How to Apply
The Graduate and Extended Studies coordinates the admission process for graduate degree and post-baccalaureate certification programs.
To ensure that the program coordinator will have adequate time to review and make a decision on your application, all items should be submitted at least two week before the start of the semester unless the program maintains an application deadline.
A complete application file includes the following:
- A $50 application fee is required. The application fee cannot be waived and is non-refundable regardless of the admission decision.
- Transcripts: submit official transcript from each institution you attended, regardless of the number of credit hours earned at that institution. Official e-transcripts will also be considered and should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Prospective students can upload unofficial transcripts directly to their online application, if accepted, an official copy must be submitted.
- Goals Statement: the one-page letter should discuss, but not limited to, where your interest in the field stems from, how this degree will help you professionally, how your educational and professional experiences have prepared you to be successful in a graduate program, where you see the degree taking you within the next five years.
- Letters of Recommendation: Applicants will be prompted to send recommendation requests when submitting the online application. If your recommender is not able to access the online recommendation request, they are welcome to send their recommendation to email@example.com.
- Writing Sample: students applying for degree programs in Communication are required to submit a writing sample. The writing sample should demonstrate skills at sentence construction, spelling, interpretation, analysis and original thinking. Applicants can submit either an academic paper (minimum of 2400 words, maximum of 4000 words) or a professional writing sample (for example, from a web page, marketing campaign, department report, training manual, etc.). All submitted work must be the work of the applicant.
If you are not able to submit items via the online application portal, please send to Graduate and Extended Studies office or via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
East Stroudsburg University
Graduate and Extended Studies
Reibman Administration Building
East Stroudsburg, PA 18301
All other programs maintain a rolling admission policy for all enrollment terms. Application materials should be submitted at least one week prior to the start of the semester.
Special Status/Non-Degree Enrollment
- Used only for non-degree/non-matriculating enrollment
- Student must provide proof of bachelor’s degree, no additional requirements necessary
- No deadline, students can enroll under special status until registration is closed
- No application fee