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Apply as a Transfer

If you are interested in a traditional, personal, quality education, you will find it at University of PortlandWe offer small classes, hands on learning opportunities, and personal attention from your professors. Transfer students are valued at UP for the wealth of experience and character they bring to campus.

Are you a transferring graduate student? Head over to our Graduate School

Learn about Transferring to UP

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Students planning to transfer 26 or more semester hours may be considered for admission if they have an overall grade point average of 3.0 and are in good academic standing in the college most recently attended.  You must have already earned a high school diploma or GED to apply as a transfer student; otherwise-- even with college credit-- please apply as a first-time-freshman

Apply as a Transfer

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Checklist and Timeline

Many academic programs require specific coursework and a college grade point average above 3.0. Make sure you have your application documents in and don't miss any important dates!




Transfer scholarships are awarded to students with a GPA of at least 3.00. Students do not apply for a transfer scholarship; they are automatically awarded to those who qualify. They may range from $8,000 to $16,000 annually.


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Transferring Credits

If you have taken a class in a 100-level or higher, UP will accept that class for credit if you have passed the class.  Have AP, IB, or Running Start credits from high school? We can take those too.



Office of Admissions is open Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.