Waitlist Information

If your application has been placed on our waitlist for the fall 2023 term, you may have questions. The information on this website will help you understand the UO's waitlist process, including what you can expect as our application file review proceeds.


  • April 2023—Waitlist notifications are sent. Indicate whether or not you wish to be on the waitlist by responding to the waitlist offer form in your application status portal.
  • April 20, 2023—Review of the waitlist will begin.
  • July 1, 2023—Notifications regarding waitlist and admission decisions will be sent.

Questions and Answers

How do I notify the UO that I would like to be on the waitlist and be considered for fall admission?

  • Complete and submit the waitlist offer form to indicate whether or not you would like to be on the waitlist. If you accept a spot on the waitlist and later decide otherwise, please contact our office at admissions@uoregon.edu.

When will I receive a decision about my application and the waitlist?

  • Notifications regarding waitlist and admission decisions will be sent no later than July 1. (This could be earlier if possible.)

Do I pay a deposit to stay on the waitlist?

  • No. If we are able to admit you to the university, only then will you be asked to submit your Intent to Register (ITR) through your Application Status Portal along with the $200 Advance Tuition Deposit (ATD).

Should I call to find out about my position on the waitlist?

  • No. There are a variety of factors that will influence the composition of the waitlist, including who decides to join the waitlist, who cancels, and how many admitted students choose the University of Oregon by May 1, 2023.

Should I send additional information about my application?

  • You should provide updated grade information for your first term of senior year (mid-year grades) via updating your self-reported academic record (SRAR). You can do this via the link in your Application Status Portal. At this point in the process, new information will not change your status on the waitlist.

What are my chances of being admitted to the UO if I am on the waitlist?

  • This is a difficult question to answer because each year the group of applicants is different. Below is a three-year history of the UO waitlist. Remember, the past three years may not predict this year.
  Fall 2020 Fall 2021 Fall 2022
Offered waitlist 1,137 870 1,111

Reserved a place
on the waitlist
555 348 435

UO admission offered
463 348 235

When will I hear about the UO's financial aid?

Will I get university housing if I am admitted?

  • If you are admitted from the waitlist, then you will be able to log into the housing registration and register for housing. Housing assignments are prioritized on a first-come basis.

What should I do about orientation and course registration?

  • If we are able to admit you to the UO, you will receive information about our summer orientation program called IntroDUCKtion. IntroDUCKtion programs are held throughout July and the first part of August.

You can always contact the Office of Admissions for further information or assistance.