International Admission Checklist


Return completed packet to:
International Student Services
Tykeson Hall
1500 SW Chandler Avenue
Bend, Oregon 97702 USA

Have your language test scores sent to OSU, "Oregon State University" (Institution Code 4586)

International Admission Deadlines

Term of Entry Application Deadline
Fall June 1
Winter September 1
Spring December 1
Summer March 1


The academic calendar is divided into three terms (quarters): fall, winter, spring. There is also a summer term. The approximate dates for the beginning and ending of the terms are the third week in September to the second week in December (fall term); the first week in January to the third week in March (winter term); the last week in March to the second week in June (spring term); the fourth week in June to the second week in August (summer term).

Academic Records and Standards

A certified English translation is required for all credentials not originally issued in English. You must provide complete documentation of all certificates, degrees, titles or diplomas earned as well as grades or mark sheets from your academic institution. Give the dates and names of the certificates, diplomas, degrees, titles or licenses you received upon completing the various phases of your education. A photocopy is temporarily acceptable if you can present your originals only after arrival on campus.

Test Scores

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Admitted students must meet the University's requirements for proficiency in English: a minimum score of 550 on the TOEFL (or 80 on the internet-based test) for undergraduate students.  A minimum score of 550 is required for graduate students in the MAT or MS in Counseling degrees.

    To find where the TOEFL is administered in your country, visit the TOEFL website. The computer-based test and internet-based test is offered more often than the paper-based test, but is not necessarily available in all countries.

    Individual departments may require a higher TOEFL score for graduate applicants. The TOEFL is required of all applicants whose first language is not English, including those transferring from English-speaking colleges and universities or entering from a U.S. high school. (The TOEFL requirement is waived for students receiving a degree from a U.S. university.) Scores may not be more than two (2) years old at the time you plan to enroll. Conditional admission for scores below the minimum requirements is not a possibility at OSU-Cascades due to the lack of an English language institute on campus. Undergraduate applicants who are not admissible at OSU-Cascades should contact INTO about conditional admission.

  • Other acceptable language proficiency measurements for undergraduate applicants:

    Test Score
    ACT English Minimum score of 21
    IELTS Minimum score of 6.0
    Cambridge CAE Minimum score of C (pass)
    INTO OSU Academic English Completion of level 6 with recommendation
    SAT Critical Reasoning 500 or above
    Cambridge "O" levels Grade of C (pass); no more than 2 years old upon enrollment
    Advanced Placement-International English Language Minimum score of 3

    The Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or American College Test (ACT) are accepted but not required for international undergraduate applicants.

  • Have your lanuage test scores sent to OSU, "Oregon State University" (Institution Code 4586)

Admission Status

You will be notified when we receive your application, fees, and credentials. We will also inform you of any missing materials or necessary documentation. Once all documents and materials have been received, you should allow 8 to 10 weeks for processing if you are an undergraduate applicant. Decisions on graduate applications may take longer, depending on the academic department. When you receive an official admission notice from the Office of Admissions, you will receive more information on arrival and enrollment procedures. You will also receive a Certificate of Eligibility (I-20 form) for F-1 student status or a Certificate of Eligibility (DS-2019 form ) for J-1 Exchange Visitor status.