University of Oregon International Student Admission Requirement
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International Admission into the University of Oregon
Applicants who are not United States citizens or permanent residents are considered for admission to the university as international students.
International applicants, whether freshman or transfer, may apply for admission fall, winter, and spring terms and summer session. The international freshman application deadline for fall term is January 15. The international transfer student application deadline for fall term is May 15. Applications received after the deadlines are considered on a space-available basis. See the admission requirements for individual countries (http://admissions.uoregon.edu/international/apply/requirements).
A GPA of 2.50 is required for undergraduates who want to transfer from another university or college. English Proficiency. Students whose native language is not English must supply results of a standardized language-proficiency test. The University of Oregon currently accepts both the TOEFL and IELTS examinations for establishing proficiency, as well as the SAT or ACT. To be considered for full admission without an English placement test upon arriving, applicants must score an 88 on the TOEFL iBT, or 6.5 in the IELTS.
An applicant with at least a 61 TOEFL or 6.0 IELTS can be considered for full admission and will take an English language placement test after arriving at the university. Placement test results determine whether students are required to take language support courses in the Academic English for International Students (AEIS) program. Students placed in AEIS courses also concurrently enrol in regular university credit courses.
International applicants who do not meet the proficiency requirements above may be offered conditional admission if their academic record is otherwise strong for admission. Through the conditional admission program, the student can take courses through the Intensive English Program (IEP), then proceed to regular university credit courses once IEP requirements are satisfied.
International applicants for freshman or transfer admission must submit the following to the Office of Admissions:
- A completed international application for admission and a non-refundable application fee
- Official transcripts of all schoolwork taken beyond the eighth year of school (i.e., the equivalent of the American secondary school grades 9–12 and for any college or university work). An official transcript is an original or a certified copy in a sealed envelope
- An official test score report from one of the English proficiency tests described above
- Proof of sufficient funds to pay one year’s tuition and living expenses while at the University of Oregon, consisting of a bank statement or certificate of balance prepared within the last six months, or a scholarship letter. This proof is a requirement of the US government
To obtain graduate application forms, applicants should write directly to the departments or schools in which they plan to study or visit the department’s website. See Graduate Admission in this section of the catalogue