Freshmen Admission

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Freshman Students

Become a Duck

Are you ready to join the flock? Become a part of the next class of active, brilliant, determined Ducks. At the UO you'll embark on a world-class education, supported by faculty members and staff who are committed to helping you succeed academically and in life.

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How to Apply

The UO accepts our online application, as well as the Common Application and the Coalition Application. We are a "test-optional" school when considering applications for admission. We also offer application fee waivers to freshman applicants who are eligible for a variety of financial hardships and to active duty and US veterans. If you have any questions, please contact your admissions counselor

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Cost, Financial Aid, and Scholarships

A college degree is a big investment, but finances don’t have to be a barrier to becoming a Duck. More than 65 percent of UO students receive financial aid. File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the Oregon Student Aid Application (ORSAA) (for undocumented students ineligible for FAFSA) as soon as possible after October 1. The UO’s priority deadline is March 1.

Next Steps and Resources

Stay engaged and discover all that the UO has to offer. We encourage you to visit our campus to experience what makes this place so special. Explore our Academic Residential Communities and learn how they can support your adjustment to college life, no matter what major you are considering. If you have any questions about admissions or financial aid, please contact us.