Second-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.

Second Year



Complete the 2021-2022 FAFSA




Declare a major & plan courses




Find additional scholarships




Plan engagement opportunities


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