To be considered for admission, submit the following:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
    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.
  3. 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.)
  4. FAFSA.

Mail Materials to:

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 $0 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 cumulative 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. The University will consider students for admission based on the following criteria:

  • graduating in the top 50% of one’s high school class;
  • letters of reference indicating a strong likelihood of succeeding at Eastern;
  • a personal essay responding to the Mission and Faith Statement of the University.

Note: Students who do not meet the above 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.