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How To Apply

Congratulations! If you're ready to apply to Cal U, you're about to embark on an incredible journey. We welcome all students who wish to pursue a college degree. Your application will be individually evaluated by our undergraduate admissions department, and you will be recommended based on your potential for success at Cal U. Admission is decided on a rolling basis. You should receive notice approximately two weeks after we receive your application. Once you receive your admissions letter, we ask that you submit a tuition deposit to secure your place.

Admission Requirements For All U.S. Applicants

If you are an incoming freshman who wants to be considered for admission to Cal U as a degree-seeking student, please submit the following:

  • Your completed application
  • $25 application fee
  • Official high school transcript which includes class rank, and GED certificate and scores if applicable
  • SAT or American College Test (ACT) scores (This requirement may be waived for applicants who have been out of high school for at least two years or have earned 12 college level credits.)

Please submit all correspondence and official documentation to:

California University of Pennsylvania
C/O Undergraduate Admissions - Box 94
250 University Avenue
California, Pa 15419

Core High School Curriculum for Regular Admission

A vigorous high school curriculum includes courses and experiences that facilitate success of all students, and provides students with the skills and knowledge required for college and career success.

Subjects Years     


Language Arts Literacy 4 Years

English I, II, III and IV
Content may include language, communication, writing, composition, research, logic,
technical and business reading and writing, informational text, media, and literature 

Math 3 Years

Content that incorporates the equivalent of Algebra I, Geometry and a third year
course in either Algebra II or a rigorous course based in Probability/ Statistics.
Mathematics or mathematical-based science taken in senior year is highly recommended. 

Science 3 Years

Content that incorporates the equivalent of biology (with lab), chemistry (with lab) and
other inquiry-based lab or technical science such as physics, engineering, environmental,
or earth science. 

Social Studies 3 Years

Content that incorporates the equivalent of Civics, U.S. History, World History,
Geography and Economics and provides students an understanding of the influence of
heritage, cultural context, diversity and global perspectives. 

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Cal U Codes

SAT – 2647

ACT – 3694

FAFSA – 003316