Earning advanced standing Credit

Advanced standing reports indicating how previously earned credits will transfer to OSU-Cascades are prepared for fall term applicants who pay the advance tuition deposit (ATD) and register for an orientation session (START). During other terms, advanced standing credit is applied to a student's record after the student has been admitted to the university and official transcripts or score reports have been received by the OSU-Cascades Office of Admissions. For information on credit by examinations or subjects not listed, please contact the Office of Admissions.

AP/IB/CLEP Policies

The following credit will be granted to for students entering in Fall 2020 who have submitted scores from the College Board Advanced Placement Examinations Program.

If you are taking AP exams at home during the Spring 2020 due to Covid-19 you will be awarded credit based on the score earned in the same way we would have if you were at school and taking the longer exam.

Exam Score Credit OSU Courses

Art History

3+

8

ART elective

Art Studio: 2-D Design

3+

4

ART 115

Art Studio: 3-D Design

3+

4

ART 117

Art Studio: Drawing

3+

4

ART 131

Biology

3
4+

12
12

BI 101, 102 103
BI 221, 222, 223

Calculus AB

3
4+

4
8

MTH 251
MTH 251, 252

Calculus BC

3
4+

8
12

MTH 251, 252
MTH 251, 252, 253

Chemistry

3
4+

5
15

CH 121
CH 231, 232, 233, 261, 262, 263

Chinese Language & Culture

3+

15

CHN 211, 212, 213, 299

Computer Science A

3
4+

3
4

CS 160
CS 161

Computer Science Principles 3+ 3 CS 160

English Language & Composition

3+

3

WR 121

English Literature & Composition

3+

3

ENG Elective

Environmental Science

3+

4

ENSC Elective

French Language & Culture

3+

12

FR 211, 212, 213

German Language & Culture

3+

12

GER 211, 212, 213

Government - Comparative

3
4+

4
4

PS 201
PS 204

Government - U.S.

3+

4

PS 201

History - European

3

4+

4

8

HST 102

HST 102,103

History - U.S.

3+

8

HST Elective

History - World

3
4+

3
6

HST 105
HST 105,106

Human Geography

3+

4

GEOG 105

Italian Language & Culture

3+

12

IT 211, 212, 213

Japanese Language & Culture

3+

15

JPN 211, 212, 213, 299

Latin

3+

12

LING Elective

Macro Economics

3+

4

ECON 202

Micro Economics

3+

4

ECON 201

Music Theory

3+

8

MUS 121, 122 + Elective

Physics 1: Algebra-Based

3
4+

4
5

PH 106
PH 201

Physics 2: Algebra-Based

3
4+

4
5

PH 106
PH 203

Physics C - Electricity & Magnetism

3
4+

4
4

PH 106
PH 213

Physics C - Mechanics

3
4+

4
4

PH 106
PH 211

Psychology

3+

4

PSY 201 + Elective

Spanish Language & Culture

3+

12

SPAN 211, 212, 213

Spanish Literature & Culture

3+

4

SPAN 299

Statistics

3
4+

4
4

ST Elective
ST 201

Advanced Placement exam scores must come directly from The College Board:

Advanced Placement Exams
PO Box 6671, Princeton, NJ 08541-6671
Phone: 609-771-7300

CLEP is a nationwide program that allows students to earn college credit by examination.

CLEP examinations cover material taught in courses that most students take as requirements during the first two years of college. Scores of 50 or better on the Humanities, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences/History exams earn nine ungraded "pass" quarter credits. OSU does not award credit for the English general exam.

The amount of credit usually equals the amount of credit earned by someone successfully completing the course.

Subject Exams Passing Score Credit OSU Courses
Biology 51 12 Biology elective
Calculus 50 8 MTH 251,252
Chemistry 50 6 CH 201, 202
French Language 44-48 8 FR 111, 112
  49-54 8 FR 113, 211
  55 12 FR 211, 212, 213
German Language 43-51 8 GER 111, 112
  52-54 8 GER 113, 211
  55 12 GER 211, 212, 213
History of US I 55 6 History elective
History of US II 55 6 History elective
Intro. to Educational Psych. 50 3 ED 411
Precalculus 50 4 MTH 112
Principles of Macro-Econ. 50 4 ECON 202
Principles of Micro-Econ. 50 4 ECON 201
Spanish Language 55 12 SPAN 211, 212, 213
Western Civ. I 55 6 HST 101 plus two history general credits
Western Civ. II 55 6 HST 103 plus two history general credits

CLEP Information Office: College-Level Examination Program
P.O. Box 6600, Princeton, NJ 08541-6600
Phone: 609-771-7865 or 800-257-9558

Oregon State recognizes IB achievement by awarding credit to students who score 4 or above on standard and higher level IB exams. OSU also grants additional benefits for students who complete the full IB diploma with a score of 30 or higher including Sophomore standing and a renewable annual scholarship of $3000.

Students must indicate that they would like official test scores sent to OSU. The official International Baccalaureate Certificate is required in order to award credit. Contact your IB Coordinator or IB North America to request score reports.

IBO North America
301-202-3000

International Baccalaureate Articulation Table for students entering OSU in Fall 2020 school year:

Credit indicated are for scores of 4 or better, unless otherwise noted.

International Baccalaureate Course Standard Level Exam OSU Recommended Course Equivalent Higher Level Exam OSU Recommended Course Equivalent
The Arts: Quarter Credits   Quarter Credits  

Art History

3

ART LDT NA

NA

Dance 3 ELEC LDT 6 ELEC LDT
Film 3 FILM 110 6 FILM 110, 125
Music 3 MUS 101 6 MUS 101, 108
Theatre Arts 3 TA 250 3 TA 250
Visual Arts 3 ART LDT 6 ART LDT
Experimental Sciences:        
Astronomy 4 PH 104    

Biology, Score 4

4 BI 101 12 BI 101, 102, 103
Biology, Score 5 - 7 4 BI 211 12 BI 211, 212, 213
Chemistry, Score 4 5 CH 231, 261 12 CH 231, 232, 261, 262 + CH LDT
Chemistry, Score 5 - 7 10 CH 231, 232, 261, 262 15 CH 231, 232, 233, 261, 262, 263
Environmental Systems and Societies 4 ENSC LDT NA NA
Marine Science 4 OC 201 NA NA
Physics, Score 4 4 PH 106 12 PH 106, PH LDT
Physics, Score 5 - 7 5 PH 201 15 PH 201, 202, 203
Sports, Exercise and Health Science 3 KIN 206, KIN LDT 6 KIN 206, KIN LDT
Individuals and Societies:        
Business & Management 3 BA LDT 6 BA 101
Economics, Score 4 3 ECON LDT 6 ECON LDT
Economics, Score 5 - 7 4 ECON 202 8 ECON 201, 202
Geography 3 GEOG 106 6 GEOG 105, 106
Global Politics 4 PS 205 6 PS 205, PS LDT
History 3 HST 106    
History: Africa     9 HST LDT
History: Americas     8 HST LDT
History: Asia/Oceania     9 HST LDT

History: Europe and Middle East

    8 HST 102, 103
History: Medieval Europe and Islamic World 3 HST LDT 9 HST LDT

Information Technology in a Global Society

4 CS LDT 8 CS LDT
Philosophy 4 PHL 201 8 PHL 201, PHL LDT
Psychology 3 PSY 201 6 PSY 201, 202
Social and Cultural Anthropology 3 ANTH 110 3 ANTH 110
World Religions, Score 4 3 REL LDT NA NA
World Religions, Score 5 - 7 4 REL 160 NA NA
Languages:        
Classical Languages 4 LING LDT 12 LING LDT
Language A: Literature (English) 3 WR 121 12 WR 121,
ENG 104, 105, 106
Language A: Language & Literature (English) 3 WR 121 12 WR 121,
ENG 104, 105, 106

Language A: Literature (other than English)

4 LING LDT 12 LING LDT

Language A: Lang & Lit (other than English)

4 LING LDT 12 LING LDT
Language B: Arabic 4 ARAB LDT 12 ARAB LDT
Language B: French 4 FR 113 12 FR 211, 212, 213
Language B: German 4 GER 113 12 GER 211, 212, 213
Language B: Japanese 4 JPN 113 12 JPN 211, 212, 213
Language B: Mandarin 4 CHN 113 12 CHN 211, 212, 213
Language B: Russian 4 RUS 113 12 RUS LDT
Language B: Spanish 4 SPAN 113 12 SPAN 211, 212, 213
Language B: Swedish 4 LING 113 12 LING LDT

Literature & Performance (English)

3 TA 121 NA NA

Literature & Performance (Spanish, French)

4 LING LDT NA NA
Mathematics and Computer Science:        
Computer Science, Score 4 4 CS LDT 8 CS LDT
Computer Science, Score 5 - 7 4 CS 160 8 CS 160 + CS LDT
Design Technology 4 ENGR LDT 6 ENGR LDT
Further Mathematics, Score 4 NA NA 8 MTH 251, 252
Further Mathematics, Score 5 - 7 NA NA 12 MTH 251, 252, 264, 265
Mathematical Studies, Score 4 3 MTH 105 NA NA
Mathematical Studies, Score 5 - 7 4 MTH 105, MTH LDT NA NA
Mathematics, Score 4 4 MTH 241 8 MTH 251, MTH LDT
Mathematics, Score 5 - 7 6 MTH 241, MTH LDT 8 MTH 251, MTH LDT

Oregon State University grants up to 45 credit hours for military education. This is in accordance with transfer credit policies at Oregon State University and American Council on Education's (ACE) Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services. Evaluation of military credit will be performed for admitted students who have submitted military transcripts Joint Service Transcript (JST).

Oregon State University will award 1.00 quarter credit for the course HHS 241 Lifetime Fitness Lab. For HHS 241 credit to be granted, students must submit either their DD214 or an official military transcript. Credit will also be granted if one of the following military science courses has been completed successfully: Physical Fitness, Physical Education, or Physical Conditioning.

Please note, these credits are not considered in the admission review process, the exception is the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) transcript (CCAF transcripts must be submitted during the admission process).

The following credit will be granted to students entering OSU during the academic year who have submitted scores from the University of Cambridge International Examinations.

Contact CIE to request score reports.

Admissions will use the following guidelines in awarding credit for courses with grade C or better *:

Transfer Title Credits OSU Course
ACCOUNTING 6 BA LDT
ART 8 ART 101,115
BUSINESS STUDIES 8 BA LDU
BIOLOGY 12 BI 101,102,103
CHEMISTRY 15 CH 121,122,123
CHINESE LANG 12 CHN 211,212,213
COMPUTER SCI 8 CS 161,162
DESIGN & TECH 9 ENGR LDU
ECONOMICS 9 ECON 201,202,LDT
ENGLISH LIT 9 ENG 104,105,106
FRENCH 12 FR 211,212,213
GEOGRAPHY 8 GEO 101,102
GERMAN 12 GER 211,212,213
GOVERNMENT 8 PS LDU
HISTORY 9 HST 101,102,103
HUMAN BIOLOGY 12 BI LDT
ITALIAN 12 IT LDT
MANAGEMENT 7 BA LDT
MATHEMATICS 8 MTH 241,245
FURTHER MATH 8 MTH 251,252
MATH C 8 MTH LDT
PHYSICAL SCI 8 GEO 201,202
PHYSICS 15 PH 201,202,203
PURE MATHEMATICS 12 MTH 111,112,241
POLITICS & GOVT 8 PS 204,LDT
PSYCHOLOGY 6 PSY 201,202
RELIGIOUS STUDIES 8 PHL 160,LDT
RUSSIAN 12 RUS 211,212,213
SOCIOLOGY 9 SOC 204,205,206
SPANISH 12 SPAN 211,212,213
W A TRAD RELIGION 8 PHL LDU

 

Contact details
Postal address
University of Cambridge International Examinations
1 Hills Road
Cambridge
CB1 2EU
United Kingdom
Fax
+44 1223 553558
Telephone
+44 1223 553554

ACT:
ACT Records
P.O. Box 451
Iowa City, IA 52243-0451
Phone: 319-337-1313

The ACT college code for Oregon State University is 3482

SAT Program:
P.O. Box 8057
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864
Phone: toll free 866.756.7346
or from outside the USA 212.713.7789

College Level Examination Program (CLEP):
C.L.E.P.
P.O. Box 6600
Princeton, NJ 08541-6600
Phone: 609-771-7865 or 800-257-9558

Advanced Placement (AP):
Advanced Placement Exams
PO Box 6671, Princeton, NJ 08541-6671
Phone: 609-771-7300