Southern Oregon University

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Basic School Information

  • Located in Ashland, Oregon
  • Offers a masters in clinical mental health counseling
  • Tuition: $20,178 yearly (Including room & board) or $80,712 for four years
  • 7,100 students
  • 21:1 student/teacher ratio
  • Required classes are on Mondays and Wednesdays


  1. Send in application or submit online for $60
  2. Submit official SAT or ACT scores
  3. Submit official high school transcripts
  4. Submit supporting documents (resume, writing sample, letter of recommendation from counselor or teacher)
  5. Make a school account and sign in to view status of acceptance (usually takes 2-3 weeks)
  • GPA: 3.31 or higher, ACT: 22 or higher, SAT: 1024 at least
  • 73% acceptance rate

Location Information

  • River rafting
  • Shakespeare festival
  • Visit Lithia Park
  • Hike
  • First Friday Art Walk
  • Go to Crater Lake
  • Boutiques

Average Annual Weather:
  • High temperature: 65.5
  • Low temperature: 39.1
  • Precipitation: 19.43 inches
  • Snowfall: 6.9 inches


  • Surrounded by mountains
  • Near a river


How I plan on paying for college:

  • Working during school
  • Financial aid
  • Going to RCC for a few years
  • Scholarships

Scholarships I can apply for:

  • ACC'S Behavioral Health Academic Scholarship Program
  • Counseling Scholarship for Undergraduate and Graduate Study
  • Healthcare Scholarship Program

FAFSA deadline is June 30th

Achieving Post High School Goals

My goals for the last two years of high school:

  • Volunteering
  • Getting a job to pay for college
  • Maintaining a high GPA

Classes I will take:

  • Child Development 1-4
  • Child Development Center Assistant
  • Psychology 1 and 2
  • Sociology
  • Chemistry

Volunteer Work

Volunteering at Boys and Girls Club. Since I don't know if I want to specialize in counseling for children or adults yet, this will give me more experience with kids.
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