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START is OSU’s new student orientation, advising and registration program.  It is available for students throughout the summer who have been admitted for Summer or Fall 2017.

Registration for START 2017 will Open May 1, 2017

To access registration and program information for the START orientation program you must first select the link that best describes you from the following list:

First-Year Students

First year START is for students beginning their first year or traditionally called the "freshman year" of college.  Regardless of your AP/IB credits, if this is your first time attending a college or university you will need to attend a first year START.  If you have graduated high school within the last year you are also considered a first-year student, regardless of credits transferring in.

Transfer Students

Transfer START is for Transfer students.  Transfer students are students who have successfully completed at least 36 quarter hour (24 semester) graded, transferable credits from one or more regionally accredited colleges and universities and have been admitted to OSU as a transfer student and graduated from high school over a year ago. 

International Students

You are considered an international student if you are or will be in the United States on a non-immigrant visa.

Students Admitted for Summer Term

If you are new to OSU and will be taking classes in Summer 2016, you will still need to sign up for a START session in order to register for Fall 2016 classes.  You do not need to see an advisor to sign up for Summer term classes

Degree Partnership Students

If you are a current or new Degree Partnership Program student and plan on taking classes at OSU for the first time this fall term you will be required to attend OSU START.  If you have any questions regarding this process please contact the New Student Programs & Family outreach office directly at (541) 737-7627.

OSU Cascades Students Transferring to Corvallis Campus

To transfer you need to contact OSU-Cascades Enrollment Services at 541-322-3100 or cascadesadmit@osucascades.edu.  If you will be transferring from OSU Cascades to OSU Corvallis campus for fall or summer 2016 you will need to sign up for a START session in order to register for Fall 2016 classes. If you have less than 36 college credits you will need to sign up for a first-year START and if you have 36 college credits or more you will need to sign up for a Transfer START.

Post-Bacc Students

If you are a Post-Bacc student we ask that you contact your college advising office directly to receive advising and registration instructions.

Ecampus Students

If you are an e-campus students looking to take only online courses, you are not required to attend START.  There is an online orientation for e-campus students only.  

Non-Degree Seeking Students

If you are a non-degree seeking students you do not attend START and can register for courses without seeing an advisor.

Graduate Students

START is for undergraduate students only. Please contact the Graduate School for program specific orientation sessions.

Contact Info

New Student Programs & Family Outreach
A150 Kerr Administration Building, Corvallis, OR 97331-2133
Phone: 541-737-7627 | Fax: 541-737-6157

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