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Oregon State University

About the Uinversity

Academic life at OSU is about exploring your interests, discovering your strengths and achieving your goals - in the classroom and in the world. You'll combine your coursework with hands-on research and learning opportunities and have access to academic support resources across campus to help you succeed.

OSU's academic Pathway and English language programs provide the highest quality preparation for your undergraduate and graduate study.

  • Take the first steps toward earning a US university degree at one of America's top-ranked research universities
  • Study in one of the friendliest, safest, and greenest towns in the US
  • Live, learn and have fun with university students from all 50 US states and nearly 100 countries 
  • Enjoy full access to all university resources, services and facilities
  • Have small classes taught by university instructors
  • Earn academic credits that apply toward OSU degree programs
  • Receive personalized academic advising throughout any program of study
  • Progress to an OSU degree program upon successful completion of a Pathway

Oregon State University: by the numbers

  • OSU is one of only 40 public universities with "Tier 1 - very high research activity and community engagement" designations (Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching).
  • Ranked #69 in the US and #152 worldwide out of 1,200+ ranked (Academic Ranking of World Universities 2012, Shanghai Jiao Tong University)
  • One of the "Best in the West" (The Princeton Review, 2012)
  • Among 21 public university Best Buys in the US, Canada and Great Britain (Fiske Guide to Colleges, 2014)
  • Among the top 25 largest Engineering programs in the US
  • OSU welcomes a diverse student body of over 26,000 students from all 50 US states and more than 100 countries
  • Highly-ranked programs in Engineering, Science, and Business

Our programs

Direct entry to Oregon State University

  • Do you have a TOEFL score of 80+ OR IELTS score of 6.5+?
  • Do you have a GPA of 3.0+ on a 4.0 scale?
  • Have you taken the GRE/GMAT (for graduate study)?

If you meet these criteria, you may be eligible for direct admission to OSU! Contact us! 

If you do not meet these criteria, we encourage you to apply to our Pathway and English language programs:

Pathway and English language programs

OSU's Undergraduate and Graduate Pathway programs are ideal for international students who need additional English language and academic preparation before continuing to a degree program at a US university.

OSU's English language programs are for students who want to become confident English speakers by studying at a US university. Select a program below to learn more:

 

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Location

Corvallis, OR 97331, United States

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Available courses


Course Name Start Date Duration & Tuition Application fee  
Academic English

Academic English is designed for students who do not meet the English language entry requirements for an Undergraduate or Graduate Pathway. Upon successful completion of Academic English, students may progress to an OSU Pathway program or apply directly to Oregon State University.

When can I start?

 

2016-17 Dates and Prices

Dates Tuition - 1 Term Tuition - 2 Terms Tuition - 3 Terms
September 13, 2016 - December 7, 2016 $5,750 $11,500 $17,250
January 3, 2017 - March 22, 2017 $5,750 $11,500 $17,250
March 28, 2017 - June 14, 2017 $5,750 $11,500 $17,250
June 21, 2017 - September 6, 2017 $5,750 $11,500 $17,250
  $95
Accelerated Undergraduate Pathway Programs

Study English and complete undergraduate courses in the United States

OSU Undergraduate Pathway program will prepare you to enter one of OSU\'s many undergraduate degree programs.

Is a Pathway program right for me?

Pathway programs are designed for students who:

  • Want to study for an undergraduate degree in the US
  • Need to improve their English language or academic skills and abilities
  • Want personalized academic, language and cultural support during their studies

Program highlights include:

  • Guaranteed progression to an OSU undergraduate program (upon successful completion of a Pathway program)
  • Living and learning with American and other international students
  • Access to all of OSU\'s campus facilities - library, recreation center, student union
  • Personal tutoring and academic advising for any subject
  • Experienced and well-trained instructors

What will I study?

Oregon State University is a leading research university in the US. At OSU you will:

  • Work together with leading faculty and students on projects
  • Improve your English and academic study skills
  • Attend lectures and presentations
1-Term
Accelerated Pathway  
TERM 1 COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
WR 121  English Composition 3
ALS 181 English Composition Bridge     2
COMM 111   Public Speaking 3
MTH Variable* 4
ANTH 210 Comparative Cultures 3
ALS 181 Comparative Cultures Bridge 2
  Total 17
     

*Specific course is determined by results of Math placement test and requirements for the major field of study.


Degree Program Components

  • 180 credit hour program
  • 17 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 163 credit hours remaining towards degree

 

2-Term 
Accelerated Pathway  
TERM 1 COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
ALS 162 Academic Reading/Writing 3
ALS 161 Academic Listening/Speaking   3
HHS 231    Lifetime Fitness for Health 2
ALS 181 Lifetime Fitness for Health Bridge   2
PAC Physical Activity Class 1
MTH Variable* 4
  Total 15
     
TERM 2 COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
WR 121 English Composition 3
ALS 181 English Composition Bridge 2
COMM 111 Public Speaking 3
MTH Variable* 4
ANTH 210 Comparative Cultures
ALS 181 Comparative Cultures Bridge
  Total 17

*Specific course is determined by results of Math placement test and requirements for the major field of study.

Degree Program Components

  • 180 credit hour program
  • 32 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 148 credit hours remaining towards degree

When can I start?

2017-18 Dates and Prices

1-Term  Accelerated Pathway Program

Start datesTuition
January 3, 2017 $11,495
March 27, 2017 $11,495
September 13, 2017 $11,495
January 2, 2018 $11,495
March 27, 2018 $11,495

 

2-Term Accelerated Pathway Program

Start datesTuition
January 3, 2017 $22,990
March 27, 2017 $22,990
January 2, 2018 $22,990
March 27, 2018 $22,990

  $95
Graduate Pathway Programs

OSU\'s Graduate Pathway programs are ideal for international students who need additional English language and academic preparation before continuing to a degree program at a US university.

OSU\'s English language programs are for students who want to become confident English speakers by studying at a US university. Program are avialable in the following subjects:

 Graduate Pathway in Business

 Graduate Pathway in Engineering

 Graduate Pathway in Computer Science

 Graduate Pathway in Construction Management

 Graduate Pathway in Mechanical Engineering

 

2016-2017 Dates and Prices

ProgramStart and End DatesTuition
2-Term Accelerated Pathway March 27, 2017 - August 18, 2017 $25,300
3-Term Standard Pathway September 13, 2016 - June 16, 2017
January 3, 2017 - August 18, 2017
$33,000

  $95

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