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College Admission Requirements

South Medford High School encourages all graduates to continue their education or training beyond high school. Postsecondary education or training helps young adults develop skills and expertise they can apply in later professional careers. Preparing for postsecondary education or training, both academically and financially, can begin as early as families might wish to do so. Parents and students should know the kinds of courses needed to be accepted into a postsecondary institution, how to find the right school, the costs of attending, and the financial assistance that might be available. Our Panther Future Center and Student Services department can assist in this process.

Oregon Public Universities:

The following courses meet the minimum entrance requirements for most public universities in Oregon. Contact individual schools for specific requirements.

English (4 credits) | Emphasis on writing during all four years

  • Eastern Oregon University, La Grande
  • Oregon Tech, Klamath Falls
  • Oregon State University, Corvallis
  • OSU-Cascades, Bend
  • Portland State University, Portland
  • Southern Oregon University, Ashland
  • University of Oregon, Eugene
  • Western Oregon University, Monmouth

Mathematics (3 credits) | Algebra 1, Geometry and Algebra 2 (OIT requires 4 credits in math)

Science (3 credits) | At least one year in each of two fields:

  • Physical - Physical Science, Chemistry 1, Physics
  • Biological - Biology, Human Anatomy & Physiology

Social Studies (3 credits) 

  • World Studies or AP Human Geography (1 year in 9th grade)
  • American Studies or AP U.S. History (1 year in 10th grade)
  • Economics (1/2 year in 12th grade)
  • Contemporary Issues/Intro to Law (1/2 year in 12th grade)

World Language (2 credits) | Minimum two years of the same world language

College Athletics:

Students planning to participate in NCAA/NAIA athletics must demonstrate eligibility by registering with the NCAA or NAIA Clearinghouse. To be certified by the NCAA clearing for Division I or II or the NAIA Clearinghouse, students must meet specific core-course requirements. Please visit the NCAA or NAIA Clearinghouse  for details.


While many 4-year colleges and universities have gone to “test optional” for admission, they may still require either the SAT or ACT for admissions and/or financial aid. Check with colleges for their specific requirements. Please log onto the following websites for more information and dates these tests will be offered.

For additional assistance with test registration, please contact the Panther Future Center at 541-842-1417.


The Preliminary Scholastic Assessment Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test may be administered each October at SMHS. We have limited space for 11th graders and there will be a fee associated with taking the exam.