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Preparing to Transfer

Portland State University serves more transfer students than any other public university in Oregon. With so many students transferring from community colleges and 4-year universities we understand the importance of getting all the facts before making an educated decision on where to obtain your degree. The steps below outline how credits transfer to PSU and general graduation requirements.

STEP 1: UNDERSTAND PSU's BASIC TRANSFER RULES

College-level credit earned at regionally accredited colleges and universities will be accepted at PSU.

  • PSU operates on the quarter system/calendar. To calculate semester credits to quarter credits multiply by 1.5 - (e.g. 60 semester credits x 1.5 = 90 quarter credits).


STEP 2: DETERMINE HOW YOUR CREDITS WILL TRANSFER

Utilize Transferology and Academic Advising to determine how your credits transfer.

Students are also encouraged to use the General Transfer Worksheet.

  • This printable worksheet is designed to help in planning your transfer and outline the basic requirements to graduate from PSU. 


    STEP 3: KNOW PSU's GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

    To graduate from PSU students must complete at least 180 quarter credits with a minimum of 72 upper-division credits (300 and 400-level). Writing 121 (or equivalent) is required at time of admission to PSU.


    ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

    Transferring from an Oregon Community College:

    Transferring from out-of-state: