International admissions 

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Undergraduate Requirements

Complete the online application or completed  paper application. 

  1.  Application fee. 
  2. Official high school transcript (or GED certificate and scores).
  3. Country-specific examinations
  4. English Proficiency (TOFEL, IELTS, Duolingo, SAT, ACT)
  5. Letter(s) of recommendation (optional)
  6. A personal essay (optional)
  7. Passport (needed for Visa) or proof of citizenship
  8. Financial Affidavit and supporting documents

 You will be considered for admission to Cal U after careful review of your high school record, academic coursework and SAT/ACT scores. Attention is given to your personal essay, extracurricular activities and letters of recommendation, if submitted. 

English Proficiency Requirements

  TOEFL paper TOEFL Computer TOEFL internet IELTS ITEP Duolingo
Full admission 500 173 61 5.5 3.5 85

Graduate Requirements

  TOEFL paper TOEFL Computer TOEFL internet IELTS ITEP duolingo
Full admission 550 213 76 6 4 95


English Language Test Exemptions

Language Degree Exemptions

Those who hold a degree in which the language of instruction was English, provided English is the official language of the country in which the university is located OR the institution is accredited by a U.S. regional accrediting agency.


Citizens of the following countries:

  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Australia
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • Botswana
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Cameroon*
  • Canada*
  • Cayman Islands
  • Dominica
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Jamaica
  • Kiribati
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Micronesia
  • Montserrat
  • Namibia
  • New Zealand
  • Nigeria
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Uganda
  • United Kingdom
  • Zimbabwe

*Applies to applicants whose post-secondary degree is from a university in which English is the language of instruction.

International Payments

California University of Pennsylvania partners with Flywire by peerTransfer to provide you with an easy and secure method of sending international payments. peerTransfer allows you to:

  • Track your payment from start to finish.
  • Pay from any country and any bank.
  • Save on bank fees and exchange rates.
  • Receive peace of mind with dedicated multilingual customer support.

Go to Flywire to make your application and tuition deposit payments.


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Need help?

Undergraduate Students
Please contact Tracey Sheetz at or telephone +1 724-938-4404.

Graduate Students
Please contact or telephone 724-938-4187.