How Do I Transfer to PSU?

Are you planning to transfer to PSU? We know the process can be daunting, but we are here to support you. Over 60% of our students are transfer students. These students are a big part of who we are. Here’s an outline of the process each step of the way:

Review the admissions requirements

The minimum admission requirements to Portland State are:

  • Completion of 30 or more transferable college quarter credits (20 semester credits)
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.25, or 2.00 minimum if student has a transferable associate's degree or an Oregon Transfer Module (OTM)
  • Completion of WR 121 or equivalent with a grade of C- or better
  • Meet Second Language Admissions Requirement (Oregon High School graduates only)

Meet with an Admissions Counselor

Admissions Counselors at PSU are ready to help you start the process of transferring. They can help you understand the application process, connect you with academic advisors and answer any questions you have about transferring to Portland State. Make an appointment with your Admissions Counselor.

Submit your application and pay the $52 application fee 

Your admissions application will be processed when the $52 application fee is either paid or deferred (if you are eligible for deferral) and official transcripts from all the schools you've attended are received by PSU. 

Connect with campus life

Connect with the assigned academic advisor for your major at PSU.

Visit PSU virtually and tour our thriving urban campus. Take a virtual tour to learn all about the buildings, parks and resource centers. 

Visit the Transfer and Returning Student Resource Center virtually for support before, during and after your transfer to PSU. 

Check out Student Activities and Leadership Programs to learn more about what’s happening on campus, including volunteer opportunities, joining a club or giving back to the community.

Contact your Admissions Counselor and get started on your journey to PSU today! Apply to transfer to Portland State.