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The Oregon Institute of Technology (Oregon Tech) welcomes international students as applicants and as vital members of our campus community. Oregon Tech is an accredited, public university in the United States. The university is certified to admit F-1 visa applicants to a variety of international and exchange programs. Oregon Tech offers a world-class educational experience with the flexibility of campus locations and delivery methods:

  • Klamath Falls, Oregon
  • Portland-Metro campus (in Wilsonville)
  • Oregon Tech Online

Oregon Tech is an institution founded on the principles of excellence through hands-on teaching and learning. We believe in giving students a rigorous education through professional practice so students apply cutting-edge concepts to real-world issues. As a highly ranked polytechnic university, we take pride in our mission to deliver education to students in the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

Button with US News & World Report statistic that Oregon Tech is the #2 top public west regional college as of 2023
*2023 U.S. News and World Report “Best Colleges” rankings

Applying for Admission

Oregon Tech makes international admission decisions only after you provide a complete application. An informal review of copies of your transcripts and other documents may be offered in order to advise you about your major or to help determine whether you will be freshman or transfer student status. However, Oregon Tech must have a complete application to offer admission. Conditional offers for admission are made when the only missing application item is proof of English language proficiency.

Important Dates & Deadlines

Entry TermClasses BeginApplication Submission DeadlineApplication Materials DeadlineI-20 Documents Deadline
FallSeptemberMay 1June 1August 30
WinterJanuarySeptember 1October 1December 6
SpringAprilDecember 1January 1March 1
SummerJuneApril 1May 1Varies by program


Application Checklist

  • Submit Transcripts
    • Secondary school transcripts.
    • University transcripts (Transfer students).
    • Evaluated international transcripts (for any non-US colleges or secondary schools).
  • Transcripts must be translated into English and into U.S. standards in a course-by-course evaluation by one of the transcript evaluation services approved by Oregon Tech.
  • Meet an English language proficiency requirement
    • TOEFL: Minimum score of 520 paper-based, 190 computer-based, or 68 Internet-based. Institution code 4587.
    • IELTS: Minimum score of 6.
    • Duolingo score of 95 (2019 test or later).
    • Completion of a Level 112 course at an ESL Language Center.
    • Grade B or better in WR 121 (College Composition) from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university.
    • ACT or SAT test scores are not required for international admissions, however ACT or SAT may substitute TOEFL or IELTS.
  • In some cases, the English language proficiency requirement may be waived, such as when a student attends a secondary school program provided in English, or is from an English-speaking country. 
  • Oregon Tech does not currently offer an English language proficiency program. International applicants must first complete their ESL program at another institution.
  • Provide a statement of financial responsibility with signatures verifying the ability to pay for an academic year of full-time enrollment and all living expenses. In the case that a student is receiving financial support, the parent, guardian, or financial sponsor must sign the statement. Supporting documentation must be provided. 

Please send official documents here.

Oregon Tech

Office of Admissions

3201 Campus Dr.

Klamath Falls, OR 97601

(official digital documents email

Undergraduate students who are academically prepared for college and who do not yet have a sufficient TOEFL or IELTS score may be conditionally admitted to Oregon Tech.

A letter of conditional admission will be provided for students who require conditional admission for financial support from a government sponsor. However, sufficient TOEFL or IELTS scores must be provided to Oregon Tech before an I-20 will be issued.

Graduate programs may have different application requirements. Please visit your program for additional information.

International Students seeking to attend Oregon Tech on an F-1 visa must be issued an I-20 document from Oregon Tech. This document can only be issued after a student is fully admitted and they complete the steps on this page.

Students attending Oregon Tech as their first U.S. University must send the following documents to Oregon Tech:
  • Health Records. Please click below on which campus you are attending and complete the form. To read more about the health requirements click here.
  • Copy of Visa (if available)
  • Copy of Passport
  • Financial Statement of Responsibility Form and Bank Statements


Students transferring their I-20 from another U.S. university to Oregon Tech must send the following documents:

  • Transfer In Form Section B will need to be completed by your current university
  • Copy of previous I-20
  • Health Records. Please click below on which campus you are attending and complete the form. To read more about the health requirements click here.
  • Copy of Visa
  • Copy of Passport
  • Financial Statement of Responsibility Form and Bank Statements

Please send all documents by email, fax, or mail to:

Office of Admissions
Oregon Tech
3201 Campus Drive.
Klamath Falls, OR 97601  USA

541-885-1024 (fax)
Any questions please call: 541-885-1150

In order to obtain an I-20, all international admitted students who plan to have F-1 student visas are required to submit documentation of adequate financial support for at least the first year of study. Costs are outlined below.

Please complete the Financial Statement of Responsibility Form to declare your finances.

Financial Statement of Responsibility Form (International)

Please e-mail this form and bank statements to or fax it to: 541-885-1024

United States immigration regulations require international undergraduate and post baccalaureate students to complete a minimum of 12 credits per quarter for undergraduate programs and 9 credits per term for graduate programs. However many undergraduate students take more credits than are required. The expenses listed below are estimated for the nine-month academic year only.

Additional financial resources of $7,000 per year for a spouse and each child are required. 

Please see the Tuition and Fee Calculator for an approximation of the amount that will be sent to you for your I-20 documentation.

International Students are required to be covered under a major medical insurance plan.

If an International student is covered under an existing plan and would like an opt-out waiver of the OIT policy, this can be submitted through the Gallagher Koster Website. Please create an account to submit the waiver. Obtain waiver here. For more information about health insurance please visit here.

Contact the Admissions Office email

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