Congrats Bend Beaver! We are thrilled you are joining us at OSU-Cascades.

Next Steps for New Transfer Students — Your Guide to Enrolling

1. Register your ONID account

2. Pay your Advance Tuition Deposit (ATD)

  • The ATD applies to all newly admitted students and is your official way of confirming your intent to enroll at OSU and is payable online through MyOSU portal.

3. Register for Duo

DUO provides secure two-step verification for your student records. Sign up for Duo

4. Apply for financial aid

  • To be considered for financial aid from federal and state sources, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid ( 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 OSU 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:
    • Go to MyOSU and login with ONID credentials
    • Select the Paying for College
    • Select Financial Aid Awards
    • Select the appropriate year
    • Review your Terms & Conditions by selecting the Terms and Conditions
    • Select Accept Award Offer
    • Make your decisions about the aid that you want
    • Click Submit when done

5. 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.

6. Register for New Student Orientation

Transfer START (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. You will be invited to attend orientation once the Advance Tuition Deposit (ATD) is paid. Register for Transfer START by calling 541-322-3100.

7. Complete Transfer START Online Orientation

Before attending Transfer Start in person, you must complete the Transfer START online orientation.

8. Apply for on-campus housing

  • Housing application for fall 2020 opens February 1. If you are starting OSU-Cascades fall 2019, winter 2019 or spring 2019 and need on-campus housing, apply here.

9. Immunization record

10. 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 541-322-3119 or email Learn more about visiting campus.
  • Preview Days are scheduled throughout the year and are a great opportunity to check out campus & meet advisors, staff, faculty, and fellow students.

11. Attend welcome week

  • 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!

12. Start classes!

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