Credit and Transcripts
To transfer the credit you earn through PSU, you must order an official transcript that you have sent to the university you plan to attend. This can be done online for $4.00.
Here is how:
1. Make sure you have an active ODIN (Computer Account).
- Have your PSU ID number handy. This was sent to you on a card (that looks like a credit card) you should have received in the mail; look for a 9-digit number that begins with a 9. (Note, while you don’t need to keep the card, the number is important). If you don’t have this number, we can look it up for you; call the Challenge Office at 503.725.3430.
- Call the PSU Office of Information Technology (OIT) HELP Desk at 503.725.HELP (4357), give them your PSU ID number, and let them know you want to set up your ODIN account. They’ll give you a temporary password to be able to log into the Odin Account Management webpage (OAM).
- Go to oam.pdx.edu
- Follow the on screen step-by-step instructions. You will be assigned an ODIN Username and will set your own password. Your account may take up to 24 hours to synchronize to all systems.
- Be sure to WRITE DOWN YOUR username and password and keep them somewhere you can access.
NOTE: If you do not frequently access the PSU Information System or have forgotten your password, you will need to call the PSU Help Desk and have them reset it. Have your PSU ID number ready to give them.
2. To order transcripts, go to banweb.pdx.edu.
- Log in with your ODIN user name and password and select “Student Services.”
- Follow the prompts for an unofficial or official transcript.
KEEP IN MIND:
- Only YOU can order an official transcript.
- You should wait until all grades have been entered by your instructors before ordering a transcript (usually mid-June)
What to Consider when Applying to Colleges
Policies for credit transfer are typically listed on a university’s website, with their admissions information. We encourage you to take a look at the policies for the universities to which you plan to apply. Then, make an informed decision about where you choose to apply that includes understanding these policies.
In today’s economy, choosing a school that accepts your PSU credit should be a consideration in your final decision. It can make a significant difference in the cost of your college education.
We list schools that have accepted our credit in years past in our Challenge Brochure. It is by no means a complete list as it is based on survey feedback we receive from former students and our response rate is only about 12%. And we can’t predict when policies might change. But we also can tell you that small private, liberal arts colleges often have rigid credit transfer policies and do not accept any concurrent-enrollment credit. This includes both Whitman and Puget Sound, schools popular with our Challenge students.
- How to order transcripts
- Powerpoint on Credit and Credit Transfer (forthcoming)