Admissions Requirements and Deadlines

Determine which type of student you are below. Each expandable section contains links to detailed admissions requirements, application deadlines and the appropriate application for you to submit.

Choose your student type

First-year student

 

You are in high school, a high school graduate or GED holder who has completed fewer than 24 quarter credits (16 semester). If you have 1-23 quarter credits (1-15 semester), you will be reviewed on both your high school and college coursework. Refer to the admissions requirements in the expanded menu below for more details.

Application deadlines

OSU admits new students in each of our four quarterly terms. Use the chart below to help you stay on track for applying before our suggested application deadlines. This allows the Office of Admissions sufficient time to evaluate your application and transcripts, and for you to register for classes and order and receive course materials. Check the academic calendar to view our quarter-term schedule.

TermDeadlineClasses start
Winter 2022Nov. 1, 2021Jan. 3
Spring 2022Feb. 1March 28
Summer 2022*May 1June 13*
Fall 2022Aug. 1Sept. 21

* June 13 is the first day of summer intersession. Summer classes range from one to 11 weeks in length and have various start dates. View a complete list of summer deadlines.

Suggested application deadline only.

 

Transfer student

 

You have completed at least 24 quarter (16 semester) graded, transferable credits from a regionally accredited college or university since graduating from high school or completing your GED.

Application deadlines

OSU admits new students in each of our four quarterly terms. Use the chart below to help you stay on track for applying before our suggested application deadlines. This allows the Office of Admissions sufficient time to evaluate your application and transcripts, and for you to register for classes and order and receive course materials. Check the academic calendar to view our quarter-term schedule.

TermDeadlineClasses start
Winter 2022Nov. 1, 2021Jan. 3
Spring 2022Feb. 1March 28
Summer 2022*May 1June 13*
Fall 2022Aug. 1Sept. 21

* June 13 is the first day of summer intersession. Summer classes range from one to 11 weeks in length and have various start dates. View a complete list of summer deadlines.

Suggested application deadline only.

 

Returning to OSU?

 

Students who have been absent from Oregon State for four or more terms (not including summer terms) and wish to re-enroll must submit a readmission application to the Registrar's Office.

Postbaccalaureate student

 

You have a baccalaureate degree, and want an additional undergraduate degree or minor.

Application deadlines

OSU admits new students in each of our four quarterly terms. Use the chart below to help you stay on track for applying before our application deadlines. (Be aware that certain postbacc programs have their own application deadlines.) This allows the Office of Admissions sufficient time to evaluate your application and transcripts, and for you to register for classes and order and receive course materials. Check the academic calendar to view our quarter-term schedule.

TermDeadlineClasses start
Winter 2022Nov. 1, 2021Jan. 3
Spring 2022Feb. 1March 28
Summer 2022*May 1June 13*
Fall 2022Aug. 1Sept. 21

* June 13 is the first day of summer intersession. Summer classes range from one to 11 weeks in length and have various start dates. View a complete list of summer deadlines.

 

Graduate student

 

You have a bachelor's degree and want to enroll in a master's, doctoral or certificate program.

Nondegree-seeking student

 

You want to take a few courses (such as chemistry or a foreign language) but not complete an entire degree program.

Application deadlines

Please check course availability on the Ecampus schedule of classes before you apply. At a minimum, you will want to apply at least two weeks before the start of the term if there is still room in your class to allow time for admission, textbooks to be sent to you and to get a prerequisite override, if needed, before your class begins. Use the chart below to help you stay on track for applying before our suggested application deadlines.

TermDeadlineClasses start
Winter 2022Dec. 20, 2021Jan. 3
Spring 2022March 14March 28
Summer 2022*May 30*June 13*
Fall 2022Sep. 7Sept. 21

* June 13 is the first day of summer intersession. Summer classes range from one to 11 weeks in length and have various start dates. We encourage nondegree-seeking Ecampus students to apply a minimum of two weeks before their desired session's start date. This may be one to nine weeks later than the suggested application deadline of May 30 above. View a complete list of summer deadlines.

Suggested application deadline only.

 

International student

 

You are NOT a United States citizen and have NOT been granted U.S. Permanent Residency. If you are currently in the U.S. on any type of U.S. visa, please contact the Office of International Services before applying to a degree program with OSU Ecampus. Learn more about studying online with Ecampus as an international student.

Questions?

If you have any questions regarding admissions, please contact Ecampus Enrollment Services at 800-667-1465 or ecampus@oregonstate.edu for assistance.

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