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
For Support for Success 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
- Students are limited to no more than 16 credits (including developmental courses) during the initial semester of enrollment
International Student Test Score Requirements:
|TOEFL PAPER||TOEFL COMPUTER||TOEFL INTERNET||IELTS||ITEP|
|ESL Only||less than 325||less than 50||less than 15||less than 3.0||less than 2.0|
|ESL Only||less than 343||less than 60||less than 19||less than 4.0||less than 2.5|
- Conditional Admission may require at least 6 credits of English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction during the first semester.
- Additional ESL courses may be required for students who are conditionally admitted.
- Assessment by faculty will determine if the student requires additional ESL courses after the first semester. ESL courses may be required in addition to program coursework.