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Graduate Application

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Application

Submit the completed application along with a non-refundable fee of $40 made payable to Philadelphia University. Please type or neatly print all information. Students are admitted for the fall, spring, winter or summer semesters, depending on the program. International students are admitted only for the fall and spring semesters with some exceptions. There may be limits to the number of openings available in each program. To apply online, visit the University’s website at www.PhilaU.edu.

Official Transcript

An applicant must arrange for an official transcript from each undergraduate and graduate school he/she has attended to be sent directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions. Failure to disclose attendance at an institution at the time of application may cause denial of application for admission. International applicants must have all post-secondary transcripts evaluated by an accredited academic credential evaluation service. This official evaluation is to be submitted to the office of Graduate Admissions in lieu of official transcripts or mark sheets. A listing of accredited evaluation services can be found at www.NACES.org. World Education Service (WES) is Philadelphia University’s preferred evaluation service. For information on World Education Service, please visit www.WES.org.

Recommendations

Applicants may use the forms enclosed. You must have recommendations from two people who are not related to you and who are familiar with your professional and scholastic qualities forwarded to the Office of Graduate Admissions. Recommendations are not required for all graduate programs so be sure to check individual program application requirements.

Standardized Test Results

Many graduate programs require the submission of standardized test scores. Request your Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) scores or Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores to be sent to the Office of Graduate Admissions. The University code number is 2666. The standardized test requirement will be waived for those students already possessing a previous master’s degree or those who are C.P.A.s. Applicants must submit documentation of a C.P.A. or a previous master’s degree. Applicants should consult the graduate program webpage to learn whether submission of a standardized test score is required. Some graduate programs will award conditional admission, allowing new students to submit the standardized test by the end of the first semester.

Non-degree Candidates

A student applying for admission to the graduate programs may elect to pursue non-degree study in which s/he may take graduate courses for professional certification or personal enrichment. To apply as a non-degree candidate, a student need only submit an application and transcript indicating that a bachelor’s degree was received. This option is limited to specific graduate programs. Applicants for non-degree study should contact the Office of Graduate Admissions to learn whether non-degree study within a specific program is an option.

International Applicants

International graduate students may apply for fall or spring semesters only. M.B.A. and M.S. Taxation students may apply for the summer semester. In addition to the credentials listed above, all international applicants must present evidence of proficiency in English by taking either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System exam (IELTS). A minimum score of 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based), or 79 (Internet-based) is required for the TOEFL. A minimum score of 6.5 is required for the IELTS. Please send test results directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions. In addition to the application materials, all international applicants must submit a notarized Statement of Financial Support form, a signed International Student Agreement and a copy of official bank statements before an I-20 will be issued. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call the Office of Graduate Admissions at 215.951.2943.

Mailing Address

Director of Graduate Admissions, White Corners
PHILADELPHIA UNIVERSITY
4201 Henry Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144-5497
215.951.2943
Fax: 215.951.2907
Email: gradadm@PhilaU.edu
800.951.7287