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Apply as a Freshman

We begin the rolling admissions cycle each September 1 and have a January 15 deadline.
accepts the University of Portland application or the Common Application.  We give equal consideration to each applicant and do not have a preference between a University of Portland application and Common Application. 

Applications for Fall 2019 are live! 

UP reviews applications with rolling admissions; we recommend applying by our priority deadline of November 15. The Office of Admissions will begin the evaluation process for each individual applicant as soon as the application is complete.  Please allow 3-4 weeks for your documents to be processed and verified. 

Accepted students who wish to attend UP the upcoming fall must confirm their enrollment by May 1 (postmark date).

Members of University of Portland’s freshmen class are among the best, brightest, and most academically qualified students in the Pacific Northwest. The freshmen class for the 2017-18 year entered with an average SAT score of 1250 (critical reading and math combined), an average ACT of 26, and an average high school GPA of 3.65 (cumulative and unweighted). Please note that we will superscore the SAT and take the composite ACT score. 


Application Checklist

Submit all of the documents in the checklist, and our Office of Admissions will process them and review applications as they come in. 

Applicants interested in Nursing must 1.) complete one year of chemistry by the end of their senior year and 2.) must declare Nursing as their intended major on the application.


Application Timeline

August 1
Common Application becomes available

September 1 
Applications for admission accepted

October 1
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) becomes available

November 15 
Recommended application deadline

December 1 
Housing application becomes available (confirm enrollment first)

January 15 
Final deadline for applications
Recommended deadline to submit the FAFSA

February 1 
Deadline for Honors Program applications

May 1
Postmark deadline for enrollment confirmation and housing deposit

June 1      
International Student application deadline


Office of Admissions is open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.