What we consider:
Each year we choose students who not only demonstrate great academic potential but whose diverse perspectives and experiences will enrich our campus community. We’re not just choosing students to attend classes. We’re choosing individuals who will share ideas, challenge us, be challenged, and excel. We want to know what you can add to the UO community. So don’t hold back. The more we know, the better. We want to get to know you—it’s our favorite part of the job.
• Grade trend
• Senior year schedule
• Activities and accomplishments, including employment or other
responsibilities outside of school
• Ability to enhance the university’s diversity
• Academic courses from 9th through 12th grades. Courses needed:
• Four years of English
• Three years of math (to at least algebra II with geometry,
or integrated math III)
• Three years each of science and social studies
• Two years of a language other than English
Most students we admit have gone beyond these minimums by taking additional courses in these areas, or by completing college credit, or rigorous options such as honors courses, Advanced Placement, Cambridge, or International Baccalaureate.
We use your narrative sections to assess your personal motivation, your drive, your ability to enhance the diversity of our community, and discover special talents you might bring.
When you list activities. it’s not about how many things you do. It’s about how they matter to you, and to those around you.
What to turn in
Application (Common App, Coalition App, or the Oregon App)
High school transcripts
ACT or SAT scores
Optional second essay and explanation of special circumstances
Description of activities, accomplishments, or employment
Application fee or waiver for students with documented financial need
November 1 – EARLY ACTION DEADLINE FOR FALL APPLICATION
December 15 – EARLY ACTION APPLICANT NOTIFICATION
January 15 – REGULAR DEADLINE FOR FALL APPLICATION
February 15 – FALL DOCUMENT DEADLINE
May 1 – NATIONAL DECISION DAY
If you need more time to apply please take time to make your decision
Visit admissions.uoregon.edu to learn more.