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Degree Partnership Program

The Degree Partnership Program (DPP) promotes educational attainment and bachelor's degree completion by allowing students to be jointly admitted and concurrently enrolled at Oregon State University and Linn-Benton Community College. Previously referred to as the "Dual Enrollment Program", the DPP was established in 1998 by Oregon State University and Linn-Benton Community College. Students complete a single admission application and may combine credits for financial aid eligibility.

The program is open to all U.S. citizens and residents pursuing their bachelor's degree. Many students in the program also earn an associate's degree.

What's New?

***One of the questions I am being asked a lot during this time of year is how can a student that has applied and been accepted to OSU for next fall now become dual enrolled-----

Great question! There are a couple of ways a student already admitted to OSU can add the dual enrollment piece.

One way is once a student has set up their ONID account with OSU (their student online services account), they can go back into the admissions applications and select the DPP application for currently admitted OSU students (even though they have not attended any OSU classes yet).  Here is a link to our webpage that provides directions for current OSU students.  It is free to add the dual enrollment piece.  If there are 15 sections to complete and a fee, it is the incorrect application.

The other way students can add it is when they come to OSU during the summer for a START session. We are on OSU's campus for all of the STARTs on the second day of the Freshmen orientation. We will give a presentation in the morning and answer questions about how DPP works, and then in the afternoon we are located in a computer lab and quick admit students to the Degree Partnership Program and help them register for any classes their OSU advisor suggested they pick up at LBCC.

If a student only takes classes at OSU their first term, that is fine. In that case a student would have their financial aid fund through OSU. LBCC will keep the option open for a student to register for classes down the road.

Some students decide to be all at LBCC their first few terms. A student has up to 10 terms (including summer terms) to register for a class at OSU before they are required to re-apply. That would mean, however, a student would need their financial aid to run through LBCC. (If you haven't had a chance to yet check out this quick video on financial aid. It explains it much better than I can!)

DPP Program Goals:

  • Improve student access, success, and baccalaureate degree completion.
  • Expand student options for college-level services and curriculum.Improve academic program articulation.
  • Facilitate university/community college dual enrollment.


Since DPP began in 1998 to the end of winter term 2011:
OSU and Linn-Benton Community College, have enrolled 10,344 students, with 4,282 completing OSU degrees (BA or BS or BFA or HBS or HBA).

Advantages for Students:

  • One application process and fee for admission to both institutions.
    (Note: Graduate students are not eligible for DPP)
  • Financial aid administered by one campus.
  • Academic advising available on both campuses.
  • Tuition savings for students.
  • Greater access to more classes and flexibility in scheduling
  • Student services and college life on both campuses.
  • Access to library and computer resources on both campuses.
  • Easier transition from community college to university.
  • Improved academic program articulation and course transfer


 Did you know?

  • All freshmen students in OSU's College of Forestry are enrolled in DPP.
    • Approximately 39% of OSU College of Forestry students take courses at LBCC.
  • Many OSU Ecampus students enroll in DPP in order to complete required laboratory courses.
  • DPP enrollment of students taking at least 1 credit or more at LBCC increased 13% from fall 2009.
  • LBCC has over two dozen associate of science degrees that contain many of the baccalaureate core courses and lower-division transfer courses required by OSU degrees.
  • Approximately 40% of students earning a bachelor's degree from OUS institutions transferred from an Oregon community college.
  • DPP students graduate from OSU with an average of 19 fewer credits than other transfer students. This represents a significant reduction in the cost of a college four-year degree.

Click below to download promotional material:

DPP Informational Flyer

DPP Postcard


DPP Contacts

Linn-Benton Community College
Phone: 541-917-4237
Partnerships Office is located at LBCC's Albany campus (MKH-111)

Oregon State University
Rick DeBellis, OSU Associate Director of Enrollment Management
Phone: 541-737-2790

Kayleen Salchenberg Steeves, Transfer Student Services Manager
Phone: 541-737-2562