Cancel Admission

If you would like to cancel your application to Portland State University, review the information below and follow the instructions based on the status that most closely fits your situation. 

If you are enrolled in classes at PSU and the academic term has already begun, you must follow these steps to withdraw from PSU.

If you have applied to PSU but have not yet received an admission decision, email to

Admitted to PSU, have not registered for classes

There are a few things you should consider before canceling your admission to PSU:

  • Canceling your admission may impact your financial aid award, including scholarships. Contact the Office of Financial Aid directly to confirm the status of your aid.
  • Housing contracts must be canceled separately. Contact Housing if you do not intend to enroll at PSU and live on campus in the future.  
  • You are responsible for any university charges you may have incurred prior to canceling. Sign in to your student account to review your charges.
  • If you have activated your student account, correspondence regarding enrollment may be sent to your email inbox. Check this account regularly or have your PSU emails forwarded to your personal account.

Admitted to PSU, have registered for classes, academic term has not begun