Congratulations on getting admitted to Oregon State! This page outlines helpful information for first-time, newly admitted or readmitted students who are taking classes online through Oregon State Ecampus. Whether you are starting your journey to degree completion or are simply interested in individual online courses, here are some important things to do before classes start.
If you plan to use financial aid to help pay for school, visit the Office of Financial Aid for assistance. Nondegree-seeking students at OSU are not eligible for financial aid.
Pay the ATD
Undergraduate degree-seeking students pay the ATD, or the Advance Tuition Deposit. The ATD confirms your intent to enroll at Oregon State University. Post-baccalaureate students and some others are exempt from this deposit. Visit the Office of Admissions for more information on payment, deadlines and exemption.
Set up your OSU Network Identification (ONID account)
Your ONID account gives you an Oregon State email address and is also required for logging into your online Blackboard course. It is also required when you register for your classes online.
Complete the Ecampus online orientation
Note: Ecampus students do not need to attend START. The online orientation is intended for undergraduate degree-seeking students. If you are a graduate, or non-degree student, i.e, taking a class, this is not required.
Review our getting-started guide
Hint: you might want to print out this getting-started guide. It includes other great information, such understanding tuition and fees and the advanced tuition deposit (ATD); how to obtain course materials from a distance; and resources for starting and succeeding in your online class. Similarly, you can access this information via the links on the side navigation of this page.
Please call us if you need help or clarification on anything regarding your new student status.
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