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Admitted Students

Next Steps for Admitted Students

Congratulations on your admission to Southern Oregon University! Follow the steps below to prepare for the beginning of your career at SOU.


Submit the Enrollment Deposit

As soon as you have decided you want to attend Southern Oregon University, you will need to submit an enrollment deposit. This must be done before you can apply for housing, register for classes, etc.  

Sign up for Raider Orientation and Registration (ROAR)
After submitting the enrollment deposit, sign up for Raider Orientation and Registration. 

Submit Final Transcripts/Missing Materials
After graduating high school or completing college work, send the Office of Admissions your final official transcripts as soon as they are available. Also, log back into your application to check on any remaining missing documents needed by the Office of Admissions. 

Submit the Housing Application
As soon as you are admitted, submit your Housing Application to reserve a room in our residence halls. Check out the Residence Halls and Family Housing options.

Apply for Financial Aid and Scholarships
You must submit a FAFSA to be considered for financial aid at SOU. File your FAFSA as soon as possible after January 1 for the upcoming school year. Also, be sure to complete the Southern Online Scholarship Application (SOSA) to be considered for SOU scholarships.

FAFSA- Apply as early as January 1 each year

SOSA deadline- March 1

Submit Immunization and Health History Forms
Prior to beginning classes, in order to ensure on-campus clinical services, the Student Health & Wellness Center requires a Health History Form and Measles Immunization Verification for all students. To submit these forms electronically, log in with your SOU username and password.

Pre-Order Your Textbooks
As soon as you are registered for classes, you can reserve your textbooks online through our bookstore.

Attend New Student Orientation
New Student Orientation is held the weekend prior to the start of classes in the fall.  Orientation consists of several fun and informative events, which are designed to help you be successful at SOU.

Pay Your Tuition and Fees
Payment is always due by the first Friday of the term. No advance payment is needed. Other payment arrangements can be made through the Enrollment Services Center .

Update Us on Any Changes
If you have changed your address, phone number, email address, etc., since applying, update the Office of Admissions so you can continue to receive important information.

Change of Application
If you have submitted an application and wish to change your term of entry, change your area of academic interest, or cancel your application, submit the Change of Application Status form.



Check out the Academic Calendar for term start dates!