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Policies & Guidelines

 

Admission Requirements 

These requirements reflect the minimum academic preparation required for admission to PSU.
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Application Deadlines 

These guidelines represent the priority filing date for admission evaluation.
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Admission Application Fee Deferral

Undergraduate applicants may request a deferral of their $50 admission application fee. 
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Residency Requirements

Admitted students are charged in-state or out-of-state instructional fees as determined by specific rules developed by the Oregon University System.
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Second Language Proficiency

All applicants who graduated from high school or earned a GED in 1997 or any year after must demonstrate proficiency in a second language.
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How Credits Transfer

A brief overview of how credits transfer from colleges and universities in Oregon, other states and international institutions is provided here.
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AP/IB/CLEP

Admitted students may be eligible for college credit through prior completion of Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), and College Level Exam Program (CLEP) programs and exams.
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Official Records Policy

This policy explains what is considered an official academic record or document at Portland State University.
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Undergraduate Incoming Intent to Enroll Process

In order to secure a spot in the upcoming Fall term, a student must complete the Intent to Enroll Process.
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English Proficiency Undergraduate

To be eligible to enroll in academic classes, international undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students must show valid proof of English language proficiency.
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English Proficiency Graduate

All students whose first language is not English must meet the English language proficiency requirement, regardless of citizenship status.
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Required Financial Documentation

All international students attending Portland State University on an F1 or J1 visa must submit documentation of adequate financial support.
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PSU Institutional TOFEL Exams

PSU offers institutional TOFEL exams for prospective and admitted students. These exam scores will only be valid at PSU. 
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