Oregon State University recognizes significant engagement and accomplishment in undergraduate research and the arts by awarding an honorary distinction of “Research Fellow” or “Arts Fellow” to students in any major upon completion of a significant research or creative arts project under the mentorship of an OSU faculty mentor. The distinction will be noted on the student’s transcript, and the student may wear a blue honor cord at graduation ceremonies. 
Transcript notation also gives future degree programs and employers a more complete picture of a student’s background and interests.

Requirements to Apply for a Transcript Notation

  • Students can seek both the “Research Fellow” and the “Arts Fellow" notation on their transcript but it must be for separate projects.

  • Presenting your research at CUE, SURS, or another Symposium is a requirement to qualify for the Transcript Notation.

  • Students who present at CUE or SURS will need to apply for Transcript Notation through the above form.

  • Students may apply for transcript notation at any time. If you are a graduating student, the deadline to apply is Monday of Week 10. 

Important Details

  • “Research/Creativity” is defined here as modes of scholarship and inquiry as they are variously practiced and defined in OSU’s academic disciplines.

  • A “Research Fellow” will be a student who has engaged in activities leading to uncovering new knowledge or applying existing knowledge to solving problems.

  • An “Arts Fellow” is a student completing a significant creative project in the arts. Creative projects may fall under the performance arts (theater, dance, music, etc.), media (video, film), writing, or the visual arts.
  • Transcript Notation will show up on your final diploma after you graduate. 

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