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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:

  • 2.25 cumulative GPA in the Pathway program
  • No Satisfactory / Unsatisfactory (S/U) graded courses in OSU academic coursework
  • Grades of C- or higher in:
    • English composition (WR 121)
    • Math (MTH 111 or higher)
    • Communication (COMM 111)

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