Registration Process for New Students in the Pamplin School of Business

For your first term at the University of Portland, all students in the Pamplin School of Business will be registered by the School of Business.

Registration Timeline

Registration & Advising Survey: You will receive an email to your UP email address with a link to the survey. This must be completed by May 10th.

May 10th Deadline

Phone Interviews: You will be contacted in late May or June by someone in the School of Business to set up a phone interview to talk more about your specific interests and goals at UP. This will help the Program Counselors to put together the best first semester schedule for you over the summer.

Scheduled in May, Interviews in June

Send IP, AB, and College Transcripts to UP: Send your scores and transcripts to UP by July 1st. View instructions.

July 1st

Program Counselors Build Schedule: During this time, your schedule is being built and is not finalized. Changes may be made by Program Counselors without notice. You are welcome to call the School of Business with questions or concerns you may have about your registration at any time.

May 1s t- July 31st

Schedule Built: Now that your schedule has been built, you are welcome to call the School of Business with any additional questions or concerns you may have about your registration. Please note that schedule changes are only guaranteed for students needing adjustments for: incoming transfer or AP/IB credit, language placements, AES accommodations, or a change in major. Schedule changes based on personal preference are not guaranteed and may not be accommodated due to limited course openings. Any changes made to your schedule after August 1st will be communicated to you via email. Follow instructions on viewing your schedule.

August 1st

Classes Begin: Please note that your class schedule uses the abbreviation R for Thursday. Classes that are held on Tuesday and Thursday will be listed on your schedule as, "TR." 

August 23rd

First Week of Classes: Changes can be made to your schedule during this week. Please note that schedule changes are only guaranteed for students needing adjustments for: incoming transfer or AP/IB credit, language placements, AES accommodations, or a change in major. Schedule changes based on personal preference are not guaranteed and will not be accommodated due to limited course openings. The deadline to add or drop classes from your schedule is the Friday of the first week of the semester.

August 23rd - 27th


Typical First Semester Class Schedule for Business Students

BUS 100 - Introduction to Leadership (3 credits)

BUS 001 - Anchor Seminar Workshop (0 credits)

BUS 101 - Software Applications (1 credit)

ECN 120 - Principles of Macroeconomics (3 credits)

MTH 161 - Statistics or MTH 141  - Finite Math (3 credits)

THE 105 - Introduction to Theology or PHL 150 - Introductory Philosophy (3 credits)

CST 107 - Effective Public Speaking or ENG 107 - College Writing (3 credits)

Please be aware that your schedule may look different. Adjustments may include credits you transferred in, courses you request for minors, languages, or other elective courses. Classes are offered one, two, three, and sometimes four times a week. Schedules are made up of a combination of University Core requirements, College requirements, Major requirements, and Elective courses.

  • University Core requirements are a set of course that all students at the University of Portland must complete.
  • Pamplin School of Business requirements are foundational courses that all students in the School of Business must complete, regardless of specific major.
  • Major requirements are the courses you need to complete for your specific major.
  • Elective courses are any courses you take that do not fulfill any of your Core, College, or Major requirements.

Anchor Seminar Workshop: All first-year students are also registered for an Anchor Seminar and a corresponding Workshop. 

Pamplin School of Business Contact Information

Molly Cullen - First Year Students 

Alison Knoedler - External Transfer Students

School of Business Phone: 503.943.7224

Email: psoba@up.edu

What if I would like to major in Business but did not get accepted to the School of Business?

For now, make sure to indicate an interest in majoring in Business during your phone interview. BUS 100 will be reserved for majors only until the end of summer, when available space may open up. It is recommended that if you are interested in Business, you take ECN 120 and MTH 161 during your first semester. Both will count for university core requirements should you ultimately choose a different major.