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Visiting Students

Students from other colleges and universities may register for undergraduate courses and attend Cal U for a semester. Visiting students can select from a variety of day and evening classes offered in a traditional face-to-face format or online.

Visiting students may take classes during the fall or spring semester, or during Cal U’s Summer College or Winter College sessions.

As a visiting student, it is easy and convenient to transfer Cal U credits back to your home college or university. Please confirm with your home school exactly how the Cal U credits will be accepted and applied to your intended degree and major.

Attention Students Enrolled at Other Institutions within the PA State System of Higher Education (PASSHE)

If you are a student at one of the other 13 PA State System Universities (PASSHE) and wish to enroll at Cal U as a Visiting Student, you will need to complete the Application for Visiting Student Status form. This form needs to be signed by the Registrar at your home institution and then scanned or mailed to:

California University of PA
Office of Academic Affairs - Box 4
250 University Ave.
California, PA 15419

Cal U Students Franki Faris, a senior education major (left to right) Marney Hillen, a parks and recreation major (center) and sisiter Emily Hillen enjoy hot coffee while chatting in the Quad by the residence halls underneath a canopy of fall leaves and color. Apply for Admission as Fall/Spring Visiting Student

You will need to provide the following:

  • Application for admission (either hard copy or electronically at
  • A nonrefundable $25 application fee payable to California University of Pennsylvania
  • Official copy of your current college transcript

Apply now for Fall/Spring Visiting Student Status.

A photo of a Cal U art class painting outside.Apply for Admission to Summer College

Cal U’s Summer College offers more than 200 credit courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. Courses are designed for convenience; day and evening classes, special sessions, five-week sessions and 10-week sessions are available. Many Summer College courses are taught online.  Learn more about Summer College

Apply now for admission to Cal U's summer college.- Select "Summer Visiting" when entering the online application

A photo of the Cal U campus in winter.Apply for Admission to Winter College

Cal U’s five-week Winter College session offers undergraduate and graduate courses from mid-December to mid-January. Courses are offered 100% online.  Learn more about Winter College dates and classes.

 Apply now for admission to Cal U's winter college.