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Class Profile

Careful consideration is given to every student who applies to California University of Pennsylvania. Although each application is individually reviewed and evaluated, we base our admission decision for first-time students on several key criteria, including class rank, cumulative grade point average, type of curriculum completed in relation to proposed major, letters of recommendation, on-campus-interview, standardized test scores, activities, personal essay, and years since high school graduation. 

For regular admission, the general admission criteria is:

  • 2.50 high school GPA based on a 4.0 scale
  • 900 SAT Critical Reading and Math only or 19 or greater on ACT composite
  • International students: 550 or greater on paper-based TOEFL, 213 or greater on computer-based TOEFL, 79-80 or greater on iBT TOEFL

For Support for Success (conditional) admission, the general admission criteria is:

  • 2.00-2.49 high school GPA based on a 4.0 scale
  • 900 SAT Critical Reading and Math only or 17 on ACT composite
  • International students: 550-549 on paper-based TOEFL, 173-210 on computer-based TOEFL, 61 or greater on iBT TOEFL
  • Students are limited to no more than 16 credits (including developmental courses) during the initial semester of enrollment