COCC Degree Partnership Program

A pathway to an OSU degree in Central Oregon

With the COCC Degree Partnership Program, you can be jointly admitted and enrolled at both OSU-Cascades and COCC.

The Degree Partnership Program (DPP) promotes educational attainment and bachelor's degree completion by allowing students to be jointly admitted and concurrently enrolled at OSU-Cascades and Central Oregon Community College (COCC).

OSU-Cascades & COCC DPP Program Summary (PDF)

DPP Benefits

  • Students experience the best of both schools
  • Financial aid and scholarship benefits are combined
  • Additional course offerings and choice of times
  • Guidance to stay on track toward an OSU degree while fulfilling lower division courses at COCC
  • A strong connection to OSU-Cascades and COCC faculty
  • Lower tuition

DPP Admission Requirements

First-Year Students

New first-year applicants to OSU-Cascades are admitted to the DPP program based on first-year freshman student requirements and start their college careers being admitted at both OSU and the partner school of their choice.

Transfer Students

Students can transfer from another school into OSU and participate in DPP. Learn ore about the transfer application deadlines, requirements and process to get started. 

DPP and Financial Aid, Scholarships

Students should include both OSU (003210) and COCC (003188) school codes when completing the FAFSA or ORSAA. After admission, students will select a home school, the  school that will administer their financial aid. Students awarded the Oregon Promise Grant are encouraged to work closely with both financial aid offices to determine their home school. Degree-seeking OSU-Cascades students may take COCC coursework to fulfill OSU- Cascades degree requirements. This means students can receive OSU-Cascades scholarship support when enrolled full-time (12 credits) between the two institutions, with at least six OSU-Cascades credits.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is the ideal candidate for the DPP?
The ideal candidate is a student who plans to attend OSU-Cascades, or who wants additional flexibility to access courses and resources at both institutions.

If I want to take advantage of DPP do I have to apply to both schools?
Apply to OSU-Cascades, selecting both the DPP Student option and COCC as the partner school. Following your successful application, you can register for classes at OSU-Cascades and COCC.

What happens once I have been admitted?
Once admitted, DPP students follow the Next Steps for OSU-Cascades, pay their Advance Tuition Deposit and register for a START session, OSU-Cascades’ orientation. At START, students meet with their academic advisor and register for OSU-Cascades or COCC classes.

Application Deadlines

Admitted freshman/first-year students may add DPP by the deadlines listed below. 

OSU Term DPP Application Deadline Start of OSU-Cascades Term
Winter 2023 December 12, 2022 January 9, 2022
Spring 2023  March 6, 2023   April 3, 2023  
Summer 2023  June 5, 2023   June 26, 2023
Fall 2023 August 30, 2023   September 27, 2023

Apply Now

If you have not yet applied to OSU-Cascades, start your application here.

Adding DPP As An Admitted Student

If you have already been accepted to OSU-Cascades, go here for instructions on adding DPP.

COCC DPP Partnership Information for Admitted Students