Fall Term Applicants:

Oregon State University continues to consider Fall 2020 applications received past the February 1 Priority Application date.  Decisions will be made on a rolling basis.  Applications submitted after February 1 will be considered for some scholarships based on availability.

Freshman/First year students who applied by the Priority Application deadline of February 1 must have all supporting documents required to make their application file complete (official transcripts, official test scores, etc.) to the OSU Office of Admissions by February 14 to be considered for priority consideration.

New freshman/first-year students applying for summer or fall terms will be notified of their status based on when their application file is complete. Here is a link for more information about freshman deadlines, requirements and decision dates.

Winter, Spring and Summer Term Applicants:

Students applying for winter, spring, or summer terms must apply and submit all required documents before the posted deadlines below to ensure your application can be reviewed in sufficient time before the term starts. Admission application fees will not be refunded due to late arrival of required materials. Students are strongly urged to complete their application process well in advance of posted deadlines in order to get through the subsequent steps in the process.

Regardless of which term you are applying for, the scholarship consideration deadline is February 1 before the start of the school year in which you plan to enter.

New freshman/first-year students applying for summer term will be evaluated for admission using the same criteria and processes as fall applicants.

Post-Bacc Applicants (all terms):

Post-bacc applicants (students who have earned a bachelor’s degree and who are applying to pursue another at OSU), should consult our Post-Bacc deadlines page for info on admission deadlines and processes.


Degree Seeking Application Deadlines

Academic Term


Summer 2020 June 22, 2020
Fall 2020
(freshman/first year)

February 1, 2020 – Priority Application deadline
February 14, 2020 - Transcript and test score deadline (for those who applied by Feb. 1)

August 26, 2020 – Final admissions deadline*

*Applicants who do not meet the Priority Application deadline will be considered for admission on a space-available basis and considered for some scholarships on a funding-available basis.

Fall 2020 (transfer)

February 1, 2020 – Priority Application Deadline for full scholarship consideration.  Note that transfers applying after this date will be considered for limited scholarships on a funds-available basis.

August 26, 2020 – Final admissions deadline

Fall 2020 (post bacc) August 26, 2020
*Some academic programs establish their own application deadlines. Applicants are encouraged to contact the department that they want to apply for admission to determine the department's deadlines, notification dates, and any other restrictions.
Winter 2021 December 7, 2020
Spring 2021 March 1, 2021


Degree Partnership Program (DPP) Application Deadlines
Admitted freshmen/first-year students may add DPP by the deadlines listed below.

Academic Term

DPP Application Deadline
(4 weeks prior to the start of OSU term)

Start Date of OSU Term

Summer 2020 June 1, 2020 June 24, 2020
Fall 2020 August 26, 2020 September 23, 2020
Winter 2021 December 7, 2020 January 4, 2021
Spring 2021 March 1, 2021 March 29, 2021
Summer 2021 May 30, 2021 June 23, 2021
Fall 2021 August 25, 2021 September 22, 2021
Winter 2022 December 6, 2021 January 3, 2022
Spring 2022 February 28, 2022 March 28, 2022


  • February 1 is the deadline for students wanting to be considered for scholarships for the upcoming Fall term.
    Students must have a complete the Admissions application (including scholarship section) and be applying for a fall term.
  • Individual departments may have different deadlines for departmental scholarships.
  • February 28 is the priority deadline for Federal financial aid.
    It is recommended to fill out the FAFSA when it becomes available in October, every year!


Non-Degree Application Deadlines
The application and $30 nonrefundable application fee must be received by these deadlines (by 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time) to be considered for admission to the university. Applicants are encouraged to contact the department that they want to apply for admission to determine the department's deadlines and any other restrictions.

Academic Term


Summer 2020 August 14, 2020
Fall 2020 September 30, 2020
Winter 2021 January 11, 2021
Spring 2021 April 5, 2021