Step 1: Know the Admissions Requirements & Deadlines

Review details on OSU-Cascades admission requirements and deadlines. Call Enrollment Services at 541-322-3100 or email with questions.

Step 2: Apply

Complete the OSU-Cascades admission application online. To be considered for admission, the admissions office must receive your admissions application and all required official transcripts.

Step 3: Request High School or College Transcripts

If you are applying as a transfer or post-bacc student and graduated from high school in 1997 or after, request that an official copy of your high school transcript (to document foreign language competency was met at the high school level) and official transcripts from any college that you have ever attended be sent to OSU-Cascades. If you are applying as a transfer or post-bacc student and graduated from high school before 1997, request that an official transcript be sent to OSU-Cascades from any college that you have ever attended.

Step 4: Apply for Financial Aid and Scholarships

The first step to acquiring financial aid is to complete & submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and include the OSU (003210). The FAFSA can be completed online at  Additional information on financial aid and scholarships can be found online.

Step 5: Waiting Time

Once the Admissions Office has your application and all required transcripts, the admissions review process will begin. This may take up to three weeks. You will be notified by mail of the admission decision.

Step 6: Confirm Your Enrollment

To confirm your intent to enroll at Oregon State University – Cascades, you must submit the Advance Tuition Deposit (ATD) form along with your $200 deposit. Follow the ATD Online Payment instructions to confirm your enrollment and process payment.

Step 7: Cascades START (new student orientation)

Once you have been notified of your acceptance, you will receive information regarding upcoming Cascades START (new student orientation) sessions. Cascades START covers important information on campus policies, financial aid & payments, student services (Career Services, Student Life, International Programs), student accounts, and library services. Cascades START also includes academic advising and registration.