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.
Submit the Enrollment Deposit
Pay online through your InsideSOU account. For information visit our enrollment deposit page.
Schedule Advising & Registration
Fall Term Entry: All newly admitted students for Fall term are expected to attend a Raider Registration event on campus. To sign up, visit the Raider Registration page.
Winter, Spring, or Summer Term 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, a Student Success Coordinator will contact you to schedule an advising/registration appointment.
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, be sure to complete the Southern Online Scholarship Application (SOSA) by February 1st.
Submit the Housing Application
Submit your housing application to reserve a room in our residence halls. Check out the residence hall and family housing options at inside.sou.edu/housing .
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 .