Admission to Gateway

Invitation and Admissions Process

As part of the Arcadia University application process, you may be invited to apply to the Gateway to Success program. If you are invited to apply to the Gateway to Success Program, you will be asked to submit answers to three short essay prompts.

After you’ve submitted your essay responses, you will receive your admissions decision. Admissions decisions to the University are on a rolling basis, with applications completed by February 15 receiving priority consideration. Applications completed after February 15 will be considered as program space allows.

If you’re admitted to Arcadia University via the Gateway to Success program, you must submit an admissions deposit to reserve your place in the program by May 1. The deposit is $400 for resident students and $200 for commuting students. Students participating in the summer program will be asked to submit an additional deposit on $100. For more information,  contact Casey O'Brien, Enrollment Management Counselor, at or 267-620-4835.