Co-Admission: Benefits

Benefits of PSU's Co-Admission Program

Students in the co-admission program with PSU and a partner community college have a great opportunity to use both schools to accomplish their academic goals. In addition, students in this program have access to PSU services early on that can support a healthy transition from a community college to PSU. Here are the many benefits of this program:

  • One application and one application fee except for Clark College. If you request co-admission with Clark and you are not a current Clark student, you will receive an email with instructions for a separate application process and fee.
  • Students have 10 terms before they are required to start taking classes at PSU
  • Co-admits are considered students at PSU and the partner school of their choice. Students can be co-admitted with multiple community colleges  
  • Lower tuition costs at community colleges (students pay PSU for the courses they take at PSU and the community college for the classes they take at the community college).
  • Financial Aid counts enrollment at both institutions for the same term (for qualified students).
  • Transcripts are automatically sent from the partner college to PSU at the end of each term and articulated so you can see how your classes transfer and count towards your degree (DARS, Degree Audit Report).
  • Even if students are not taking classes at PSU, they have access to Advising at PSU and have email and Banner access through My PSU. Students can run a DARS (Degree Audit Report) to track progress to their PSU degree.
  • Placement into the University Studies general education curriculum is updated as credits are transferred in from the community college. 
  • Co-admitted students can get a PSU ID card before they start taking classes at PSU
  • Apply for scholarships at both PSU and your partner school.
  • Live in on-campus housing as long as you are taking at least 8 credits each term at PSU
  • You must attend a New Student Orientation before you can register for PSU classes
Resources Available at PSU and Partner Schools
Service PSU Community College*

Academic Advising

Free

Free

Athletic events

Free

Free*

E-mail Access   

Free

Free

Library Access Free Free
Multicultural Student Services Free Free
Student Activities – Clubs, etc.  Free Free
Women’s Resource Center Free Free
Career Center Must enroll in 1 credit at PSU Free
Counseling Services  Must enroll in 5 credits at PSU Free
Financial Aid Must enroll in 6 credits at PSU  Must enroll in 6 credits
Health Insurance Must enroll in 5 credits at PSU  Not Available
Recreation Center Must enroll in 1 credit at PSU  Not Available at All Community Colleges
Student Health Center  Must enroll in 5 credits at PSU  Not Available
Student Housing Must enroll in 8 credits at PSU Not Available
Student Legal Services Must enroll in 4 credits at PSU Not Available
Tutoring Must enroll in 1 credit at PSU May Require Enrollment

*Check with your community college. Other services may be available and/or restrictions may apply.