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Your Undergraduate Applicant Journey

FAFSA Submission and Enrollment Deposit Updates

We understand that filing and submitting a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) hasn’t been easy for many this year. University of Portland is taking steps to give you the time you need to submit your FAFSA and make your college decision.

Read a Letter from our Vice President for Enrollment Management

Apply as a First-Year Student

Ready to join our vibrant and welcoming community? Apply and submit all required documents by our Early Action (EA) deadline of December 1 and you will receive an admissions decision within four weeks! Our Regular Decision (RD) deadline is February 1. After these dates, we will continue to take applications on a rolling basis.

Apply with the UP Application Apply with the Common Application

Application Timeline

Make sure to submit your application and materials by the appropriate deadlines. See the full application timeline below.

Date Deadline(s) to Meet
August 1 Common Application and UP Application become available
September 1 Application review begins
December 1 Fall Early Action deadline; Spring Regular Decision deadline
December 1 Housing application becomes available for confirmed students
December (exact date TBD) FAFSA becomes available (FAFSA code: 003224)
February 1 Fall Regular Decision deadline
February 1 Honors Program application deadline
June 1 Enrollment confirmation deposit deadline (nonrefundable)
June 1 International Student final application deadline
June 10 Housing application deadline

Step 1. Complete Your Application

You may apply with the University of Portland Application or the Common Application. There is no application fee for either application and UP evaluates both applications equally and without preference.

Apply with the UP Application Apply with the Common Application

Step 2. Submit Additional Materials

Once you have submitted your application, please send the necessary supporting documents so that we may begin the review process. We look forward to learning more about you! Review the descriptions of documents below to see required and optional documents as well as the variety of ways to submit them.
  • High School Transcript(s)

    Your high school counselor or registrar can submit your official high school transcript electronically or email to Make sure your transcript shows, at a minimum, your 9th grade courses through your latest completed term.

    If you prefer, you can upload your unofficial high school transcript through your University of Portland Applicant Portal after you have submitted your application. After confirming your enrollment at UP, you will need your high school counselor or registrar to send your official final high school transcript.

    *International students are required to submit an official high school transcript directly from their secondary school.

  • Letter of Recommendation or Secondary School Report

    Your counselor or teacher can submit a letter of recommendation or a secondary school report electronically or email to We are currently waiving the requirement of submitting either a letter of recommendation or a secondary school report to eliminate barriers to the application process.

  • SAT/ACT Test Scores (optional)

    University of Portland is test-optional for applicants applying for admission through Fall 2025. On your application, indicate if you would like your scores to be considered in your evaluation. Your application will not be at a disadvantage if test scores are not included. If you want to include your scores, you may submit in one of the following ways:

    • Record self-reported scores on your application
    • Download the score report (PDF) through your College Board/ACT account and send to; or
    • Have the testing agency submit your scores for you (our ACT code is 3500 and our SAT code is 4847).

    *If self-reported scores are used for admission purposes, you are required to submit official test scores once you decide to attend University of Portland.

  • International Student-Specific Admissions Documents

    If you are an international applicant planning to attend University of Portland with valid non-immigrant visa status, you will need to submit additional supporting documents with your application.

    International applicants must have an official transcript or an attested copy of an official transcript as verification of your academic record issued in the original language from the original issuing source (e.g. secondary school).

    Non-native English speakers must provide proof of English language competency. University of Portland accepts a number of language proficiency exams and benchmarks to satisfy this requirement.

    For more information and instructions, visit Apply as an International First-Year Student.

Step 3. What Types of Scholarships are Available?

There are a variety of different types of scholarships and financial aid available. Learn about some of the most common types of scholarships that UP students receive.

Learn More About Scholarships and Financial Aid

Step 4. Are You Eligible for Transfer Credits?

There are a number of ways a student can transfer credit to UP. Are you taking AP, IB, Running Start, or dual or concurrent enrollment classes? See how UP will award credit.

How to Transfer Credits

After You Apply

Log in to your UP applicant portal to check the status of your application and submit any additional requested materials.

We will email you with a status update once your decision is in your applicant portal.

With your application complete, consider starting your FAFSA and schedule a visit to UP.

Learn About Financial Aid Schedule a Visit

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