Next Steps for First-Year Students - Your guide to enrolling at OSU-Cascades

1. Register your ONID account

  • ONID provides students official OSU email accounts, web server space, and access to CANVAS plus your student portal http://myosu.oregonstate.edu where you can pay your ATD to notify the Admissions Office that you are attending OSU-Cascades.

2. Pay your Advance Tuition Deposit (ATD)

  • The ATD applies to all newly admitted students to confirm your enrollment to OSU and is payable online through myOSU portal.

3. Apply for financial aid (fafsa.ed.gov)

  • To be considered for financial aid from federal and state sources, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and list Oregon State University as one of your first six choices, with Federal School Code 003210. For the best chance of receiving aid, you should submit your FAFSA to the central processor by February 1.
  • Accepting Financial Aid: If you submitted your FAFSA, you will receive a Financial Aid Award Offer. This letter outlines your financial aid package listing the financial assistance Oregon State can offer to help bridge the gap between your own resources and the cost of attending Oregon State. You can accept, reject, or revise your Financial Aid Award through MyOSU by completing the following steps:
    < >-Select the Paying for College tab

    -Select Financial Aid Awards

    -Select the appropriate year (ex. 2016-2017)

    -Review your Terms & Conditions by selecting the Terms and Conditions tab

    -Select Accept Award Offer tab

    -Make your decisions about the aid that you want; Click Submit when done

4. Apply for other scholarship opportunities

  • The OSU Admission Application included a scholarship section that covers the majority of OSU's various scholarship opportunities. Some OSU colleges and academic departments offer scholarships to students majoring in their programs. You should contact your major department for availability.

5. Apply for on-campus housing

  • OSU-Cascades is opening a new residence hall for 2016-2017. Find more information at osucascades.edu/uhds.

6. Immunization record

7. Visit campus

  • If you have not visited OSU-Cascades or wish to become more familiar with the campus, please come visit us at any time. To schedule a personal visit, give us a call at 541-322-3100 or email Admit@osucascades.edu
  • Preview Days are scheduled throughout the year and are a great opportunity to check out campus & meet advisors, staff, faculty, and fellow students.

8. Attend new student orientation

  • New Student Orientation is an opportunity for new OSU-Cascades students to come meet with an academic advisor based on the major you state when you sign-up for orientation, and register for courses. In addition, both students and parents are provided useful information to familiarize them with OSU-Cascades, including information on financial aid, campus policies, and student account set-up. You will be invited to attend orientation once the Advance Tuition Deposit (ATD) is paid. For questions about Orientation, call 541-322-3100.

9. Attend welcome week

  • Welcome Week is OSU-Cascades' orientation program for new students. Welcome Week is OSU-Cascades' orientation program for new students. Welcome Week is September 19 - 23. Learn more!

10. Start classes!

  • View the OSU-Cascades Academic Calendar for the start of each term & important dates.