To be considered for admission, submit the following:
- Apply to Eastern University.
Eastern University’s free online application is designed to be completed in 20-30 minutes. You will be able to submit your optional references directly through the application.
- Submit official or unofficial High school transcript or official GED.
Contact your school’s guidance office to submit an official copy of your high school transcript. You may be able to access your unofficial transcript through your school’s student portal. Please note, admission is based on your unweighted 4.0 GPA. (Note: While unofficial high school transcripts may be used to render an admissions decision, all students must submit an official high school transcript before beginning classes.)
- Submit your optional personal essay to your Admission Counselor via email.
After reading the mission statement of Eastern University, please describe how you see your talents, interests and abilities fitting into the mission of the University. Maximum one page. (Eastern University reserves the right to request an essay as a required credential of an application.)
- Eligible applicants are highly encouraged to file the FAFSA – the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA® Application | Federal Student Aid). The FAFSA is used to determine your eligibility for scholarships, grants, and loans from federal, state, and Eastern sources.
Most of our students complete their application process fully online, but here's our mailing address if you need it:
Attn: Undergraduate Admissions
1300 Eagle Road
St. Davids, PA 19087
When will I hear back?
Upon completion of these credentials, your application will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee, and you will be notified within 1-2 weeks of the decision.
First-year Scholarships upon Admittance
Full List of Eastern Scholarships
Academic Scholarships or Opportunity Grants for incoming first-year students range from $12,000 to $21,000. Students who apply to Eastern are considered for an academic scholarship or grant upon acceptance. Scholarship amount is based on class rank and/or high school unweighted GPA, references and essay(s). Renewable through yearly criteria.
Expectations for Admittance
Eastern University expects students to have followed a college preparatory curriculum in their secondary education, including courses in humanities, mathematics, laboratory sciences, and social studies, while maintaining a cumulative high school GPA of 2.0 or higher.
Eastern University uses a test-optional admissions policy. Applicants are not required to submit SAT and/or ACT scores; however, the University reserves the right to request test scores from any applicant with a GPA of less than 2.0 The following items may be evaluated in the application process:
- The student’s performance in their high school coursework as measured by their grade point average;
- Letters of reference indicating a strong likelihood of succeeding at Eastern;
- A personal essay responding to the Mission and Faith Statement of the University (optional); Students who do not meet Eastern University’s admission standards but are highly motivated are invited to apply and may be asked to come to campus for an interview and placement testing before an admissions decision is made.
AP and IB Test Information
Students who take college-level courses in high school and earn a score of 3, 4 or 5 on the Advanced Placement test, administered by the College Entrance Examination Board, will receive college credit and placement.
Eastern University will award up to 30 credits for the International Baccalaureate. Diploma exams with scores of 5, 6 or 7 will be evaluated for transfer credit and applied as core, major or elective courses depending on the subject. Credit will not be duplicated for equivalent college courses or AP exams in the same subjects.