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How to Apply

At Commonwealth University, everyone's climb is different but the first step we take together.

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Applying for admission

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What category of student are you? 

Begin by choosing the category that best fits you below

First-year students are typically high school seniors or have graduated recently and have never been to college. Commonwealth U is currently SAT/ACT-optional

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Transfer students have graduated from high school and have enrolled at a university or other post-secondary institution, like a community college.

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Graduate applicants are students who have completed their bachelor's or plan to complete their bachelor's degree and pursue a master's or doctoral degree. Non-degree status is for students interested in taking graduate-level courses who do not plan to pursue a master’s degree through Commonwealth U or for students taking Act 48 credits.

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Commonwealth University invites former Bloomsburg, Lock Haven, and Mansfield graduate students to return to complete their degree.

Apply for Readmission

Get a head-start on your college career through Commonwealth University’s Early College program at Bloomsburg, Lock Haven, and Mansfield.  Students may take up to 12 credits per semester. Summer and winter session courses, up to 6 credits in each session. Courses may be taken on campus or online through participating school districts. 

Early College Program

A student who was previously admitted and attended Commonwealth University as a degree-seeking student will need to go through a readmit process. A readmission applicant is also defined as one who failed to enroll for a semester, withdrew, or was academically or socially dismissed from Commonwealth U.

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International applicants are students who are not U.S. citizens, nor hold a green card. International students may apply as a first-year, transfer, graduate, second-degree, or as a visiting student. 

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A second-degree applicant must have completed the first degree at Commonwealth U or another college or university which holds regional accreditation by the Middle States Association of Colleges and School/Commission on Higher Education or another regional accreditation body.

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If you plan on taking courses at Commonwealth U, but not completing a degree, you are considered a "Non-degree" student.  This might apply to students who enrolled at another institution, high school students taking college credit, or a number of other unique situations.  

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Big career dreams? Make them a reality with an affordable certificate from Commonwealth U. From Playwork to Pre-Med, our certificate programs will give you the advantage.

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Check Your Admission Status

Thank you for applying to Commonwealth University. You can track the status of your application online.

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Scholarships

Scholarships reduce the cost of attendance and allow you to focus on getting a great education. Students at Commonwealth University can take advantage of a variety of need-based and merit-based scholarships to help them achieve their academic goals.

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Connect With Your Counselor

Though personalized attention, your college journey won’t be done alone. We’re in this together, and that includes the collective power of an alumni network of more than 143,000 members before becoming one yourself.

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