To be considered for admission, submit the following:

  1. Apply to Eastern University.
    Eastern University’s free online application is smooth, quick, fast, and user-friendly!
  2. Submit High School transcript or official GED.
    Contact your school’s guidance office to submit a copy of your high school transcript. 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.)

To constitute an official transcript, homeschooled students must provide one of the following:

  • An official transcript from a state homeschool association
    • In Pennsylvania, this is the Pennsylvania Homeschoolers Accreditation Agency (PHAA)
  • A transcript from a sponsoring public high school
  • A transcript that includes official documentation that the current curriculum is approved by the state’s Board of Education
  • A transcript that includes a certified teacher evaluation
  • Standardized test results

3. Optional: Submit a personal essay to your Admissions 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.)

4. Eligible applicants are highly encouraged to file the FAFSA® Application (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The FAFSA is used to determine your eligibility for scholarships, grants, and loans from federal, state, and Eastern sources. 

Mailing Address

Most of our students complete their application process fully online, but here's our mailing address if you need it:

Eastern University
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 $16,000 to $25,000. 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

AP Test(s)

Advanced Placement

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.

IB Programs

International Baccalaureate

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.