International Transfer Applicants

You should apply for admission as an international student if you are not a United States citizen or a permanent resident of the United States. An international student is defined by meeting the following criteria:

  • Enters or is in the US specifically for the purpose of study 
  • Does not have US citizenship or legal permanent resident status but is currently in the US on a non-immigrant visa (F-1, J-1, etc.) 
  • Does not hold permanent resident status (a “green card”) 

If you have questions about whether you should apply as an international student, please contact

To access the International Application for Undergraduate Admission, you can use the online UO application or download the PDF.

International Admission Requirements for Transfer Students

  1. Academic requirements: For transfer level admission to the UO, you must have completed 36 university term credits (24 semester credits) with a B-/C+ average or a 2.50 grade point average (GPA) on a 4.00 scale. If you have fewer than 36 university term credits (24 semester credits) you must meet the 2.50 GPA transfer requirement and the freshman admission requirements.
    Official transcripts are required if you have attended any college, university, technical school, or other institution. 
  2. English proficiency: If your native language is not English, you must submit results of a standardized language test. Please review test score requirements before applying.
  3. Conditional admission: The UO may offer conditional admission to international undergraduate students who have not yet reached the required level of English language proficiency. If you are conditionally admitted, you will attend the American English Institute (AEI) to study English in an intensive environment. Upon successful completion of the highest level of English instruction at the AEI, you will be granted full admission to the UO. AEI students can submit passing English proficiency test results to be considered for full admission before they have completed all the AEI coursework. However, a passing English proficiency test result does not guarantee admission.

  4. Demonstrating financial resources: According to U.S. government regulations, all applicants who must obtain a student visa to study in the U.S. must demonstrate that they have sufficient funds to pay for tuition costs and living expenses while at the UO. As proof of your financial resources, you must send a bank statement or a certificate of balance prepared within the last six months or a scholarship letter with your application.
  5. Personal statements and letters of recommendation (optional): You may send a personal statement with your application to explain special circumstances in your life that have affected you or your education. Letters of recommendation are not required for admission to the UO as an undergraduate but can be included in support of a student’s application for admission.

Completing Your International Application

The UO Office of Admissions maintains a webpage with online information to assist you in completing your application.

International Exchange Student Information

The UO Office of International Affairs maintains a webpage with information for international exchange students.