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Class Profile

Careful consideration is given to every student who applies to California University of Pennsylvania. Although each application is individually reviewed and evaluated, we base our admission decision for first-time students on several key criteria, including cumulative grade point average at the end of junior year of high school, type and difficulty of course work taken, class rank, letters of recommendation, high school and/or community activities, on-campus interview, and standardized test scores.

For regular admission for the fall 2014 entering class, the general admission criteria is:

  • 2.50 high school GPA based on a 4.0 scale
  • 920 or greater on SAT Critical Reading and Math only or 19 or greater on ACT composite

For provisional admission for the fall 2014 entering class, the general admission criteria is:

  • 2.00 high school GPA based on a 4.0 scale
  • 800 or greater on SAT Critical Reading and Math only or 17 or greater on ACT composite
  • Mandatory participation in the Support for Success program

For international student admission for the fall 2014 entering class, the general admission criteria is:

  • 2.50 high school GPA based on a 4.0 scale
  • 920 or greater on SAT Critical Reading and Math only or 19 or greater on ACT composite or
  • 2.00 high school GPA based on a 4.0 scale
  • 800 or greater on SAT Critical Reading and Math only or 17 or greater on ACT composite
  • Mandatory participation in the Support for Success program
  • 500 or greater on paper-based TOEFL, 173 or greater on computer-based TOEFL or 61 or greater on iBT TOEFL