Congratulations on being admitted to Portland State University. You’re well on your way to becoming a Viking. There are a few steps you need to take before you will begin school at PSU. Review and complete the items below as soon as you can.
*Required for enrollment at PSU.
Apply for Campus Housing
Students are able to complete a Housing Contract once they have been admitted to Portland State University. To apply, you must have set up your student account (see above). You can log in to the Housing Portal 24 hours after you've activated your student account. Learn more about your housing options. You must be admitted to PSU to submit a housing contract.
The priority deadline to submit a contract is June 15. Students who apply by this date and are open to any unit option will be guaranteed housing.
Confirm Your Enrollment at PSU*
If you are ready to commit you can confirm your enrollment and claim your Viking status by submitting the Enrollment Confirmation Form. Enrollment confirmation is required to sign up for New Student Orientation, secure a PSU ID card, and register for classes.
Check Your @pdx.edu Email Account
Once you’ve set up your student account, your PSU email address will be activated. You will continue to receive email correspondence about your next steps and opportunities through the email address you used to apply. However, you should check your PSU account regularly for current student communications.
Complete Your Math Placement Test (if required)
Students with specific majors probably need to complete the Math Placement Test. You should complete the Math Placement Test before completing Online Orientation. You can complete the math placement test after orientation, but you may have difficulty registering for some math, science, business, health, or engineering courses. Find out if you need to take the Math Placement Test.
All Summer Bridge Scholars are required to complete the math placement test regardless of major.
Complete New Student Orientation*
Online Orientation will provide you with details about campus life, student services, and degree requirements. Completion of online Orientation is required for all incoming undergraduate students and provides you with course registration access for your first term at PSU. Once you confirm your enrollment you'll be automatically signed up for New Student Orientation.
Summer Term Admits: You must confirm enrollment and sign up for New Student Orientation to get access to your Online Orientation module.
Attend an Advising Pathway Session
These events are an opportunity to connect with advisors for your major, you can also get tips and suggestions directly from advisors.
We offer a variety of virtual and in-person visit opportunities to introduce you to PSU’s academics and student resources. Join us for one of our many virtual or in-person sessions, drop-in at our Virtual Front Desk to connect with an Admissions Counselor or Student Ambassador on Zoom, and stay connected on social media.
Review and Accept Your Financial Aid Award
Log in to your student account and view your award. See if you have any outstanding requirements and if you have questions contact the Office of Financial Aid.
Submit Final Transcripts by August 1*
Contact your school office to request an official copy of your final high school transcript to be sent to Portland State. Your transcript needs to list your graduation date. Review our Official Records Policy for more information and instructions for sending transcripts and other documents to PSU.
Review Your Health Insurance Options
PSU requires that all domestic students enrolled in five in-load, non-restricted differential tuition credits or more per term maintain comprehensive health insurance to ensure that students stay healthy and in the classroom. The PSU Health Insurance Plan is major medical health insurance providing preventative, routine, and specialized health benefits and students are automatically enrolled and billed each term. Those who have comparable outside health insurance can apply to waive the PSU Health Insurance Plan.
Submit PSU’s COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement Form*
As a student at PSU, you are required to satisfy PSU’s COVID-19 vaccine requirement. If you DO NOT fulfill this requirement a registration hold will be placed on your account prior to winter term registration. This will affect your ability to register for winter term classes.
The form will give you the option to confirm you’ve been vaccinated or request an exemption or deferral. Documentation is not needed to complete the COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement Form.
Wait to submit the form once you’ve completed a vaccine series. Schedule a COVID-19 Vaccine on campus with PSU’s Center for Student Health and Counseling. Vaccines are provided for free for all students taking one or more credits. Or you can find an off-campus COVID-19 vaccine location.
Submit MMR Vaccine Form*
Oregon law requires domestic students show evidence of immunity to measles before registering for their second term of enrollment.
Get Your PSU ID Card
If you are planning to come to campus at all, you will need a PSU ID to get access to campus buildings. You can get your new student ID card in-person once you are registered for fall term courses. ID Services is open Mondays and Wednesdays 12 PM - 2 PM. No appointment needed.
Complete the Required Understanding Sexual Misconduct and Available Resources Campus Module*
Log in to D2L (PSU’s Learning Management System). Under My Courses > Ongoing select "Understanding Sexual Misconduct and Available Resources” and complete the learning module. If you need accommodations to complete the module, please contact the Disability Resource Center at 503-725-4150.