• Dear Counselors,

    Because we understand the critical role that you play in the decisions of prospective college students, we created this site to provide information and answer many important questions about your student's interest in attending Oregon State. The blog is a place for you to browse but if you ever want to speak to someone about Oregon State, please call or email us using the contact information below.

    We encourage you and your students to visit Corvallis and Oregon State University. It is the best way to learn the most about what any institution has to offer.

    Warm Regards,

    The Office of Admissions

  • 2011 President’s Report: Student Centered-Community Focused

    December 7th, 2011

    The 2011 President’s Report is out and President Ray uses a creative format to outline OSU’s success and plans for the future.

    View it here.

    OSU President Ed Ray


    Your students at OSU

    December 7th, 2011

    We talk all the time about the great number of opportunities that students have at OSU. Sometimes though, it’s just better to show them in action.


    OSU’s Fee Deferral process

    November 22nd, 2011

    While this is not new news, it is always good to review before the crush of the application cycle hits.

    From the Admissions Blog:

    Step 1, determine whether or not you’re eligible:

    Applicants seeking admission off of their high school record must meet one or more of the following:

    1. Student is now eligible for, or participates in, a free- or reduced-lunch program.
    2. Student now participates in or is eligible for a TRIO-type college preparatory program such as Upward Bound, Talent Search, EOP, HEP, etc.
    3. Student is a current recipient of State of Oregon or U.S. Public Assistance.
    4. Student is eligible for College Board fee waiver.

    Students seeking admission off of their work at a two or four year regionally accredited college or university must meet one or more of the following:

    1. I am a current participant in an Equal Opportunity Program (EOP), TRIO, or other similar program at the college or university I am currently attending.
    Documentation Required: Signed and dated statement from the institution’s program director, including director’s name, signature, title, and phone number.

    2. My Expected Family Contribution (EFC) is: $1,000 or lower
    Documentation Required: Copy of Part One of your Student Aid Report (SAR) from the institution you are currently attending.

    3. I am a current recipient of State of Oregon or U.S. Public Assistance (food stamps only or food stamps, cash, and medical assistance).
    Documentation Required: Signed and dated statement from your caseworker.

    4. I am currently classified as a dislocated worker.
    Documentation Required: Copy of Determination of Dislocated Worker Form 1992B.

    5. I have authorization and certification of entrance or re-entrance into rehabilitation.
    Documentation Required: Federal form from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

    Step 2, apply for admission:

    Complete your application as you normally would. When you are ready to complete your app, you will be taken to a payment option screen

    Step 3, complete the online fee deferral form by checking the eligibility requirements that apply to you and filling out your counselor/agency official’s information (If you are first year student, use the first year checkboxes. If you are transfer student, use the transfer student checkboxes.) and submit your application:

    Online Fee Deferral Form

    Step 4, fax (541.737.2482) or mail (OSU Office of Admissions, 104 Kerr Admin Bldg, Corvallis, OR 97331) your completed and signed by an agency official/counselor OUS fee deferral form (PDF).

    See the entire post at the Admissions Blog.


    University Honors College deadline Feb 1

    November 18th, 2011

    UHC Student Ishan Patel

    Previously posted at http://oregonstate.edu/admissions/blog/2011/10/27/reminder-university-honors-college-deadlines-nov-1st-and-feb-1st/

    The University Honors College (UHC) is a small degree-granting college within Oregon State University. The UHC offers OSU’s most prestigious degree, the Honors Baccalaureate Degree, which can be earned in any undergraduate major. Some of the benefits to the Honors College are:

    • Graduate with the Honors Baccalaureate degree, one of about 13 such degrees in the nation
    • Be a member of a tight-knit community of about 800 students
    • Small class sizes (no more than 24 students)
    • One-on-one interaction with faculty
    • All classes are taught by professors, not teaching assistants
    • Personal academic advising from the UHC advisors

    To apply for the Honors College students must meet the minimum criteria. For First Year Students they must have a 3.75 cumulative un-weighted GPA OR 1820 SAT OR 27 ACT. For Transfer Students they must have a 3.25 cumulative college GPA. Students that wish to apply must first apply to OSU, and then they can fill out the separate UHC application.

    There are two deadlines for the Honors College, November 1st and February 1st. For those eager beavers, make sure you get your application in before next Tuesday, November 1st!

    Go Beavs!