Application for Admission

Application Information

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Complete the online application. When you are finished, dont forget to 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 pro-professional program only as a Second Choice Major.  Students interested in the pre-professional programs in health careers, may select Biology, Chemistry, Physics, etc. as a First Choice Major.  Pre-Law students may select any major as a First Choice Major.  Students interested in the Bachelors-to-Masterís of Business Administration may select Anthropology, Biology, any Business program, Chemistry, Communication, Computer Information Systems, Environmental Geosciences, Geology, History, Spanish, Psychology or Theatre as a First Choice Major. The exception to this rule is applicants who are interested in the Pre-Nursing program.

Freshmen Note:  On Screen 1 Enrollment Information, if you indicate you have taken college courses in high school, you will be required to complete Screen 6, College Information.  Please enter the information for the college/university which will be granting college credit.

Online Applicants Note:  On Screen 1 Enrollment Information, select Commute for the Do you plan to commute or reside in University Housing question.  On Screen 8, Additional Information, please select Online for the Where do you want to take classes question.

Applicants should submit the following:

-Official high school transcripts and/or GED
-Official SAT or ACT scores.*
-Official transcripts from all previously attended colleges, universities, and/or other schools.  This includes college courses taken while in high school.

*SAT/ACT scores are not required for students who graduated more than three years ago or are transfer students.

Freshman and Transfer Admissions Requirements can be found here.

Additional Nursing requirements for admission (including high school transcripts, SAT/ACT scores and college transcripts, if applicable) to be submitted no later than December 15, for the following fall semester.  Nursing applicants must schedule the National League of Nursing (NLN) pre-entrance examination prior to being considered for admission to the nursing program.  After applying for admission to the nursing program students will be provided  NLN testing dates.  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 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.

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 studentís or prospective studentís race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation/affection, gender identity, veteran status, or any other classifications that are protected under local, state, and federal laws. Direct equal opportunity inquiries to: Assistant to the President for Social Equity/Title IX Coordinator, Clarion University of Pennsylvania, 207 Carrier Administration Building, Clarion, PA 16214-1232, 814-393-2109.

Notice of Availability Ė Safety and Security Report/Fire Safety ReportClarion 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 www.clarion edu/crimestats. The fire safety and fire statistics are available at  To obtain either a 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: 3/11/2015 7:41AM 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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