Open for Fall Open for All 2021

Open for Fall

Open for All

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High school seniors: We believe in you.

We know that COVID-19 upended your lives and disrupted your education. You've stuck with it, despite all the obstacles. You’re ready for change, and so are we. This fall, we are safely reopening our campus for in-person classes, and we want to make sure you can join us. Apply for free, and come for an education that moves you forward.

No stress required

We understand your high school GPA isn't the only measure of your future success, especially during a pandemic. That's why we're temporarily reducing our GPA requirement. Plus, you can apply for free.

  • No application fee through June 15.
  • Temporarily reducing our GPA requirement.
  • No essays. No tests. No mystery.

You can do this

We’ll give you the academic and financial support you need to thrive on campus and achieve your degree, including:

  • Expanding eligibility for Four Years Free.
  • Summer Bridge program to help prepare selected incoming students for college.
  • On-campus housing discounts for qualified low-income students.
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COVID-19 Safety

We are returning to in-person classes in fall 2021 with comprehensive safety measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Vaccines have given us all reason to be optimistic about controlling the pandemic. PSU’s Center for Student Health and Counseling (SHAC) is an approved vaccination site, a key factor in our reopening. We will continue to work with our public health partners and follow their guidance on mask-wearing and physical distancing to make our campus as safe as possible.

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We’re here for you 

Students come first at PSU. We'll do everything possible to ensure you succeed on campus, graduate on time, and reach your career goals. You'll find a full range of support tailored to your needs, including 10 cultural and resource centers, one-on-one tutors, academic advisors, career services, faculty mentors and financial coaches. To us, recovery isn’t a return to the old normal. It’s breaking barriers to create a new, more equitable future for everyone.

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A College of Distinction

Portland State is a national College of Distinction for our commitment to helping students learn, grow and succeed. We earned this mark of excellence for our innovative University Studies program and our exceptional University Honors College, our four-year paths to undergraduate success. Choose from more than 200 degree programs that take you out of the classroom and into the community for hands-on projects, research and internships. Discover why U.S. News & World Report ranks PSU as Oregon's most transformative university.

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Unmatched Opportunities 

We are more than Oregon’s most affordable and diverse urban public research university. We are the testing ground for new ideas and creative solutions in the heart of downtown Portland. Our graduates go on to invent for Intel, save lives at Oregon Health & Science University, design for Nike, and launch their own innovative companies. And, they earn an average salary of $50,000 one year after graduation. At PSU, no matter where you start, you’ll find a clear path to success.