Admissions Requirements

Philadelphia University subscribes to a rolling admissions policy. Rolling admissions means that there is no set application deadline. The Admissions committee will review applications for a given term until all seats are filled. Below you will find a brief overview of requirements and materials needed to complete the application process. For more detailed information or to begin an application, click here.

The application process can seem daunting. If you have questions at any time, be sure to reach out to your assigned admissions counselor; they are always one of the best resources you have to provide you with reminders and important information. 

First-Year Students

To be considered for admission, high school seniors and other first-year applicants must submit:

  • Application for admissions
  • Essay or personal statement
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Official High School Transcripts
  • Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or the American College Test (ACT). Our SAT code is 2666.

Required academic or college preparatory courses:

  • Four English, three Mathematics (including Algebra II and Geometry), three History and Social Science, two Laboratory Science, and three elective courses.

Transfer Students

To be considered for admission to Philadelphia University, transfer applicants must submit:

  • $40 non-refundable application fee
  • Official high school transcript(s) (only needed if you have less than 30 college credits earned
  • SAT and/or ACT scores (only needed if you have less than 30 college credits earned)
  • Letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor who can speak to your academic preparation and college readiness. An academic recommendation form is available to download by clicking here.
  • Essay or untimed writing sample of at least 250 words
  • Transcripts for all previous college work

Note: Students applying for transfer to Architecture or Fashion Design must submit a portfolio.