Degree Requirements Resources


Maintaining contact with your advisor is critical to the successful and timely completion of your degree requirements. Regular advising is required for undergraduate students. How often advising is required varies by college; contact your college head advising office for further information.


Use the OSU Academic Catalog to research program requirements and course descriptions.


Degree requirements are identified in the Academic Regulations.


MyDegrees is a web-based degree audit checklist program and academic advising tool designed to assist students and advisors in monitoring degree progress.

It organizes a student's academic transcript chronologically and categorically, identifying courses they have completed and courses still needed to fulfill the degree requirements.

MyDegrees Features:
  • Degree Audit Checklist—See a visual presentation of degree progress.
  • 'What if' Scenarios—Determine how courses already taken apply to other majors.
  • Checklist Notes—Record important reminders and advice related to degree progress.
  • GPA Calculator—Calculate GPA by term and overall.


Access to MyDegrees: Log into MyOregonState, click on Academics tab, under Academic Resources, click "MyDegrees", then click the Submit MyDegrees box.

View the MyDegrees video tutorials

Credit Requirements for Post-Baccalaureate Students

Post-baccalaureate students are required to have 32 credits in residence (Academic Regulation 26) as well as meet the 45-credit academic residency requirement defined in Academic Regulation 25.f.

Some students have completed courses at Oregon State University as a nondegree-seeking student.

  • These courses must have been taken after students have been awarded their first baccalaureate degree, regardless of where the degree was conferred.
  • These courses can be considered for inclusion in the 32-credit requirement and the 45-credit academic residency requirement.
  • Courses remain on the transcript as nondegree-seeking credits. An exception will be made in MyDegrees to reduce the credits required for academic residency based on the number of credits earned as a nondegree-seeking student.
  • Up to 36 credits can be considered to be in compliance with Academic Regulation 1.b.


Former OSU Students Who Did Not Graduate

Former OSU students who contact the Office of the Registrar asking for transcripts and diplomas sometimes discover they did not, in fact, graduate. Reasons for this may include:

  • Students did not complete academic requirements in the term they applied for graduation and, after completing requirements in a subsequent term, the student did not reapply for graduation in the subsequent term.
  • Students assume they graduated because they received their diplomas at Spring Commencement, but the diplomas had to be canceled due to unfulfilled graduation requirements or minimum grade/GPA requirements were not met.
  • Students who want to complete graduation requirements:
    • Must be a currently admitted student at Oregon State University. If not currently admitted, student must apply for re-admission via the Readmission Application form.
    • Can only be re-admitted to currently active programs. If the student’s program was terminated since leaving OSU, the student must select another program.
    • Must meet with their academic advisor to determine graduation requirements for the current program. Students must complete any additional requirements of the current program. If no additional course work is needed and the degree can be awarded, upon request an official transcript note identifying the year the course work was completed will be added to the transcript.