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1.1. Admissions Standards
1.1.1. The university sets standards for admission to first-year, advanced undergraduate, and graduate standing at the university. Standards may include such criteria as high school graduation, subject requirements, prior college-level coursework, standardized test scores and grades. Additionally, the university has a holistic admissions process and may consider alternatives and exceptions to stated standards if it believes the intent of those standards are met and the student can be successful if admitted.
1.1.2. The university may establish enrollment limitations and set higher and additional standards for admission to designated academic courses and programs.
1.1.3. The university shall periodically review admission standards and provide at least one year's notice of any change in standards used in determining admissibility.
1.2. Recruitment Practices
1.2.1. University employees, students, alumni, and contractors operating on behalf of the university, must engage in ethical practices when recruiting students to attend the university. High pressure recruitment tactics for the purpose of securing enrollments are prohibited.
1.2.2. The university does not provide commissions, bonuses, or other incentive payment programs to university employees, students, alumni or contractors for the purpose of securing enrollments of domestic students.
2.1. The university has a holistic admissions process which looks at multiple items for each applicant, with the goal of identifying and admitting students who have the skills, abilities, and drive to succeed at the university. These items include grades, class rank, personal statements, responses to application essay questions, letters of recommendation, and any required external examinations, among others.
3.1. This university policy applies to students who have been admitted to the university and individuals who are seeking to enroll, employees, alumni, and contractors operating on behalf of the university.
6.1. Admissions requirements, deadlines, and decisions: https://admissions.oregonstate.edu/admission-requirements-1.
6.2. Undergraduate and graduate admissions forms: https://admissions.oregonstate.edu/publications.
6.3. Student health history and immunization forms: https://studenthealth.oregonstate.edu/students/policies-and-guidelines/i....
7.1. Admissions FAQs may be found here: https://admissions.oregonstate.edu/faq.
8.1. University Policy 04-100 Discrimination and Discriminatory Harassment, prohibiting discrimination against applicants for admission.
9.1. Adopted: Oregon State University adopted University Policy 580-010 Admission Requirements, Residence Classification, and Payment of Student Fees from Oregon Administrative Rule 580-010 Admission Requirements, Residence Classification, and Payment of Student Fees on July 1, 2014.
9.2. Revised: The admission requirements sections of University Policy 580-010 Admission Requirements, Residence Classification, and Payment of Student Fees were updated and renumbered as University Policy 01-100 Admissions on January 24, 2023.
9.3. Next scheduled review date: January 2026.