Adult Admission Requirements

  • Whether you are finishing a degree or pursuing career advancement through further education, Carlow University offers Bachelor's degrees that fit your needs and your busy life. Our flexible, accelerated programs connect critical thinking to action, bridging the gap between theory and practice by encouraging you to draw on the knowledge you have already learned on the job and in life.

  • Admissions Requirements for Adult Undergraduate Students Who Have Not Attended College Before:

    • Submit a completed application form by applying online for free.
    • Submit an official copy of high school transcript or G.E.D.*
    • Submit a personal essay describing your goals may be included, and, in some instances, required.
    We operate on a rolling admissions system, which means that an acceptance decision is made shortly after the application is completed. The items needed for an application to be considered complete are listed above.

    * The transcript is considered official if it contains the seal of the institution and is issued directly to Carlow University. Transcripts delivered to students are considered official only when sealed in an envelope with the institution's seal over the flap. Faxed transcripts are not considered official. Official GED test scores may be accepted in lieu of high school transcripts. 


     If you've taken any college courses, you may be surprised to learn how quickly and easily you can earn your bachelor's degree at Carlow University. You'll find courses that help you advance in your career, professors who mentor you, and fellow students that will become part of your professional network – and lifelong friends. 

    • Admissions Requirements for Adult Transfer Students:

      • Submit a completed application form by applying online for free.
      • Submit an official copy of all college transcripts.
      • Submit a personal essay describing your goals may be included, and, in some instances, required.

      We operate on a rolling admissions system, which means that an acceptance decision is made shortly after the application is completed. The items needed for an application to be considered complete are listed above.

      If you are an adult returning to college, workshops are offered by the Center for Academic Achievement to help you with this transition. Please ask your transfer counselor for more information regarding these workshops.