Co-Admission (also known as "dual enrollment" or "degree partnership") is a special admissions process that allows students to be formally admitted to both PSU and partner community colleges.
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.
Determine if Co-Admission is Right for You
Co-Admission is a good fit for you if you meet the following criteria:
- You are taking 100/200 level classes at the community college that will apply to your PSU degree.
- You want to combine enrollment for financial aid purposes.
- Using PSU services while taking classes at the community college would help in your transition to PSU.
- You would like to work with a PSU Academic Advisor.
- You are earning an undergraduate degree or you are seeking to earn a postbaccalaureate degree in a second major.
How to Apply
Current Students and New Students Who Have Already Applied for Admission
Complete the Co-Admission application by the deadlines listed below (new PSU applicants will need to be admitted by the deadlines below).
- If you have not taken classes at the Community College before, you will receive an email within 2 - 3 weeks with your ID number and information about how to register for classes at your Community College.
- Ensure that you meet the admission requirements as a freshman, transfer, or postbaccalaureate student.
- Complete the Admissions application. On the Education Plan page, respond "yes" when asked if "you intend to participate in Portland State's Co-Admission Program." Once you have submitted your application, a supplemental co-admission form will be posted in your application status portal.
- Submit all application documents (such as transcripts) prior to the deadlines below.
All Co-Admitted students are required to attend New Student Orientation before they will be able to register for classes at PSU. Once you are admitted you will receive information on how to sign up for Orientation.
Students must submit all application documents (such as transcripts) prior to these deadlines. Review Portland State University's additional important dates and deadlines.
|Term||Deadline to Submit Co-Admission Application|
|Fall (September start)||September 5*|
|Winter (January start)||December 5|
|Spring (March start)||March 5|
|Summer (June start)||June 5|
|Term||Deadline to Submit Co-Admission Application|
|Fall (September start)||August 1|
|Winter (January start)||November 1|
|Spring (March start)||February 1|
|Summer (June start)||May 1|
Benefits of PSU's Co-Admission Program
Students in the co-admission program with PSU and a partner community college have a great opportunity to use both schools to accomplish their academic goals. In addition, students in this program have access to PSU services early on that can support a healthy transition from a community college to PSU. Here are the many benefits of this program:
- One application and one application fee except for Clark College. If you request co-admission with Clark and you are not a current Clark student, you will receive an email with instructions for a separate application process and fee.
- Students have 10 terms before they are required to start taking classes at PSU
- Co-admits are considered students at PSU and the partner school of their choice. Students can be co-admitted with multiple community colleges
- Lower tuition costs at community colleges (students pay PSU for the courses they take at PSU and the community college for the classes they take at the community college).
- Financial Aid counts enrollment at both institutions for the same term (for qualified students).
- Transcripts are automatically sent from the partner college to PSU at the end of each term and articulated so you can see how your classes transfer and count towards your degree (DARS, Degree Audit Report).
- Even if students are not taking classes at PSU, they have access to Advising at PSU and have email and Banner access through My PSU. Students can run a DARS (Degree Audit Report) to track progress to their PSU degree.
- Placement into the University Studies general education curriculum is updated as credits are transferred in from the community college.
- Co-admitted students can get a PSU ID card before they start taking classes at PSU
- Apply for scholarships at both PSU and your partner school.
- Live in on-campus housing as long as you are taking at least 8 credits each term at PSU
- You must attend a New Student Orientation before you can register for PSU classes
Resources Available at PSU and Partner Schools
Check with your community college. Other services may be available and/or restrictions may apply.
|Multicultural Student Services||Free||Free|
|Student Activities – Clubs, etc.||Free||Free|
|Women’s Resource Center||Free||Free|
|Career Center||Must enroll in 1 credit at PSU||Free|
|Counseling Services||Must enroll in 5 credits at PSU||Free|
|Financial Aid||Must enroll in 6 credits at PSU||Must enroll in 6 credits|
|Health Insurance||Must enroll in 5 credits at PSU||Not Available|
|Recreation Center||Must enroll in 1 credit at PSU||Not Available at All Community Colleges|
|Student Health Center||Must enroll in 5 credits at PSU||Not Available|
|Student Housing||Must enroll in 8 credits at PSU||Not Available|
|Student Legal Services||Must enroll in 4 credits at PSU||Not Available|
|Tutoring||Must enroll in 1 credit at PSU||May Require Enrollment|
The community college will send your transcripts to PSU automatically at the end of each term beginning with the first term that you are co-admitted. For example, if your co-admission begins Fall 2020, the community college will begin sending your transcripts to PSU once your Fall 2020 grades have posted.
Send Your PSU Transcript to a Community College: Send an email to email@example.com from your PSU email address, include your PSU ID number and request that your PSU transcript be sent to the community college.
If you would like to cancel your co-admission status, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.