Undergraduate Admissions

Adult Undergraduate Application Information

Adult Undergraduate Application Information

Thank you for taking the time to apply to The University of Scranton.  Please review the information below to determine if you are an adult or visiting student before downloading, printing and completing the free application.

You need to fill out an Adult Undergraduate Application if any of the following apply:

  • You are 24 years of age, or older, upon the first day of the entry term 
  • You are applying for your second Bachelor's degree 
  • You are an RN (Registered Nurse) or an LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse) and you are applying for a BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) 
  • You want to take courses for Self-Improvement: Personal or Graduate School Prerequisites or Audit (credit/no credit) 
  • You are seeking an Associate’s degree 
  • You would like to enroll in a Certificate program
For students who want to take courses at Scranton to transfer back to their home college, please see our Visiting Student page.
  • How to Applyplus or minus

    Complete the adult undergraduate application and mail it to:

    Office of Transfer and Adult Admissions
    The Estate, The University of Scranton  
    Scranton, PA 18510

    The application may also be scanned and sent by email to transfer@scranton.edu or faxed to (570) 941-4448.

    For students who want to take courses at Scranton to transfer back to their home college, please see our Visiting Student page.

  • When to Apply plus or minus

    The Office of Admissions operates on a rolling admissions plan which processes applications on a continual basis as received. Candidates are informed of the admissions decision within three weeks after the completion of their files and receipt of supporting credentials.
  • Scholarships & Financial Aid plus or minus

    Adult students must complete the FAFSA to be reviewed by our Financial Aid Office for state grants, university grants, loans, work study, endowment scholarships and need based aide. The University of Scranton school code (003384) should be marked on the college page.
  • Academic Requirementsplus or minus

    Admission to undergraduate programs is based on the applicant’s academic record, life experiences and motivation to continue education. Adult students who do not meet criteria for regular admission, but show promise and determination, may be considered for probationary or transitional acceptance. Probationary status limits the number of credits in the first semester. Transitional acceptance is for those students who do not meet the requirements for a specific program of study. The status may be removed pending successful completion of a number of credits as deemed by the program of study and Dean.
  • Dates & Deadlinesplus or minus

    While adult applications are processed on a rolling basis and have no specific deadline, the Admissions Office recommends preferred deadlines as follows:

    Fall semester: August 1st
    Spring semester: December 15 

    Applications submitted after the preferred deadline dates are considered on a space available basis.