Edinboro University utilizes a rolling admissions system, which means
applications are processed until capacities are filled. There are no admis-
sion application deadlines.
Candidates for admission must satisfy the general requirements as out-
Edinboro University grants admission on the basis of general schol-
arship, character, interest, and motivation as they may be deter-
mined by official scholastic records, aptitude tests, recommenda-
tions, and interviews.
General scholarship as evidenced by graduation from an approved
high school, homeschool, or institution of equivalent grade or
equivalent preparation as determined by the Credentials Division of
the Department of Education. Each applicant must file an official
transcript of high school achievement or equivalent preparation. To
fully prepare for a University program of study and increase the
probability for academic success, students should pursue a college
preparatory curriculum at the secondary level.
Scholastic aptitude as evidenced by the score on the SAT, published
by the College Entrance Examination Board or the American
College Testing Program ACT. Students who have been out of high
school for more than two years are not required to participate in a
college entrance examination (SAT or ACT). There are a few
exceptions to this policy, i.e., nursing, LECOM seven-year medical
program, LECOM five-year pharmacy program, etc. Please check
with the Undergraduate Admissions Office if you have questions on
whether or not you should take the SAT/ACT examinations.
Satisfactory character, as well as proper interest and attitudes, as
determined by the high school principal, guidance counselor, home-
school official, employer, or other official acquainted with the stu-
dent and in a position to provide pertinent insights as to the candi-
date's ability to succeed on the college level.
An audition for all applicants to any music curriculum is required
as part of the admission process, and is necessary prior to accept-
ance. The applicant will be invited to participate in the audition
sometime after the application for admission has been received in
the Office of Undergraduate Admissions from the student.
For admission to certain other specific curriculums, the University
may require the candidate to take an appropriate test or audition, or
supply further evidence of ability to succeed in the chosen academ-
The Report of Medical History, required by the University, is sent
to the student at the time of acceptance and must be returned prior
The University admits students to specific curricula. However, individ-
uals should be aware that retention beyond the initial first year in many
programs requires that certain minimum standards must be met. Details
may be secured from the dean of the school to which the student has
Students may make application for admission as early as July 1, after fin-
ishing the junior year of high school.
To be considered, applicants must complete all the following steps:
Applicants for the Freshmen Class
Request application for admission by contacting the Admissions
Office, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, PA 16444,
local/TTY: 814-732-2761, toll free: 1-888-8GO-BORO, fax: 814-
732-2420, or the Edinboro website: www.edinboro.edu.
Applications can also be secured at most high school guidance
Complete the application and return it to the Admissions Office.
This document should be accompanied by a twenty-five dollar
($25) application fee which is non-refundable and is not applicable
to the student's financial account. All checks or money orders
should be made payable to Edinboro University.
Request that the appropriate school official complete the Secondary
School Report (official high school transcript) and send it to the
Admissions Office. All documents submitted by the student
become the property of Edinboro University and cannot be
Arrange through the high school to participate in the College
Entrance Examination Board SAT or the American College Testing
Program ACT. Either test is acceptable for admission to Edinboro.
Junior year scores and/or senior year scores may be submitted.
Students who have been out of high school for more than two years
are not required to participate in a college entrance examination
(SAT or ACT). There are a few exceptions to this policy, i.e., nurs-
ing, LECOM seven-year medical and pharmacy programs, etc.
Please check with the Undergraduate Admissions Office if you
have questions on whether or not you should take the SAT/ACT
Participate in a personal interview, if one is deemed necessary by
the Admissions Office.
The Report of Medical History will be sent to the student after
acceptance is granted to the University. This form should be com-
pleted by the family physician and returned prior to enrollment to
the Director of Health Services of Edinboro University.
7. Pay all deposits and fees when required.
A formal letter from the Admissions Office will notify the applicant of
their status after the above steps, #1 through #5, have been completed.
Applicants who do not wish to work for a college degree may be con-
sidered for admission to Edinboro University if they present evidence of
ability to do college level work. Such non-degree seeking students are
considered Special Students and are permitted to remain in attendance
for no longer than the equivalent of one academic year or 32 semester
hours of credit. If, at that point, a Special Student wishes to pursue fur-
ther studies for a degree, the student must meet all entrance requirements
outlined in the University catalogue before being considered for a
Applicants who are not high school graduates, but demonstrate the
ability and initiative to engage in college level coursework, may be
admitted as Special Students. Such students may take courses,
receive grades and earn credits like other students, and their grades
and credits become a part of their permanent academic record at
Edinboro University. However, these credits will not be accepted
towards a degree at Edinboro University until a student has
received a high school diploma or demonstrated equivalency.
Special Students may have definite programs of study which they
would like to follow, and can only enroll in courses where required
prerequisites are met. Special Students will be given second priori-
ty to degree candidates for available class seats.
Special Students are subject to the same rules and regulations of the
University as other students. Additionally, a grade of "C" or above
in each course is expected of all Special Students. A lesser per-
formance could preclude registration.
For admission as a Special Student, a personal interview is strong-
ly recommended with a member of the admission staff or other des-
ignated personnel. This will allow the candidate to fully discuss the
reason for enrollment as a Special Student, and the programs/serv-
ices available at the University to serve those needs. At that time the