Frequently Asked Questions:

For any other questions not answered here, please contact the director of the program directly.

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Q: What about courses listed on the Prerequisite list that are not offered at Oregon State?

A: For courses listed on the Prerequisite list that are not offered at OSU, here are your options:

1.       Find a comparable course at OSU or another institution, then check with the program director to be sure it will transfer.

2.       Talk with the program director about the possibility of waiving the course requirement as a program prerequisite.


Q: Where do the 1040 hours of documented agricultural experience come from?

A: These hours are a combination of all of your extra-curricular agricultural experience. The hours could be related to SAE projects from your FFA experience, 4-H projects, work experience, production agriculture experience, etc.


Q: When does the required testing need to be complete?

A: The testing is not a requirement to apply for the program, however, it must be completed before being fully admitted in to the program. Depending on the decision of the selection committee, you may receive a “conditional admission” into the program until the required tests are passed.


Q: What If I have not completed AED 313, Early Field Experience?

A: We recommend you complete AED 313 during your Junior year at OSU, however, we realize that each circumstance is unique. The Early Field Experience must be completed before being fully admitted into the program. You talk about specific details with the program coordinator. More information is located here: AED 313


Q: There are two applications, a program application and a graduate school application. When do I submit them?

A: The deadline for the program application is the end of the second week of February, usually around the 14th. You can apply to the graduate school at the same time, or wait to hear about your program admittance before applying to the graduate school. Either is fine, but full admission into the program includes the ability to be admitted to the graduate school.


Q: I read something about extra graduate credits that may be used as College Credit Now Instructor credits, what does that mean?

A: Some school districts articulate courses with community colleges so high school students can receive college credit through a high school course. A “College Credit Now” Instructor is required to have a certain number of higher education credits to be considered qualified. Some of your graduate credits may count, but this varies among school districts and corresponding community colleges.


Q: How soon after I apply will I find out if I have been admitted?

A: Your application packet will be reviewed by a committee sometime in February or March. There will likely be an interview with the committee, followed by a decision about your admittance shortly thereafter (usually no later than the end of March).