Freshman Admission Requirements
To be considered for admission to the University of Oregon (UO), you must have satisfactorily completed high school (secondary school) with at least a B average or a 3.00 grade point average (GPA) on a 4.00 scale. The characteristics of the national system of education and the level of study completed are also considered.
There are specific minimum academic requirements for citizens of many individual nations. Please review the requirements for your country before applying.
International students are not required to submit SAT or ACT scores for admission to the UO, except when applying to the architecture program or the Clark Honors College or to be eligible for certain scholarships. If you have taken the SAT and scored a 480 on the critical reading section, OR if you have taken the ACT and scored a 20 on the English section, you may be exempt from the English proficiency requirement and not required to submit a TOEFL or IELTS score.
If your native language is not English, you must submit standardized language test scores. Please review test score requirements before applying.
The University of Oregon may offer conditional admission to international undergraduate students who have not yet reached the required level of English language proficiency. If you are conditionally admitted, you will attend the American English Institute (AEI) to study English in an intensive environment. Upon successful completion of the highest level of English instruction at the AEI, you will be granted full admission to the University of Oregon. While studying at the AEI, you may also submit a valid passing TOEFL score to be considered for full admission to the University of Oregon. A passing TOEFL or IELTS score submitted while enrolled at AEI does not guarantee full admission.
Demonstrating financial resources
According to U.S. government regulations, all applicants who must obtain a student visa to study in the U.S. must demonstrate they have sufficient funds to pay for tuition costs and living expenses while at the UO. You must send a bank statement or a certificate of balance prepared within the last six months or a scholarship letter with your application as proof of your financial resources.
Personal statements and letters of recommendation (optional)
You may send a personal statement with your application to explain special circumstances in your life that have affected you or your education. Letters of recommendation are not required for admission to the UO as an undergraduate but can be included in support of a student’s application for admission.