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.
- Degree Requirements + General Education Requirements + Academic Major Requirements = 180 credits (with 72 of those credits at upper division level).