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Transfer Admission Requirements

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Application Deadlines

  • Spring 2018: November 15, 2017
  • Fall 2018: March 1 (priority date), May 1 (regular admission), Rolling admission thereafter.  


We encourage you to apply early in the semester prior to your planned ESU enrollment.

Transfer applicants must have a minimum of 12 attempted college credits with a 2.00 cumulative grade point average (GPA) for admission consideration.

Applicants with fewer than 12 college credits attempted at the time of application will be evaluated using a combination of their official college transcripts, and their high school record. An admission decision will be based on all criteria.

A cumulative GPA is calculated for applicants who have attempted credit at multiple institutions. Applicants not offered to their first choice major will have an opportunity to choose another major.  

Although a minimum 2.00 GPA is required for admission consideration, the following 'Majors' have additional admission requirements.

Major Admission Requirement
Communication Sciences and Disorders

(Previously Speech Language Pathology)
3.20 GPA for admission consideration. Early applications are encouraged, as admission is highly competitive.
Computer Science 2.50 GPA, completed 24 college level credits, including college algebra, trigonometry (or a higher level math class)
Computer Security 2.50 GPA, completed 24 college level credits, including college algebra, trigonometry (or a higher level math class)
Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management 2.50 GPA
Nursing (BSN) Applicants are considered for fall admission, and preference is given to applicants with complete applications received by March 1st, The final deadline for all completed applications is May 1, 2017. Admission is highly competitive and seat availability is limited.

The following prerequisite courses, academic criteria, and documents must be completed at the time of application for admission consideration.
  1. 30 college credits
  2. 3.25 cumulative GPA or better
  3. Prerequisite courses listed with a minimum grade of 'B' or 3.00.
    • Anatomy & Physiology I
    • Anatomy & Physiology II
    • English Composition
    • Introductory/General Statistics
    • Introduction to Psychology
    • Introduction to Cultural Diversity or transferrable equivalent
    • Speech Communication or transferrable equivalent
  4. Applicants must also submit:
    • Official college transcripts: (Sent directly from the sending institution to East Stroudsburg University, Office of Admissions, 200 Prospect Street, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301.
    • Letter of Intent indicating why the applicant wants to pursue the nursing profession. The Letter of Intent must be sent via email directly from the applicant to: Walt Lukow, Associate Director for Transfer Admission at wlukow@esu.edu. Please indicate the email subject line as: Nursing Intent Letter, and provide your full name, contact information, and year applying in the letter for reference.
    • Two (2) letters of recommendation from professors at the college level. Recommendation letters must be sent via email attachment with an email subject line: Nursing Letter of Recommendation and sent directly from your reference to: Walt Lukow, Associate Director for Transfer Admission at wlukow@esu.edu Please ask them to provide your full name, and year applying in the letter for reference.
RN to BS in Nursing Program offered through the ESU Lehigh Valley Site in Bethlehem, Pa.  Registered Nurses applying to the RN-BS in Nursing program must submit the Extended Learning application, and meet the following requirements for admission consideration:
  • 2.75 GPA
  • Graduation from an NLNAC (National Accrediting Commission) Program.
  • Submit an official copy of current Pennsylvania Nursing license.
Recreation Services Management 2.25 GPA
Rehabilitative and Human Services 2.50 GPA
Sport Management 2.50 GPA
Teacher Education 2.80 GPA for pre-major (See College of Education requirements)
Undeclared/Exploratory Studies  You must have less than 60 transferable credits. Applicants with 60 or more transferable credits must select a major other than "Undeclared" in the application process.   

Please note: Applicants must maintain the minimum GPA of a 2.00 on the final official college transcript. 

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(570) 422-3542
(570) 422-3933 (Fax)
(877) 230-5547 (Toll-free)

Transfer Admissions Counselors

Associate Director
Transfer Admissions

Walt Lukow
wlukow@esu.edu
(570) 422-3110
Contact for transfer students with last name initial of L-Z
Assistant Director
Transfer Admissions

Nina Atanesian
natanesian@esu.edu
(570) 422-3149
Contact for transfer students with last name initial of A-K
Assistant Director
Accelerated Degree Completion Programs

Millie Román-Buday
mroman@esu.edu
(610) 419-2516
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