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 What is co-admission?

Co-admission (sometimes called "dual enrollment" or "degree partnership") is a special admission process that allows you to be formally admitted at both Portland State and our partner community colleges even before you are ready to transfer to PSU.  In any given term, you can attend school in one of three ways:

  • Take all your courses at PSU
  • Take all your courses at the community college
  • Take some courses at PSU and some at the community college

Is Co-Admission right for me?

 Many students make their decision to co-admit based on two factors: the ease of combining enrollment for financial aid purposes, and the ease of transferring credits to PSU. If you have fewer than 90 quarter (60 semester) transfer credits, you're a very good candidate for co-admission. If you've transferred in more than 90 quarter credits (60 semester) from a community college, you may still benefit from co-admission, but should have a conversation with your academic adviser to decide.

Co-admission is also a great way to access university resources and acclimate yourself prior to attending PSU full-time.

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How do I apply to be co-admitted?



  • If you have never applied to PSU and are a post-baccalaureate student working on your second undergraduate degree, you have a 2-step process:  

1. Complete this on-line application.
2. After completing and submitting the on-line application, complete this form to request co-admission.

PLEASE NOTE: There are important application deadlines for co-admission. As co-admission is an agreement between PSU and one or more partner institutions, it takes time to process your request. Deadlines are enforced, so be sure to submit your application as early as possible.

Applicants who do not have a current application at PSU

Applicants who have applied for the current term or are currently admitted to PSU
Fall Term August 1 September 1
Winter Term November 1 December 1
Spring Term February 1 March 1
Summer Term May 1 June 1

I'm co-admitted - now what?

  • Co-admitted students have up to 16 terms to attend classes at Portland State. That means you can continue to attend classes at your community college while still keeping your status as an admitted student at Portland State University. Ideally, we would like you to attend an Orientation session as soon as you're co-admitted - even if you don't plan to attend classes at PSU right away. You will not be able to register for classes at PSU until you attend Orientation.
  • You can meet with a PSU adviser to do some course-planning. This is the best way to be sure the classes you take at your community college transfer in to fulfill specific requirements!
  • Every term you co-enroll (take classes at both PSU and your community college), and receive your financial aid at PSU, you must fill out the Co-Enrollment Form. If you have questions about the form, please contact Financial Aid by emailing or calling 503-725-3461. You can also review the information shared at Orientation for a refresher.
  • More information is also available on the Co-Admit Fact/FAQ sheet found here.

How to Locate the Co-Enrollment Form

  1. Navigate to
  2. Click on Log in to Banweb in the upper right corner of the page
  3. Enter your ODIN username and password
  4. Click on the Financial Aid tab
  5. Click on Outstanding Requirements
  6. Click on Co-Enrollment form
  7. Carefully complete and submit the form