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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

*** 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

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

Step 3:  Submit Supporting Documents

Applicants who wish to improve their candidacy are encouraged to submit academic letters of recommendation, counselor recommendations, resumes, or similar supporting documentation. Please include your full name and contact information on all additional documents.

Supporting documents may be emailed to or mailed to: Southern Oregon University/ Office of Admissions 1250 Siskiyou Blvd. Ashland, OR 97520.

Priority Application Deadlines:

Fall quarter February 15th 
Winter quarter - December 12th

Spring quarter - March 3rd
Summer quarter - 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!