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International Applicants

California University welcomes applications from students from countries other than the United States.  Individuals who desire to study on campus must obtain F-1 non-immigrant status prior to enrollment or possess other legal status that enables them to pursue studies and maintain their status through the entirety of their studies. All international students who apply for graduate studies must meet the same entrance requirements as all other students. For admission, the following documents must be submitted:

1. A completed international application and non-refundable $25 application fee. Requests for a paper application may be sent to Jessica Spence, or 724-938-4187.

2. Document-by-document evaluation of transcripts to verify the possession of the equivalent of a 3.00 overall grade point average in the baccalaureate degree in the United States.

3. Certified English translation of official transcripts that verify the earning the equivalent of a baccalaureate degree in the United States. 

Transcript Evaluations: for 2 and 3 above, one of the following organizations may be used to provide the required service. Contact the organization, request or download an application, complete the application listing "California University of Pennsylvania, School of Graduate Studies & Research" as the recipient, and return it to the organization with the required fees and credentials. Transcript evaluations can take up to four weeks or more to complete after all documents are received. Check with the service(s) for their timelines and specific fee structure(s).

Josef Silney & Associates Inc.
International Education Consultants
7101 SW 102 Ave.
Miami, FL 33173
FAX 305-273-1338


World Education Services Inc.
P.O. Box 745
Old Chelsea Station
New York, NY 10113
FAX 212-966-6395

4. Official copy of a valid teaching certificate (if application is being made to a Master of Education program).

5. Official copy of the TOEFL test showing a minimum score of 550 on the paper-based test, 213 on the computer-based test, or 80 on the Internet-based test. An official copy of an IELTS with a minimum score of 6.0 may be substituted for the TOEFL score. Official test scores must be sent directly from the testing center. Photocopies are not acceptable.

6. Affidavit of Financial Support.

For more information, contact the Graduate School at 724-938-4187.

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