You've Been Admitted

Student reviewing paperwork Congratulations on your admission to Oregon State! This is the first step of an amazing journey where you’ll ultimately join the more than 170,000 Beaver alumni who are doing incredible things around the world.

So now that the hard part is done, there are a few things that you still need to take care of to make your entrance into Beaver Nation a smooth one:


Pay the Advance Tuition Deposit

To confirm your intent to enroll at Oregon State, you must submit the Advance Tuition Deposit (ATD) form along with your $200 deposit. This allows OSU to create your student account and make plans for your arrival (we don’t want to give your spot to someone else). Your $200 deposit can be applied to your tuition or any account balance you may have once you register for classes. Payment of the ATD is required to participate in the START program next summer, where you will meet with an adviser and register for the fall term.

There are two ways to submit the ATD form and payment. You can print the form and mail it in with a check, or complete the online form and pay electronically.

Depositing your ATD online is really the easiest and fastest way to submit the funds. And to make it even easier, we’ve created an online tutorial.

Here’s the short version: Go to and enter your student ID and General Access Pin (GAP). Once you’ve accessed the system, click Admissions, then Pay Advance Tuition Deposit and follow the instructions. After May 1, 2012, your deposit is non-refundable, so be sure to discuss this decision with your family.

Apply for financial aid and scholarships

Think you don’t need — or can’t get — a scholarship or financial aid? Think again! Almost everybody can qualify for some sort of financial aid, whether it’s scholarships, grants, loans or work-study. But you won’t know unless you file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, also know as the FAFSA. The priority deadline for submitting the FAFSA is Feb. 28. For OSU scholarships, including those from individual colleges and departments, the application deadline is Feb. 1. Visit the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships for more information on the application process.

Get your shots

We want you to be healthy while you’re here, and since you’ll be interacting with 24,000+ other members of Beaver Nation on a regular basis, it’s important not to spread the really nasty stuff like whooping cough or the measles. So be sure you get your shots and submit your health history and immunization information to Student Health Services.

Using Student Online Services for the first time? Go to and enter your student ID, which you’ll find on your letter of admission, and General Access Pin (GAP). For first-time access, your GAP is your six-digit date of birth. You’ll create a new GAP for future log-ins.