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How to Apply

Follow These Steps To Apply to the School of Graduate Studies and Research

If you would like to be considered for admission to a graduate program of study, you must submit the following:

  • Your completed graduate admission application

    Click on the links below for more information for specific applicants:
  • Graduate Certificate Applicants
    The same application is used for all programs/certificates.  Admission requirements vary by program. Some graduate degrees may require prerequisite undergraduate coursework. Check your program for the specific admissions requirements, or contact the Graduate School at 724-938-4187 or gradschool@calu.edu.
  • International Applicants
  • Non-Degree Applicants
  • Evidence of a bachelor's degree from a college or university that is accredited by the National Commission on Accreditation or the appropriate regional accrediting agency
  • Official transcript from an accredited institution of your undergraduate work, showing at least a 3.00 GPA on a 4-point scale, sent by the granting institution (other transcripts may be required for admission to certain programs).  

Official transcripts must be submitted to:

School of Graduate Studies and Research
California University of Pennsylvania
250 University Avenue
California, PA  15419

We are able to access Cal U transcripts, so they do not need submitted.

Admission requirements vary by program. Some graduate degrees may require prerequisite undergraduate coursework. Check your program for the specific admissions requirements, or contact your program coordinator.

Apply for admission as early as possible, preferably no later than three weeks before the session in which you plan to enroll.