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Application Deadlines

Portland State University accepts applications for each term on a rolling admissions basis. Please note that the following dates are priority filing dates only. Applications will still be accepted after these dates.

Once all documents have been received, please allow four to six weeks for an admissions decision. Students applying for financial aid should apply as early as possible. Priority is given to applicants who have submitted complete files by the following dates.

Domestic Undergraduate:

Term Priority Filing Date
Fall (September start) December 1 prior year
Winter (January start) November 1 prior year
Spring (March start) February 1
Summer (June start) May 1

Please note: There are a limited number of undergraduate programs that require an additional application for students wishing to enroll in restricted upper-division coursework. Please consult your academic adviser for information on application deadlines, prerequisite courses, and grade point average restrictions. Examples of restricted programs are business, engineering, and child and family studies.

International Undergraduate and Postbaccalaueate Students:

Term Priority Filing Date
Fall (September start) November 1
Winter (January start) October 1 prior year 
Spring (March start) December 1 
Summer (June start) February 1 

Please note: International students not currently residing in the United States should allow additional time for the application package to reach us by mail, and for the admission acceptance letter and I-20 to travel by return mail.

Domestic Postbaccalaureate and Re-enrolling Students:

Term Priority Filing Date
Fall (September start) June 1
Winter (January start) November 1 prior year
Spring (March start) February 1
Summer (June start) May 1

Domestic and International Graduate Students:

Term Priority Filing Date
Fall (September start) March 1
Winter (January start) September 1 prior year
Spring (March start) November 1 prior year
Summer (June start) February 1

Please note: The dates above are general application filing dates. Each academic department determines application deadlines for graduate applicants. Please contact your prospective academic department for information about graduate application deadlines and to learn if the department accepts applications for your desired term.