the fall term classes.  Knowing that international students have limitations due to travel costs or visa restrictions, on whether or not they can make a START session in the summer, there are 3 options for you to select who you would like to be advised and register for your fall term classes.  

The options below are only for fully admitted degree-seeking undergraduate students, F-1 or J-1 visa holders:

  1. Attend START: If you are able, we encourage you to attend an on-campus summer START program.  You can sign up online here.
  2. International Online Orientation: If you are unable to come to Corvallis, then you can access the International Online Orientation.  You must complete online orientation first before you are able to connect with an advisor and register for classes. To access and for directions you can go here
  3. Advising/Registration in the Fall: If you are unable to come to campus or complete the International Online Orientation, then you will be able to see an advisor and register for classes when you come to Corvallis in September for New International Student Orientation.

All new international students must attend New International Student Orientation in the fall, even if you participate in option #1 or option #2 above. 

Undergraduate Pathway Progressor Students

If you will be progressing to OSU during summer or fall 2015 from the INTO OSU Undergraduate Pathway program, you can do one of the following options in order to register for fall term classes:

  1. Attend Progressor Orientation Day.  Held on Friday, June 19, 2015.  Contact Alex Beck for more details about this orientation.
  2. Attend a Transfer START session during the summer.  You are considered a Transfer student, so if you come to a summer START session, be sure it is a Transfer Session.  Those are held on June 30, July 15, July 24, and August 26.  You can sign up here.
  3. Advising/Registration in the Fall.  If you are unable to do option #1 or #2 then you can receive advising and register for fall term classes when you attend the International Student Orientation in the fall. 

Please note: Undergraduate Pathway progressor students should not take the International Online Orientation.

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