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FPA program admission requirements

UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSION

Students must first be admitted to both Portland State University and, at the appropriate time, to the specific degree program within a FPA College department.

Step 1: Admission to the University
If you are a first-time student applying from high school, home school, with G.E.D. scores or with fewer than 30 college credit hours, please follow the Freshman Admission Instructions.

If you are a first-time student with 30 or more transferable quarter credits (20 semester credits), you will be considered a transfer student. Please follow the Transfer Student Admission Instructions.

If you are a first-time student attendion a regional community college and want to use the benefits of both campuses simultaneously, you can be a co-admit student. Please follow the Co-Admisison Instructions.

If you are an international student who is not a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S., please follow the International Student Admission Instructions.

Step 2: Admission to Your Major Program
Undergraduate students also must apply to the  department in which they plan to major.

Music Admission is required immediately at the time of declaring the major. To proceed to upper division standing in the major, students must pass the Upper Division Examination.

 Architecture, Art,  Theatre and Film, and Arts Stdies require that students declare the major upon admission to the university, and subsequently apply to be admitted to upper division standing (90 or more credits), at the time of their last quarter as a lower division student.

Architecture Admission    *    Art Admission    *    Theatre & Film Admission     *    Arts Studies Admission

Deadlines for admission to upper division standing

Fall Deadline - April 15 for Theatre and Film, and Arts Studies; April 17 for the BFA in Art, May 31 for BA/BS in Graphic Design; June 1 for Architecture, August 1 for Music
Winter Deadline - November 15 for Music
Spring Deadline - December 15 for Theatre and Film, and Arts Studies; February 1 for Music

Graduate Admission

Graduate students must apply to the university and to the appropriate engineering or computer science department. Please follow the admission process below.

Step 1: Admission to the University
Please follow the Graduate Admission Instructions on the PSU Web site.

If you are an international student who is not a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S., please follow the International Student Admission Instructions.

Step 2: Admission to a Major Department
Graduate students must also apply to the appropriate department. Please follow the application process below.  Architecture Admission

Art Graduate Admission

Music Graduate Admission

Theatre and Film Graduate Admission

Step 3: Admission to the Graduate Teacher Education Program (GTEP) and the MEd

GTEP is a graduate program that is approved by the State of Oregon and meets licensure requirements to teach in Oregon K-12 public schools. Successful completion of the GTEP enables PSU to recommend teacher candidates for an initial teaching license for one or two authorization levels. Early Childhood and/or Elementary teacher candidates are endorsed in Multiple Subjects. Middle Level and/or High School teacher candidates prepare for subject matter endorsements in Art, Drama, Language arts, and Music.

Much of the GTEP coursework is part of the Program of Study for a Master of Education (MEd) degree. For details about the MEd requirements go to the MEd website.