Admission to Non-Traditional/Accelerated Programs

To be admitted to any non-traditional program, the applicant must provide official documents and meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • High school graduate
  • The final high school transcript must be official, show the date of graduation, and be issued by a school district or private school approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education or another state’s/country’s educational authority. The GED will be accepted in place of a high school transcript if the official test score report and diploma are issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Education or another state’s educational authority. 
  • Demonstrated success in college-level learning if previously enrolled in another college or university as indicated by a minimum overall grade-point average of 2.0. (The specific undergraduate program may require a unique standard to comply with professional requirements.)
  • Satisfactory interviews, essays, letter(s) of recommendation, and other information required by the specific undergraduate program.
  • Ability to appropriately use contemporary technology tools for communication and online learning as indicated by the signed Disclosure of Online Learning Expectations form.

For applicants who studied in educational systems outside the United States:

  • Official evaluation of academic credentials in English from a NACES member organization is required. An evaluation from World Education Services is preferred.

For applicants whose language of instruction was not English:

  • Minimum Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 79 (Internet-based) or 
  • Minimum International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.5 or
  • Successful completion of Eastern University’s Advanced IESL courses.

Admission to Eastern University is not automatic; that is, some applicants who meet or surpass minimum requirements may be denied acceptance. Each Eastern program reserves the right to accept or reject any applicant for reasons the University determines to be material to the applicant’s qualification to pursue a degree. For example, a violation of integrity and honesty in the application process is a serious offense, considered to be sufficient basis to deny admission.

Readmission Policies

Readmission after an absence of less than five years: Students who withdrew from Eastern University and plan to resume their studies within the five-year period following the exit date must apply for readmission through the Registrar’s Office.

Note: Students who have not returned to Eastern within the period of five years or who plan to make significant changes in their programs of study, such as a change of degree objective or major, must apply through the Admissions Office and fulfill the graduation requirements in effect at the time of their return. 

The Application for Readmission form with instructions is provided on the Registrar’s Web page. A completed application form must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office at least four weeks prior to the beginning of the readmission session. All official transcripts from other schools attended during the period of absence must be sent to the Registrar’s Office for evaluation. Academic credit for courses and grades earned at other academic institutions may be granted up to the maximum permitted by the specific Eastern University program. Qualified applicants are accepted in good standing or on academic probation once they have paid all past due balances to Eastern University and other schools attended since leaving Eastern. Notification of the readmission decision is communicated to the applicant by the Student Success Advisor to the applicant by electronic mail.

Readmission after an absence of more than five years or a request to change programs of study: Students who have not returned to Eastern within the period of five years or who plan to make significant changes in their programs of study, such as a change of degree objective or major, must apply through the Admissions Office. The online application is provided on Eastern’s web site www.eastern.edu. The applicant must have paid all past due balances to Eastern University and other schools attended since leaving Eastern and complete all steps in the current admissions process. Official transcripts from other schools attended during the period of absence must be sent to the Admissions Office for evaluation. (Credentials received for past periods of enrollment do not need to be submitted again.) Academic credit for courses completed at other academic institutions may be granted up to the maximum permitted by Eastern University policy. The accepted student must fulfill all graduation requirements in effect at the time of admission to the new degree or major.