Welcome to OSU-Cascades

Transfer START Orientation includes an online orientation, a remote meeting with your advisor, course registration, and checking out campus resources.

Before You Sign Up for START

Pay your Advance Tuition Deposit
To confirm your attendance at OSU-Cascades you will be asked to submit the Advance Tuition Deposit (ATD) form along with your $200 deposit. This can be done in your Beaver Basecamp account under “Next Steps Checklist.”

Sign Up for START

Registration for START will open in late May. You can sign up in Beaver Basecamp. (Summer 2021 please call enrollment services to sign up for START at 541-322-3100 ext. 1)

Complete Online START Orientation Modules

Once you register for START the appropriate modules will display in Beaver Basecamp based on student type. Completion of the online orientation is required before you can meet with your academic advisor.

Preparing for START Advising Appointment

Placement Tests (IMPORTANT: Students must take the placement test at least a week prior to attending their advising appointment.

Placement Tests

(IMPORTANT: Students who need placement tests must take the placement tests prior to meeting with their academic advisor.)

  • Regardless of AP scores or previous college level math credit all students must take the OSU Math Placement test ALEKs. Information is available at www.math.oregonstate.edu/mlc-placement-home.
  • If you are participating in DPP and plan to take COCC courses and you have not completed a college writing course, you must take a COCC placement test to assess your writing level. For information visit the COCC website. DPP students are also encouraged to complete the ALEKs Math Placement Test several days before advising appointment to ensure registration hold is removed at COCC.
  • If you have completed math and writing in college or if you have AP, IB or CLEP tests scores make sure you have those transcripts sent to OSU-Cascades as soon as possible. You will not be able to register for all courses until this is completed.

Student Account and Tools Set-Up

Students will need to access their various OSU student accounts and online learning tools. Please see Student Accounts Set-Up Guide and Technology Checklist

Suggestion: Check out the OSU Technology Accounts Guide for New Students guide to be ready for START, registration and your first term at OSU-Cascades. Be aware of OSU-Corvallis specific information that may not pertain to our students.

Sign Up for an Advising Appointment

Once you have completed the required online orientations and placement exams, a calendar for your academic advisor will display in your Beaver Basecamp account. Please select the day and time of your choice to meet with your academic advisor. This initial meeting will focus on making course recommendations for fall term.

Sign Up for Student-Finance Orientation

Receive in-depth information about tuition and fees, student accounts, billing cycles, financial aid and scholarships requirements and payment processes. Find dates.

Download OSU Mobile App

You can check grades, dining hall hours, class assignments and much more using the OSU Mobile app. Search for OSU Mobile and download the app for free, then choose OSU-Cascades as your campus.

Contact Us

Questions about START? Please call Enrollment Services at 541-322-3100 for more information.