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Apply as a Freshman

We begin the rolling admissions cycle each September 1.  UP 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.

How to Request Supporting Application Documents

Please note: If you have already requested or submitted your supporting documents, please allow additional time for processing.

Test Scores

Test scores ordered from CollegeBoard/ACT will be added to your application once received and processed. You can send your scores for free by downloading the score report (PDF) through your CollegeBoard/ACT account and sending them to Test scores listed on the high school transcript or self-reported on the application are not considered official. 

Letter of Recommendation

Your letter of recommendation may be sent electronically via Naviance/SendEDU/Common Application or e-mailed to from your recommender.

Official High School Transcript

An official high school transcript may be sent electronically via Naviance/SendEDU/Common Application or e-mailed to by your high school counselor. Mailed transcripts are to be sent to:

Office of Admissions
University of Portland
5000 N. Willamette Blvd.
Portland, OR 97203

If you have additional questions, please contact your admissions counselor.

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.