Southern Oregon University Application Forms

The following steps are for high school, international, college transfer, and graduate degree students. Distance and continuing education students have a different application process.

  1. Complete the Online Application
    Apply for Admission
    Create a new user account or log into your existing profile and complete the SOU new student online application. A $60 non-refundable application fee is required.

Effective March , we will accept self-reported GPAs in order to make an admission decision.

2. Submit Required Documents

After you have completed the online application, we will need your “Official” high school or college transcripts*.

For specific requirements see: 

We accept both paper and electronic transcripts.

  • Electronic transcripts should be sent directly from your school/institution to the Office of Admissions.
  • Sealed paper transcripts should be mailed to the Office of Admissions.

* Students applying to SOU Graduate Programs who are SOU alumni or will receive an undergraduate degree from SOU do not need to submit official transcripts.

3. Submit Supporting Documents

To improve your candidacy for admission, you may submit test scores, academic letters of recommendation, counselor recommendations, a resume, writing sample, or similar supporting documentation. Supporting documents can be sent to or mailed to the Office of Admissions.

4. Check Application Status

After submitting your application to Southern Oregon University, you may check online to see if your required documents have been received. Use the login ID and pin you created for your online application to sign in and view your status. Once we’ve received all required documents, you can expect an admission decision within 2-3 weeks.

Priority Application Deadlines:
Fall term – February 1st
Winter term – December 12th
Spring term – March 3rd
Summer term – May 23rd.