Transfer Students

We welcome transfer students from other four-year institutions as well as community colleges!

Students may be considered for admission if they meet the following criteria:

  • Good academic standing in the college most recently attended
  • Overall GPA of 3.0
  • Completed a minimum of 4 of the following courses (or their transfer equivalents) with a GPA of 3.0:
    • CHM 207/277 General Chemistry I Lecture and Lab
    • CS 203/273 Introduction to Computer Science Lecture and Lab
    • MTH 201 Calculus I
    • MTH 202 Calculus II
    • MTH 311 Discrete Structures
    • PHY 204/274 General Physics I Lecture and Lab
    • PHY 205/275 General Physics II Lecture and Lab

Meeting the criteria above does not guarantee admission and does not guarantee that an admitted student will graduate in a certain length of time. Note that transfer students from community colleges are not required to complete a course of study before entering the University of Portland. However, students from engineering & computer science transfer programs can generally complete the B.S. degree requirements with no loss of time. Students from other degree programs may take longer and each situation needs to be carefully evaluated. Because of the increased demand for the B.S. in computer science and mechanical engineering, as well as the desire to keep a low student-to-faculty ratio for quality instruction, transfers to the computer science and mechanical engineering programs are limited at this time.

Anyone who is considering a transfer to the Shiley School is strongly urged to consult with both their college advisor and our academic program counselor as early in the process as possible.


Lindsay Chelton, Academic Program Counselor
Phone: 503.943.7180
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