START is a program hosted in the summer in Corvallis, Oregon where students can receive academic advising and register for the fall term classes.  Knowing that international students have limitations due to travel costs or visa restrictions, on whether or not they can make a START session in the summer, there are 3 options for you to select how you would like to be advised and register for your fall term classes.  

The options below are only for fully admitted degree-seeking undergraduate students, F-1 or J-1 visa holders:

  1. Attend START: If you are able, we encourage you to attend an on-campus summer START program. Click here for more information on START and to register online for a START session. Be sure to choose one of the “fall term” START options: either first-year students or transfer students. START registration is required ahead of time to attend.
  2. International Online Academic Orientation: If you are unable to come to Corvallis in the summer due to visa limitations, then you are eligible for online academic orientation. The online academic orientation website link will be made available on this page beginning May 1, 2018. Please note if you are currently in the U.S. or are able to travel to the U.S., then you are not eligible to do the online orientation. Online orientation will be available May 1st - August 29th. If the online academic orientation is not completed prior to August 29th, then you will need to attend advising/registration in the fall as a part of International Student Orientation on September 13-14, 2018 (see option 3 below).
  3. Advising/Registration in the Fall: If you are unable to come to campus or complete the International Online Orientation, then you will be able to see an advisor and register for classes when you come to Corvallis in September for New International Student Orientation on September 13-14, 2018..

All new international students must attend New International Student Orientation in the fall on September 13-14, 2018, even if you participate in option #1 or option #2 above. There is much more information that new international students are required to learn that is not covered in the online academic orientation, so be sure you arrive in the U.S. prior to International Student Orientation beginning.

Undergraduate Pathway Progressor and Academic English Progressor Students

If you will be progressing to OSU during summer or fall 2018 from the INTO OSU Undergraduate Pathway program, you can do one of the following options in order to register for fall term classes:

  1. Attend a Transfer START session during the summer.  You are considered a transfer student, so if you come to a summer START session, be sure it is a transfer session.  Those are held on June 29, July 6, July 25 or August 29.  Click here for more information about START and to register online for a START session. START registration is required ahead of time to attend.
  2. Advising/Registration in the Fall.  If you are unable to do option #1 then you can receive advising and register for fall term classes when you attend the International Student Orientation in the fall. 

For progressor orientation inquiries, contact Madison Webb for undergraduate pathway information and Emily Dunn for graduate pathway information.

Please note: Undergraduate Pathway progressor students should not take the International Online Orientation.