How to Apply

Apply to Immaculata’s College of Undergraduate Studies

Immaculata University operates on rolling admissions. Decisions are sent within 3-4 weeks after all of the necessary materials have been received.

Freshman and transfer student applications are available online through Immaculata’s application or the Common Application. Admission requirements are listed below.

Readmission: If you are looking for readmission to the University, please fill out and submit the transfer application below.

Immaculata University is now test optional for ALL majors, including nursing and allied health.

Students that have been able to take the SAT or ACT are able but not required to submit their scores with their application. When students submit the Common Application or the online Immaculata Application, they will be asked whether or not they wish to submit scores and we will review applications based on that questions.

In addition, guaranteed scholarships are awarded to all accepted students. Students will be reviewed holistically for admission including review of students transcripts, letters of recommendations, personal essays, and any other documents or forms (resumes, awards, etc.) submitted.

Freshman Application

Use this if you’re a first-year applicant for Fall 2021 or Fall 2022. 

Transfer Application

Fill out this application if you’re interested in applying as a transfer student to Immaculata.

Paper Application

Print and fill out this pdf if you prefer paper. Instructions for submitting are included.

Apply with the Common Application

This can be used if you’re a first-year or transfer applicant for any term.

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Freshman Admission Requirements

  • Admission application
  • Official secondary school transcripts
  • Official SAT or ACT test scores are optional, except for some programs (see below). Please submit your test scores to be considered for our full-tuition presidential scholarship and for our Honors Program.
  • Essay
  • Letter of recommendation

Transfer Admission Requirements

If you are planning to transfer to Immaculata, please complete your application and submit:

  • Transcripts of all previous college coursework.
  • If you have fewer than 24 college credits, you must submit your high school transcript, and you have the option of submitting your SAT/ACT scores.
  • Completed conduct certification form. (This form is only required if you have attended a four-year college or university.)


Nursing Students (pre-licensure)

Apply now – the priority deadline is January 30 (first-time applicants only).

Since admission to the nursing program is competitive, meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the program. If you would like to major in nursing, you will need to meet the following criteria:

  • Have evidence of legal authorization to work for any employer in the United States. Students who are unable to provide evidence of documented legal immigration status or citizenship will not be able to complete the required clinical experiences, which will impact their ability to meet course outcomes. In addition, they may be unable to obtain an R.N. license and secure employment in a health care setting.
  • High school transcript with a GPA of 3.0 or higher with courses to include three units of mathematics (one of which is algebra) and two units of science, with related laboratory or the equivalent.
  • Two letters of recommendation. Letters should be from teachers, counselors, employers, coaches, etc.
  • Essay on why you would like to pursue a career in nursing

Freshman nursing students may only start in the fall term. Transfer students must submit a transcript from previous college(s) documenting successful completion of at least 24 credits at an accredited institution. College GPA must be generally in the area of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale, with a minimum of a C+ in any required science course if applicable. Please see the full admission requirements for transfer students above.

Music and Music Therapy Students

Music and music therapy students must arrange for an audition.

Allied Health Partnership Programs with Thomas Jefferson University

If you are planning to study allied health at IU and transfer to Thomas Jefferson University to complete your clinical training in bioscience technologies, cardiovascular invasive technology, sonography, nuclear medicine technology, pre-pharmacy, or radiologic sciences, please ensure that you meet TJU’s admission requirements for your clinical specialty.

3+2 B.S. and M.S. in Nutrition Admission Requirements

U’s 3+2-year B.S. and M.S. allows you to earn your bachelor’s in just three years and enter an IU graduate nutrition program. To qualify, you must:

  • Have a minimum 3.0 high school GPA and a 3.0 in science courses
  • Submit two letters of recommendation attesting to your ability to succeed in an accelerated schedule
  • Submit an admissions essay with your personal goals, your interest in the field of nutrition and your commitment and qualifications to succeed in the accelerated 3+2 track
  • Interview with the undergraduate nutrition program director
  • Transfer students will be considered on a case-by-case basis and must have a minimum GPA of 3.0, a C minimum in chemistry and biology courses, and a B minimum in nutrition courses.


International Students

If you are an international student applying to become a full-time freshman at Immaculata University, you must submit the results of any leaving certificates or university entrance exams and complete the requirements listed here. 

International Transfer Students

If you are an international student who plans to transfer to Immaculata University as a full-time student, you must complete all of the application requirements for international freshmen students, in addition to the following:

  • Have completed 24 or more credits at the college level (post-secondary). If you have fewer than 24 credits, you must submit your official SAT, ACT, TOEFL, and/or IELTS scores.
  • If you are transferring from another institution within the United States, you are required to complete a transfer verification form. You should submit that form to your DSO (designated school official) who will transmit your SEVIS record to Immaculata electronically.


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