Prospective Undergraduate Students

Thinking of Transferring to Portland State University? 

Many students begin their careers at PSU as transfer students. Academic goals, the number of credits being transferred, and life priorities make each students' situation unique. Some important points to consider before you transfer: 

  • Have you explored the degree and career options available?
  • Do you have a clear sense of why you are in school?
  • Does PSU offer the kind of degree that will allow you to accomplish your goals?
  • Do you need an Associate’s degree? While students can be awarded an Associate’s degree in route to a Bachelors, the requirements are not the same. Speak with your advisor at your current institution about your goals.
  • Do you know how your credits will transfer to PSU? There are often courses that count toward major requirements that transfer over directly or can be substituted. Usually, an advisor from the major can give you general information about transferability prior to admission. Ask your current advisor if there are articulation agreements with PSU at the institution you are attending.
  • Do you understand the financial resources available to you?
  • Do you have a plan for how you will pay for your degree? If not, speak with student financial services at your institution about your options. 

Finally, things will be different here than at your other institution. Don't take for granted that you know something. Don't be afraid to ask for help! 

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Advice for Prospective Students