International Transfers Student Checklist

For admission purposes, applicants are considered an international student if they are not a citizen or permanent resident of the United States, and they plan to attend the University in a valid non-immigrant visa status (F-1, J-1, E-2, H-4 visas as well as others). Review the checklist of required application items and don’t miss any important dates.

Checklist for International Transfer Students

  • Transfer Application
  • $50 application fee (checks payable to “University of Portland”)
  • Official secondary school records (this is required if you have less than 30 semester, or 45 quarter credit hours)
  • Official college or university transcript(s)
    • We require official transcripts from every institute, college, university, or post-secondary school you have attended or are currently attending.
    • English proficiency exam
      • Non-native English speakers who will complete 1 year (2 semesters or 3 quarters) of university-level coursework that includes 1 semester (or 2 quarters) of writing and composition may be waived from the English proficiency requirement. Minimum score requirements and further information is available at our English Proficiency Requirements page.

Note to NURSING applicants: Due to a new curriculum implementation, the next Nursing transfer student cohort will be admitted to begin classes in the summer semester 2022. Nursing transfer applications will reopen on September 1, 2020. See the School of Nursing transfer information page for further details.  

Note to ENGINEERING applicants: Engineering programs have additional prerequisite requirements for transfer admission eligibility; please review the Engineering transfer criteria, and contact if you have questions.

Additional Items (post-acceptance)

These two items are needed if you are accepted to the University in order to complete immigration form processing. The earlier these items are received the better we can assist you.

All documents submitted to UP become the property of the University and cannot be returned to applicants.


February 1
Final deadline for transfer applications for fall and spring term entry

April 15
Deadline for Summer term (starts early may) transfer applications 

June 1
Deadline for Fall term (starts late August) transfer applications 

November 15
Deadline for Spring term (starts mid-January) transfer applications 


September 1, 2020
Applications for nursing transfers reopen, due February 1, 2021