Parents: Frequently Asked Questions

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Questions About Admissions

Q. What is Oregon Tech's policy on meeting the foreign language requirement?

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If a student meets all other admission requirements except the foreign language requirement, then we may admit the student on the condition that the student takes two terms of the same foreign language before graduating from Oregon Tech. A student may not take one year of foreign language in high school and then one term in college. For more information about meeting the foreign language requirement, please contact the Oregon Tech Admissions office at oit@oit.edu.

Q. Where can I find the OUS Application Fee Deferral form?

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You can download the form by visiting the Application Forms page and clicking “OUS Application Fee Deferral Form.”

Q. Does Oregon Tech accept Advanced Placement, CLEP, and International Baccalaureate courses?

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Yes, Oregon Tech accepts many AP, CLEP, and IB courses. Please visit the Registrar’s Transfer Credit page for details about courses and required scores.

Q. What important deadlines should I remember?

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  • January 1st – First day students can file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • March 1st – Scholarship Priority Deadline for students applying for fall term. Learn more at www.oit.edu/scholarships.
  • May 1st – Priority Housing Application Deadline for students starting at Oregon Tech in fall term. Learn more at www.oit.edu/housing.

Q. When is the next SAT or ACT exam?

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You can find more information about exams schedules and locations at www.collegeboard.org (SAT exam) or www.act.org (ACT exam).


Questions about Oregon Tech Programs

Q. Where do I find a list of pre-requisites for the ____________ program?

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Students who plan to complete pre-requisites at a community college should contact the Oregon Tech Admissions Office to determine how community college courses will transfer to Oregon Tech. Students may also download an Articulation Agreement to determine how classes will transfer to Oregon Tech. Click the following links for information about program pre-requisites:

  1. Medical Imaging Technology
  2. Dental Hygiene (B.S. or A.A.S.)
  3. Respiratory Care
  4. Renewable Energy Engineering

Q. Is there a separate application process for programs at Oregon Tech?

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Yes, there is a separate application process for Dental Hygiene, Medical Imaging, OHSU Nursing, Renewable Energy Engineering, and Respiratory Care. In addition, all Online programs have a different application process.


Questions about Oregon Tech

Q. What services do you provide in order for my student to be successful in college?

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Oregon Tech's Student Success Plan includes special learning communities and seminars to help smooth your student’s transition to university life and to ensure his or her academic and personal success; tutoring, mentoring, networking and other forms of assistance are available to students through the following services:

  • Student Success Center
    The Student Success Center (SSC) is a multipurpose department designed to enrich learning, teaching, and student success at Oregon Tech. The SSC consists of Testing, Peer Consulting, TOP, Disability, and Career Services.
  • Counseling Services
    Counselors are available to discuss personal and academic concerns, to help students through difficulties or to make referrals, when necessary, to community resources. All sessions are confidential and free of charge as part of the Student Health Fee.
  • Career Services
    Career Services offers career advising, resume writing and job interviewing workshops, job search assistance, Career Fairs and job listings.
  • Services for Students with Disabilities
    The Office of Services for Students with Disabilities coordinates academic, housing and program services accommodations for students with documented physical, learning, sensory, psychiatric and other disabilities.
  • Tech Opportunities Program
    TOP is a federally funded (TRIO: Student Support Services) academic support program designed to assist highly motivated students who are also low-income, first-generation or disabled

Q. How do I know whether Oregon Tech is a good fit for my student?

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We hope your son or daughter will decide to join us at Oregon Tech, but we also want to make sure Oregon Tech is the best fit for your student. The best way to get a feel for Oregon Tech is to schedule a campus visit. A campus visit allows you to meet with a financial aid and admissions counselor, take a campus tour, check out on-campus housing, and talk with current students and faculty. You can also encourage your student to contact us at oit@oit.edu or at 541.885.1150 to chat with an admissions counselor.

If you are unable to make it to campus, then be sure to check out our online virtual tour.

Q. What is the student to faculty ratio at Oregon Tech?

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The student to faculty ratio is 20:1.

Q. What is the difference between the Klamath Falls campus and the Portland campus?

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Students interested in on-campus housing, athletics, and a “traditional” four-year university experience should consider attending the main campus in Klamath Falls. The Portland campus is a satellite to Oregon Tech’s main location in Klamath Falls, Oregon. Students attending the Portland campus generally take lower-division courses at a community college and only core upper-division courses at the Portland campus. Many Portland students are working part-time or full-time and pursuing a degree through evening and weekend classes.

Q. What type of internships and career resources does Oregon Tech offer?

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Each major has the opportunity to participate in an externship. Externship: The student is attending Oregon Tech, taking courses online or at a different campus and receiving credit for externship experience.

  • Mechanical engineering students have the opportunity to participate in MECOP which is two 6-month paid internships. Students participating in MECOP take 6-months to a year off from school to participate.

Students at Oregon Tech have unlimited access to the on-campus Career Services department. Career Services offers assistance in finding jobs both on and off campus.

Q. What campus activities are offered?

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The Campus Life department is dedicated to providing a well-rounded college experience for your student. There are a number of campus activities planned throughout the year and student organizations on campus for your student to take part in.


Questions about Tuition and Fees

Q. How much is tuition?

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Tuition and fees vary by number of credits and programs. Please use the Financial Aid Office’s tuition calculator to obtain a more detailed estimate of tuition, fees, housing, and other expenses.

Q. How does my out-of-state student qualify to receive the reduced Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) tuition rate?

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Students from WUE-eligible states entering WUE-eligible programs automatically receive the reduced WUE tuition rate. Please visit www.oit.edu/wue to learn about WUE eligibility for new students.


Questions about Housing

Q. Are freshman required to live on campus?

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No, freshman are not required to live on campus. However, many new students find on-campus housing is the best way for to get involved in campus activities, meet new people, and stay ahead in classes.

Oregon Tech's Housing & Res Life department describes many benefits of living on campus.

Q. What are the housing options for my student?

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Students may select from two options for on campus housing:

  1. Residence Hall. The Residence Hall offers community style living with single or double rooms. In addition, first year students can request to be in the FYE (First Year Experience) wing for students who are looking to live with other first year students and participate in events and activities designed to enhance the first year college experience.
  2. The Village apartments offer apartment style living. Each apartment has 3-5 bedrooms, 1-2 bathrooms, and a shared living room and kitchen area.

You can find more information at Housing and Residence Life.

Q. Should my student live in on-campus housing?

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Students are not required to live in on-campus housing, but many students find living on campus is the best way to meet new friends, get involved in campus life, and avoid the complications of off-campus housing. The Residence Hall and the Village are only minutes from the College Union building, classrooms/labs, the Learning Resource Center, Campus Dining, and the other resources students use on a daily basis. You can find more information at Housing and Residence Life.


Questions about Registration

Q. When will my student register for classes?

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Students who have been admitted to Oregon Tech must attend a ROAD (Registration Opportunity for Advising and Direction) event to take placement tests, meet with an advisor, and register for classes.