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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 class rank, cumulative grade point average, type of curriculum completed in relation to proposed major, letters of recommendation, on-campus-interview, standardized test scores, activities, personal essay, and years since high school graduation. 

For regular admission, the general admission criteria is:

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

For Support for Success admission, the general admission criteria is:

  • 2.00-2.49 high school GPA based on a 4.0 scale
  • 900 SAT Critical Reading and Math only or 17 on ACT composite
  • Students are limited to no more than 16 credits (including developmental courses) during the initial semester of enrollment

International Student Test Score Requirements:


TOEFL PAPER TOEFL COMPUTER TOEFL INTERNET IELTS ITEP

UNDERGRADUATE

Full Admission 500 173 61 5.5 3.5
Conditional 325-499 50-172 15-60 3.0-5.5 2.0-3.5
ESL Only less than 325 less than 50 less than 15 less than 3.0 less than 2.0

GRADUATE

Full Admission 500 213 76 6 4
Conditional 343-549 61-212 19-75 4.0-6.0 2.5-4.0
ESL Only less than 343 less than 60 less than 19 less than 4.0 less than 2.5
  • Conditional Admission may require at least 6 credits of English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction during the first semester. 
  • Additional ESL courses may be required for students who are conditionally admitted.
  • Assessment by faculty will determine if the student requires additional ESL courses after the first semester. ESL courses may be required in addition to program coursework.