LBCC + Oregon State University

Frequently Asked Questions

OSU Bound Students

When should I sign up for DPP?

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.

Do I need to take placement tests at OSU?

As a current LBCC student transitioning to OSU, you will not be required to take additional placement tests.

Who decides if I get admitted?

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.

How do I find out if I am admitted?

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.

Are DPP students required to pay the OSU matriculation fee?

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.

When do I have to pay tuition and fees at OSU?

Fee payment information can be found on the OSU Business Affairs Website, their schedule of due dates, and printed Registration Information Handbook.

What are the add/drop and tuition refund deadlines at OSU?

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.

I've been admitted and ready to register for a class at OSU. What's next?

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.

How will I know if I am taking the right courses at LBCC to transfer into my major at OSU?

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

Do I need to attend an orientation program at LBCC?

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. 

How do I sign up for classes at LBCC once I'm admitted to the DPP program?

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 dpp@linnbenton.edu.

How do I pay for classes at LBCC with my OSU financial aid?

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.

Can I re-take a class that I failed at OSU at LBCC?

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.

Are classes at LBCC easier than at OSU?

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.

How do I get into an LBCC class, when I took the pre-requisite at OSU?

Simply fill out this online form.

How will I know if I am taking the right courses at LBCC to transfer into my major at OSU?

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!).

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