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Oregon State University provides a comprehensive First-Year Experience (FYE) for all undergraduate, first-year degree-seeking students. In addition to the FYE, OSU offers an additional layer of academic and personal support services for international first-year students, referred to as International Direct (ID). International Direct services are provided through the INTO OSU Center, in close partnership with other university departments, and are designed to ensure a smooth transition to US higher education and a strong start towards a degree from Oregon State University.
ID services include a personalized study plan with individualized advising and guided registration, additional academic support resources tailored to international student needs, and ongoing personal support from pre-arrival and orientation throughout the first three terms at OSU. Learn more about Advising, Learning support services, Arrival and Housing support, Student Engagement, Student Care and Cultural support.
ID services are provided to all students are admitted as undergraduate first-year students for the first three consecutive terms at OSU, regardless of start term. The following students are not eligible for International Direct Services: direct transfer, exchange, athletes, post-bacc, Ecampus students, and residents of HSBC banking restricted countries.
OSU also offers an additional layer of academic and personal support services to fully-admitted, degree-seeking graduate students in Meng Computer Science and Meng Electrical and Computer Engineering. These services, along with graduate academic coursework and college- and department-level supports, are designed to ensure first-term success as an international graduate student at OSU. MID Services are offered for the first term of enrollment, and include program-specific tutoring, airport pickup upon arrival, comprehensive orientation, and academic advising.