Next Steps: Admitted First-Year Students

Step 1

Basecamp graphic

(Access your account at any time.) 

Beaver Basecamp is your admissions portal to review application status, confirm enrollment, view financial aid awards, apply for on-campus housing, complete START orientation and more. Basecamp is for applications submitted either at OSU or with Common Application. Beaver Basecamp provides a real time list/checklist of next steps so you know what you've completed on your way to enrolling at OSU-Cascades. 

Important: to authorize your parent/legal guardian to speak to OSU-Cascades about your application status, use the 'Manage Contacts' button under 'Account Tools'. 

Visit Beaver Basecamp

Step 2

Connect with ONID and DUO

(Necessary to access OSU online services.)

ONID provides prospective students access to financial aid and scholarship info, including OSU ScholarDollars.

Register your ONID Account

DUO provides secure two-step mobile verification for your student records. (You need an ONID account before signing up for DUO)

Register for DUO

Once you have registered your ONID account, you can access your OSU email.

Step 3

Confirm Enrollment and Pay ATD 

Verify your details on our ‘Confirm Your Enrollment’ form on Beaver Basecamp

Confirm Your Enrollment

Pay your Advance Tuition Deposit (ATD). You must confirm your enrollment and pay your ATD before you can participate in student orientation and course registration programming (START). Your $200 deposit allows OSU-Cascades to begin planning for new students each term. Deposit waivers are offered to qualified students at the time they fill out the enrollment confirmation form. 

Confirming your enrollment must be completed by published deadlines (June 1 for new students entering in the Fall term; For Winter, Spring and Summer Terms, the ATD is refundable until three weeks before the start of the term) to secure your spot in the incoming class.


Step 4

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Some OSU scholarships are awarded based on the application for admission. Admitted students are eligible to apply for additional college and departmental scholarships after they have set up their ONID accounts.

OSU ScholarDollars

To be considered for financial aid from federal and state sources, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Financial Aid Basics

Step 5


Take a virtual tour and apply online! The housing application opens in February and there is no cost to apply. Apply early to secure the room type that is right for you. You do not need to be confirmed at OSU-Cascades in order to apply for housing.

Apply for Housing

Explore the residence hall

Step 6

START Orientation

(START is required to register for term classes.) 

START, OSU-Cascades' new student online orientation and course registration program is available to students who have confirmed their enrollment by paying the $200 Advance Tuition Deposit (ATD) or who have received an ATD waiver/exemption. You will be invited to complete START and a link will appear on your next steps checklist in Beaver Basecamp when eligible.

Learn more about START


Other tasks to complete 

Immunization Records

All students must submit an immunization form to OSU-Cascades.

Submit Documents

Submit official high school transcript after graduation, college transcripts and any AP, IB or CLEP test scores 

Complete ALEKs Math Placement test

Regardless of AP scores or previous college level math credit all freshman students must take the OSU Math Placement test ALEKs. Information is available here

Order books 

OSU-Cascades does not have a physical bookstore on campus. You will need to purchase or rent textbooks online through the OSU Beaverstore Bookstore. Note: Be sure to select to have them delivered to you. Do not select on campus pick up as the bookstore is located in Corvallis. Textbooks link is on class schedule, posted on Canvas and in Beaver Hub.

Start classes! 

Cascades Welcome

Welcome Week is our way to officially welcome you to campus with programs and events to help you make a smooth transition to campus. Learn more

Start Classes

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

Transfer students

For next steps for transfer students, go here.

Admitted student events

Join us on campus or virtually and get an in-depth look at life at OSU-Cascades. You’ll meet teaching faculty, fellow future Bend Beavs, learn about living on campus, financial aid and the services available to support students.

All Admitted Student Events