First-Year Checklist

Stay on Track

These checklists provide reminders about academic dates, financial aid deadlines, and your PathwayOregon Partnership agreement. 


Dates & Deadlines

Important academic dates and financial aid deadlines; see UO's Academic Calendar for a complete listing.

All Students
Date Activity/Deadline 
DEC 31 Financial aid refunds first become available
JAN 1 Winter 2021 student bill due (10-day grace period)

Last day for Complete Withdrawal and 100% refund


Last day to drop a course with no “W”

JAN 11

Last day to add a class on DuckWeb

JAN 16 Last day to change Fall 2020 grade options (Graded or P/NP) (Deadline extended due to COVID-19)
FEB 5 Spring 2021 course offerings available
FEB 21

Last day to withdraw from a class with "W" (no refund)

Last day to change variable credits or grading option

FEB 22

Winter Registration Begins: Check your holds & Check your registration time  

MAR 1 FAFSA deadline for PathwayOregon eligibility

Summer 2021 course offerings available (May 3rd registration)

MAR 14

Last day to completely withdraw from all courses

MAR 15-19 Final Examinations
MAR 20-28 Spring Break
MAR 29 Spring 2021 class begin


Winter Term Checklist

There are a lot of things to do in your first year, and this list will help you keep track of some important steps.

First Year



Complete the 2021-2022 FAFSA




Meet with an Academic Advisor

  • Each term: any advisor on campus
  • Once this year: a PathwayOregon advisor




Find additional scholarships




Get involved with UO Clubs & Events


Partnership Agreement

PathwayOregon is committed to work in partnership with you to support your path to graduation. This agreement outlines how you will work with an advisor, create a graduation plan, and make progress toward earning your degree each year.

First Year


  • Meet with an academic advisor fall, winter, and spring terms
  • Meet at least once with a PathwayOregon advisor
  • Make progress toward general education requirements:
    • Complete one writing course (WR 121, WR 122/123)
    • Complete four areas of inquiry classes (Arts & Letters, Social Science, Science)
  • Begin coursework in either Math (Bachelor of Science) or Foreign Language (Bachelor of Arts)
  • Complete coursework in declared major or major(s) of interest
  • Earn 45 total credits to reach Sophomore class standing
  • Explore and set college-to-career goals

Second Year


  • Meet with an academic advisor:
  • Make progress toward general education requirements:
    • Complete writing requirement (WR 121 & WR 122/123)
    • Complete four additional areas of inquiry classes (AL, SSC, SCI)
    • Continue Math & Foreign Language (B.A./B.S.)
  • Begin 12 credits of upper-division (300- or 400-level) coursework
  • Earn 90 total credits to reach Junior class standing
  • Identify and prepare for career engagement activity

Third Year


  • Meet with a major advisor to complete a graduation plan, including:
  • Earn 36 credits upper-division (300- or 400-level) coursework
  • Earn 135 total credits to reach Senior class standing
  • Complete at least one career engagement activity

Fourth Year


  • Meet with a major advisor to confirm remaining major requirements
  • Earn 180 total credits and 62 upper-division credits to be eligible to graduate
  • Complete the “Apply for Undergraduate Degree” form on DuckWeb
  • Plan college-to-career transition