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Application Process

OHSU Admissions Applicant Login


ON-LINE APPLICATION

 When you are ready to apply, click the login button and follow steps. If during this process you have any questions, please contact the Graduate Studies office at: 503- 494-6222 or or email somgrad@ohsu.edu

important reminders

Grad Studies

DON'T FORGET

Read the application instructions completely prior to beginning the application process. Verify deadline and application requirements with the prospective program.

When you create your application it is important to make note of the Login and ID you create. This login and password allows you to review your application and check the status of your application and supporting documents after submission. We encourage you to follow the application progress on a regular basis.  Inquires regarding progress will be referred to the on-line application system.

ABOUT YOUR APPLICATION

If your application does not indicate all items received it may be in the data entry process.

 

ABOUT YOUR TRANSCRIPT

We are only able to accept secure digital transcripts from the following: Avow, Scrip-Safe, National Clearinghouse, Docufide, and Michigan State.  If your institution does not use one of these services, please provide official paper copies of transcripts (in a sealed envelope directly from the institution).

If your transcript is noted 'In Progress' the transcript has been received but does not show a degree awarded. These transcripts will be used for evaluation purposes. You do not need to request the transcript be resent until you have been offered admission, accepted and the in process degree has been awarded.

All applicants with degrees from Foreign Institutions - Official transcripts documenting coursework completed, grades received and degrees awarded from all universities attended are required. OHSU strongly encourages all applicants with foreign degrees to obtain a World Education Service (WES) ICAP course-by-course credential evaluation (cost $205.00). Please consult WES's website for instructions www.wes.org. Applicants are responsible for the full cost of this service. Some OHSU graduate programs do not require the WES evaluation up front, but reserve the right to subsequently require it to verify your foreign education.

QUESTIONS?

If you have questions regarding material receipt please log back into the online application and use the web ID and PIN you created. Look under Processed Applications and click on the appropriate term.

Program Deadline information

 

 

What to submit

Applications are accepted via our On-line application system. The application will not be submitted until the $70 application fee is paid on-line via credit card.  A separate application is required for each program applied for.

Three letters of recommendation, minimum. Letters of recommendation are to be submitted via OHSU's online Letter of Recommendation Form.  Applicants must contact their evaluators and refer them to https://www.ohsu.edu/som/gradstudies/reference/.  This link is not automatically sent to evaluators after filling out an application and must be sent separately.  Applicants waive all right to review letters by using this system. 

You should request letters from persons who have a thorough knowledge of your background, qualifications, and potential for success in research and graduate school. When requesting the letter of recommendation, make sure the evaluator knows, and is able to meet, the deadline. Let them know that if they have any questions regarding the recommendation to contact our office at lorgrad@ohsu.edu or 503-494-6222.

For recommenders who do not have reliable internet connections or would like to fill out a physical form, a physical copy of our General Program Form can be submitted as well.


We are only able to accept secure digital transcripts from the following: Avow, Scrip-Safe, National Clearinghouse, Docufide, and Michigan State.  If your institution does not use one of these services, please provide official paper copies of transcripts (in a sealed envelope) directly from the institution.

Official School Transcripts from ALL colleges or universities attended, whether or not a degree was received. The transcript must document coursework complete, grades received and degrees awarded.  Transcripts must be in English or accompanied by a certified English translation.

The official transcripts must arrive in a sealed envelope and should be mailed directly to the Office of Graduate Studies at the 'send to' address listed below.

All applicants with degrees from Foreign Institutions - Official transcripts documenting coursework completed, grades received and degrees awarded from all universities attended are required. OHSU strongly encourages all applicants with foreign degrees to obtain a World Education Service (WES) ICAP course-by-course credential evaluation (cost $205.00). Please consult WES's website for instructions www.wes.org. Applicants are responsible for the full cost of this service. Some OHSU graduate programs do not require the WES evaluation up front, but reserve the right to subsequently require it to verify your foreign education.

 

Official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score report sent directly to us from the Educational Testing Services (ETS).  The institution code for OHSU is  4865 (Oregon Hlth Sci U Sch Medicine, some tests may list as University of Oregon School of Medicine). Scores sent to other OHSU codes cannot be used.

Some programs will accept  Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) scores in place of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores. When providing MCAT scores, a copy of the official score report is required.  Please do not request the official report be sent from AAMC as our programs cannot access them.

The Division of Management will accept the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) in lieu of the GRE. If the applicant has completed the Division of Management Certificate Program with a cumulative GPA of 3.25, the GRE/GMAT requirements are waived.

Application processing and candidate selection

Once the application and corresponding materials have been received, they are forwarded to the individual program admission committees for review. Each program notifies applicants of admission decisions in writing, no admission decisions are given over the telephone.

The Graduate Studies Admissions Office does not participate in the application review or candidate selection process nor does it make or deliver admission decisions.

The programs reserve the right to review applications received after the deadline if space is available in the specialty area. Priority is given to applications that are complete by the application deadline. Please check with the program of interest for additional information.

Tracking application status

Applicants receive automatic acknowledgement when the application is submitted. It is recommended that you print this acknowledgement page for future use, as well as making note of the login/ID to review your application status.