Adelphi's University College is now the College of Professional and Continuing Studies to better reflect our mission. Learn more about this change.

Undergraduate Admission to the College of Professional and Continuing Studies

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. College of Professional and Continuing Studies 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 College of Professional and Continuing Studies application, noting your interest in the College of Professional and Continuing Studies. 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 the College of Professional and Continuing Studies. The letter will give you the contact information of a College of Professional and Continuing Studies 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 the College of Professional and Continuing Studies at 516.877.3412 or cpcs@adelphi.edu.


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 College of Professional and Continuing Studies applicants.


  • Admission to College of Professional and Continuing Studies programs is based upon the ability to complete college-level work. Although past academic records are required and reviewed, the College of Professional and Continuing Studies 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.
  • The College of Professional and Continuing Studies 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 cpcs@adelphi.edu to request one be mailed or faxed to you.
 
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