Admitted Postbaccalaureate Checklist

Set Up Your PSU Student Account*

To get started, read the instructions on your letter of admission or, for help, call 503-725-HELP(4357) or go to .

Check Your @pdx.edu Email Account

Once you’ve set up your student account your PSU email address will be activated and you will receive ALL EMAIL CORRESPONDENCE about your next steps and opportunities through your PSU account. Check your PSU account regularly so you don’t miss important emails!

Apply for Financial Aid and Scholarships

Apply for financial aid by submitting your  and then use  to find other sources of funding. Applicants to PSU who submit the FAFSA are automatically considered for several funding opportunities.

Meet with an Academic Advisor

Please select your program from the list below to find advising information. If you are an international student, you can connect with your academic advisor via email and meet them when you arrive in Portland. If you are unsure of what program you want to pursue, you should contact Advising & Career Services to discuss your interests and options. If you are planning to complete prerequisites for other graduate or professional programs, contact the academic department. 

Take Placement Tests or Satisfy Prerequisites

If you need to take a math, chemistry, and/or second language class, you may be expected to complete a placement test prior to enrolling in a related class or have the required prerequisite. You may not be able to register for classes until you complete these tests or can show that you have taken the required prerequisite. Students with specific majors probably need to complete the math placement test prior to signing up for Orientation. Find out if you need to take the Math Placement Test.

Submit Missing Documents*

Submit official transcripts or test scores that are still missing from your application to the Admissions Office. Review our  for more information and instructions for sending transcripts and other documents to PSU.

Review Your Health Insurance Options

PSU requires that all domestic students enrolled in five in-load, non-restricted differential tuition credits or more per term maintain comprehensive health insurance to ensure that students stay healthy and in the classroom. The PSU Health Insurance Plan is major medical health insurance providing preventative, routine, and specialized health benefits and students are automatically enrolled and billed the $827 per term (2016-17 cost). Those who have comparable outside health insurance can apply to waive the PSU Health Insurance Plan.

Submit MMR Vaccine Form

Oregon law requires domestic students show evidence of immunity to measles before registering for their second term of enrollment.

Get Your PSU ID Card

If you are planning to come to campus at all this fall, you will need a PSU ID to get access to campus buildings. You can get your new student ID card in-person once you are registered for fall term courses. ID Services is open Mondays and Wednesdays 12 PM - 2 PM. No appointment needed.

If you don’t plan to come to campus for fall term, you can wait to get your student ID until you arrive on campus.

Complete the Required Understanding Sexual Misconduct and Available Resources Campus Module*

Log in to D2L (PSU’s Learning Management System). “Under My Courses > Ongoing” select “Creating a Safe Campus: Preventing Gender Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Misconduct and Sexual Assault” and complete the learning module. If you need accommodations to complete the module, please contact the Disability Resource Center at 503-725-4150.

Complete the Student Resources and Services Survey

This survey is essential to help us connect you to useful resources and services as we support you through your journey to graduation. It asks questions about your background, your skills, and any challenges you may be experiencing as you prepare to begin classes. It will take you less than 10 minutes to complete, and your responses are confidential.