Academic Policies & Resources

To check your holds

  1. From any computer, go to myOSU
  2. Enter your ONID username and your password and click Login
  3. Click on the Student tab at the top of the page
  4. Under My Student Stuff, click View Holds

There is a phone number next to your hold - call this number to learn more about why the hold is there.

Please note: All INTO students will have an NR hold on your account. This is normal and does not require action.

Academic English Students

Academic English students have multiple opportunities to register for the next term. Before you plan your vacation or buy any plane tickets, it is a good idea to speak with an Academic Support Advisor to learn what your options are.

You only need to go to Registration once, unless you receive an email asking you to come register again.

Early Registration

Early Registration is available to students who take care of their holds quickly. Be sure to check your holds regularly!

Early Registration Eligibility Requirements
  1. Plan to take Academic English in the term you want to register for. If you think you will progress to your Pathway program, you cannot register early.
  2. Have no active holds on your student account.

Priority Registration is available to all Academic English students. It takes place on Thursday of Week 11, and is usually in the afternoon.

Final Registration is the last day for Academic English students to register without a late fee.

Graduate Pathway Students

Students in the Graduate Pathway program should work closely with their academic advisor to know which classes they will need to take each term. All students in the Graduate Pathway Program also have access to the Graduate Pathway Advising Information Canvas site which has detailed information about registration. 

Contact Emily Dunn

Contact Tony Zak

Undergraduate Pathway Students

Undergraduate Pathway Students should work with their Academic Advisor to know which classes they will need to take each term. Academic Advisors are based off major, and can be reached via email. Undergraduate Pathway Students should contact their Academic Advisor to learn when they will register for each term.

Contact your Academic Advisor

Late Registration Fees

If any student registers after the last day to register without a fee, they will be charged $250 from INTO OSU. There will be a separate fee applied by OSU of $50. The total fee for late registration is $300. This fee can be appealed.

Changing your INTO OSU Level

If you want to change a level after the placement test, you can submit a level change request to your instructor in class during the first two days of class.

Academic English Attendance and Academic Policies

 

Attendance Policy

Students must attend 70% or above in all of their courses.

At the end of the term, if a student has less than 70% attendance, the student will be put on a standing. Students who receive a suspension due to attendance standing are not admissible to Oregon State University (including INTO Oregon State University Programs).

  • End of term 1 below 70% = Attendance Warning
  • End of term 2 below 70% = Attendance Probation
  • End of term 3 below 70% = Attendance Suspension

If a student has a standing and attends above 70% in all classes, the student's standing will improve one level.

Academic Standing Policy

AE Students may not repeat any Reading and Writing (R&W) or Listening and Speaking (L&S) course more than three (3) times. If an AE student does not pass an R&W or an L&S course after three (3) attempts, he/she will be academically suspended from his/her Program and will not be admissible to Oregon State University (including INTO Oregon State University Programs).

  • Failing one time = Academic Warning
  • Failing a second time = Academic Probation
  • Failing a third time = Academic Suspension

If a student passes the class after the second time taking the class, the student will be back on Good Standing.

Pathway, SAWE 2, and VISP students

Pathway, Study Abroad with English (SAWE) 2, and Visiting International Students (VISP) are subject to OSU's rules and regulations for Satisfactory Academic Standing.

In-Program Progression Policy

Academic English:

Levels Foundation Prep, 1, 2, 3 and 3/4 split: Students must have an overall average of 73% or higher in Reading/Vocabulary (R/V), Listening/Speaking (L/S) and Writing/Grammar(W/G). Also, their test and quiz score average must be 73% or higher in each core skill area in Reading/Vocabulary (R/V), Listening/Speaking (L/S), and Writing/Grammar(W/G).

Levels 5 and 6: Students must have an overall average of 73% or higher in Reading/Writing (R/W) and Listening/Speaking (L/S). Their average on significant assessment tasks must also be 73% or higher in each core skill area in Reading/Writing (R/W) and Listening/Speaking (L/S).

Notes:

Electives are not considered in level to level progression.

Students cannot move to the next level with a TOEFL or IELTS score.

Test Scores to Progress to Pathway or TAP

Currently enrolled students in IE, AE, SAWE, or VISP programs who are planning to enter a PW, UTP, IYO, Transitional Admission Program (TAP), or OSU degree-seeking program must also meet the following requirements to progress:

  • Completion of current term enrollment in Good Attendance Standing.
  • Completion of current term academic program (this includes all graded Academic English classes in any level) with a grade C or better in Reading/Vocabulary, Listening/Speaking, and Writing/Grammar and passing grades in elective courses.
  • Current enrollment must be at least AE level three (3) or higher and not be more than one language level below the desired entry level.

Note: This includes students who meet the language proficiency requirement based on a qualifying test score.

Students who are denied admission based on fulfillment of the language proficiency requirement, may appeal the decision if the student is in good attendance standing. The petition will be reviewed by committee to determine whether the language proficiency requirement has been fulfilled. The committee will consider a variety of factors including, but not limited to, academic performance, language level in Center, and ability for the student to be successful in the desired program.

The appeal process will be outlined in the email/letter informing the student of the denial and will conform to other appeal processes in the Center. 

Academic English to Pathway

All programs must:

  1. Pass all classes in the term before your Pathway program, including elective classes

  2. Achieve at least 70% attendance in all classes

Can I use a language score to enter my Pathway program early?

You should speak with a Student Support Advisor to learn more about using a test score to begin your Pathway program early. It may not be possible for every situation.

Graduate Pathway - Standard (3 Terms)

  • Requirements: Pass Academic English Level 5 with grades of C or higher
  • Possible Start: Varies based on major - Please speak with a Pathway advisor 

Graduate Pathway - 2 Term Accelerated 

  • Requirements: Pass Academic English Level 6 with grades of B or higher
  • Possible Start: Varies based on major - Please speak with a Pathway advisor

Undergraduate Pathway - Comprehensive (4 Terms)

  • Requirements: Pass Academic English Level 3 with grades of C or higher
  • Possible Start: All Terms, except Computer Science
  • Computer Science begins only in Fall Term

Undergraduate Pathway - Standard (3 Terms)

  • Requirements: Pass Academic English Level 4 with grades of C or higher
  • Possible Start: All Terms, except Computer Science, Science, Forestry, and Engineering
  • Science, Forestry, and Engineering all have start dates in Fall and Winter.
  • Computer Science begins only in Fall Term.

Undergraduate Pathway - 2 Term Accelerated

  • Requirements: Pass Academic English Level 5 with grades of C or higher
  • Possible Start: All Terms

Undergraduate Pathway - 1 Term Accelerated

  • Requirements: Pass Academic English Level 6 with grades of C or higher
  • Possible Start: All Terms

Pathway to OSU

Please speak with your Pathway advisor regarding questions about your program.

Academic English to OSU (Undergraduate)

In order to progress to OSU, students enrolled in an Academic English Plus Degree program must:

  1. Complete Academic English Level 6 with grades of C or higher
  2. Achieve at least 70% attendance in all classes

Can I use a language score to enter OSU early?

You should speak with an Advisor (link) to learn more about using a test score to begin your Pathway program early. It may not be possible for every situation.

Academic English to OSU (Graduate)

If you are interested in admission to Graduate school at Oregon State University, please contact the office of Graduate Admissions.

Clinics

A clinic is a convenient way for students to gather all the signatures they need to apply for a vacation term, or to fill out their departure forms. Both forms require several signatures. At a clinic, all the departments a student will require a signature from will be present in the same place.

Students can find out when a vacation term clinic will be held by sending an email to [email protected], visiting a walk-in appointment, or simply checking their email near the end of the term. Clinics are typically held in week 9 or 10 of the academic term.

Appeals are a way for students to explain why they cannot meet the requirements of an INTO OSU policy. Filling out an appeal form does not guarantee that an exception will be made.

Late Registration Appeals

Students may choose to fill out an appeal form for late registration. They will need to do so if they need to register after the last day to register. The late registration fee may also be appealed. Students should contact [email protected] if they believe they will need to register late.

Progression Appeals

Students will receive an email on Thursday of week 11 to tell them if they have met the requirements to progress to their Pathway Program. If they do not progress to their Pathway Program, they will receive instructions about how to appeal the decision. Students should read this email carefully and reply to it if they have any questions.

Students progressing to OSU should work with their progression advisor, Madison Webb (Undergraduate) or Emily Dunn (Graduate) if they have any questions about their progression.

Grade Appeals

Students may appeal their final grade. Grade Appeals may be obtained through the Welcome Desk.

Academic and Attendance Suspension Appeals

Students will be sent an email at the end of the term informing them if they have been suspended. If students are sent this email, they will also receive instructions about how to appeal the decision. Students should read this email carefully and reply to it if they have any questions.

English testing is required for AE students

How is my English level determined?

Upon arrival, you will take a 50-minute computer-based language test. You will also provide a handwritten writing sample. These tests are used to determine what class is the best fit for students in their first term at INTO OSU. The test can only be taken once.

How do I know what my level is?

When you register for your classes, the number next to your class title will tell you what level you are in. For example, if your class is Academic Listening/Speaking 4, you are in level 4! You may have classes in different levels.

Term dates for current students

The term dates for current students can be found here.

Holiday Closures

Oregon State University and INTO OSU are closed for several holidays throughout the year. The Office of Human Resources provides a full holiday schedule for OSU.

Student Success Workshops

INTO OSU Student Success Workshop Series

  • Learn about where to get help, how to improve skills, and opportunities for you
  • Presented by INTO OSU faculty and guest speakers

Suspension-Dismissal Policy

INTO OSU Academic English students wishing to return to their program may be considered for re-admission after a period no less than 2 years from date of suspension.

INTO OSU Graduate Pathway students placed on suspension due to academic standing are typically not eligible to return to any OSU program, although students in this status should meet with their Graduate Pathway advisor to determine what options may be available.

INTO OSU Undergraduate Pathway students placed on suspension due to academic or attendance standing may only return to OSU by meeting the Transfer Admission Requirements for Returning Undergraduate Pathway Students listed below. Meeting these requirements allows the student to enter a degree-seeking program.

Transfer Admission Requirements for Returning Undergraduate Pathway Students:

  • Earned 36 quarter hour (24 semester) graded, transferable credits from one or more regionally accredited colleges and universities,
  • Earned a cumulative grade-point average of 2.5 or equivalent,
  • Has met OSU’s transfer student course requirements in math (equivalent to MTH 105 or above) and writing (equivalent to WR 121 or above),
  • Be eligible to return to the most recent institution attended.

Consideration for admission as a transfer student will be based only upon credit earned after the term of suspension. If admitted, any academic credits earned during the Pathway program will be transferred to the OSU student transcript by the end of the first term of attendance.”