Transfer Students

Transfer Student Resources
Students planning to transfer to Oregon State University's College of Forestry should concentrate on college-level courses that fulfill the first and second year requirements for the major of interest as well as OSU's Baccalaureate Core. This includes coursework in basic biological and physical sciences, mathematics, writing, speech, health, and economics.

Visit the OSU Transfer Student Resources webpage for admissions requirements, application deadlines, and transfer articulation guides. For more specific information on transfer credits and transfer degrees accepted by OSU, please visit the Transfer Credit webpage.


Oregon College Articulation Tables  
Oregon State University works with many different community colleges to help make the transfer process as easy as possible. For information on courses from Oregon colleges and universities that are accepted in transfer to OSU, please review the Oregon College Articulation Tables. Please note that not all courses from all universities have been reviewed. Courses not on the list will be reviewed upon your application and acceptance to the university.

When reviewing the Oregon College Articulation Tables, keep in mind that courses transferred as LDT (Lower Division Transfer) may not count toward a specific course requirement at OSU and may only transfer over as elective credits unless a petition for substitution is provided. Biology courses labeled LD1 or LD2 are similar to OSU’s BI 101-103 (LD1) and BI 211-213 (LD2) course sequences, but may have some stipulations in order to be accepted at OSU.

Transfer Course Search
The Single Course Search tool allows you to find out how courses from your current institution will transfer to OSU and create your own course evaluation report. This tool is for planning purposes only; course evaluations performed with this search are unofficial. This web search will not include all schools and/or all courses offered at a school.

Although the Single Course Tool can give you a good idea of how many of your credits will transfer to OSU, the best way to officially determine which of your credits will transfer to OSU and what they will transfer as is to apply to the university and send all of your transcripts to the OSU Office of Admissions for review. Once you have been admitted to the university and have paid your Advanced Tuition Deposit (ATD) and registered for a Transfer START Orientation session, the Office of Admissions will provide you with an Advanced Standing Report, OSU's official evaluation of any transfer credits.

Transfer Student Admissions Requirements
Transfer students are students who have successfully completed at least 36 quarter hour (24 semester) graded, transferable credits from one or more regionally accredited colleges and universities. Students with fewer than 36 graded transferable credits will be considered on the basis of their high school records and test scores, and must have a 2.25 GPA on all collegiate work attempted. If you have fewer than 36 credits, please see First-Year Student Admissions requirements.

For additional information on transfer student admissions requirements, please visit the Transfer Student Requirements webpage.

Degree Partnership Program
The Degree Partnership Program (DPP) is a pathway to completing a university degree more quickly and more affordably. This program allows you to be jointly admitted and enrolled at Oregon State University and any community college partner.

College of Forestry Transfer Resources
Future transfer students are advised to determine which undergraduate major they are most interested in pursuing at OSU in advance so they can fulfill as many of the requirements for that specific major as possible before transferring to OSU to finish their bachelor’s degree. We encourage student to explore the College of Forestry's seven undergraduate majors.

The college accepts college-level coursework and credits taken at accredited institutions. Vocational or technical coursework is evaluated on a course-by-course basis in fulfilment of specific requirements, or for possible block transfer credit. You may review established course articulations by visiting the OSU Bacc Core Equivalencies website.

Keep in mind that because of the professional nature of majors within the College of Forestry, students who enter with two years of transfer courses may need more than two years to complete their degrees.

Advanced Standing Credit
For information on earning advanced standing credit, please visit the Advanced Credit Opportunities webpage, which includes details on the following types of advanced credit:

Advanced Placement
College-Level Examination Program
International Baccalaureate
Military Credit
Advance "A" Level - GCE (General Certificate of Education)
Credit Articulation Tables for International Institution Credit

Contact Us
For more information on transferring to the OSU College of Forestry please call the Student Service Office at 541-737-1594 or schedule a prospective transfer advising appointment online.