Regular Admission Requirements
- Master's and Certification Only: Bachelor's degree with a GPA of 2.90 or higher (Students with a GPA below 2.90 may
apply for conditional admission)
- Post-Master's Only: Master's degree with a GPA of 3.00 or higher (Students with a GPA below 3.00 may apply
for conditional admission)
- Official transcripts from an accredited institution (for Bachelor's and Master's degrees)
- Two professional recommendations from professors or employers.
- Master's and Certification Only: One-page resume of work and education
- Master's and Certification Only: A 1,000 word psychobiography typed (see CED Handbook)
Conditional Admission Requirements
- Conditional Admission may be granted with the following modifications of the Regular
- Master's and Certification Only: Bachelor's degree with a GPA under 2.90 will be reviewed for a decision
- Post-Master's Only: Master's degree with a GPA under 3.00 will be reviewed for a decision
- MAT with a 395 or higher or GRE with a 290 or higher
Applicants who have provided unofficial documentation of test scores, prerequisite
courses, transcripts or lack of letter(s) of recommendation may be admitted provisionally.
This policy also applies to undergraduate students who apply for graduate admission
pending bachelor degree completion. Upon receipt of all official documents, a student
will be changed from Provisional Admission to either Regular Admission or Conditional
Admission. Provisional Admission students may take classes for one term but will not
be eligible for Federal Financial Aid.
How to Apply:
*Early Admit: Feb 15 (for Summer or Fall starts), Sept 15 (for Spring starts)
*Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until classes are full
- Submit the non-refundable $35 Application Fee
- Mail official transcripts to:
School of Graduate Studies and Research
California University of Pennsylvania
250 University Ave.
California, PA 15419
For additional information:
Out of State Students:
All students who will be seeking certification outside of Pennsylvania are responsible
for securing and following the certification requirements in the state in which they
intend to apply for certification.