– Decision Day Extended –

The enrollment confirmation for first-year students admitted for fall 2024 is extended to June 1. Due to June 1 being a Saturday, the Office of Admissions will assist anyone experiencing technical difficulties or needing other assistance on Monday, June 3. Rest assured that this will not affect your ability to commit to the UO.

Completing Your File

As a current applicant, you can check if your application is complete on the application status portal. Past applicants, including current UO students, need to use the DuckWeb portal. While the portal will display what we have received from you in most cases, please note that during peak processing times it can take two to four weeks for a document to appear in our system.

What do we need for a complete file? This can vary based your application type and certain other details. 

For All Applicants

Official Transcripts
These are issued directly from a school or college to the University of Oregon Office of Admissions either in a sealed envelope or electronically through approved protocols. Transcripts can be hand-delivered if the seal on the envelope has not been broken.

If your high school sends its official transcripts electronically, their system may indicate that it has been sent and received. However, during peak processing times it can still take time to match your transcript to your application file.

Faxed transcripts, photocopies, or originals received, but not in a sealed, institutional envelope, cannot be considered official.

Application Fee Waiver
If you requested an application fee waiver when you submitted your application, we need a completed form to show that you qualify for this option. Once we receive your form, we will begin processing your application. Fee waivers are not available for international applicants.

Freshman Applicants 

High School Transcript(s)
Freshmen should self-report their exact courses and grades through an important section of the online application instead of sending a transcript – if you send a transcript at this early stage in the process, your file will be considered incomplete until you complete this self-reported information. We can often make an admissions decision based on your work through the end of the junior year (sixth semester). However, in some cases, we may ask that you self-report fall term of your senior year (sometimes called mid-year grades) before reaching a decision. Unless specially requested earlier in the process by Admissions, you will not send an official transcript until the end of the process, and with your final grades and graduation reported.

Students may not begin coursework at the UO until this final transcript, and official record of any other work attempted, is submitted.

If you have completed dual-enrollment or college (post-secondary) work and it is not identified on your high school transcript, we will need a copy of these transcripts before enrolling.

More information on the self-reporting process.

Official Test Scores
We no longer require ACT or SAT scores from freshmen applicants to be considered for admission. However, if you wish for scores to be considered in our process, official scores are required. Scores are considered official if sent from SAT (school code 4846), or from ACT (school code 3498).

While not preferable, we can also accept scores for consideration when they are part of an official high school transcript Scores must be typed on the transcript, not handwritten/taped on the transcript. Be aware that electronic transcripts do not include test scores. (This option is not available for student athletes being recruited under NCAA guidelines.

International students are still required to submit test scores to prove English proficiency. Scores from the DET, TOEFL, or IELTS must be sent directly from the testing organization. The SAT or ACT can also be used to satisfy these requirements.

Personal Statement and Other Essays
A personal statement is required of all freshman applicants. Use the essay prompt as outlined in the application for admission. Additional writing opportunities in the application are all optional, and include a diversity prompt, as well as opportunities to explain special circumstances or provide other additional information.
Other Required or Optional Materials
  • Applicants to the Clark Honors College are required to complete a second required essay. If not submitted as part of the initial application, it can be sent separately to Admissions as a PDF or Word document. Contact Admissions for more details.
  • Recommendation letters are not required for any applicants, but are often received and sometimes have proven to be helpful in our decision. Your school counselor might help you with this process; however, if you wish to submit them separately, it is critical that they include your name and birthdate information. Recommendation letters will always be treated as confidential, and never released to you at any time unless the recommender gives explicit direction for us to do so.
  • International students must provide information proving financial responsibility for their education. Certain documents required for this process can be uploaded through the applicant portal. Contact admissions if you have further questions on this topic.

Transfer Applicants

Make sure you are familiar with the transfer requirements before you submit official transcripts. 

High School Transcript
We may need this because:
  • Your application indicated that you have satisfied the second language admission requirement through classes completed in high school; and/or
  • You have completed fewer than 36 quarter (24 semester) college transferable credits at the time of the application. 
College Transcripts
We need official transcripts from all colleges you have attended or are attending. If you are currently enrolled at another college or university, wait to send your transcripts until you only have one outstanding term remaining prior to beginning your studies at the UO. For fall applicants, this would be spring term. We are unable to make decisions on applications with two terms (or more) in progress.
Requirements in Progress
If your current or future term schedule includes a course specifically required for admission (writing, math, or language), we may ask for transcripts through a specific term. Please make sure you have official transcripts sent as soon as those grades have been posted.

Selective Programs

If you have applied as one of the majors listed below, there is an additional application and items that need to be submitted to the department. Read about specific departmental deadlines and requirements for:
  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Art and Technology
  • Interior Architecture
  • Music
  • Product Design 

Where do I send my documents?

We strongly prefer to receive electronic documents, however, if you need to mail something, our standard mailing address is:

Office of Admissions
1217 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-1217 

We consider documents sent through postal mail on time based on the postmark date, not the date we receive them. For this reason, we do not encourage you to send transcripts via express shipping companies. However, if you choose to do so, the address needed for those is:

Office of Admissions
201 Oregon Hall
1585 East 13th Avenue
Eugene, OR 97403