first year application process
Undergraduate Admissions: More Pathways
If you're ready to apply for undergraduate studies at Cal U, but you're not a traditional undergraduate student, please check the following list for the appropriate application. Or get details about ways to apply for admission to Cal U.
- Certificate Application: You wish to obtain an undergraduate certificate.
- International Undergraduate Application: You reside in a country other than the United States and wish to pursue a Cal U bachelor's degree on-campus or online.
- Readmission Application: You had to stop your education at Cal U and now want to re-enroll in an undergraduate-level program.
- Continuing Education Applications: Select this option if you are a student looking to apply to Cal U as a High School Early Admit, Visiting Student or are looking for Personal and Professional Development.
How do I apply?
Below are the steps you'll take to apply to Cal U's on-campus and online programs as an incoming freshman who is a citizen or permanent resident of the United States. International students seeking admission should follow the international admissions process.
- Submit a completed online application.
- Send in your application fee.
- Submit your SAT or American College Test (ACT) scores. (Official scores may be sent on your high school transcript or by your high school counselor. This requirement may be waived for applicants who have been out of high school for at least two years).
Cal U Codes:
- Submit official high school transcripts.
- Send in letters of recommendation (optional).
- Send in a personal essay (optional).
Send all official documentation to:
California University of Pennsylvania
Campus Box 94
250 University Ave.
California, PA 15419
Your Cal U application goes to the Admissions Office where it will be individually evaluated, along with your test scores and transcripts. Admission is granted on a rolling basis. You should receive notice approximately two weeks after we receive your complete application with supporting documents. Once you receive your acceptance letter, we ask that you submit a tuition deposit to secure your place at Cal U.
Already accepted to Cal U? Welcome! Visit the accepted students next-steps checklist to start your Cal U journey.