Undergraduate Pathway and Undergraduate Transfer Programs

These programs combine intensive language study, academic skills development and academic course work in a carefully constructed program designed to prepare students for rigorous OSU degree programs.


Understand the Pathway Program

The Undergraduate Pathway Program is carefully designed to help students through the first year of the undergraduate degree program. Joining our Pathway program will not extend the overall length of an undergraduate degree. In fact, it will guarantee places in required courses, which will keep you on track to graduate in the planned timeframe. 

The Pathway program is ideal for students who:

  • Want to study for an undergraduate degree in the U.S
  • Need to improve English language skills
  • May have a lower GPA than required for direct admission to degree programs
  • Desire additional academic, language and cultural support for success during their first year at Oregon State University


Understand the Undergraduate Transfer Program (UTP)

The UTP offers customized programs for students who have earned university credits and wish to apply them towards their OSU degree. UTP students receive additional academic, language and cultural support to help them be successful at OSU.

The UTP is ideal for students who:

  • Want to study for an undergraduate degree in the U.S.
  • Apply previously earned university credit towards graduation at OSU
  • May need to improve their English language skills
  • May have lower GPAs than required of direct-entry students
  • Desire additional academic, language and cultural support to excel at Oregon State University


Benefits of undergraduate programs

  • Guaranteed progression to an OSU undergraduate program upon successful completion of a Pathway program
  • Courses with domestic and international students
  • Access to all OSU campus facilities and events
  • Highly trained, experienced university instructors
  • Dedicated Undergraduate Pathway tutoring for any subject
  • Academic advising throughout the program including progression and student success advisors
  • Use of a state-of-the-art learning center
  • 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

For complete information, go to the Admissions site about Undergraduate Pathway.


Mission Statement

INTO Oregon State University Undergraduate Programs prepare international first-year and transfer students for full admission into an OSU degree program by providing credit-bearing courses, language development, academic advising, and community engagement.

Contact Details

For more information, please email: [email protected]

Graduate Pathway

Understand the Pathway Program

Our Graduate Pathway programs are the most supported and non-competitive route to a graduate degree in an American Tier 1 research university. Joining this program will assure admission to a graduate program upon successful completion of the progression requirements. These programs will give students the academic foundation, essential language skills, and support needed to successfully move on to a master's or doctoral degree.

The Graduate Pathway program is ideal for international students who:

  • Desire to earn a US graduate degree
  • May need to improve English language skills while earning graduate credits toward their degree program 
  • Desire additional academic, language, and cultural support in order to succeed during the first year at a US university
  • May not be eligible for direct entry

Program Benefits

  • Dedicated academic advisors to help facilitate transition to the university
  • Tutors available to provide additional academic support
  • Assured and non-competitive progression to master's program when students successfully complete the Graduate Pathway

For complete information, go to the Admissions site about Graduate Pathway.

Mission Statement

The Graduate Pathway Program at Oregon State University provides students with the essential academic and language skills, as well as cross-cultural competence necessary for success in graduate-level courses.

Contact Details

For more information, please email: [email protected]

Academic English

Understand the Academic English Program

The Academic English program at INTO OSU prepares students for university study in the US through high-quality English language instruction.  The following academic skills build the foundation that is central to acceptance and success at OSU:

  • Listening, speaking, reading and writing in English
  • Critical thinking and academic study skills needed to study in the US
  • Standardized test preparation

For complete information, go the Admissions site about Academic English

The Academic Program is ideal for students who:

  • Want to learn and improve their Engish language skills
  • May need to improve their English language proficiency in order to take TOEFL or IELTS
  • Desire to attend OSU apart from a pathway program
  • Want to acclimate to American university culture before further education
  • Desire to study English in order to increase promotional opportunities for careers in their home country

Program Benefits

  • 7 levels of English language instruction that allow students to start at their appropriate levels
  • Opportunities for English conversation practice
  • Academic advising throughout the program
  • Access to a state-of-the-art learning center and all OSU campus facilities and events
  • Highly trained and experienced instructors

Mission Statement

The Academic English Program creates opportunities for international students to develop the academic, critical thinking, and linguistic skills necessary to succeed in a US university.

Contact Details

For more information, please email: [email protected]

Study Abroad with English

  • Program combines Academic English language and OSU undergraduate courses
  • Earn college credits in field of interest without enrolling in a long-term degree
  • Customized program determined by the student's English level and academic interest
  • Length of program varies depending on student's needs

Courses may be available in liberal arts, business, engineering, public policy or the sciences. Other courses may be available on a case-by-case basis.

Part 1
Part 1 includes full-time intensive study in the Academic English program to the level required for taking credit courses at OSU.
Part 2
During part 2 of the program students are able to select OSU undergraduate courses and study alongside domestic students while continuing to take English language classes.
Part 3
Students will be part of the Visiting International Student Program.

Contact Details

For more information, please email: [email protected]

Special Programs

  • INTO OSU’s Special Programs are custom-designed for any size student groups, English teacher groups or individuals who want classes, schedules, extra-curricular activities or services not available in regular INTO OSU programs.
  • Individually tailored programs for groups and individuals at the INTO Oregon State University Center, based in the International Living Learning Center - ILLC
  • Programs for students, teachers of English and professionals in all fields
  • Students are integrated into...
    • Academic English or SAWE (Study Abroad with English) programs
    • or 
    • Study in closed group programs
  • Programs may include excursions and activities to deepen the cultural experience
  • Programs may include opportunities to meet Americans as conversation partners and friends
  • May be combined with OSU based summer camp programs for teens
  • Recent groups have ranged in size from 5 to 42 students
  • Program length has ranged from 1 to 20 weeks
  • Housing in OSU dormitories – either with domestic roommates, or “conference style” with same group roommates – or in homestays or apartments
  • Programs can be designed for ages 16 and above
  • Most programs are carried out on the F1 Student visa or the J1 Visiting Scholar visa
  • If you would like more information, please contact:

    [email protected]
    +1 541 737 5678 (Office – leave message here)
    +1 541 737 2464  (Reception)