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Welcome to California University of Pennsylvania


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Apply for Graduate Admission Apply for International Graduate Admission
Apply for Continuing Education Courses


Question About Undergrad Admission to Campus/Online Programs?

About First-Time Freshman Admission

Apply for Freshman Admission


Admission Requirements

For Freshman admission requirements, please view the undergraduate admission application.

Questions?

If you have questions regarding first-time Freshman admission to an undergraduate on-campus academic program or undergraduate Global Online program, please:

Contact Undergraduate Admissions

Office Hours: 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday
Toll-free: 1-888-412-0479
Phone: 724-938-4404
Fax: 724-938-4564

Thank you for your interest in California University of Pennsylvania!


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About Transfer Admission

Apply for Transfer Admission


Admission Requirements

  • For transfer admission requirements, please view the undergraduate admission application.
  • Transfer student admission decisions are made primarily on the basis of college-level academic performance.

Questions?

If you have questions regarding transfer admission to an undergraduate on-campus academic program or undergraduate Global Online program, please:

Contact Articulation and Transfer Evaluation

Office Hours: 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday
Phone: 724-938-5939
Email: transfer@calu.edu
Fax: 724-938-4564

Thank you for your interest in California University of Pennsylvania!


Apply for Transfer Admission

About Continuing Education, Visiting or Early Admit

Continuing Education

Whether you are enrolling to complete a degree or simply desire to advance your career, Cal U can help you make the right academic choices to accomplish your goals. Continuing education students must complete the same application requirements as undergraduates. 

Visiting

Are you interning at a job nearby, or looking for a chance? You can visit Cal U for a semester and register for undergraduate courses in both traditional and online formats. Credits will be transferred to your home school base on their approval.

Visiting from a PASSHE university
If you are a student at one of the other 13 PA State System Universities (PASSHE) and wish to enroll at Cal U as a Visiting Student, you will need to complete the Application for Visiting Student Status form. This form needs to be signed by the Registrar at your home institution and then scanned or mailed to:

California University of PA
Office of Continuing Education - Box 94
250 University Ave.
California, PA 15419

Other visiting students
You will need to provide the following:

  • Application for admission (either hard copy or electronically at www.calu.edu)
  • A nonrefundable $25 application fee payable to California University of Pennsylvania
  • Official copy of your current college transcript

Early Admit (High School)

Get a jump start on your college education! High school students who are ready to earn college credit can participate in the High School Early Admit Program. Students earn Cal U credit and receive an official Cal U transcript.

Here are the requirements for entry:

  1. The applicant must have completed the sophomore year of high school and be enrolled in a college preparatory curriculum.
  2. The student must complete an online or paper application and pay the one-time 25$ application fee.
  3. An Authorization for High School Students form must be completed with all necessary signatures affixed for each semester the student will be enrolled.
  4. The student's official high school transcript must be submitted for each semester the student will be enrolled. This needs to reflect a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 for the past two years.
  5. The applicant is required to have taken one of 3 standardized tests; PSAT, SAT, or ACT. Contact the Office of Continuing Education for current test score requirements.
  6. The student's status will be classified as non-degree for each semester while still in high school. Non-degree students are not eligible for financial aid.  Up to 30 credits may be completed as a High School Early Admit student.
  7. If a student wishes to continue their education at Cal U as a matriculating student, a second application must be submitted along with the final high school transcript. A second application fee is not required.

Send all documents to:

California University of Pennsylvania
Office of Continuing Education - Box 94
250 University Ave.
California, PA 15419

Request more information about Cal U’s entire continuing education program.


Questions? Contact Continuing Education

Office Hours: 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday
Toll-free: 1-888-412-0479
Phone:
724-938-4491
Email: continuinged@calu.edu
Office Location: Dixon Hall – 2nd floor

You can also request more information via online form.

Thank you for your interest in California University of Pennsylvania!

Question about Graduate Admission to Campus/Online Programs?

About Graduate Admission

Apply for Graduate Admission

Information for Graduate Applicants

If you would like to be considered for admission to a traditional on-campus graduate program of study or a 100% online Global Online graduate program, you must submit the following:

  • A completed graduate admission application
  • Graduate Certificate Applicants - Check your program for the specific admissions requirements, or contact the Graduate School at 724-938-4187 or gradschool@calu.edu
  • 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).  

Send transcripts to:
School of Graduate Studies and Research
California University of Pennsylvania
250 University Avenue
California, PA  15419


Questions?

Contact Graduate Admissions

Office Hours: 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday
Office Location:
Eberly 202B
Phone:
724-938-4187
Email:
gradschool@calu.edu

Thank you for your interest in California University of Pennsylvania!

 


 

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Question About International Student Admission to Campus/Online Programs?

About Undergraduate International Admission

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International Student Requirements

Interested in one of our undergraduate on-campus academic programs or undergraduate Global Online programs? Please contact Admissions for an international student application or download, fill-out and return the International student application. You  may also wish to contact the Office of International Programming.

Additional departmental requirements:
Some departments require additional information beyond that described above.

  • Commercial Music Technology: Students must test and audition for admission into the Commercial Music Technology Program.
  • Education and Nursing: These majors have higher GPA requirements for program admission. Students who do not meet these requirements may still be considered for admission to another major and this will be communicated to you by an Admissions Counselor.
  • Education: Transfer students must meet the GPA for Education Admissions Matrix.
  • Nursing: All nursing applicants must begin the program during the fall semester. Due to limited capacity and the high interest in the nursing major, this program is highly selective. We encourage students to apply early in order to maximize consideration for admission.


Questions?

Contact Undergraduate Admissions

Office Hours: 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday
Toll-free: 1-888-412-0479
Phone: 724-938-4404
Fax: 724-938-4564

Contact the Office of International Programming

Phone: 724-938-5125
Office: 108 Noss Hall

Thank you for your interest in California University of Pennsylvania!

About Graduate International Admission

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International Student Requirements

Campus Programs:

Please contact the School of Graduate Studies and Research for an international application if you are interested in our traditional campus-based programs at gradschool@calu.edu,724-938-4187.   In addition, please review all requirements for international students that are interested in our traditional campus-based programs.

Global Online Programs:

International students requesting a student visa are not permitted to take 100% of their classes online.  International students interested in our 100% online programs can choose these if they remain in their  country of origin or have secured a non-student visa.  If you meet this criteria, you should fill out this application and choose 'Graduate Studies Online' for your application type.


Questions?

Contact Graduate Admissions

Office Hours: 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday
Office Location:
Eberly 202B
Phone:
724-938-4187
Email:
gradschool@calu.edu

Contact the Office of International Programming

Phone: 724-938-5125
Office: 108 Noss Hall

Thank you for your interest in California University of Pennsylvania!


Important Information for Prospective Students

Services for Students with Disabilities

California University of Pennsylvania welcomes otherwise qualified students with disabilities.  The University recognizes its responsibility to these students and is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to insure equal access and full participation assigned by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and the Americans with Disabilities Act.  Requests for accommodation should be submitted directly to the Office for Students with Disabilities.  Students requesting accommodations must provide the University with documentation to substantiate the request.

Students with disabilities follow the same admission procedures and standards as required by Cal U's Admissions Office for all students.  Questions regarding admission procedures and acceptance status should be directed to the Admissions Office, 724-938-4404.  Questions regarding reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities and required documentation should be directed to the Office for Students with Disabilities, 724-938-5781.

Annual Security Report and Fire Safety Report Notice of Availability

California University of Pennsylvania is committed to assisting all members of the community in providing for their own safety and security.  The annual crime statistics security report and the fire safety and on-campus student housing report are available at http://www.calu.edu/clery.

The annual safety and security report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on-campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Cal U, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.  These reports also include institutional policies concerning campus security and fire safety awareness, inclusive of policies concerning sexual assault.

To obtain a copy of the annual crime statistics security report and the fire safety and on-campus student housing report, please contact:

Cal U Police

250 University Ave
California, PA 15419
p: 724-938-4299/f: 724-938-5704
publicsafety@calu.edu

 

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Undergraduate Paper Applications

Undergraduate Admission Paper Application (PDF)

International Undergraduate Admission Paper Application (PDF)

Graduate Paper Application

International Graduate Admission Application (PDF)

Non-international students may apply online

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