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The College of Science at Oregon State University adheres to the university admission criteria stated in the OSU catalog. Admission is not automatic and is at the discretion of the College of Science. The College of Science does not conditionally admit at the post-bacc level.
Applicants for consideration must meet the same GPA requirements as transfer applicants.
Students who are not admitted to post-baccalaureate status may still take classes at Oregon State University as non-degree students. Any subsequent admission decision will then be based on the GPA from the first degree plus any subsequent credits earned.
The following deadlines will be enforced for post-bacc applications to the College of Science. All pre-requisite coursework must be completed by this date:
Further criteria apply for admission to the post-baccalaureate programs in the pre-professional health sciences.
The Post-baccalaureate Pre-medical program at OSU admits students who have a high probability of success in gaining entrance to medical school. Such indicators include:
Applicants to other pre-professional programs such as pre-pharmacy, dental, nursing, physician assistant, and physical therapy must show similar aptitude and dedication. Such students may be asked to submit additional materials to show suitability for the desired major. International students are cautioned that acceptance into U.S. medical schools is very competitive and non-U.S. citizens are rarely accepted. Additional information on the post-baccalaureate pre-medical program is available.
Most Post-baccalaureate Pre-med students are admitted to the Biology major with a pre-med option (if they do not already have a Biology or Zoology degree), unless they are completing degree requirements in another major such as Biochemistry/Biophysics, Chemistry, Microbiology, or Zoology.
New post-bacc students require a PIN to register and may not register until receiving a PIN from an advisor. Post-bacc students may be required to attend START at the discretion of the major department advisor. In the College of Science, new post-baccalaureate students may register after Phase II (after all currently enrolled students have registered). For Fall Term, Post-baccs may register on the first Transfer START Day. After the first registration, Post-bacc students must meet with an advisor and get a new PIN prior to each Fall Term registration. Currently enrolled post-bacc students register after Seniors during Priority Registration.
To reach an advisor, contact the appropriate College of Science department.
Post-bacc students are not required to complete the Baccalaureate Core at OSU, but must complete all major and College of Science requirements as well as OSU residency requirements in order to get a second bachelor’s degree (see Academic Regulation 26 & 27)