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Next Steps for Admitted Undergraduate Students
Congratulations on your admission to Southern Oregon University! Follow these next steps to prepare for the beginning of your career at SOU.
Priority Next Steps
Activate Your InsideSOU Account
To activate your InsideSOU account, go to inside.sou.edu and select “Students-Activate Your Account” from the right-side “Account Help” section.
View the Virtual Raider Reception
In this highly informative online session, you will find out more about the important next steps to becoming a SOU Raider from staff and student leaders. Access the 2021 Virtual Raider Reception anytime here.
Submit the Enrollment Deposit
Pay online through your InsideSOU account. For information visit our enrollment deposit page.
Schedule Advising & Registration
Fall 2021 Entry, Winter 2022, Spring 2022: After your deposit is paid, your Raider Ready sign-up link will arrive by email.
Summer 2021 Entry: After your deposit is paid, a Student Success Coordinator will contact you to schedule an advising/registration appointment.
Online Degree Completion Students (All Terms of Entry): After your deposit is paid, your Raider Ready sign-up link will arrive by email.
Check Your SOU Email Regularly
You will receive important links, reminders, and requests from SOU.
Additional Next Steps
Submit Final Documents
After graduating high school or completing college work, send the Office of Admissions your final official transcripts as soon as they are available. See our How to Apply page.
Apply for Financial Aid and Scholarships
Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.gov. To be considered for SOU scholarships, admitted students may to complete the Southern Oregon Scholarship Application (SOSA) by February 15th.
Submit the Housing Contract
Students who are within their first year of high school graduation are required to live on campus in the residence halls. Submit your housing contract to reserve a room in our residence halls. After signing up for the residence halls, students should check their SOU email regularly for information about room selection, which happens during the summer months.
For more information about SOU residence halls, or Student Apartments and Family Housing (available to students with junior status or higher), visit the SOU Housing website here.
Submit Mandatory Immunization Records and Health History Form
SOU is required by the State of Oregon to provide information on vaccine-preventable diseases, which can be found here. Students must verify their immunization status with Student Health and Wellness. For more information and to submit the mandatory forms, please visit inside.sou.edu/health .
Order Your Textbooks
As soon as you are registered for classes, you can reserve your textbooks online through our bookstore at sou.bncollege.com.
Pay Your Tuition and Fees
Tuition and fees are due once classes start. To estimate your costs of attendance, please visit our online calculators at inside.sou.edu/enrollment/cost.html.
Check out the Academic Calendar for term start dates!