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SOU has “rolling admissions”, meaning you may apply and be admitted anytime throughout the year. We ask for two to four weeks to guarantee a thorough review of your application. Our priority application date for fall is February 15th.

Step 1:  Apply Online

*** Please note that the application does not work with Internet Explorer

You can pay the $60 application fee through our online application, or, if you are eligible, you may defer your application fee

Step 2:  Submit Required Documents

  • Official SAT or ACT scores
    Have your test scores sent to the Office of Admissions by ACT or the College Board. Scores are also considered official if they are present on your high school transcript.
  • Official high school transcripts
    Submit official high school transcripts. If you have completed any college-level work, request official transcripts from those institutions to be sent to the Office of Admissions as well.

Step 3:  Submit Supporting Documents (optional)

To improve your candidacy for admission, you can submit academic letters of recommendation, counselor recommendations, resume, writing sample, or similar supporting documentation.

Application deadlines:

Fall quarter September 6th (Priority application date for Fall- February 15th)
Winter quarter - December 12th

Spring quarter - March 3rd
Summer quarter - May 23rd

Be sure to check out our scholarship opportunities and financial aid information for important dates!


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