Congratulations! You've been admitted to one of the best univerisites in the US, and we're happy to have you. Key steps to take after you've been admitted to the University:
1. Confirm your intent to attend OSU - for undergraduate, graduate and professional degree-seeking and exchange students. Transfer students must complete this survey before the Office of International Admissions can review and process transfer credits. Does not apply to INTO OSU students.
2. Learn about the START program - for fall term undergraduate direct-admit admits only
3. Download and read the Pre-Departure Guide - it contains everything you need to know as you prepare to come to OSU
4. What happens when you first arrive at OSU? Learn about arrival and orientaion
After you've been admitted to OSU, you'll need to tell us if you plan to attend. This is required for fully-admitted OSU international students, including undergraduate, graduate, professional and non-degree exchange students. Transfer students must complete this survey before the Office of International Admissions can review and process transfer credits. INTO OSU students do not need to complete this step.
The Intent to Attend survey requires your OSU ID and either your GAP or date of birth (MMDDYY). The GAP will initially be set to your birth date in the format MMDDYY (month, month, day, day, year, year). Example: June 01, 1980 = 060180.
After you've selected "Yes" or "No", simply click "Survey Complete" The next page shows your "Personal Information". If you need to update your address or telephone number or wish to change your GAP/password, you may do so here.
Note: International student DO NOT pay the Advanced Tuition Deposit (ATD).
If you encounter a problem or error that asks you to pay the ATD before registering for START or on-campus housing, please contact Jacqueline Chambers, the OSU International Housing Coordinator, at Jacqueline.Chambers@oregonstate.edu.
The Pre-Departure Guide is very important. It contains instructions about what to do before you leave your country to come to OSU. Be sure to read it! If you have any questions, send an email to INTO.Student.Services@oregonstate.edu.
For undergraduate, conditionally-admitted and graduate students:
For INTO OSU programs (Academic English, General English, Pathway, Conditional Admission with no TOEFL) students:
What is START?
START is the academic advising and registration process for fully admitted degree-seeking undergraduate students starting classes in fall term. You must be a fully admitted, degree-seeking F-1 or J-1 visa holder to participate in online START.
If you're starting at OSU in winter, spring or summer term, or are starting an INTO OSU program, your advising and registration will be included in your New International Student Orientation.
Preparing for START
Before START, you should submit your Intent to Attend.
There are three ways you can complete START:
Conditionally-admitted students do not participate in START
If you've submitted a TOEFL score of 60-69 or an IELTS score of 5.5-6.0, you will not participate in START. Instead, you'll participate in CAP Student Orientation on the Friday before regular International Student Orientation begins.
If you've been conditionally-admitted WITHOUT an English language score, or with English language scores below those listed above, you won't do START. You will attend New International Student Orientation. See Dates for when your orientation will begin.