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High School Counselors

We recognize the important role you have in assisting students during their college search. We created this page specifically to assist you and your students. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

HB 2787

Portland State University is pleased that on April 2, 2014, Governor John Kitzhaber signed HB 2787 into law. Learn more.

Application Process
Become a Student

Learn about the entire admission process, from visiting campus to registering for classes at PSU.

Admission Requirements for Freshman
Minimum Requirements

Our admission requirements reflect the level of academic preparation needed to be successful at PSU.

Admissions Counselors

We know the questions arise during the admissions process. Our admission counseling staff is here to assist you and your students.

Fall Freshman Timeline

Oct 1 - Feb 1 Apply to PSU
Oct 1 - Feb 1 Apply for scholarships
Oct 1 - June 1 Apply for Housing
Jan 1 - Jan 15 Complete FAFSA
Feb 1 - May 1 Submit Intent to Enroll
Feb 1 - June 1 Sign up for Orientation


In addition to federal and state aid, we offer hundreds of scholarships based on academic achievement and, in some cases, financial need.


We encourage high school students to participate in Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), and College Level Exam Program (CLEP) programs and exams.

Alternative Admissions

Freshman applicants who do not meet the minimum 3.00 GPA are considered for admission based on the combination of GPA and test scores. PSU will also consider applicants with special circumstances. Additional information is requested from the student in order to perform a holistic review.

OUS Deferral Fee

Students may submit their admission application online and defer the $50 application fee. The signed OUS Fee Deferral form and supporting documents MUST be mailed or faxed to complete the application.