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High School Counselors

PSU Students sit outside in the Park Blocks on the PSU campus

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.


Undergraduate Applicant

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

Application Fee Deferral

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


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.



Admissions Counselors

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

HB 2787 (Tuition Equity)

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

Group Tours

Group visits are designed exclusively for high school aged students, teams, or community groups. Reservations are required.



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

Intent To Enroll

Students enrolling in Fall Term are required to submit their intent to enroll.  The priority date is May 1. 


All new undergraduate students are required to attend New Student Orientation. 


Student Resources

PSU has eight Cultural and Student Resource Centers on campus.  

Academic Advising

Students can meet with an Academic Advisor prior to enrolling at PSU.  




  • October 1: Complete the FAFSA
  • December 1: PSU Application Priority Date
  • February 1: PSU Scholarship Deadline
  • April 18: PSU Orientation Sign Ups Begin
  • May 1: Intent To Enroll Priority Date
  • May 1: Housing Application Priority Date