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Application Deadlines

Fall 2021 Applicants:

Applications are currently available for freshmen, transfers and post-bacc students. Deadlines and notification dates are posted below.  Note that the first Fall 2021 admission decisions will not be released until December 2020, but applicants are strongly encouraged to explore OSU (virtually, of course) and preparing to submit their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) starting in October so that we may provide scholarship awards and financial aid estimates to students when they are admitted.

Here is a link for more information about freshman deadlines, requirements and decision dates.

Winter, Spring and Summer Term Applicants:

Students applying for winter, spring, or summer terms must apply and submit all required documents before the posted deadlines below to ensure your application can be reviewed in sufficient time before the term starts. Admission application fees will not be refunded due to late arrival of required materials. Students are strongly urged to complete their application process well in advance of posted deadlines in order to get through the subsequent steps in the process.

Regardless of which term you are applying for, the scholarship consideration deadline is February 1 before the start of the school year in which you plan to enter.

New freshman/first-year students applying for summer term will be evaluated for admission using the same criteria and processes as fall applicants.

Post-Bacc Applicants (all terms):

Post-bacc applicants (students who have earned a bachelor’s degree and who are applying to pursue another at OSU), should consult our Post-Bacc deadlines page for info on admission deadlines and processes.


Degree Seeking Application Deadlines

Academic Term


Winter 2021 (ALL) December 7, 2020
Spring 2021 (ALL)

March 1, 2021

Summer 2021 (ALL) May 24, 2021
Fall 2021 - FRESHMAN

November 2, 2020 - Early Action Deadline. Students who have applied and have a complete application file will be notified in December.

February 1, 2021 - Priority Application Deadline. Students wishing to have access to the greatest set of scholarship opportunities should apply by this date. Admission and scholarships may be awarded after this date on a space and funds available basis.

February 12, 2021 - Transcript deadline for those who applied by Feb. 1. Students who applied by Feb. 1 and who indicated they wish to have their test scores considered in the admission process have until this date to provide those so decisions can be made.

August 25, 2021 - Final admissions deadline (application and all required documents due in order to be considered)

Fall 2021 - TRANSFER

March 15, 2021 – Priority Application Deadline for scholarship consideration. Note that transfers applying after this date will be considered for limited scholarships on a funds-available basis and that there are some competitive scholarships for transfers that may have earlier deadlines.

August 25, 2021 – Final admissions deadline (all required documents due to be considered)

Fall 2021 - POST-BACC August 25, 2021*
*Some academic programs establish their own application deadlines. Applicants are encouraged to contact the department that they want to apply for admission to determine the department's deadlines, notification dates, and any other restrictions.

Degree Partnership Program (DPP) Application Deadlines
Admitted freshmen/first-year students may add DPP by the deadlines listed below.

Academic Term

DPP Application Deadline
(4 weeks prior to the start of OSU term)

Start Date of OSU Term
Winter 2021 December 7, 2020 January 4, 2021
Spring 2021 March 1, 2021 March 29, 2021
Summer 2021 May 24, 2021 June 21, 2021
Fall 2021 August 25, 2021 September 22, 2021
Winter 2022 December 6, 2021 January 3, 2022
Spring 2022 February 28, 2022 March 28, 2022


  • February 1 is the deadline for students wanting to be considered for scholarships for the upcoming Fall term.
    Students must have a complete the Admissions application (including scholarship section) and be applying for a fall term.
  • Individual departments may have different deadlines for departmental scholarships.
  • February 28 is the priority deadline for Federal financial aid.
    It is recommended to fill out the FAFSA when it becomes available in October, every year!

Non-Degree Application Deadlines
The application and $30 nonrefundable application fee must be received by these deadlines (by 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time) to be considered for admission to the university. Applicants are encouraged to contact the department that they want to apply for admission to determine the department's deadlines and any other restrictions.

Academic Term


Winter 2021 January 11, 2021
Spring 2021 April 5, 2021
Fall 2021 September 29, 2021