Portland-State-University 2020-2021 Bulletin

Admission requirements

Interested students must complete the additional Urban Honors application questions available as part of the PSU undergraduate application. Current PSU students wishing to transfer into the Honors College should see the Honors website for instructions on completing an application: www.pdx.edu/honors. Students are welcome to transfer into the University Honors College from outside institutions or from within PSU at any point in their freshman, sophomore, or junior years. Students wishing to transfer into Honors as seniors should contact the University Honors Director to discuss their research experience and thesis plans.

In order to be admitted to the Urban Honors College, all students must first be admitted to Portland State University.

Minimum criteria for admission:

First-year students (entering from high school):

  • 3.50 cumulative unweighted high school GPA


  • 1200 on the SAT


  • 27 on the ACT


Transfer/Current PSU students:
    • Cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher in college-level courses