If you are considering submitting an application to SOU, the fee for the application costs $60.
Students who submit their applications to SOU for fall should receive an admissions decision no later than September 15.
The following is an overiew of some of SOU's admissions stats.
|SOU 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.3|
|Admissions Test Policy||Not optional and are considered|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||71%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||34%|
These are the application deadlines for Southern Oregon University.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
SOU does not offer early decision or early action.
➡️ Find a list of some competetive colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.
SOU has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you're strong.
Wondering what factors are considered by SOU during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Considered|
Make sure to check with SOU for more information on admission factors.
To apply to SOU, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with SOU's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Transcript(S) of College Record|
|Standardized Test Scores|
|Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)|
|Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)||3.0|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to SOU have an average unweighted GPA of 3.3.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
SOU considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
SOU does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2022, 71% of SOU's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 34% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other SOU applicants, you should aim to score between 990 and 1200 (or higher!) on the SAT. At SOU 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1200 and 25% of scored lower than 990, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of SOU students scored 580 or higher and 75% of students scored 490 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of SOU students scored 620 or higher, and 75% scored a 490 or higher.
To be most competitive at SOU, you should strive to earn between 18 and 25 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 25 means you fall in the 75th percentile for SOU's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 25, and three out of four students scored lower than 25 on the ACT.
A 18 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for SOU students. Only one out of every four students scored below 18.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to SOU.
Transfer students can enroll in SOU during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Winter Term
• Spring Term
• Winter Term
• Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to SOU?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to SOU.
Does SOU accept transfer credits?
✅ SOU accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.
Does SOU accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ SOU accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to SOU?
✅ SOU is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.
What is SOU's acceptance rate?
✅ The acceptance rate for SOU is 90%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at SOU?
❌ SOU does not offer early decision.
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How hard is it to get into SOU? SOU is a somewhat selective institution. The SOU acceptance rate is 90%. This means that the institution accepts 90 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to SOU is Continuous processing.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
25 and Above
18 to 25
18 and Less
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At SOU, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.34. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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