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Undergraduate Admission Requirements and Policies

First Year Domestic Students, Checklist and Instructions

Required Documents
  1. First year domestic students may apply using any of the following applications:
  2. Official high school transcripts from all high schools attended. High school transcripts must include a list of senior year coursework.
  3. SAT and/or ACT scores. The USciences codes are:
    1. SAT - 2663
    2. ACT - 3671
  4. First year applicants who have completed college level course work must provide official transcripts from all previous colleges and/or universities.
  5. Essay: Applicants should submit either an essay of at least 250 words on a topic of your choice or a previously graded paper. For applicants using the Common Application, any of the prompts will satisfy the essay requirement.
  6. Letter(s) of Recommendation: You must submit one (1) letter of recommendation. You may seek a recommendation from your school-based counselor, teacher, employer or an adult outside of your family who knows you well and can speak to your character and personal attributes. Up to two (2) additional letters of recommendation may be submitted, if you so choose. Only one recommendation is required; additional recommendations are optional. Recommendations may be submitted using our recommendation form.

    All materials above should be mailed to:
    Admission Office - Box 4
    University of the Sciences
    600 S. 43rd Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19104
    Fax: 215-596-8821
  7. Deadlines

    USciences participates in the rolling admissions process. We do not have application deadlines for first-year domestic students. Applicants are encouraged to apply early, and complete their application in a timely fashion. Only complete applications can be reviewed. Earlier applicants typically receive their admissions decision faster; there are more seats open in the incoming class at the beginning of the application year than near the end.

    Other Important Information
        • Experiential education may be a requirement of your major. As a matriculated student you will need to satisfy requirements imposed by training sites as a condition of your participation in experiential education. It is important that you have read and understand the requirements prior to completing your application. Please refer to www.usciences.edu/experientialed for a list of requirements.
        • Doctor of physical therapy candidates, must also review the Essential Functions/Technical Standards of Physical Therapy document, please refer to www.usciences.edu/academics/collegesdepts/pt/essentialfunctions.aspx.
        • Candidates may be requested to participate in an on-campus interview or supplemental testing designed to assist in the evaluation of his or her credentials.
        • University of the Sciences in Philadelphia admits students of any gender, race, color, sex, age, handicap, creed, sexual orientation, and national or ethnic origin.

    First Year International Students, Checklist and Instructions

    Required documents
    1. First year international students may apply using any of the following applications:
    2. Official high school transcripts from all high schools attended. High school transcripts must include a list of senior year coursework. Transcripts that are not written in English must be evaluated through the Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) or World Education Service (WES). You may contact ECE and/or WES directly at www.ece.org and www.wes.org.
    3. SAT and/or ACT scores. The USciences codes are:
      1. SAT - 2663
      2. ACT - 3671
    4. TOEFL scores. This requirement may be waived if you have been studying at an English-speaking institution for at least four years. The USciences code for TOEFL is 2663.
    5. Certification of Finances. International students seeking an F-1 visa must submit a Certification of Finances form to complete your application.  Contact Lynne Bell, International Student Specialist at l.bell@usciences.edu or 215-895-3135 to obtain a copy of the form.
    6. First year applicants who have completed college level course work must provide official transcripts from all previous colleges and/or universities.
    7. Essay: Applicants should submit either an essay of at least 250 words on a topic of your choice or a previously graded paper. For applicants using the Common Application, any of the prompts will satisfy the essay requirement.
    8. Letter(s) of Recommendation: You must submit one (1) letter of recommendation. You may seek a recommendation from your school-based counselor, teacher, employer or an adult outside of your family who knows you well and can speak to your character and personal attributes. Up to two (2) additional letters of recommendation may be submitted, if you so choose. Only one recommendation is required; additional recommendations are optional.  Only one recommendation is required; additional recommendations are optional. Recommendations may be submitted using our recommendation form.

    All materials above should be mailed to:
    Admission Office - Box 4
    University of the Sciences
    600 S. 43rd Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19104
    Fax: 215-596-8821

    Application Deadline – April 15 

    In order to provide you with an admission decision in time to process matriculation documents, international students seeking an F-1 visa must apply and provide all required materials by April 15.

    For All Students
        • Experiential education may be a requirement of your major. As a matriculated student you will need to satisfy requirements imposed by training sites as a condition of your participation in experiential education. It is important that you have read and understand the requirements prior to completing your application. Please refer to www.usciences.edu/ExperientialEd for a list of requirements.
        • Doctor of physical therapy candidates, must also review the Essential Functions document, please refer to www.usciences.edu/academics/collegesdepts/pt/essentialfunctions.aspx
        • Candidates may be requested to participate in an on-campus interview or supplemental testing designed to assist in the evaluation of his or her credentials.
        • University of the Sciences in Philadelphia admits students of any gender, race, color, sex, age, handicap, creed, sexual orientation, and national or ethnic origin.

Admission Office
600 S. 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

888.996.8747
admit@usciences.edu

 

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