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Additional Graduate Questions Help

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Secondary School Help

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Additional Graduate Questions Help

Graduate Assistantships
Graduate assistants are paid salaries. In addition to salary, all graduate assistants with appointments of at least .20 FTE receive tuition remission in support of their academic programs. Conditionally admitted students may not hold graduate assistantships. All new international graduate teaching assistants whose native language is not English must take the Speaking Proficiency English Assessment Kit (SPEAK) test or the Test of Spoken English (TSE) before beginning their duties.
  • Graduate Teaching Assistants
    Students provide duties related to the University's instructional program, such as teaching laboratories or grading papers. These appointments are typically made on a 9-month basis.
  • Graduate Research Assistants
    Students provide duties related to the research function of the University. Graduate research assistants are typically supervised by a professor on a funded research project in their area of interest, and ordinarily use research under their appointment as part of a thesis. These appointments are typically made on a 12-month basis.

Professional References
Three letters of professional reference addressed to the proposed major department or program are required of all students. If you have a master's degree, you should include a letter from your major professor. Reference letters should be written on official letterhead.

Additional Transfer Questions Help

Please see the course equivalencies page for more course listings from Oregon colleges and universities. Please see the Oregon community college course equivalencies page for more information on general education / Baccalaureate Core requirements.

English Composition (WR 121)
Transfer students entering OSU are required to have successfully completed (C- or better) a college-level writing course beginning with English Composition or an equivalent course.
WR 121 English Composition
Introduction to critical thinking, the writing process, and the forms of expository writing. Intensive writing practice, with an emphasis on revision. Please consult the English Department for further information.
College Algebra (MTH 111)
Transfer students entering OSU are required to have successfully completed (C- or better) a college-level mathematics course with course content of college algebra for which the prerequisite is Intermediate Algebra.
MTH 111 College Algebra
Polynomial equations and inequalities, polynomial functions and graphs, inverse functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, systems of equations in three or more unknowns and inequalities, matrix algebra, rational functions and graphs.
Foreign Languages
Transfer students entering OSU that graduated high school after 1996 are required to have successfully completed (C- or better) two terms of the same college-level foreign language course if they did not complete two units (years) of foreign language course work while in high school.
Foreign Language Requirement
The foreign language requirement may be met by the following:
  • completing two years of the same high school-level foreign language,
  • earning a grade of C- or higher in the third year of high school-level foreign language,
  • completing two terms of college-level foreign language with a grade of C- or better, or
  • earning a satisfactory score on an approved assessment of foreign language proficiency.

Fee & Info Help

Application Fee
A $50 non-refundable application fee is required to submit an application for admission. The application process will not begin until an application fee is received. Please enter your VISA, MasterCard or Discover Card number with expiration date and exact name on the card in the application fee section. When the application is received by the Office of Admission, your credit card will be billed immediately. Your application fee is valid for two academic years: the academic year for which you applied, and the following academic year. The academic year begins with summer term and ends with spring term.

Residency Questions Help

In determining a student's residency, the OSU Office of Admissions follows the administrative rules of the State Board of Higher Education on residence classification. To learn more about residency classification, please see the Residence Classification Policy and Procedures. A copy of the downloadable Residency Affidavit is available for you to print.

Secondary School Help

Institutions to be listed in this section include, but are not limited to: collegios, gymnasia, lycées, uchilliche.

When entering the GPA (grade point average), please include your average grade for the period of your college attendance. Enter the GPA as it would appear in your country's grading scale. Do not convert your GPA to the U.S. grading scale.

After submission of your Online Application, you must send original or official copies of your original transcripts of grades, certificates and diplomas. A certified English translation is required for all credentials not originally issued in English. You must provide complete documentation of all certificates, degrees, titles, or diplomas earned, as well as grades or mark sheets from your academic institution. Give the dates and names of the certificates, diplomas, degrees, titles, or licenses you received upon completing the various phases of your education. In order to be considered official, a document must bear the original seal and/or signature of the originating institution. A photostatic or true certified-copy is temporarily acceptable if you can present your originals only after arrival on campus. Facsimile (fax) copies of official documents are not accepted.

Postbac Student Agreement Help

All applicants seeking to earn a subsequent degree, minor, or certificate as a postbaccalaureate student must read and sign the Postbaccalaureate Student Agreement. By typing "Yes" in the response field of the Student Agreement section, you are providing your electronic signature certifying that you have read, understand, and agree to the terms outlined in the Postbaccalaureate Student Agreement. Processing of your application for postbaccalaureate admission cannot begin until the agreement has been signed.