Postbaccalaureate

Postbaccalaureate

Applicants who have earned a regionally accredited bachelor's degree or the equivalent must apply as a postbaccalaureate. 

There are two types of postbac applicants; both have the same admissions requirements and follow the same application instructions.

  1. pursuing an undergraduate certificate or a second bachelor's degree
  2. taking coursework for other reasons

Transfer evaluations are not done automatically for postbac students seeking a second degree. These students should work with an academic advisor in their major area of study to request an evaluation of eligible transfer work from their first degree.


Admission Requirement

You must have earned a regionally accredited bachelor’s degree or the equivalent.


Steps to Apply

Submit Your Application and Pay the $52 Application Fee

  • Go to Portland State University's online application system and select Create Account. If you have already started an application, or created one for a past term, select Log In.
  • A non-refundable $52 application fee is required. Pay this using a Visa or MasterCard. If you are eligible for fee deferral as an undergraduate, you will be able to choose this option for payment.

Submit Evidence Bachelor's Degree Was Earned

Submit an official transcript from the institution granting your first undergraduate degree with the date the bachelor's degree was awarded. Official transcripts are required, see our official records policy for details

Electronic Submission: Transcripts may be submitted via Parchment or sent directly from a school official to admissions@pdx.edu.

Mail Submission: Submit official transcripts in their original sealed envelopes from all schools attended and mail them to PSU at the address below.

Portland State University
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
PO Box 751
Portland OR 97207-0751


Check Your Application Status

You will be notified via email for each document you submit and your admission decision. You can also check the status of your application online. 

Go to Portland State University's online application system and log in. Under Processed Applications select an application under Admission Term to check its status. A summary will display with details about your application and what may be missing, and perhaps, delaying an admission decision.

If you are not receiving email communications from Portland State University, be sure to check your @pdx.edu email account. Once you set up your student account all communications will be sent to that email address. If you are not receiving information from us in any email inboxes, please contact us at admissions@pdx.edu