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Undergraduate Application Process & Requirements

    • Journey starts with an application
  • Prospective First-Year students may submit any of the following applications:

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    The Common Application 

    At Saint Francis, you’re more than just a number -- even as soon as we receive your application. We evaluate you as a whole individual, not merely select parts, such as GPA or test scores. We look at how you will contribute to our academic community, the strength of your coursework, extracurricular interests, and unique talents. 

    Everything you need to start your application can be found here! Detailed instructions, application components, and deadlines. And if you still have more questions, we’re here to help!  

  • Four Easy Steps

    Step 1: Create a username and password. This will make it easy to save your application, and let you register for SFU events all in one place.  P.S. Bookmark the SFU Application site while you're at it!  

    Step 2: Check your email. You should receive a link to click to confirm your new login.  

    Step 3: Fill out an application. First-time students may apply anytime, usually after August 1 entering their senior year. To receive full consideration for admission and merit scholarships, it is recommended that students submit a completed application by May 1st of their senior year.

    The undergraduate application for admission operates under a rolling admission policy except for the Physician Assistant Science program, which has a Priority Application Date of November 15th.  The Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy program have a Priority Application Date of January 15th

    Step  4: View your "Checklist" for additional requirements. 

    Official High School Transcripts

    Submit your official high school transcript showing work completed through your junior year in addition to a copy your senior class schedule. All applicants should submit mid-year grades from their senior year when available.

    This can be sent:

    • From your high school to
      • Saint Francis University
        Office of Admissions
        169 Lakeview Drive
        PO Box 600
        Loretto PA 15940
    • Through a secure electronic document system transfer such as Parchment.

    Please review our required academic units

    Standardized Testing

    Applicants are required to submit scores from either the SAT I or ACT. Use the codes below to have your official scores sent directly to SFU.

    SAT code #2797
    ACT code #3682

    Writing Sample

    A writing sample is required for Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Physician Assistant Science majors.  Please complete an essay explaining (minimum 250 words) your interest in the academic program for which you are applying.  Feel free to highlight any experiences you have that demonstrate your interest in the chosen field of study.