Other Applicants

If you aren't sure which type of applicant you are, contact the Office of Admissions.

Non-Degree Applicant

Non-Degree status is designed for students who want to take courses at Portland State University but do not plan to complete a degree.

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Re-Enroll Student

Students who were previously admitted to Portland State, have been absent for two or more terms, and/or attended another college or university since leaving Portland State should complete the online Re-Enrollment Request Form. For more information about re-enrollment, contact the Office of the Registrar.

If you attended another college or university during your absence from Portland State, you are REQUIRED to submit updated official transcripts from all schools attended to the Office of Admissions.

Senior Citizen Applicant

Senior Citizens may audit any of Portland State's regular courses on a space-available basis and pay no tuition. Some course fees may apply, review procedures for the Senior Adult Learning Center.


  • Oregon resident
  • 65 years of age or older 
  • not be seeking a degree
  • not be seeking credit for courses