Next Steps for New 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 where you can pay your ATD to notify the Admissions Office that you are attending OSU-Cascades.
  • Check out the Student Account and Tools website for more information.

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 (

  • 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.

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

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
  • 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 stated as 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 and prepare for your first term

10. Start classes!

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