First-Year Admission Requirements

Effective 2021-2022, Oregon Tech will admit first-year applicants based upon unweighted college-preparatory GPA with no requirements to submit standardized test scores such as the ACT, SAT, SATII, AP, or IB. 

The college-prep GPA will be recalculated based upon 15 courses, including a required fourth year of math that uses Algebra II as a prerequisite. Students may be deficient in no more than two courses, unless the two courses are combined in Math and Lab Science.

While there is no minimum ACT or SAT score, nor are score submissions required for admission review, scores may be used to meet course deficiencies and will be used for placement purposes at the time of enrollment. Students who do not submit standardized test scores will be subject to placement testing.

Deficiencies are courses not taken or courses in which a grade of F or D was earned. Repeat courses may be used to replace grades.

Applicants older than 22 are exempt from the college-prep course requirements as well as students who took the GED.

Merit-based scholarships awarded at the time of admission will use cumulative high school GPA.

 2021-2022 Admissions Standard
3.0 or higher unweighted core GPA based on a 4.0 scale calculated using only the 15 core courses

2.5 or higher unweighted core GPA based on a 4.0 scale calculated using only the 15 core courses
No deficiencies                                           

No more than one deficiency in any two core classes                

Deficiency = not taken, D or F not replaced w/ test score or college-level equivalent (course or AP, for example). 1 deficiency in math and 1 deficiency in lab science will result in automatic deny.

Complete 15 Core Subject Area Requirements

Applicants must complete all core subjects below with a C or better in each of the 15 core courses. One three credit hour college course may be substituted in any of the core subjects, if taken at a regionally accredited institution.

Four years of English

Meet one of the following:

  • 4 Years of high school English (composition/literacy-based)
  • ACT: 21+ English score
  • SAT: 580+ Critical Reading score (530+ if taken before March 2016)
  • One transferable three-credit college English Composition course

Four years of Mathematics

Meet one of the following:

  • 4 years of high school math courses, including one year each of Algebra I, geometry, Algebra II, and an advanced class for which Algebra II is a prerequisite
  • ACT: 24+ math score
  • SAT: 570+ math score (540+ if taken before March 2016)
  • One transferable three-credit college math course for which at least intermediate algebra is a prerequisite

Two years of Social Studies

Meet one of the following from each section:

  1. History/Social Studies
    • One year high school American History
    • One transferable three-credit college American History
    • SAT II: 560+ American History/Social Studies score
  2. Social Science
    • One year high school social science (such as European history, world history, economics, sociology, geography, government, psychology or anthropology)
    • One transferable three-credit college social science course
    • SAT II: 560+ American History/Social Studies score

Three years of Laboratory Science

Meet one of the following:

  • 3 years of high school laboratory science: one year each of biology, chemistry, earth science, environmental science, or physics. An integrated science class may be substituted for one required course.
  • Two years high school laboratory science (biology, chemistry, earth science or physics) plus one of the following test scores (test score may be used to satisfy one lab science unit other than high school credits earned):
  • ACT: 20+ science score
  • SAT: 600+ chemistry score, 590+ biology score, or 620+ physics score
  • Three transferable four-credit college lab sciences courses (One term each of biology, chemistry, earth science, and physics). An integrated science or advanced level science class may be substituted for one required course.


One Fine Arts/CTE

Meet one of the following:

  • 1 year or a combination of high school fine arts or Career and Technical Education (CTE)
  • One transferable three-credit college fine arts course.

One Academic Elective

Meet one of the following:

  • Such as computer science, STEM, engineering, or other college prep-course that may fall within any of the above subjects

SAT Reasoning or ACT Scores

Applicants are not required to submit official scores from SAT Reasoning or ACT tests. But sending your scores electronically is required for course placement and strongly encouraged for admissions and scholarship purposes. Oregon Tech's college codes are:

  • Oregon Tech SAT code is 4587
  • Oregon Tech ACT code is 3484

Submit Other Transcripts

Submit official transcripts for any college-level credit you have completed, including AP and IB.

Students with international transcripts must also be translated into English and into US standards by an approved transcript evaluation service. GPA must also be included on the transcript evaluation. There are multiple transcript evaluation services that are acceptable:

To see more options of companies that Oregon Tech accepts for international transcript evaluations go here.


  • 22 years of age or older
    • -Evaluated using overall HS GPA or a combination of high school and college work
  • You’ve earned a GED (submit an official score report from the applicable state’s department of education)
    • -Pre-2002: 50+ score
    • -2002-2014: 500+ score
    • -Post-2014: 680+ score with minimum 170 in each content area