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Southern Oregon University

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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

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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

Please request official transcripts from all previous institutions to be sent to the Office of Admissions.

Step 3:  Submit Recommended Documents

Applicants who wish to improve their candidacy are encouraged to submit academic letters of recommendation, counselor recommendations, resumes, or similar supporting documentation. You can submit these documents via email or mail. Be sure to include your full name and contact information on any documents you submit.

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!