What are Oregon Tech's Admission Standards?

Admission to Oregon Tech is based on your unweighted college-preparatory GPA. When you apply, we’ll recalculate your college-prep GPA based on 15 core courses (outlined below), including a required fourth year of math that uses Algebra II as a prerequisite. SAT and ACT scores are optional—you can choose to submit to enhance your application, but they are by no means required.

What GPA should I have for Admission to Oregon Tech?

  • You will be offered admission if you have a 3.0 or higher unweighted core GPA based on a 4.0 scale calculated using the 15 core courses (No deficiencies*)
  • You will be considered for admission if you have a 2.5 or higher unweighted core GPA based on a 4.0 scale calculated using the 15 core courses (No more than one deficiency in any two core classes)

* Deficiencies are courses not taken or courses in which a grade of F or D was earned. Repeat courses may be used to replace grades.

Do I need to submit test scores?

Effective Fall 2021, standardized test scores such as ACT, SAT, SAT II,  AP, or IB are not required. However, scores may be used to make up course deficiencies in the core subject requirements.

Test scores in no way will penalize your admission review, but you're encouraged to submit them if you have them. If submitted, they will only be used to enhance your admission review and Presidential Scholarship consideration.

What are the core subject requirements?

Applicants must complete all core subjects below with a C or better in each of the 15 courses. One three-credit hour college course may be substituted in any of the core subjects, if taken at a regionally accredited institution.

Core Subject Area Requirements

You must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Four years of high school English (composition/literacy-based)
    OR
  • ACT: 21+ English score
    OR
  • SAT: 580+ Critical Reading score (530+ if taken before March 2016)
    OR
  • One transferable three-credit college English Composition course

You must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Four years of high school math courses (including one year each of Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, and an advanced class for which Algebra II is a prerequisite)
    OR
  • ACT 24+ math score
    OR
  • SAT 570+ math score (540+ if taken before March 2016)
    OR
  • One transferable three-credit college math course for which at least intermediate algebra is a prerequisite

You must meet one of the following criteria from each of the following sections:

History/Social Studies

  • One year high school American History
    OR
  • One transferable three-credit college American History
    OR
  • SAT 560+ American History/Social Studies score

Social Science

  • One year high school social science (such as European history, world history, economics, sociology, geography, government, psychology or anthropology)
    OR
  • One transferable three-credit college social science course
    OR
  • SAT II 560+ American History/Social Studies score

You must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Three years of high school laboratory science (one year each of biology, chemistry, earth science, environmental science, or physics—though an integrated science class may be substituted for one required course)
    OR
  • Two years high school laboratory science (biology, chemistry, earth science, or physics) plus one of the following test scores (test score may be used to satisfy one lab science unit other than high school credits earned):
    ACT: 20+ science score
    SAT: 600+ chemistry score, 590+ biology score, or 620+ physics score
    OR
  • Three transferable four-credit college lab sciences courses (one term each of biology, chemistry, earth science, and physics—though an integrated science or advanced level science class may be substituted for one required course)

You must meet one of the following criteria:

  • One year or a combination of high school fine arts or Career and Technical Education (CTE)
    OR
  • One transferable three-credit college fine arts course

You must take one academic elective requirement - such as computer science, STEM, engineering, or another college-prep course from any of the above subjects.

What about transcripts?

You will self-report your courses and grades in your application. Only submit transcripts if requested, if 22 years or older, or if you're an international applicant. If you decide to attend Oregon Tech, a final review of your official high school transcript with your graduation date and all final grades is required before you may start classes.

Submit official transcripts for college-level credit completed and official scores for AP and IB.

Students with international transcripts must also be translated into English and US standards by an approved transcript evaluation service; GPA must also be included on the transcript evaluation.

Among the acceptable transcript evaluation services are AACRAO; Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.; Educational Records Evaluation Service; e-ValReports; Foreign Credentials Service of America (FCSA); Global Credential Evaluators, Inc.; International Education Research Foundation; Josef Silny & Associates; Spantran Evaluation Services; The Foundation for International Services; and World Education Services.

Exceptions

  • One deficiency in math and one deficiency in lab science will result in an automatic denial
  • Applicants 22 and older—as well as students who took the GED—are exempt from the college-prep course requirements
  • Merit-based scholarships awarded at the time of admission will use cumulative high school GPA
  • International students must submit all translated and converted transcripts to be reviewed for admission
Office of Admissions

1st Floor, College Union
3201 Campus Drive
Klamath Falls, OR 97601