Completing the International Application

Admission

To complete your application you must submit each of the following by the appropriate deadline:

  • University of Oregon (UO) International Application for Undergraduate Admission. You can use the online UO application or download the PDF; freshmen may also complete the Common Application. No matter which option you choose, your application will be considered no differently.
  • Nonrefundable $75 application fee
  • Official transcripts for all secondary or high schools that you have attended. If you have attended a college or university, you must send transcripts for all courses you have completed. Official copies are issued directly by your school, college, or university in a sealed envelope and must bear the official stamp or seal of the institution as well as the signature of the appropriate official. If transcripts and certificates are not in English, provide a certified translation of the documents. Facsimile or electronic mail transmissions of transcripts will not be accepted. Upon graduation from high school, you will be required to submit a final transcript confirming graduation and showing all academic course work. All transcripts should be mailed to the Office of Admissions.
  • Official exam results from the TOEFL/IELTS test. The University of Oregon’s institutional TOEFL code is 4846
  • For an additional way to demonstrate English language proficiency, we recommend that international applicants from China and other nearby countries consider participating in an interview/writing sample administered by InitialView as an optional part of their application. InitialView will provide a recording of the interview and a copy of the writing sample to us for our review. InitialView does not rate or grade the interview/writing sample, and evaluation is done by our office. If you intend to submit an InitialView report, please notify the Office of Admissions of the date you will interview.
  • SAT/ACT scores are not required for international students, unless you are applying to the architecture program or the Clark Honors College. However, submitting SAT/ACT scores will increase your chance of admission and make you eligible for additional scholarships.
  • Personal statement and letters of recommendation if your high school performance was affected by special circumstances. Please use an additional sheet of paper to summarize these circumstances. Also include two letters of recommendation from teachers or others who can comment on your academic performance

Finally, before we can send you the required immigration documents, we must receive a bank statement, certificate of deposit, or scholarship letter equal to the cost of one academic year at the University of Oregon. The document must have been prepared within the prior six months. 

Housing

As soon as you are admitted to the UO (and not before) you need to apply for housing and sign your housing contract online. All freshmen at UO live on campus. Space is limited, so apply as soon as possible.

Where Do I Send My Documents?

Office of Admissions
1217 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-1217
U.S.A.

While we do not encourage you to send transcripts via express shipping companies, if you do, the address is:

Office of Admissions
240 Oregon Hall
1585 East 13th Avenue
Eugene, OR 97403
U.S.A.
541-346-3201