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Undergraduate Students

For undergraduate work, we use four criteria to determine whether a student is a good fit for our teacher education program:

  • A student essay
  • Letters of recommendation
  • A high school GPA of 3.0 or a transfer student cumulative GPA of 2.75
  • Combined SAT scores of 1000 on math and critical reading sections

Graduate Students

Each department within the College of Education and Health Sciences requires the following:

  • A minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.0
  • Letters of reference*
  • A personal essay
  • A resume

Candidates for teacher and/or leader certification must submit results of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or equivalent unless the candidate already holds a graduate degree with certification. 

*If you are an Adelphi graduate applying for an Advanced or Dual Certification Program, you may use letters of reference on file.

Transfer Students

Thinking of transferring to Adelphi? We use the following criteria to determine whether you’d be a good fit for our program.

  • Completed Transfer and University College Application for Admission.
  • Non-refundable $40 application fee.
  • Official transcripts from each college attended or now attending, including work in progress.

Transfer applicants who have completed fewer than 30 college credits must also submit the following:

  • Official high school transcript, indicating the date of graduation.
  • Essay of 500 words or less, responding to the following topics:
    • Explain your reasons for wanting to attend Adelphi University.
    • Describe a personal accomplishment of which you are particularly proud and explain why.
  • SAT or ACT scores if you have graduated from high school within the past year.

Finally, your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) can be submitted along with your application.

International Students

In addition to the University and College of Education and Health Sciences admissions requirements, international students must submit the following:

  • Certified English translations of all prior academic records of studies that have been conducted in non-English-speaking countries. Credentials must be certified and must include all studies completed to date; all grades or examinations results; all degrees, diplomas, or certificates earned; and length of the school year.
  • Total of 550 or better on the paper-based test of English as a Foreign Language Exam (TOEFL), or 213 or better on the computer-based TOEFL, or 80 on the internet-based exam, or completion of Adelphi’s English Language Services (ELS) program level XII, unless there is a demonstrated competence while attending an American institution.
  • Declaration and certificate of finances. Applicants must file a financial affidavit before an I-20 form can be issued.

Application deadlines for international students are:

  • Fall semester — May 1 
  • Spring semester — November 1 
  • Summer sessions — March 1
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