Next Steps Overview
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Your Countdown Calendar


If you are an Ecampus student, please see Ecampus information instead.

January 2017

  • Start working on your FAFSA and other financial aid documents- Visit Financial Aid website for assistance applying.

February 2017

  • 1st: OSU Scholarship/Priority Application Deadline
  • 1st: FAFSA Deadline for Oregon Residents applying for Oregon Opportunity Grant
  • 1st: Fall 2017 new student application for housing becomes available- Visit University Housing and Dining website for assistance.
  • 17th: Document deadline for priority application/competitive round scholarship selection
  • 28th: FAFSA Priority Filing Deadline

March 2017

  • Mid-month: Competitive scholarship review for all applicants with up-to-date documents; award letter mailing begins

April 2017

  • 1st week: Financial Aid begins mailing award letters to new students
  • Submit Health History Forms online
  • Mid-month- Invites for START are mailed (START is OSU's new student advising & registration program)

May 2017

  • 1st: ATD is due (Fall term admits only)
  • 1st: START registration opens
  • Early May: New student room selection priority dates released via lottery system. To be eligible to pick a room, students must: Pay their ATD (Advanced Tuition Deposit), register for summer START orientation, apply for housing by May 1, 2017 and sign their 2017-18 housing and dining contract.

June 2017

  • 1st-30th: New student room selection process begins
  • 10th: California START
  • 11th: California START
  • 17th:  Hawaii START
  • 26th-27th: START for 1st year students
  • 29th-30th: START for 1st year students
  • 28th:  START for transfer students

July 2017

  • 6th-7th: START for first-year students
  • 9th-10th: START for 1st year students.  This program offers a Spanish track (in addition to our regular program) for parents and family members.
  • 12th:  START for transfer students
  • 13th-14th:  START for first-year students
  • 17th-18th: START for first-year students
  • 20th-21st:  START for first-year students
  • 24th-25th:  START for first-year students
  • 26th: START for transfer students

August 2017

  • 28th-29th: START for first-year students
  • 30th: START for transfer students

September 2017

  • 14th: Financial Aid begins fall term disbursement. Students must have accepted their financial aid awards, be registered for the proper/expected number of credits, and have no outstanding financial aid requirements or holds for the disbursement to occur.
  • 18th:  If you are unable to attend any of the START sessions during the summer, you will need to attend this session.
  • 17th-24th: Welcome Week programming
  • 20th: 1st Day of Fall 2017 classes