1. Create an account at this website https://apply.commonapp.org/login?ma=944&tref=osuadms_choose_application.
2. Select Oregon State University using the college search tab.
3. Fill out the Common Application section and the “my college” section to complete your application.
4. Submit the Common Application.
5. Request all required documents be sent to Oregon State University such as official test scores (ACT/SAT) and an official high school transcript.
6. You will receive two correspondence emails, one will include your assigned login ID and instructions on resetting your password
If you are not a fee waiver applicant, you will need to log in to your OSU account to pay the application fee and submit your application.
Graduating high school seniors are the only student population who should complete the Common Application. All other student types should complete the OSU application from our website for First Year Application for Admission, Transfer Application for Admission, and Post-Baccalaureate applications. https://oregonstate.force.com/AppLogin
Students who submitted the Common Application by November 1st have until November 7th to complete the payment process and still be considered 'Early Action'.
While the deadline to submit the Common Application to be considered for Early Action is November 1st, there is often a delay between when students submit the application, and when they are notified via email that the application fee payment is required.
If you have questions about the payment process, see the steps below or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once you have submitted The Common Application to Oregon State University, your application submission process still requires two more steps:
STEP 1: Log in to OSU’s application system and change your password.
Your Common Application information has been loaded into OSU’s application system.
Once you have completed this action, please submit your payment of your application by following the directions below.
STEP 2: Pay your application fee and submit your application in OSU’s system.
If you have trouble logging back in, click 'Forgot Password.'
No. Only applicants eligible for a fee waiver are exempt from the application fee. All other applicants will pay the $65.00 application fee after submitting the Common Application. You will receive two emails after submitting your application. The first will prompt you to create a password through our website. The second email will list the next steps in the Common Application process and details how to pay OSU’s application fee. If you do not receive these emails within two business days of submitting your Common Application, please reach out to email@example.com.
No. Both the Common Application and the OSU Application for Admission are assessed on the same scale. Additional or extra information included on the Common Application will not be utilized when OSU makes an admission decision.
No. OSU does not accept letters of recommendation or school reports. You are required by Common App to fill out your counselor's information so the application can be submitted. However, not turning in this information will not hold up your admission decision or application.
No. However, OSU requires that students complete the Insight Resume portion of the Common App, but does not require the personal essay. The personal essay is a Common Application request, so some schools require it. OSU does not and should you send a personal essay, it will not be used in our admission decision.