Important Dates & Deadlines for College Transfer Students


Alright, you’ve made up your mind. You’re going to transfer to Portland State and finish your degree. It’s time to start getting your application together. We know at times the process can be confusing, so we’ll go through each important date and deadline to explain what is needed from you.

Let’s get started!



The PSU Admissions Application is available! We begin accepting applications early because we want you to have the most time to submit your application. We get it—life happens, but remember, if you can get your application submitted early, then you can focus on connecting with an advisor, deciding where you’ll live and figuring out how you’ll pay for college.

Once all documents have been received, please allow four to six weeks for an admissions decision.


The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available. This form lets you know what financial aid options you are eligible for—you’ll also need to fill out a FAFSA in order to submit a scholarship application at PSU. This is a crucial step in getting the money you need to pay for college. When you fill out a FAFSA, remember to add PSU as one of your colleges.  

The PSU Scholarship Application is available. If you haven’t already started your Scholarship Application, now is the time. The scholarships have different requirements, like essays and references, so you won’t be able to wait until the last minute to complete it. Apply early so you can be sure you get the most money possible to help pay for college.



Your Honors College Application is due for priority decision. Students who apply by the priority deadline will get an Honors College admission decision by March 1. Applications for the Honors College are accepted until July 6, but after January 1 students are far less likely to get honors scholarships.


Your PSU Scholarship Application (including essays and references) is due. This is a hard deadline, so you must get all your documents in.


You’ll get a notification when Admitted Student Reception sign ups are open! These events are great for learning more about the next steps for enrollment, financing your education, campus housing and more. 



Apply for on-campus housing. This is the final deadline.

Last day to apply to PSU to be considered for the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) Program. Luckily, there is no separate application required—you will automatically be considered for WUE when you turn in your PSU Admissions Application.


This is the priority deadline to confirm your enrollment to PSU. Next, you can sign up for New Student Orientation and start preparing for your first term as a PSU Viking!

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Last day to apply to PSU to be considered for Transfers Finish Free. There’s no separate application—you will be automatically considered when you submit your Admissions Application.

Last day to submit the FAFSA in order to be considered for Transfers Finish Free.


Final transcripts are due.


Whew. We know, it’s a lot, but if you start early it’s a breeze. Applying to PSU is quick and easy because we do not require an essay or letters of recommendation!

Review PSU’s transfer admissions requirements.