Postbaccalaureate/Graduate Student Information

Postbaccalaureate Pre-Admission Advising

The decision to complete a second bachelor's degree, certificate or a pre-professional program should be undertaken with as much information as possible. Thus, it is recommended that prospective students speak with an advisor or faculty member in the program they are considering prior to applying for admission.

Please click on a link below to learn more about academic advising in the following programs or areas of interest:

Postbaccalaureate Advising After Admission

Postbaccalaureate students are not required to attend an Orientation. To assist with the transition to Portland State, new post-bac students should review the Postbaccalaureate Checklist which details the steps to take before signing up for classes.

Academic advising for post-bac students who are completing a second bachelor’s degree, certificate or pre-professional program is provided by their academic department or advising pathway. Students should familiarize themselves with the graduation requirements for completing a 2nd bachelor’s degree. International students should be aware of writing and degree requirements.

Academic advising for post-bac students who are preparing to enter a graduate program at Portland State is provided by their specific program. Students can reach out to Graduate Admissions for specific details on the admissions process or to connect with a specific department by emailing

Advising for Students Admitted to a Graduate Program

Academic advising for students admitted to any graduate programs is offered by the individual graduate programs. If they have questions about how to locate their graduate advisor, students should contact their academic program. Graduate students needing assistance with their Degree Audit (DARS) or graduation paperwork should contact the Graduate School at