Transfer FAQ

Admissions Questions

What are Oregon Tech's transfer requirements?

Students with a 2.25 grade point average (GPA) in 36 quarter (24 semester) hours of transferable college work are generally eligible for admission to Oregon Tech, provided space is available in the desired major. It is recommended that students maintain a cumulative 2.5 GPA and that courses transferred to Oregon Tech include college-level English Composition and Algebra. Be sure to submit official transcripts from every college attended and have them mailed directly to Oregon Tech Admissions, 3201 Campus Dr., Klamath Falls OR 97601-8801.

Students who graduate high school after 1997 must also provide copies of official high-school transcripts for evaluation, unless they have completed two or more terms of college-level coursework in a second language at an accredited institution.

Students who have completed fewer than 36 quarter hours of transferable college-level credit must submit an official high-school transcript or GED and test scores (SAT or ACT) for evaluation. They must also meet Oregon Tech's requirements for freshman admission and high-school core requirements.

How do I apply for admission?

  • Apply online
  • Pay the $50 Application Fee
  • Submit official transcripts from each college or university attended. Mail to: Oregon Tech Admissions, 3201 Campus Dr., Klamath Falls OR 97601-8801.
  • Students who graduate high school after 1997 must also provide copies of official high-school transcripts for evaluation, unless they have completed two or more terms of college-level coursework in a second language at an accredited institution.

Oregon Tech offers rolling admissions throughout the year, but Oregon Tech's priority deadline for Admissions Scholarships is March 1 of each year. Students must apply and be accepted for admission by March 1 to qualify for these scholarships. Oregon Tech also has additional scholarships available through Financial Aid. Please see that website for details on deadlines.

Once all required application items are received, the Admissions Office will determine the number of transferable college credits, cumulative college GPA, and whether subject requirements have been fulfilled.

If less than 36 hours of transferable college credits have been completed, then the applicant will be asked to send official high school transcripts or GED scores and SAT/ACT results.

Will I need to provide standardized test scores?

No, unless you have completed fewer than 36 quarter hours of transferable college credit and/or graduated from high school within the past three years.

Do I need two years of a foreign language?

If you graduated from high school in 1997 or after, then you must submit high school transcripts showing two years of the same foreign language with passing grades unless you received a C- or higher in two terms of a second language at an accredited college. However, Oregon Tech frequently admits students on the condition that they complete two terms of a second language with passing grades before graduating from Oregon Tech.

What courses will work for the math and writing requirements?

You can meet the math requirement by receiving a C- or higher in a course equivalent to Oregon Tech’s MATH 95 – Intermediate Algebra. Technical or accounting courses will not fulfill this requirement, but a transferrable higher level math course is generally acceptable.

You can meet the writing requirement by receiving a C- or higher in a college writing course equivalent to Oregon Tech’s WRI 115 – Introduction to Writing. Technical or literature-based writing courses will not fulfill this requirement, but a transferrable higher level writing class equivalent to WRI 121, 122, or 123 is also acceptable.

Transferring Courses Questions

How can I see which classes from my previous colleges will transfer?

The Office of the Registrar records previous decisions about transfer courses in an online Transfer Equivalencies tool. You can use this tool to see how courses taken at other institutions have transferred in the past. Not every college is in this tool and some courses have yet to be evaluated. Please visit the Registrar’s Transfer Credit page for more information.

Will all my college credits count?

A Transfer Evaluation Report acknowledging the courses accepted by Oregon Tech will be completed after admission to Oregon Tech. You can access your Transfer Evaluation Report 24/7 on your Web for Student under the Student Records menu after it has been completed.

Vocational or technical courses may also be accepted, if the major department determines they satisfy particular bachelor's degree requirements. In all cases, course and/or department prerequisites will be enforced. As a general rule, only credits from regionally accredited institutions can be accepted.

Visit the Registrar's Office Transfer Information pages for detailed information on Advanced Placement, articulation agreements, CLEP, International Baccalaureate, and transfer equivalencies.

What if I already have an associate's degree?

Transfer students with associate's degrees will be granted junior standing for registration purposes, but may still be required to take prerequisites and remedial courses before taking upper-division courses.

Do I have to take general education classes if I have a bachelor's degree or hold an Oregon Transfer degree?

Some programs waive general education requirements for students with a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college, and an Oregon Transfer Module may cover most general education requirements. You can view the full curricular requirements for your Oregon Tech program by downloading the latest Oregon Tech General Catalog.

How will my AAOT or ASOTB degree transfer to Oregon Tech?

Transfer students entering Oregon Tech who have earned either an Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer degree (AAOT) or an Associate of Science in Business degree (ASOTB) from an Oregon community college will be considered as having met Oregon Tech’s lower-division general education requirements.

Students will receive the following credit for courses, unless already taken:

  • SPE 111 Fundamentals of Speech
  • WRI 121 English Composition
  • WRI 122 English Composition
  • MATH 111 College Algebra
  • *9 credits of humanities
  • *12 credits of social sciences

*If certain humanities or social sciences are required for a particular program, they will need to be taken.

Tuition and Financial Aid Questions

Can I receive WUE?

If you live in a Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) state and apply under a WUE-eligible major, then you may qualify for the reduced WUE tuition rate. Please visit www.oit.edu/wue for a full list of participating majors and eligibility guidelines.

How can I qualify for reciprocity?

Oregon Tech has arranged tuition reciprocity agreements with College of the Redwoods, College of the Siskiyous, and Shasta College. These agreements allow a limited number of qualified out-of-state students to attend Oregon Tech while paying in-state tuition rates. Please contact the community college directly to learn how to qualify for a reciprocity permit. More information is available at www.oit.edu/reciprocity.

Is financial aid available to transfer students? What about scholarships?

All students, including transfers, enrolled at least half time (6 units per quarter) are eligible for financial aid. To apply for federal and state aid, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and list Oregon Tech's school code (003211).

The priority deadline for filing your FAFSA is March 1. Students who file after that date are still eligible for aid, but will find that most of the funds have been expended. Refer to Oregon Tech Financial Aid for specifics.

I am dual enrolled. Where does my financial aid come from?

Students seeking financial aid under the dual enrollment agreement will be able to combine their credits at each institution to be considered a full-time student under federal reporting guidelines. Students will work with the Oregon Tech Financial Aid Office to designate which school will be considered their Home Institution and which school will be the Host Institution. The Home Institution will distribute financial aid to the student. A student would then be responsible for taking care of the account at the Host Institution. Students must be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours with their Home Institution to receive financial aid.

Would you like to chat with a financial aid counselor? Contact the Financial Aid Office at dollars@oit.edu or 541.885.1280.

Other General Questions

Is campus housing available to transfer students?

Any transfer student admitted to the main campus in Klamath Falls may reserve a room in the residence hall by submitting a housing contract, $50 non-refundable housing application fee and a $100 deposit to Oregon Tech Housing & Residence Life by May 1. After May 1, housing is available based on the date your contract and deposit are received by the housing office.

On-campus housing is available available only at the main campus location in Klamath Falls.

How long will it take to receive my degree?

Oregon Tech primarily offers four-year Bachelor of Science degrees. You can explore the full requirements of your program by downloading the Oregon Tech Catalog. The type and number of credits transferred and the number of credits you enroll in and successfully complete each term at Oregon Tech will determine how long it takes to receive a degree. All degrees require students to take a minimum number of Oregon Tech courses. For a bachelor’s program, a minimum of 45 term-credit hours must be taken from Oregon Tech. For an associate degree, a minimum of 30 term-credit hours must be taken from Oregon Tech.