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After You're Admitted as Postbaccalaureate

Below you will find a list of steps for new PSU post-baccalaureate students to accomplish prior to the start of their first term.  

Your First Steps:

Great! Now Make Sure You Do These Things:

  • Submit Any Missing Paperwork. Submit official transcripts or test scores that are still missing from your application. Information about this step is available online.
  • Submit Required Health Documents. If you still need to submit your proof of measles vaccination, please submit this as soon as possible to the Center for Student Health and Counseling. Information about this step is available online.
  • Determine Your Health Insurance Needs. PSU requires all students taking 5 or more in-load, non self-support credits* (1 credit for international students) to have comprehensive medical insurance coverage. Learn about the PSU Health Insurance, and the fees associated. If you have health insurance you may wish to learn about the eligibility requirements and deadlines for the waiver process.
  • Receive Your Student ID Card. Your PSU student ID card will be mailed to your current address 4-6 weeks prior to the start of your first term provided that you are registered for classes and have a U.S. mailing address. International students will receive their ID card after they complete immigration check-in at International Student Orientation. You should have a photo taken for your ID card and ID Card Services in the Neuberger Hall lobby. Information about this step is available online.
  • Pay Tuition and Fees. Learn about your PSU One card, student accounts, and how to pay college tuition and fees. Information about this step is available online.
  • Buy Textbooks. Purchase textbooks at the PSU Bookstore 1-3 weeks prior to the start of the term. It is important to wait until this time to purchase textbooks as any books purchased prior to this date may not be eligible for a full refund should you need to return the book. Information about this step is available online.
  • Determine Your Transportation Needs. There are many transportation options that you can use to travel to PSU. Students must be registered for classes prior to purchasing a transit FlexPass or a student parking permit. Information about this step is available online.
  • Learn About Health Services. Learn about on-campus student health and dental services. Information about this step is available online.
  • Apply for University Housing (Optional). Apply for housing as soon as possible to ensure you have a room for your first term. Complete this step online.
  • Purchase a Dining Plan (Optional). Portland State University's dining services offer a wide range of meal plans that can be purchased, including a declining balance plan. Information about this step is available online.
  • Complete an Online Financial Literacy Tutorial (Optional). Dollars and Sense is a program at PSU that helps students learn how to make good financial choices. The initial phase of the program is an online Financial Literacy 101 course that takes approximately 90 minutes to complete. Information about this step is available online.