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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.

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

What's New?

Beginning Fall 2016, transfer students will need to not only complete 24 graded transferable credits, have a 2.25 GPA, and WR121 with a "C" or better prior to being admitted to the Degree Partnership Program--- but will also need to complete MTH105 or MTH111 with a "C" or better.

LBCC is updating all Associate of Science Oregon State Direct Transfer advising guides.  The AS is a lower-division degree intended to facilitate a transfer to OSU with an emphasis in a specific major area.  The advising guides are posted on each department webpage that offers an AS option, under the advising section. 

 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