Apply as a Transfer Student

To apply online to Philadelphia University as an undergraduate student, complete the PhilaU Online Application or Common Application.

To print an application and apply to Philadelphia University as a daytime, undergraduate student, you can submit the PhilaU Application.

Mail completed applications to the Office of Admissions:

Office of Admissions
Philadelphia University
4201 Henry Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144

Application Materials

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. Click here to download the recommendation form.
  • Transcripts for all previous college work
  • Essay (250 - 650 words)

Transfer Essay Prompt:

Please provide a statement that addresses your reasons for transferring and the objectives you hope to achieve.

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

Once your application materials are received, your application will be presented to the Admissions Committee and you will be notified of a decision in approximately 4-6 weeks.