Set Up Your PSU Student Account*

Go to the Activating Your Odin Account website to get started. If assistance is needed during the process, call our OIT Help Desk at 503-725-HELP (4357). 

Check Your 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.

Apply for Financial Aid and Scholarships

Apply for financial aid by submitting your FAFSA and then use PSU's Scholarship Database to find other sources of funding. Applicants to PSU who submit the FAFSA are automatically considered for several funding opportunities.

Meet with an Academic Advisor

Please select your program from the list below to find advising information. If you are an international student, you can connect with your academic advisor via email and meet them when you arrive in Portland. If you are unsure of what program you want to pursue, you should contact Advising & Career Services to discuss your interests and options. If you are planning to complete prerequisites for other graduate or professional programs, contact the academic department. 

Take Placement Tests or Satisfy Prerequisites

If you need to take a math, chemistry, and/or second language class, you may be expected to complete a placement test prior to enrolling in a related class or have the required prerequisite. You may not be able to register for classes until you complete these tests or can show that you have taken the required prerequisite. Students with specific majors probably need to complete the math placement test prior to signing up for Orientation. Find out if you need to take the Math Placement Test.

Submit Missing Documents*

Submit official transcripts or test scores that are still missing from your application to the Admissions Office. 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 requirementIf 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 this fall, 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.

If you don’t plan to come to campus for fall term, you can wait to get your student ID until you arrive on campus.

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 “Creating a Safe Campus: Preventing Gender Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Misconduct and Sexual Assault” and complete the learning module. If you need accommodations to complete the module, please contact the Disability Resource Center at 503-725-4150.