Special information for newly admitted students regarding COVID-19

Special information for newly admitted students regarding COVID-19

As an admitted applicant for fall 2021 or other upcoming entry terms, you may have a lot on your mind during these changing times. The following FAQs will help provide you with an ongoing resource for the questions that you might have as you navigate your college decision. If you still have questions after reviewing the information below, visit the UO COVID-19 information site or contact us at admissions@uoregon.edu

Admissions for Undergraduate Freshmen

Do I still need to confirm my intent to become a Duck by May 1?

May 1 is our normal response window for students to respond back to their offer of admission. If you feel this date is too soon, and you need additional time to make your final decision, please contact us at admissions@uoregon.edu

My high school isn’t open right now or is online. Should I be worried?

If you are worried that we will treat you differently based on your school being closed, giving P/F grades, or otherwise taking unusual steps, don’t be. Whenever your spring term ends, plan to provide us with a copy of your final high school transcript showing your last term of grades and a graduation date. We will send you reminders of this later. Focus on the classes you have remaining, whether they’re online or not, and do your best!

What if I want to visit campus before I make a decision?

Out of concern for the safety of our visitors and campus community, campus visits have been suspended for the time being. At this time, we do not have an estimate on when tours will resume. Questions can be sent via email at ambassadors@uoregon.edu or by text message to 541-346-1274.

In the meantime, we encourage you to check out our Virtual Visits, as well as our UO360 app to explore campus virtually. Continue to check your email for other virtual opportunities for you to learn more about the UO.

Admissions for Transfer Students

Can I still apply for Fall 2021?

Yes. The application deadline for Fall 2021 is June 1. Applying by this date means you can stay on track to sign up for orientation this summer. All new students must participate in orientation to be eligible for class registration in the fall.

When should I send transcripts and what if I have problems securing transcripts due to issues with COVID-19?

We hope to receive all supporting documents to complete the application by June 30. We realize that there may be issues in securing transcripts or other documents with school closures due to COVID-19. Make sure to work closely with the sending institution as most schools are still able to deliver transcripts during this period. We will continue to take documents after the application and document deadlines and process them on a rolling basis as they become complete.

When will I need to commit to attending the UO in fall?

Our deadline for transfer students to confirm their admission to the fall term is July 15. If you need additional time to make the decision to commit, you can email us at admissions@uoregon.edu. We will try to be as flexible as possible, but also want to make sure you commit in time to be included in our new student orientation this summer.