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Admissions Requirements

All new students must satisfy Oregon State University requirements for entrance. Full details are listed in the General Catalog. A copy of the General Catalog and application forms for admission can be obtained from the Office of Admissions, Oregon State University, 104 Kerr Administration Building, Corvallis, OR 97331-2106. Admissions information can also be found online at:

First-Year Students
A minimum of 3.00 on the standard unweighted 4-point scale as calculated by the Office of Admissions guarantees admission when other requirements are met. It is assumed that students entering the Forest Management, Recreation Resource Management, or Natural Resources degree programs have received high school preparation which included:

English - 4 years
Mathematics - 3 years

  • One year Algebra
  • Two additional years of college preparatory mathematics culminating at the Algebra II level

Social Studies

  • One year U.S. history
  • One year of Global Studies
  • One year of Social Studies electives


  • One year each of two different preparatory sciences
  • One year of laboratory experience recommended

Foreign Language – May be met by:

  • Two years of the same high school-level foreign language,
  • C- or higher in the third year of high school-level foreign language,
  • Two terms of a college-level foreign language with a grade of C- or better, or
  • A satisfactory score on an approved assessment of foreign language proficiency

Note: Students who graduated from high school prior to 1997 may replace the foreign language requirement with two units of other college preparatory courses.

Those students who do not have this background may be required to include these courses as part of their curriculum.

Transfer Students
Transfer students are students who have successfully completed at least 36 quarters (24 semester) graded and transferable credits from one or more accredited U.S. colleges and universities who meet the following requrements:

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.25.
  • Grade of C- or better earned in the following courses:
    • College level WR 121 (English Composition) or equivalent, and
    • Mathematics with course content of college Algebra
  • Students who graduated from high school in 1997 or later must meet a foreign language requirement with either:
    • two years of High School level study in the same language, or
    • two quarters of college level study
  • Transfer students must be eligible to return to their most recent attended college or university.

Students with at least 12 but 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 less than 12 credits, please refer to the first-year student admissions section. Consideration will be given to applicants with a 2.00 GPA and an associate of arts degree from an Oregon community college.

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