Application for Admission

Application Information

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Last updated: 11/7/2014 5:14AM PST

General Instructions for all Applicants

Complete the online application. When you are finished, click 'SUBMIT' button located to the far left of any application screen.

A nonrefundable $30 application fee is required (no fee required for international applicants). This online application does not allow for the processing of fee waivers, but you may submit your application. If you think you qualify for a fee waiver, please see your high school guidance counselor. Additional information regarding fee waivers may be found at the College Board or NACAC (National Association for College Admission Counseling) websites. If you are granted a fee waiver, you should forward the waiver to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, or attach it to the confirmation page (after you submit the application).

Instructions for Freshman Applicants

The application may be initiated following the completion of the junior year.

Secondary School Transcript

It is the applicant's responsibility to arrange to have an official secondary school transcript and test scores forwarded to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at Slippery Rock University. The secondary school transcript should include your senior year course schedule and grades through the close of the junior year. High school students enrolled in college courses should submit official college transcripts to SRU as soon as they become available. A final, official transcript will be required upon graduation.

Required Freshman Testing

All candidates for admission must take either the SAT or ACT test for application consideration. To request that scores be sent directly from the testing service to Slippery Rock University, use code 3716 for the ACT test, and code 2658 for the SAT test. Scores will also be official if included on high school transcripts. For candidates who graduated from high school two or more years prior to the time of application, standardized test scores are not needed unless requested by the admissions committee.

GED Note

Students who have obtained a GED should provide a copy of the GED score report and diploma, and an official transcript from all secondary schools attended until the equivalency diploma was earned.

Instructions for Transfer Applicants

Transfer students are those students who have graduated from high school and have subsequently enrolled in postsecondary coursework or attended the military.

Transfer students are expected to have achieved a satisfactory grade point average at previous institutions. Students, who for any reason are on suspension or dismissal from another institution, will not be given consideration for admission for at least one calendar year after the last semester of attendance.

An offer of admission to the University does not necessarily imply an acceptance to the student's chosen major.

Application Procedure for Transfer Students
Consideration for admission will be given to those applicants who submit the following:

  • Application for admission and the application fee.
  • Official transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended. (Failure to record and submit all transcripts will result in denial of admission or dismissal from the University.) Diploma school nursing students must also submit an official transcript from the institution that provided the general education requirements of their degree. Official transcripts may be sent to the SRU Office of Undergraduate Admissions electronically from your host institution using eScrip-Safe, or mailed to SRU.
  • Official score reports (AP, CLEP) and military transcripts, if applicable.
  • High school transcript (for students who have attempted less than 30 credits). GED Note: Students who have obtained a GED should provide a copy of the GED score report and diploma, and an official transcript from all secondary schools attended until the equivalency diploma was earned.

Students offered admission must submit all final transcripts. Failure to do so will result in a hold on registration privileges.

Transfer of Credits
An official evaluation of transfer credits will be provided to students who have been offered admission and have paid the Enrollment Deposit. Credits are considered for transfer based on the following criteria:

  • College-level courses with grades of A, B, or C are normally accepted in transfer. Letter grades of D may be accepted from Pennsylvania community colleges and other Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education universities in some circumstances.
  • Courses with grades of "P" or "S" are normally accepted. A maximum of 12 credits earned on a pass/no credit system may be transferred.
  • Scores of 3, 4, or 5 on Advanced Placement (AP) exams are acceptable for college credit.
  • Courses earned through “credit by examination” are normally accepted in transfer.
  • There is no limit to the number of credits a student may transfer; however, the student must meet all graduation requirements.

Graduation Requirements

  • All undergraduate degree programs require a minimum of 120 credits.
  • All first baccalaureate degree students will take at least 30 of their last 45 credits at SRU; the university may not require the student to take more than 30 credits. All first baccalaureate students will take at least 50% of the credits required for the Major from a PASSHE university. SRU may require up to a maximum of 50% of the Major credits.
  • Students must complete a prescribed number of Liberal Studies credits.
  • Students must complete 48 credits of upper-level coursework. Thirty-nine of the 48 credits must be at the 300 level or higher, the additional 9 credits may include courses requiring a 3 credit prerequisite. At least 24 of the 48 credits must be completed at SRU.
  • Students must complete at least half their major (15 credits minimum) in 300 or higher level courses.
  • Bachelor of Arts degrees require language proficiency at the 103 class level. Exemption by placement or examination is possible. Language courses used to satisfy the BA requirement may not be used in the goal section of the global community block of the Liberal Studies Program.
  • Students must complete at least 60 credits at SRU to be considered for Latin honors at the time of graduation.

Instructions for Undergraduate — International Applicants

Whether you are a degree-seeking, exchange or visiting student below are step by step instructions to help you apply for international admissions.

Please note: All documents in languages other than English should include a certified English translation in addition to the original language document. No application fee is required of international applicants (Please select fee waiver as payment option).

Carefully review the instructions when applying for admission as common oversights, such as photocopies instead of original or certified true copies of documents, will delay a final admission decision.

Application Deadlines

SRU welcomes international students for studies in the fall (August) and spring (January) terms. The deadline for submission of application materials is May 1 for fall admission; for spring admission, it is October 1. Due to potential delays in student visa processing, it is suggested that the admission process be completed as early as possible.

Submit Required Credentials

Official transcripts from certified secondary and postsecondary school transcripts:
  • A transcript is a year-by-year listing of courses/subjects, grades/marks earned for each course, and credits earned for each course/subject.
  • All transcripts should bear the official school seal and signature of the person issuing the transcript.
  • Whenever possible, transcripts should be sent directly from the school.
Other official documents such as certified copies of all secondary and postsecondary school:
  • Certificates
  • Diplomas
  • Degrees
  • External examination results (e.g., A-levels, GCE’s, International Baccalaureate results etc)
Verification of English Language Proficiency
This can be verified by submitting one of four test results:
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score report with a minimum score of 500 on the paper test, 173 on the computer based test, or 61 on the internet based test. The Test of Written English is not required but is recommended. TOEFL information is available at SRU’s TOEFL code is 2658.
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) results at the 6.0 band or higher. Further information is available at
  • Official score report from ELS schools in the US, with a 112 result or higher. Further information available at
  • STEP Eiken 2A Grade. Further information is available at

Verification of Finances

The SRU Financial Support Statement must be completed and submitted along with a bank statement, verifying that funds are available for at least the first year of your studies. Please print and return the Financial Support Statement.

All required original documents must be submitted by mail to:

International Admissions
Office of Global Engagement
004 Spotts World Culture Building
Slippery Rock University
Slippery Rock, PA 16057

Further assistance is available by
Telephone: 1-724-738-2057
Fax: 1-724-738-2289

Respect for Individuals in the Community

Slippery Rock University provides an environment that respects, encourages and promotes the talents and contributions of all. Slippery Rock University values a community with a shared sense of purpose, where people demonstrate mutual respect and appreciation. Slippery Rock University values diversity that honors and includes all persons regardless of age, creed, disability, ethnic heritage, gender, gender identity, race, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status in academic and extracurricular endeavor, in the working environment and in the daily life of the University community.

Annual Safety and Security Report
Fire Safety Report

Slippery Rock University is committed to assisting all members of the community in providing for their own safety and security. The annual safety and security report and crime statistics are available at:

The first safety and fire statistics are available at: The annual safety and security report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on-campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Slippery Rock University, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. These reports also include institutional policies concerning campus security and fire safety awareness, inclusive of policies concerning sexual assault.

To obtain a copy of the annual safety and security report, please contact:

Slippery Rock University Police
145 Kiester Road
Slippery Rock, PA 16057
(724) 738-3333

To obtain a copy of the fire safety report, please contact:

Slippery Rock University Police
145 Kiester Road
Slippery Rock, PA 16057
(724) 738-3333


Contact Us

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
Office of Admissions
1 Morrow Way
Slippery Rock, PA  16057

In-state telephone: (724) 738-2015
Out-of-state telephone: (800) 929-4778
Fax number: (724) 738-2913


To complete this online application, type your answers in the corresponding fields or select your answers from the popup lists (where applicable).

After you complete a screen, click the NEXT button at the bottom or on one of the sections listed on the left column to move to a different screen. Before you are allowed to jump screens, we will inspect your data on the current screen for errors or inconsistencies. If errors or omissions are found, you will be returned to the screen to correct your answer(s). Otherwise, your data will be saved and you will proceed to the requested screen. We also allow you to skip to another screen without your new data being saved. Be aware that if you use the Skip & Jump function on the left column, data on the current screen will not be saved and will have to be reentered prior to submittal.

Once you have completed the application, click the SUBMIT button located on the left column to submit the application.

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