International Transfer Admissions

Required Credentials for International Transfer Applicants

Below are the credentials that international students seeking to transfer to Arcadia University must submit. 

If the College or University is within the US and you have earned 30 credits or more:

1. Application Form

2. Official University/College transcripts

2a .If the university/college attended is outside the US:
Then you must also submit a course-by-course transcript evaluation by a (NACES) National Association of Credential Evaluation Services member. Most students use WES.

3. Additional Requirements if you have completed less than 30 Post- Secondary Credits:   
     The following credentials must also be submitted:

  • Official High School Transcripts (in English)/Original or certified true copy of the secondary school record with a literal translation in English performed by a licensed translator and signed in ink. The academic report should include a list of subjects studied, a qualitative rating on a course-by-course basis and an overall rating. 
  • Official Exam Results
    • SAT/ACT scores (Required for students who have attended high school for at least one year within the U.S.) or 
    • English Proficiency Scores (for all other international applicants)TOEFL minimum 71iBT (no individual section below a 17); IELTS minimum 6.0 Band Score (no individual section below 5.0); ITEP minimum 4.5 (no section below 4.0)
  • Official copies of the secondary school leaving certificate or diploma earned (if applicable) 
  • Official results of any comprehensive national examinations such as GCE, SSSCE and CXC exams (if applicable).

    Please note: For Fine Arts and Acting applicants only: Portfolio Review or Acting Audition

How to Send Admissions Documents

All credentials, except the NACES College Transcript Evaluation can be scanned and e-mailed to for a preliminary review.

The original, official copies will need to be mailed directly to:

Arcadia University
Office of Enrollment Management
450 S. Easton Road
Glenside, PA 19038

Applications for admission will not be reviewed until all required information has been received by Arcadia’s Office of Enrollment Management. The admission decision will be rendered approximately three to four weeks after the completed file has been received by the admission committee.

Application Deadlines

For most programs, applications are considered at any time during the year; however, to be assured of consideration, students should consult their program of choice for specific deadlines and otherwise use the following deadlines:

  • Fall semester—May 1
  • Spring semester—October 1

For the Fall Semester, applications may be reviewed after May 1, but no later than June 1.

For more information about the admission process, and requirements, contact

Arcadia University is committed to ensuring equal opportunity to all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, race, color, religion, creed, sex, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, age, or disability in its educational programs, activities, admissions, or employment practices as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendment of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and other applicable statutes. Inquiries concerning Title IX, Section 504 and ADA compliance and information regarding accessibility should be directed to the Affirmative Action Officer, 450 S. Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038-3295; phone 215-572-2947.