Step 1: Admissions

Apply to OSU-Cascades

Step 2: Orientation

You will be notified by mail of your acceptance to OSU-Cascades. To confirm you attendance at OSU-Cascades you will be asked to submit the Advance Tuition Deposit (ATD) form along with your $200 deposit. You will be invited to attend orientation once the Advance Tuition Deposit (ATD) is paid. For questions about Orientation, call 541-322-3100. We generally offer three orientation sessions each term, with additional sessions during the summer months.

Please note the following about Orientation:

    • Orientation is required. We understand that it may mean taking time off work to participate, but we feel that it is an important part of your commitment to be a student at OSU-Cascades. By understanding OSU-Cascades policies, deadlines, and requirements, students who have been through Orientation experience much less stress in later terms. A half day of your time now will save you time down the road.
    • When you call, you will be asked for your OSU-Cascades ID number. You will also be asked for your contact and major information. Be sure to have this handy when you call us.
    • Admitted OSU-Cascades students may also be taking classes at COCC, but are not required to attend the COCC Orientation.

If you are a freshman (or a transfer student who has never taken math or writing), you must take a placement exam at COCC to assess your math and writing levels. For more information on this process, see COCC Placement Exams. Your placement exam should be taken prior to orientation.

Step 3: Academic Advising

During orientation, you will meet with your assigned academic advisor depending on your academic program. Your advisor will help you choose appropriate courses and assist you in planning your first term at OSU-Cascades.

Once you meet with your advisor, you will be given your OSU PIN number for registration into OSU classes and be cleared to register for courses at COCC if applicable.

Step 4: Registration

You are now ready to register for courses. This can be done immediately following Orientation where staff will be present to answer questions, or at your own pace at another time.