Co-Admission (also known as "dual enrollment" or "degree partnership") is a special admissions process that allows students to be formally admitted to both PSU and partner community colleges.

In any given term you can attend school in one of three ways: 

  1. Take all your courses at PSU.
  2. Take all your courses at the community college.
  3. Take some courses at PSU and some at the community college.

Learn more about the many benefits of Co-Admission.

Co-Admission Partner Community Colleges




Determine if Co-Admission is Right for You

Co-admission is a good fit for you if you meet the following criteria:

  • You are taking 100/200 level classes at the community college that will apply to your PSU degree.
  • You want to combine enrollment for financial aid purposes.
  • Utilizing PSU services such as the library and participating in clubs while taking classes at the community college would help in your transition to PSU.
  • You want the ease of transferring credits from the community college to PSU and would like to work with a PSU Academic Advisor.
  • You are earning an undergraduate degree.  (You may also qualify as a post-baccalaureate student if you have declared a second major).

For more information, watch the co-admission orientation video and review the Co-Admit Quick Facts.

How to Apply


Complete the co-admission application by the deadlines listed below (new PSU applicants will need to be admitted by the deadlines below).

  • If you have not taken classes at the Community College before, you will receive an email within 2 - 3 weeks with your ID number and information about how to register for classes at your Community College.

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  1. Ensure that you meet the admission requirements as a freshman, transfer, or postbaccalaureate student.
  2. Complete the co-admission application for new students. You must enroll in classes at PSU within 10 terms or your application will be cancelled.
    1. Go to Portland State University's online application system and create a login and password. (Remember to write down your info so you can access your application later.)
    2. Select CO-ADMIT Undergraduate as your student type from the drop down menu.
    3. With your application you must submit a non-refundable $50 application fee; you will be required to pay this via Visa or MasterCard. A $2 processing fee will apply. If you are eligible for the PSU fee deferral as an undergraduate, you will be able to choose this option for payment.
    4. Submit all application documents (such as transcripts) prior to the deadlines below.
    5. All Co-admitted students are required to attend Orientation before registering for PSU classes. Once you are admitted you will receive information on how to sign up for Orientation. 
  3. Post-baccalaureate students must complete the postbaccalaureate application and request to add-on co-admission to their status. 

Deadlines & Important Dates

Students must submit all application documents (such as transcripts) prior to these deadlines:

Complete the co-admission application prior to the deadlines below. To be considered for co-admission as a new PSU applicant, you must have submitted a complete application by the deadlines indicated for new applicantsIf you have questions about your co-admission application, email Kelly Craig Stoner at

Fall (September start) September 5
Winter (January start) December 5
Spring (March start) March 5
Summer (June start) June 5

Fall (September start) August 1
Winter (January start) November 1
Spring (March start) February 1
Summer (June start) May 1


After Acceptance into Co-admission


Financial Aid for Co-Admission

The benefit of being co-admitted is combining financial aid to cover costs at both institutions. If you decide to have your financial aid come from PSU, you must complete the Co-Enrollment form each term. The co-enrollment form will be posted to your account approximately three weeks prior to the start of the term.

To complete the Co-Enrollment form go to and follow these steps:

  1. Click here to login to your student account in the upper right corner of the page
  2. Enter your username and password
  3. Click the Financial Aid tab
  4. Select on Outstanding Requirements
  5. Select the Co-Enrollment Form
  6. Complete and submit the form.

For more information, watch the co-admission orientation video and review the Co-Admit Quick Facts.

*For PCC Students getting Financial Aid through PSU: Please pay attention to the following to avoid getting dropped from PCC classes for non-payment as your PCC bill will be due before you receive your aid from PSU. Each term you will need to fax or email a copy of your award letter and PSU class schedule to PCC Student Accounts at or fax # 971-722-4557. Be sure to include your name and PCC ID number. More information can be found on the PCC website:


Ordering Transcripts

The community college will send your transcripts to PSU automatically at the end of each term beginning with the first term that you are co-admitted. For example, if your co-admission begins Fall 18, the community college will begin sending your transcripts to PSU once your Fall 18 grades have posted.

Do you need to send your PSU transcript to the community college? You can send an email to from your PSU email address with your PSU ID number requesting that your PSU transcript be sent to the community college.


Cancel My Co-Admission

If you would like to cancel your co-admission status, please send an email to Kelly Craig Stoner at