Application for Admission

Application Information

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Complete the online application. When you are finished, don't forget to click the SUBMIT YOUR COMPLETED APPLICATION button located at the bottom of the Additional Information Screen. There is a $35.00 application fee which can be paid online by credit card or E-Check.  To begin the application scroll to the bottom of this page.

Please note: On Screen 1, Enrollment Information, students interested in applying for pre-professional programs (pre-medical, pre-pharmacy, pre-dentistry, pre-chiropractic, pre-law, pre-MBA. etc,) should enter the pre-professional program only as a Second Choice Major. Students interested in pre-professional programs in health careers, may select Biology, Chemistry, Physics, etc. as a First Choice Major.   Students interested in the Bachelor's to Master's of Business Administration may select Anthropology, Biology, any Business Program, Chemistry, Communication, Computer Information Systems, Environmental Geosciences, Geology, History, Spanish, Psychology, or Theatre as First Choice Major.  The only exception to this rule is applicants interested in the Pre-Nursing program.

Freshmen:  Clarion University requires students to live in university affiliated housing for their first four semesters.  For more information, go to

Freshman and Transfer Admissions Requirements can be found here.

Additional Nursing Requirements: Applicants for the BSN program must have completed applications including high school transcripts, ACT/SAT scores and college transcripts (if applicable) submitted no later than January 8 for admission consideration into the fall class.   The BSN Clarion Campus Program for Fall 2017 applicants is no longer accepting NEW applications (as of January 8).  We are still accepting 2017/2018 applications for the Pre-Nursing, and other health related fields at the Clarion campus (such as Nutrition and Fitness, Speech Pathology, Sports Management, Pre-Professional degrees, etc).  The ASN Nursing (2 year) at Venango Campus is still accepting applications.  Applicants for the ASN class must have complete applications including high school transcripts, ACT/SAT scores, college transcripts (if applicable) along with scores of the National League for Nursing (NLN) pre-entrance examination submitted for admission consideration into the fall class.  After applying to the ASN program. students will be provided specific information regarding NLN testing. 
More information about the nursing programs offered at Clarion University can be found here.

Information for International Applicants is available here.

Applied Previously to Clarion University:  Students who have applied to Clarion University as a degree seeking student should complete the reactivation form  found here.

Attended Clarion University as an Undergraduate Degree Seeking Student: Students who have attended Clarion University as a degree seeking student should complete the readmit form found here.

Fee Waiver: Clarion University will waive the application fee if paying the application fee is a financial hardship. Your application fee will be waived if you provide an SAT Fee Waiver/ACT Fee Waiver Form. Application fee will also be waived if a letter, indicating financial hardship, from your guidance counselor is provided. If you meet the qualifications, select pay with application fee waiver.  Active duty military and veterans will have their application fees waived.

It is the policy of Clarion University of Pennsylvania that there shall be equal opportunity in all of its educational programs, services, and benefits,  and there shall be no discrimination with regard to a student's or prospective student's gender, gender identity, race or color, ethnicity, national origin or ancestry, age, mental or physical disability, religion or creed, genetic information, affectional or sexual orientation, veteran status, or other classifications that are protected under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and other pertinent state and federal laws and regulations. Direct inquiries to the Title IX Coordinator, Clarion University of Pennsylvania, 103 Carrier Administration Building, or phone 814-393-2351, or  the Director of Social Equity,  210 Carrier Administration Building 16214-1232; Email or phone 814-393-2109. Inquiries may also be directed to the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, Department of Education, 330 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20201.

Notice of Availability of Safety and Security Report/Fire Safety Report Clarion University is committed to assisting all members of the community in providing for their own safety and security.  The Annual Security Report contains three years of campus crime and fire statistics, certain campus security and fire policy statements, as well as statistics for public areas  immediately adjacent to campus as required by the Jeanne Clery Act. The 2016 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report for Clarion Campus can be found here.  The 2016 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report for Clarion University-Venango college can be found here.   To obtain either a printed copy of the safety and security report or a fire safety report, please contact: Department of Public Safety, Clarion University of Pennsylvania, 840 Wood Street, Thorn 1 Clarion, PA 16214; telephone: (814) 393-2111; fax: (814) 393-2038.

Last updated: 2/8/2017 12:32PM PST


Contact Us

Clarion University of Pennsylvania
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
840 Wood Street
Clarion, PA  16214

Telephone: (800) 672-7171
Fax number: (814) 393-2030


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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