LBCC + Oregon State University
Frequently Asked Questions
OSU Bound Students
The short answer is: as soon as you are eligible. This way, if OSU's programs change some of their requirements you will not have to re-take classes or take different classes from the current program requirements. As a DPP student, you are an OSU student and will earn catalog rights once you have taken your first credit at OSU.
At the very latest, however, sign-up about a month prior to the start of the term
you'd like to begin taking classes at OSU.
Official DPP application deadlines page
When applying, request official transcripts to be sent to OSU for all of your college course work (all official transcripts need to come directly from the school that awarded the credits regardless if LBCC has received/evaluated them). LBCC will not automatically send transcripts to OSU for the application process; they need to be requested. If you completed the foreign language requirement by taking two years of foreign language in high school, you will need to have your official high school transcripts sent to OSU as well.
As a current LBCC student transitioning to OSU, you will not be required to take additional placement tests.
Oregon State University evaluates all DPP applications. For transfer students, OSU is looking at the following criteria:
- Completed 24 transferable, college-level credits
- Completed WR 121 (English Composition) with a grade of C or better
- Completed MTH 105 or MTH 111 with a grade of C or better***
- Earn a GPA of 2.25 or higher
***While completion of college-level math is strongly recommended, transfer students may be admitted to OSU without math if they have met all other requirements with at least a 2.50+ transfer GPA. Once admitted to Degree Partnership, a college-level math course must be completed within the first 45 credits.
Students need to be in "good standing" with their current institution.
OSU will notify students of admission once they have evaluated all transcripts. This can take 4-6 weeks. Keep an eye out on the email used to set up the application. If OSU feels your application is incomplete (for example they have not received official transcripts from a school), they will send you an email requesting the required information.
DPP students are not required to pay this fee when admitted to DPP; however, they will be assessed this fee the first time they register for an OSU class.
At OSU,,the Tuition/Fee Reduction and Refund Schedule is published in the Registration Information Handbook. The last day to add a class by web without departmental permission is at the end of the first week (on that Sunday by 11:55pm). The last day to add a class by web with departmental permission is at the end of the second week (on that Sunday by 11:55pm). See the Office of the Registrar's webpage for more information.
You must sign up to attend an orientation session prior to the term that you are planning on taking classes at OSU. During the summer there are several START orientation sessions for transfer students. Between terms there will be at least one session as well. During the orientation you will learn about transitional resources at OSU, meet with an OSU advisor, and receive a PIN which will be required to register for any OSU classes. Go to the New Student Programs website for more information.
See your LBCC advisor regularly! Meeting with an OSU advisor at the Partnerships Office is another great way to be reassured that you are on-track. Following the catalog plan of study for an AS degree will also ensure that your courses transfer to OSU. We also have some transfer guides that can be used as an additional reference, although there is no substitute for meeting with your advisor.
Current OSU Students
Currently enrolled OSU students and brand new students planning to attend a new student orientation at OSU are not required to attend an orientation at LBCC when you sign up for the Degree Partnership Program. We do, however, have different policies and systems here than at OSU, and it pays for you to be familiar with these.
Once we have your account set up, you will receive an email with your LBCC ID number and a claim code to set up your Single Sign-On password for WebRunner. In WebRunner, under the "student" tab, you'll see the "registration" link. Use that to register for classes. You can find the date that you are allowed to register by clicking on "Registration status." Also check out our Student Scheduler tool, located under the "registration" link, to help plan your schedule at both schools. If you need help registering, please give us a call or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
While your credits you are taking at both schools are added together to show your full load, our billing systems are not connected. OSU will not send LBCC money directly -- it is your responsibility to pay your bill at LBCC. LBCC offers online payment through your WebRunner account or you can pay in-person at our Albany Campus Business Office, or at the Benton Center in Corvallis.
You can re-take a class that you failed, and when you pass that class at LBCC, it can meet graduation or program requirements at OSU. However, you cannot replace the grade you got at OSU with the grade you got at LBCC (or vice verse). Grade replacements can only happen within the same institution. Generally, then, we tell students to re-take the class they failed at the institution they originally took the class at.
Although all classes are different, the short answer is no. When a class counts at both institutions, it's because both schools have reviewed the class and found that it leads to students reaching the same learning outcomes. Classes at LBCC are often smaller, which means that you get more interaction with the instructor, and the instructor can assign more grading-intensive projects. This means that classes at LBCC are just as hard, if not harder, than the same class at OSU.
Simply fill out this online form.
Meeting with an OSU advisor at the Partnerships Office is a great way to be reassured
that you are on-track. Following the catalog plan of study for an AS degree will
also ensure that your courses transfer to OSU. Many programs have developed advising
guides that list courses beyond those included in the AS that will transfer to OSU
in your major (ask your advisor!).
In addition, there is a course cross-walk that lists how LBCC courses transfer into OSU - see the video below about the articulation table.