2013-2014 Application for Admission

Application Information

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Thank you for your interest in East Stroudsburg University (ESU)!

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Please review instructions prior to starting your application. High school students, Transfer students, or International students should complete and submit this application. Remember to continually save your information as you move through each portion of the application and use the left hand navigation bar as your guide. Do not use your internet browser return or forward buttons to avoid losing any changes you have made. Only one user account can be created per e-mail address. Once you ‘SUBMIT’ your application, you will receive a confirmation screen that you should print and save for your records.

Note: If you are applying as a Readmit student (which means you have previously attended ESU as a degree-seeking student, left for any reason and are returning to the University), as a Non-Matriculating (Special) student (which includes Non-Degree students, Dual Enrolled High School students, and Senor Citizen students), as a Graduate student, or a student interested in an Accelerated Degree Program at ESU/Extended Learning locations, this is not the correct application for you.  Please click the specific category you are seeking above to be re-routed to the proper application instructions.

Application Fee: You will be prompted to pay a non-refundable $45 fee ($50 for International students) prior to submitting your application. This fee is paid online via credit card, debit card, or electronic check at the end of your application. We accept fee waiver requests provided that an application fee waiver request form is faxed (570-422-3933) or mailed (East Stroudsburg University, Office of Admission: 200 Prospect Street/ East Stroudsburg, PA  18301-2999) by the student or their high school guidance counselor to ESU. Complete all portions of the application with the exception of the fee payment before a fee waiver can be applied. Please visit the College Board website for information regarding application fee waiver eligibility.

Note: ESU evaluates applicants on a rolling admissions basis, and our application deadline dates are subject to change. Seats are limited for students applying into selective programs such as Nursing and Speech-Language Pathology. Please complete your application process early to ensure that you may secure your seat at ESU. Applicants will be reviewed for their first choice major selected on the application. If an applicant does not meet the requirements or seats are no longer available for entrance into their first choice major, the applicant will then be considered for their second choice major selection.

Your application to East Stroudsburg University should be submitted online and all required documents should be postmarked by the application deadline dates provided below (subject to change):

Fall Application Deadline Date

Freshmen: July 1
Transfer: July 1
International: March 1

Spring Application Deadline Date
Freshmen/Transfer: November 15
International: November 1

Applying to East Stroudsburg University

1.     Complete this online application and submit your application fee of $45 ($50 for International students).

2.     Submit all official transcripts from current or previously attended high school/college/post-secondary institution.

  • High school students: Request for your high school guidance counselor to send your official high school transcript directly to East Stroudsburg University Admissions via US mail or fax (570-422-3933). Students who have obtained a GED should provide a score report from the state of issue. See all requirements.
  • Transfer students: Request for the registrar at any college or post-secondary institution you have attended or currently attend to send an official transcript with completed and in-progress courses directly to East Stroudsburg University Admissions. If you will transfer with an earned Associate or Bachelor degree, your high school/GED results are required as proof of graduation but may not be considered in your evaluation for admission.  Contact your high school to request an official high school transcript be sent directly to East Stroudsburg University Admissions. Students who have obtained a GED should provide a score report from the state of issue. A minimum of 12 college-level credits with a 2.0 or higher GPA is required for transfer admission.  A combined GPA is calculated for students who have earned credits at multiple institutions. Certain majors require a higher GPA and prerequisite courses for admission. See all transfer applicant requirements.
  • International students: A certified, official copy of all educational credentials from all secondary or post-secondary institutions attended must be provided to East Stroudsburg University Admissions. If non-English, a certified literal translation must be submitted with all documents. ESU prefers that students use the services of companies that are approved members of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services. See all international applicant requirements.

3.     Provide Examinations Results.

  • High school students: Electronically send your official SAT and/or ACT scores to ESU directly from College Board. The code for ESU is 2650(SAT) and 3700(ACT). You may also request for your high school guidance counselor to attach your score results to your official high school transcript.
  • Transfer students: Applicants with fewer than 12 college-level credits earned at the time of application may be evaluated using a combination of official college and high school records, and SAT/ACT scores.
  • International students: All non-native speakers of English are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) administered by the Education Testing Service (ETS). Scores should be sent directly from ETS. Student may also take the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test and provide those scores to ESU.

Your application for admission is not considered complete until you have submitted your online application and provided all applicable required documents. It is the applicant's responsibility to supply the Office of Admission with the necessary documents to complete their application. The Office of Admission reserves the right to withdraw an application if the required information to complete the file is not received by the respective deadline date. All documents submitted by, or on behalf of the applicant become the property of East Stroudsburg University and cannot be returned. Upon enrollment to ESU, a report of the student’s medical history will be required.

Questions? Contact us:

East Stroudsburg University
Office of Admission

200 Prospect Street

East Stroudsburg, PA 18301-2999

(570) 422-3542

(877) 230-5547 (Toll-free)

(570) 422-3933 (Fax)


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East Stroudsburg University - Nondiscrimination Policy

East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, veteran status, disability, or age in its programs and activities in accordance with state and federal laws. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding this policy — Director of Diversity/Ombudsperson, 200 Prospect Street, 115 Reibman Building, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301, (570) 442-3656.

East Stroudsburg University - Annual Clery Crime and Fire Statistics Report Availability

The Annual Clery Crime & Fire Statistics Report is a comprehensive safety information document that includes arrest and referral statistics on listed crimes for the previous three years concerning reported incidents that occurred on-campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by East Stroudsburg University, and on public property within and directly bordering the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security and fire statistics for our campus residence halls. You can obtain a copy of this report by contacting University Police at (570) 422-3064 or by accessing the following website: http://www4.esu.edu/about/offices/police/documents/pdf/annual_publication.pdf

You are now ready to begin your application below!

Last updated: 3/5/2014 7:44AM PST

Contact Us

East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania
Office of Admission
200 Prospect Street
East Stroudsburg, PA  18301-2999

In-state telephone: 570-422-3542
Out-of-state telephone: (877) 230-5547
Fax number: (570) 422-3933
Website: www.esu.edu
E-mail: undergrads@esu.edu


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