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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 deadline for fall term 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. This form can be brought into the Office of Admissions, mailed to the address listed below or emailed to

Step 2:  Submit Required Documents

  • Official SAT or ACT scores
    Test scores are considered official if they are sent directly from the testing agency (ACT or the College Board); or if the scores are present on your high school transcript.
  • Official high school transcripts
    Transcripts are considered official if they arrive in an unopened, sealed envelope from your high school. If you have completed any college-level work, request official transcripts from those institutions to be sent to the Office of Admissions as well.
  • All documents should be submitted to: Southern Oregon University/Office of Admissions 1250 Siskiyou Blvd. Ashland, OR 97520

Step 3:  Submit Supporting Documents

To improve your candidacy for admission, you may submit academic letters of recommendation, counselor recommendations, a resume, writing sample, or similar supporting documentation. These documents can be emailed to, mailed to the above address, faxed, or brought in to the Office of Admissions.

Step 4:  Check Application Status

After submitting your application, you may check online to see if your required documents have been received. Use the login ID and pin you created for your online application to sign in and view your status. Once we’ve received all required documents, you can expect an admissions decision within 2-3 weeks.

Priority Application Deadlines:

Fall term February 15th 
Winter term - December 12th

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

Please note: This is an application for general admission to the University. Some programs/majors may require an additional application process. Please view your intended major's departmental website for additional requirements and/or deadlines.
Be sure to check out our scholarship opportunities and financial aid information for important dates!

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