Important dates and deadlines (Fall 2017 entry students only)

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

Note that the following calendar covers deadlines and suggested timeframes for students applying on time and does not cover all the necessary next steps in the enrollment process.  Additionally, the calendar view outlines the suggested timeline for newly admitted students and may not be accurate for students who are admitted late in the school year.

Please also consult the Next Steps Overview page for a checklist view of all key to-dos.

October 2016

  • 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 (transcripts, test scores, etc.) for priority application/competitive round scholarship selection
    • NOTE:  some students may get admitted without these documents, but they are still required to be in by this deadline for scholarship consideration.
  • 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
  • New student room selection priority dates released to new students who applied for housing by May 1 on May 19, 2017. Factors that can contribute to selection priority dates include: Housing application submission date, START registration, ATD payment date, and academic program.

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