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Oregon State University is doing what we can to mitigate the impact on students enrolling on the Corvallis campus beginning Fall 2020.  In these unprecedented and uncertain times, please know that we are making many efforts to help you and your family make decisions about enrolling and to be flexible where we can to help.

Changes for Fall 2020 (updated 3/23/20)

(Visit our page for admitted students to stay in contact and for frequent updates)

OSU has changed its enrollment confirmation deadline for Fall 2020 to June 1st to allow students the opportunity to navigate new realities without being pressured to meet the typical May 1st deadline. 

New student orientation (called START) is currently scheduled to take place beginning in late June with sessions throughout July here in Corvallis.  Registration for START is available to students who have confirmed their enrollment and begins on May 4th.  The volatility of the situation may impact START and how it is delivered.  We will keep you informed and post changes on our website.

Students may still apply for Fall 2020 admission and be considered for central university scholarships.  The Office of Admissions currently maintains normal processing turnaround times and strives to provide timely decisions within 2 weeks of application file completion.

For students/counselors having trouble getting physical official transcripts, please contact our office.  For transfer students, we will accept emailed advisor or unofficial copies for admission review (credit acceptance requires official college transcripts).

We understand that high school or college courses that were in progress when school was closed or course delivery methods were changed may be displayed as incomplete or with pass/fail grades or they may simply show that they were never really completed.  We also understand that the changes over the last several weeks may have impacted your performance in courses in progress.  OSU will not rescind admission or scholarships based on the grading decisions made at your high school during this time.  Final high school transcripts, when available, will need to be sent to OSU indicating you’ve graduated.  College transcripts, regardless of the current grades must be received and credit transfer will be determined using existing policy and process.

High school students who may have to continue instruction or have unforeseen delays in providing a transcript/diploma showing graduation date (required for disbursement of financial aid), we will be as flexible as the law allows.  Please contact our office to discuss your particular situation.

OSU will be evaluating its credit awarding policy for AP and IB in light of changes that have been made by AP and IB test administrators during the COVID-19 interruptions.  Our goal will be to fairly award credit to students based on demonstrated learning outcomes and minimize poor future college performance responsible credit and placement decisions.  Check back around April 1st for updates.

With any changes in parent employment that pertain to the FAFSA, please send in appropriate documentation as soon as possible.

University Housing and Dining Services has engaged in some specific protocols to help combat spread of the COVID-19 virus.  

  • Enhanced cleaning protocols
  • All food is being served in single-use takeout containers
  • Staff are using touch-free scanners to scan ID cards and payment cards whenever possible
  • Instituted a 'Food Buddy' program to help students who may not feel well
  • More details here