The following list of schools have been popular among Astoria High School seniors in recent years.  
Click on the name to visit the website of the college or university.

Many schools require submission of the FAFSA in order to be eligible for need-based and merit-based scholarships.
Complete the FAFSA as soon after January 1, 2016 as possible.

 Public University     Location  Admission Deadline Online Application Link Fee  Scholarship Deadline   Scholarship Application Link 
Eastern Oregon University  La Grande, OR 

Early Action: Nov 1
Regular: Rolling

LaGrande Campus Undergraduate Application  FREE Admission App & FAFSA by Feb 1 Freshmen Scholarships
Oregon Institute of Technology   Klamath Falls, OR

Priority: March 1
Regular: Rolling

Klamath Falls Campus Undergraduate Application $50*  Admission Application submitted by Mar 1.  Some require additional application. OIT Scholarship Information Page
 Oregon State University Corvallis, OR Early Notification:
Nov 1
Feb 1
Undergraduate Application  $60* Admission App:
Feb 1
OSU Scholarships
Portland State University  Portland, OR  Priority:
Dec 1
Freshmen Application $50*  Admission by Dec 1
FAFSA by Jan 1
Scholarship Application by Feb 1
Scholarship Instructions 
Southern Oregon University  Ashland, OR

Honors College Early: Oct 9
Honors College Reg: Jan 16
Priority: Feb 15
Regular: Rolling

Application Instructions $50*  FAFSA by March 1
Scholarship Application by March 15th
Southern Oregon Scholarship App
University of Oregon Eugene, OR  Early Notification (and Honors): Nov 1
Jan 15
Undergraduate Application  $50* Stamps : Nov 1st
Presidential & Diversity: 
Jan 15
Presidential & Diversity Applications
Western Oregon University  Monmouth, OR Priority:
Feb 28
Application Information Page  $50* Admission  & Scholarship app by Feb 28 Incoming Freshmen Scholarships
*Eligible students may submit a "fee deferral form" which defers the cost of application until the student is attending the university.  See a counselor for more information.

Private College or University     Location  Admission Deadline  Online Application Link Fee  Scholarship Deadline  Scholarship Application Link 
Corban University  Salem, OR  TBA  Freshmen App  $35 after Jan 1 ($0 before)  Varies based on scholarship type     Scholarship List
George Fox University** Newberg, OR EA***:  Nov 15 
Regular: Feb 1
Undergraduate Application  EA: $0
Reg: $40

December 1st for Scholarship Competition Undergraduate Scholarships & Scholarship Competition
 Lewis & Clark College**  Portland, OR EA***:
Nov 1
Regular: Jan 15 
Early Action App
 Regular Decision App
Paper: $50 
Merit-based scholarships are awarded based on admissions application.  
Linfield College** McMinnville, OR Early Action***: Nov 15
Regular:  Feb 15

Freshmen Applicants 
Free if submitted online Competitive Scholarship Deadline - Dec 1 Competitive Scholarship Day
Pacific Lutheran University** Tacoma, WA Application Reading Dates
Priority: 2/15
Online Application  Free if submitted online  Regents' and Presidents': 12/15 Most through application process.
Regents' & Presidents' Scholarship Application
Pacific University** Forest Grove, OR
Preferred Deadline: 1/1

Common App  Only
(click here for fee wavier instructions)


Freshmen Scholarship Information
Reed College** Portland, OR ED*** 1: 11/15
ED*** 2: 12/20
Regular: 1/15

 Common App Only

admission deadlines  
Decisions based on application process. 
Seattle Pacific University** Seattle, WA EA***: 11/15
Regular: 2/1
Common App Only  $50 See:
Scholarship Information
Based on Application:
Scholarship Information
University of Portland** Portland, OR Priority Deadline: 1/15  Online Application or CommonApp  $50 Priority deadline: 1/15  FAFSA Submitted by 1/31 Based on Application:
Scholarship Information
University of Puget Sound** Tacoma, WA  ED*** 1: 11/15
ED*** 2: 1/2
Reg***: 1/15

Common App only 


Priority Deadline: 2/1

Incoming Students
Whitman College**  Walla Walla, WA ED*** 1: 11/15
ED*** 2: 1/1
Reg:  1/15
Application Instructions
See additional scholarship information on right
FAFSA Deadlines: 1/4 (ED) 2/1 (Reg)
Most based on application.  
Additional Scholarships
Willamette University**  Salem, OR EA*** 1: 11/1
EA*** 2:  12/1
Regular: 2/1

Freshmen Application

See Application dates
Most based on application.
Information listed here.
**These schools participate in the Common Application - apply through
***It is important to know the difference between EA ("Early Action") and ED ("Early Decision"). Click the "Vocab" tab at the top to learn more.

Community College    Location  Admission Deadline  Application Link Fee  Scholarship Deadline  Scholarship Application Link 
Clatsop Community College Astoria, OR (none) Application Instructions
(AHS Seniors will apply in Sr Trans in February) 
 Free to AHS Seniors through Sr Trans TBA: (April 2013) TBA:  Check here in March 2014
Lane Community College Eugene, OR (none) Application Instructions   TBA TBA : (Spring 2013) TBA:  Check here in 2014
Linn-Benton Community College Albany, OR (none)  Apply Online   $30 April 26, 2013 Scholarship Info
Lower Columbia College Longview, WA (none)   Online Application   TBA TBA: (Fall 2012) Scholarship Info

Degree Partnership Programs:
Many Oregon community college have degree partnership programs with Oregon state universities.  This allows students to attend community college classes at a lower cost, while accessing services and classes from the partnering state university.  In some cases, students even have the ability to live in the dorms on the university campus.  Learn about the unique application process and partnerships on the OUS website:

Four year colleges require an SAT or ACT score as part of the application process.  These either can be sent directly from the CollegeBoard or ACT, or in some cases, printed on an official transcript.   See the chart below to determine the most economical way to send scores and use the free score reports that come with your registration fee.
 College/University      SAT/ACT Score
 Corban University CollegeBoard and/or ACT ONLY 
 Eastern Oregon University  Official Transcript Accepted
 George Fox University   Official Transcript Accepted
 Lewis & Clark College   Official Transcript Accepted
 Linfield College   Official Transcript Accepted
 Oregon Institute of Technology   Official Transcript Accepted, CollegeBoard preferred
 Oregon State University  CollegeBoard ONLY
 Pacific Lutheran University    Official Transcript Accepted
 Pacific University    Official Transcript Accepted
 Portland State University    Official Transcript Accepted, CollegeBoard preferred
 Reed College   CollegeBoard ONLY
 Seattle Pacific University     Official Transcript Accepted
 Southern Oregon University     Official Transcript Accepted
 University of Oregon     Official Transcript Accepted
 University of Portland     Official Transcript Accepted
 University of Puget Sound CollegeBoard Only 
 Western Oregon University     Official Transcript Accepted
 Whitman College College Board Only
 Willamette University     Official Transcript Accepted

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