Policies & Guidelines
These requirements reflect the minimum academic preparation required for admission to PSU.
These guidelines represent the priority filing date for admission evaluation.
Admission Application Fee Deferral
Undergraduate applicants may request a deferral of their $50 admission application fee.
Admitted students are charged in-state or out-of-state instructional fees as determined by specific rules developed by the Oregon University System.
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.
How Credits Transfer
A brief overview of how credits transfer from colleges and universities in Oregon, other states and international institutions is provided here.
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.
Official Records Policy
This policy explains what is considered an official academic record or document at Portland State University.
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.
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.
English Proficiency Graduate
All students whose first language is not English must meet the English language proficiency requirement, regardless of citizenship status.
Required Financial Documentation
All international students attending Portland State University on an F1 or J1 visa must submit documentation of adequate financial support.
PSU Institutional TOFEL Exams
PSU offers institutional TOFEL exams for prospective and admitted students. These exam scores will only be valid at PSU.