Admitted for winter, spring, or summer term?
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 are admitted. Priority deposit deadline- June 1st
As soon as you have decided you want to attend Southern Oregon University, you will need to submit an enrollment deposit . This will allow you to follow the next steps.
Sign up for Raider Orientation and Registration (ROAR)
After you submit the enrollment deposit.
If you are enrolling at SOU for the fall term, your next step after paying the enrollment deposit is to sign up for Raider Orientation and Registration.
Submit Final Transcripts/Missing Materials
As soon as they are available.
After graduating high school or completing college work, send the Office of Admissions your final official transcripts as soon as they are available. Also refer to your admission Needs Letter and send us any missing materials (transcripts, test scores, etc.).
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 Hall and Family Housing options.
Apply for Financial Aid and Scholarships
FAFSA- Apply as early as January 1
SOSA deadline- March 1
You must submit a FAFSA to be considered for financial aid at SOU. File your FAFSA as soon as possible after January 1. Also, be sure to complete the Southern Online Scholarship Application (SOSA) to be considered for SOU scholarships.
Submit Immunization and Health History Forms
Before fall classes begin
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 prior to starting classes. To submit these forms electronically, log in with your SOU username and password.
Pre-Order Your Textbooks
As soon as you register for fall classes.
As soon as you are registered for classes, you can reserve your textbooks online through our bookstore.
Attend New Student Orientation
The week before classes begin
New Student Orientation is held the weekend prior to the start of classes in the fall. Attending this orientation is required, it is designed to help you be successful at SOU.
Pay Your Tuition and Fees
By the first Friday of the term.
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!