Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines
To apply as a first-year student, you either have not yet graduated from high school (or the equivalent), or you have not taken any college courses since you graduated. If you are receiving college credit while attending high school, you are still considered a first-year student when applying. However, University of Portland will review your college credits to determine academic standing at a later date. We recommend applying by our priority deadline of November 15 and highly encourage students to apply well in advance of our January 15 deadline.
To apply as a transfer student you must have received your high school diploma (or the equivalent) and have college credit from a community college or university. If you have not already graduated from a high school (or the equivalent), please apply with the first-year application. For transfer students, we recommend applying by December 1 for Spring admission (semester starts mid-January) and July 15 for Fall admission (semester starts the end of August).
We offer daily information sessions and campus tours Monday through Friday, as well as special visit events. Times and dates can be found in the registration form available at up.edu/visit, and may vary depending on the time of year and the type of visit you choose. UP will personalize your visit based on whether you are a first-year or a transfer student. We recommend scheduling your visit at least two weeks in advance. Drop-ins are welcome, but please call before arriving on campus as our scheduled tours are subject to change. We look forward to your visit!
The community on campus really drew me in when I came to visit! Everyone was ridiculously friendly and it just felt like home. Academically, UP offered everything I could possibly want to study, and the support offered across campus is unmatched.