Portland-State-University 2023-2024 Bulletin

Admission requirements

Interested students must complete the additional Honors College 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.

Expected criteria for admission:

First-year students (entering from high school):

  • 3.50 cumulative unweighted high school GPA
  • Two essays submitted as part of the application
  • SAT and ACT scores are accepted but not required


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

    All applications are reviewed holistically by a faculty committee.