Admitted Students FAQ

Congratulations on your recent acceptance to Philadelphia University! We look forward to welcoming you to our institution and hope your graduate experience will be an exciting and rewarding one!

Please find answers to some frequently asked questions below.

How do I reserve my spot?
Send in your "intent to enroll" form and your deposit at your earliest convenience. We work on a rolling admissions basis and once a program is full we cannot admit anyone else. The form can be emailed to or your admissions counselor. It can also be mailed to us at the address below. The deposit can be sent in the mail as a check or you can pay by credit card through your Web Advisor account. If you do not know your Web Advisor log-in credentials, please email your admissions counselor. 

Who can help with my class schedule?
Once admitted, you should reach out to your program director. Your letter of admission will indicate their name and contact information. They will be happy to help you map out your course schedule for the upcoming semester.

How do I register for classes?
Once registration is open for the upcoming semester you will receive an email with directions for how to use our online system. If you have any trouble registering for classes, please reach out to us and we can point you in the right direction for assistance.

What about financial aid and scholarships?
Nearly all U.S. citizens are guaranteed loans from the federal government for their graduate education. It's best to apply through the FAFSA website as soon as you know you will be attending graduate school. Qualified domestic and international students are both encouraged to apply for a graduate assistantship to help fund their education. You can find out more information here.

I applied for financial aid, but haven't recieved my award package yet. What do I do?
It does take some time to process financial aid awards. You can reach out to the Financial Aid Office if a significant amount of time has passed and you would like to know the status of your loans.

Will there be an orientation where I can meet other students and get more acclimated to the university?
Yes! As the semester approaches, you will be invited to a new student orientation. While this event is not mandatory, it's extremely helpful for students who are new to Philadelphia University. You will be able to get your student ID at that time. We hope to see you there! There will also be a separate MANDATORY orientation for international students.

How do I get a Student ID?
If you would like to get your student ID before the orientation you are welcome to do so by stopping by the Information Desk on the main floor of the Kanbar Campus Center. You can find out more informaiton and their hours here. 

Is there parking for graduate students?
Graduate students are provided with parking, however, you must register your vehicle and only park in designated lots on campus. You can register your car and find a parking map here.

Is there housing for graduate students?
Philadelphia University offers very limited housing for graduate students on campus. Please reach out to your admissions counselor for more information if this is something you wish to explore further. More often, students take advantage of various options within walking and driving distance from campus. Students live in the immediate area, as well as Manayunk or Center City. Please reach out to our Commuter Services Office for more information.

If any additional questions come up please feel free to reach out to us in the Office of Graduate Admissions. We are here to support you!

Graduate Admissions Contact Information:

Phone: (215) 951-2943
Fax: (215) 951-2907

Mailing Address:
Office of Graduate Admissions
Philadelphia University
4201 Henry Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144

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