HuCampusLife85_72DPI Scroll down this page to find the steps and links to apply to undergraduate degree programs or graduate degrees.

If you are an international student interested in pursuing a graduate degree, please email CPT@HarrisburgU.edu and the materials will be sent out to you. Or you can complete the online application here. 

If you have questions about the Undergraduate process, please email UndergraduateAdmissions@HarrisburgU.edu

For program start dates, please refer to the academic calendar found in the catalog or online at Academic Calendars.


The Undergraduate Admission Process

Ideal candidates have a high school GPA of 2.75 or higher.

You may email your unofficial transcripts, application, and goal statement to Transcripts@HarrisburgU.edu You may also send letters of recommendation, too.

Apply online
Request that your high school and all undergraduate transcripts (if you’ve attended post-secondary school already) are sent to:

Harrisburg University
Office of Admissions
326 Market Street
Harrisburg PA 17101

Set up a personal interview (optional)
Submit SAT or ACT scores (optional)

You can schedule a visit at https://apply.harrisburgu.edu/portal/campus_visit_hbg


International Undergraduate Students

Harrisburg University welcomes students from more than 100 countries to its campus annually. If you are an international student seeking admission to the University, please complete the online application.
In addition to the goal statement, your high school transcripts must be evaluated by a Harrisburg University-approved international credentialing service, such as WES (World Education Services) or ECE (Educational Credential Evaluators). You are also required to supply:

  • Proof of English Proficiency (TOEFL score of 80 IBT, IELTS score of 6.0).
  • Copy of Passport. Transfer students are also required to provide a copy of their Visa, I94 and current I20.
  • Bank statement of $36,450 USD or affidavit of support if applicable.

Send your complete application and documents via email to UndergraduateAdmissions@HarrisburgU.edu 


Graduate Admissions Requirements for Non-International Graduate Students

Each applicant’s candidacy will be evaluated once all admissions materials have been received.

The graduate admission process for non-international students requires the candidate to:

  • complete the application.  You can email Masters@HarrisburgU.edu to receive one.
  • submit final official undergraduate transcript(s) from the college or university at which a baccalaureate degree was conferred, and any other institution of higher education attended (whether or not academic credit was earned).  Those can be sent to Transcripts@HarrisburgU.edu or Record
  • submit a personal goal statement exploring topics such as future goals, leadership or group contributions,  examples of leadership experience, or contributed to group efforts over time.
  • two letters of recommendation;
  • submit a hard copy resume or by email to Masters@HarrisburgU.edu
  • The University does not require the GRE/GMAT for students seeking a master’s degree. However, the GRE/GMAT is strongly recommended for students seeking admission to a doctorate program.

International Graduate Student Admissions Requirements and Curricular Practical Training

In addition to the requirements listed above:

  • Proof of English Proficiency (TOEFL score of 80 IBT, IELTS score of 6.0).
  • Copy of Passport. Transfer students are also required to provide a copy of their Visa, I94 and current I20.
  • Bank statement of $26,500 USD or affidavit of support if applicable.

You can complete the online application here.  To receive information on the requirements for graduate admissions for international students, please email your request to CPT@HarrisburgU.edu  Click here for requirements for admissions and Curricular Practical Training!


Doctorate Admission Requirements for Non-International Students

A faculty admission committee will evaluate each applicant’s candidacy once all admissions materials have been received.  The doctorate admission process requires the candidate to:

  • Complete the application online at Harrisburg University Program Applications.
  • Write an essay (in English) on how this degree supports the candidate’s academic and career aspirations.
  • Submit final official transcript(s) from the college or university at which the highest degree earned was conferred. An unofficial transcript can be used for admissions decision but an official transcript must be sent prior to registration.
  • Evidence of research potential. Such evidence could come from the submission of a Master’s Thesis (or equivalent published research).  Students that are finishing the thesis may submit the incomplete thesis as part of their application packet.  Students that have no published thesis or other research should have other means of showing there potential, such as courses taken or significant documented projects.
  • Submission of an official record of the Graduate Record Examination score (GRE) is recommended for Doctoral Sciences Ph.D. and it is required for the ISEM Ph.D.  it is not required for Computational Sciences.
  • Provide two letters of recommendation from academic or industry professionals.
  • Submit a resume.
  • A minimum master’s degree GPA of 3.30 (GPA 3.50+ preferred for ISEM).
  • A faculty review committee may select the candidate for an interview.

Doctorate Admission Requirements for International Students

In addition to the documents required above, an international student planning to attend the University on a student (F-1) visa must include:

  • copies of Visa, passport, 1-20
  • bank statements showing $26,500 or an affidavit of financial support (email PHD@HarrisburgU.edu if you need one)
  • In addition to satisfying the appropriate admissions requirements and procedures, an international student must demonstrate proficiency in the English language if admitted as a non-resident candidate.  Academic records should include courses studied, grades earned, diplomas, certificates, and results of comprehensive national examinations. Transcripts from a U.S. institution will suffice.

English Requirement for International Students

A demonstration of English language proficiency is required of any student who is not a United States citizen.  Acceptable demonstrations would include one of the following:

  • completing a college degree program from a regionally accredited United States institution of higher education,
  • scoring above average on the Analytical Writing section of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE),
  • earning a TOEFL score of 80 or higher on the web-based version, 200 on the computer version, or 520 on the paper version;  or
  • earning an IELTS score of 6.0 or higher.

You will find answers to non-admissions related questions at http://global.harrisburgu.edu/iso/


Important Codes for the Admission & Financial Aid Processes

There are several HU-specific reporting codes that you will need for financial aid or admission forms. Here are the most common codes you may be asked to provide:
Free Application for Federal Student Aid: 039483.
SAT Reporting Code: 4511.
ACT Reporting Code: 3637.
Federal School Code: 039483.
TOEFL  Code: 6260.
SEVIS School Code:  PHI214F02099000


If you have questions or need additional information, contact us at 717.901.5101.   We request that you email your completed undergraduate files to UndergraduateAdmissions@HarrisburgU.edu Graduate students can email Masters@HarrisburgU.edu.  International graduate students should email CPT@HarrisburgU.edu and PhD students should use PHD@HarrisburgU.edu 

The mailing address is:
Office of Admissions
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology
326 Market Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101