Starting July 31, 2017, Adelphi's University College will be known as the College of Professional and Continuing Studies to better reflect our mission. Learn more about this change.

Undergraduate Admission

We’re here to help nontraditional students discover their potential.

We’re here to help you get your degree, and we’ve streamlined the application process for our nontraditional students. University College applicants in any degree or certificate program can apply using the same process. We told you it was easy.

How to Apply

Step 1
Create an online application account and complete the information requested.

Step 2
Pay a nonrefundable application fee of $40.

Step 3
Fully complete the online University College application, noting your interest in University College. Include an essay that demonstrates your intellectual promise and your motivation to engage in college-level work.

Step 4
You should immediately receive a confirmation email stating that your application was received.

Step 5
Provide official high school transcripts and all previous college transcripts. Please note that high school transcripts are only required for students who have not completed a minimum of 30 college credits. Submit transcripts either prior to or within 30 days of the date of the official letter of acceptance. They should be sent directly to:

Adelphi University
Office of University Admissions
Levermore Hall, Room 114
1 South Avenue
P.O. Box 701
Garden City, New York 11530-0701

If admitted, you will receive an official letter of acceptance to Adelphi University and University College. The letter will give you the contact information of a University College academic advisor who will assist you with the final details of your enrollment.

If you have any questions or concerns about the admissions process, or want to find out your admission status, please contact University College at 516.877.3412 or 

Admissions Deadlines

Our Academic Calendar lists starting dates for each semester. You should begin your application process at least two to three months prior to the semester in which you want to enroll.

  • For fall semester, begin the application process in May.
  • For spring semester, begin the application process in October.

Important Notes

  • An SAT score is not required for University College applicants.

  • Admission to University College programs is based upon the ability to complete college-level work. Although past academic records are required and reviewed, University College is more concerned with a potential student’s present motivation to earn a degree than with previous academic performance.
  • The Office of University Admissions makes every effort to notify candidates of their admission decision approximately three weeks after a completed application is received.
  • An admitted student may be permitted to register for classes and earn college credit pending the receipt of official supporting application materials.
  • Accepted students will not receive full admission status until all official transcripts have been received and evaluated. Once official transcripts have been received and evaluated, written notification of the number of accepted transfer credits will be sent to accepted students by the Office of Admissions.
  • Admitted students who do not comply with the above will be unable to register for future terms. Administrative withdrawal may be reversed once the outstanding transcripts are received.
  • University College was founded to serve the nontraditional and adult student, and its admission policy reflects a commitment to enrolling students who may have not had the opportunity to complete their degree in a traditional undergraduate program.
  • If you prefer a paper application, call 516.877.3412 or email to request one be mailed or faxed to you.

For further information, please contact:

Office of University Admissions
p – 800.ADELPHI
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