Each year, OSCA conducts lotteries to determine who will become members of OSCA the subsequent Fall. All participants in OSCA lotteries receive a randomly assigned lottery number to ensure that all applicants have an equal chance at becoming members of OSCA. 

Each February, OSCA conducts a Spring Lottery for students returning to Oberlin in the Fall. 

Each June, OSCA conducts a similar Summer Lottery for students new to Oberlin. 

Incoming Obies

Now Open!

Every year, OSCA reserves 100 spaces for incoming First-Year and Transfer Students. Students new to Oberlin are encouraged to enter the Summer Lottery.

Of course, after the Summer Lottery students new to Oberlin who either did not enter the lottery or did not receive placement in their first-choice co-ops, may still join OSCA by signing up on the current-year wait list.

No deposit is required of first-years or transfer students joining OSCA.

We're excited to be a part of your first-year experience!

Current Obies

Will re-open Spring 2024

Current Oberlin students may become members of OSCA for next Fall by entering the Spring Lottery, and selecting their co-op preferences. 

An advance deposit is required of students placed into OSCA during the Spring Lottery.

If you do not get into OSCA during the Spring Lottery, or decide to join OSCA later in the year, you may do so by signing up on the next-year's wait list.