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International students who are non-native English speakers are typically required to provide evidence of their English abilities before they are admitted into a US college or university. «IELTS» provides a fair, accurate and reliable measure of language skills, and is trusted by organizations worldwide as a proof of English proficiency.

About Oregon State University INTO Pathway

Oregon State University's INTO University Partner's pathway program offers international students a clear path into undergraduate or graduate study at OSU. The program combines English courses with OSU academic courses, providing international students the chance to improve their English and study skills before they enter their desired program.

The undergraduate pathway program is ideal for students who want to earn an undergraduate degree in the US, but need to improve their English language skills or have a lower GPA than is required of direct-entry students. Students will take courses in math, science, and writing, and study alongside domestic students from day one.

The graduate pathway program is a pre-master’s program that is designed for international students who need additional preparation before they’re able to be admitted directly into the graduate school. In this program students will receive assistance developing their English language skills and study skills while improving their GPA. The program offers students assured progression to an OSU graduate program.

Undergraduate Pathway Programs

INTO Undergraduate Pathway Programs

INTO's International Year One Undergraduate Pathway programs combine intensive English language study, academic skills development and course work. They are carefully designed programs to help you through the first year of your undergraduate degree. Joining our Pathway program will not extend the overall length of an undergraduate degree program. In fact, it will guarantee places in some required courses, which may shorten the length of your degree program.

Decide if the Program is Right for You

The program is ideal for students who:

  • Want to earn a bachelor’s degree in the US.
  • Desire additional academic, language and cultural support to succeed at a US university.
  • May need to improve their English language skills
  • May have a lower GPA than required for direct admission to degree seeking programs.

Program Benefits

  • Guaranteed progression to an OSU undergraduate program upon successful completion of a Pathway program.
  • Courses with domestic and international students in them.
  • Access to all OSU campus facilities and events.
  • Highly trained and experienced university instructors.
  • Dedicated Undergraduate Pathway tutoring in any subject.
  • Academic advising throughout the program that includes progression and student success advisors.
  • Use of a state-of-the-art learning center for students.
  • Exceptional on-campus housing experience; all students with Undergraduate Pathway in their study plan are required to live on campus during their first three terms at OSU.

Entry Requirements: 4-Term Pathway

  • High school diploma with 2.5 GPA
  • TOEFL iBT 50 or IELTS 5.0 or PTEA 41 or Completion of AE Level 3

Entry Requirements: 3-Term Pathway

  • High school diploma with 2.5 GPA and
  • TOEFL iBT 60 or
  • IELTS 5.5 or
  • PTEA 44 or
  • Password overall Level 6 or
  • Completion of AE Level 4
  • Students with English scores equal to or higher than TOEFL iBT 70 or IELTS 6 or PTEA 48 or Password overall Level 7 or completion of AE Level 5 will be automatically enrolled in an Advanced Pathway program with fewer English language classes and more academic classes.

Entry Requirements: 2-Term Pathway

  • High school diploma with 3.0 GPA
  • TOEFL iBT 70 or • IELTS 6.0 or
  • Completion of AE Level 5

Entry Requirements: 1-Term Pathway

  • High school diploma with 3.0 GPA
  • TOEFL iBT 75 (minimum 16 subscores) or
  • IELTS 6.0 (minimum 5.5 subscores) or
  • Completion of AE Level 6

Graduate Pathway Programs

INTO's Graduate Pathway Programs

INTO's Graduate Pathway programs are the most supported route to a graduate program in an American Tier 1 research university. Joining this program will assure you admission into your graduate program upon successful completion of the progression requirements. These programs will give you the academic foundation, essential language skills and GMAT/GRE test preparation needed to successfully move on to a master's or doctoral degree.

Decide if the Program is Right for You

The Graduate Pathway program is ideal for international students who:

  • Desire to earn a US graduate degree.
  • May need to improve their English language skills and still earn credits toward their degree program.
  • Desire additional academic, language and cultural support in order to succeed during their first year at OSU.
  • May not be eligible for direct entry.
  • May need additional preparation for the GMAT/GRE.

Program Benefits

  • Up to 40 hours of TOEFL test preparation and GMAT/GRE preparation.
  • Dedicated academic advisor and progression advisor to help facilitate transition to the university.
  • Pathway peer tutors available to provide additional academic support.
  • Assured and non-competitive progression to your masters program when you successfully complete the Graduate Pathway.


TOEFL, GMAT and GRE test preparation are built into the Graduate Pathway program curriculum. You will receive up to 40 hours of test prep throughout the duration of the program. Our test preparation courses are taught by experienced instructors who focus on skills-based language development and test-taking skills which include the use of practice tests and individual feedback on performance. We also provide self-study materials, available in our learning center.

Being an OSU Student

School Spirit

You will find that OSU is a very relaxing place. Students typically dress casually wearing orange and black to show school spirit and pride for the university.

Campus Activities

It’s important for international students to share their culture, learn about US culture and participate in a variety of events. The more you get involved, the more you will improve your English skills and make new friends. OSU even has over 300 clubs that you can get involved with!

Getting Around

It’s easy to navigate around Corvallis. Most OSU students don’t own a car because it isn’t necessary; almost everything is within easy walking or biking distance. Owning a bicycle is quite inexpensive, it keeps you active and you will never have to worry about finding parking. You also can also ride the bus for free anywhere in Corvallis. Life is very convenient here, so you can focus on your studies.

What to Do for Fun

OSU students love to attend sporting events like football games with their friends. There are always concerts, lectures and performances on campus and around the community. International students often go out to eat together at local restaurants, or socialize with friends at their residence hall or apartment. There are sidewalk cafes, rooftop restaurants, parks, bike paths, coffee shops, farmer’s markets and much more to explore!


You can explore the city of Portland, or shop all day at the outlet mall, which has name brands at lower prices. There is no sales tax in Oregon, so even other Americans journey here to shop!

Life in Oregon

The State of Oregon

Oregon offers the variety of the Pacific Northwest. Whether you love walking on the beach or skiing in the mountains, the Cascade Mountain Range and Pacific coast both offer scenic and recreational activities unlike anywhere else in the US.

Industry and Opportunity

Living in Corvallis gives you many opportunities for jobs and internships. Seattle, Portland and the regional area have become a hub for new technologies such as cloud computing and innovative financial services technologies. Many companies are now investing in the region and are looking to hire Oregon State University students, including: Hewlett-Packard, Nike and Boeing.

The Town

Downtown Corvallis is only a few blocks away from campus. It's a charming small town and an easy place to navigate. Almost all the roads have bicycle lanes. Don't have a bike? There's a free bus line that can take you anywhere in Corvallis! Many festivals and events are organized throughout the year, bringing students and the entire community together. Some of the most popular events in town are the Wednesday and Saturday outdoor markets. You'll enjoy walking along the river while tasting and buying local, fresh and organic products.

Things to Do and Places to Visit

• Go tax-free shopping in Portland or at the Woodburn outlet mall. (Oregon has no sales tax!) • Enjoy locally made wine tasting from any of the 650 wineries in Oregon. • Tour one of the almost 200 breweries located in Oregon. • Visit Crater Lake National Park, the deepest lake on the American continent. • Hike to over 200 waterfalls. • Ski on Mount Hood or anywhere on the Cascade Mountain Range. • Taste fresh and local produce at the Corvallis Farmer's Market. • Play competitive sports in the Corvallis Sports Park.

OSU's Cultural Association's

OSU’s Cultural Associations

  • African Student Association
  • Association of Latin American Students
  • Cambodian Student Association
  • Chinese Association of OSU
  • Hmong at OSU
  • Isang Bansang Pilipino
  • Indian Student Association
  • Indonesian Student Association
  • Iranian Student Association
  • Japanese Student Association
  • Korean Culture Association
  • Laos Student Association
  • Malaysian Student Association
  • Omani Student Association
  • Saudi Arabian Student Association
  • Slavic Student Association
  • Taiwanese Student Association
  • Thai Student Association
  • Turkish Student Association
  • Vietnamese Student Association

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