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We are excited to be a part of your educational journey. As you navigate your way through the admissions process, our Admissions team is here to help. We will assign you an enrollment counselor to use as a resource throughout the process. 

Find information by your student type:


Readmission procedures have been established for the following categories of students:

  • Any student who attended Carlow as a matriculated student and withdrew before completing a degree
  • Any student who has not attended Carlow for a period of 4 semesters, including summer terms
  • Any student academically dismissed

These students should contact the Office of Admissions and:

  • Complete and submit an application, selecting “Readmit” on the application form
  • Submit official transcripts if postsecondary institutions were attended after leaving Carlow

Due to changing admission and curriculum requirements, the University reserves the right to reevaluate all academic courses, whether completed at Carlow or elsewhere, to determine what will be credited toward a student’s degree. The University also reserves the right to request placement tests where appropriate. Students are readmitted on the academic standing status they held when they last attended Carlow University. Students follow the catalog in effect at the time of readmission. Some exceptions may apply. Students who seek academic forgiveness should refer to the course catalog. 

A group of Carlow students stands on campus in front of Carlow banners on lampposts.
Spirit ambassadors from left Gabrielle Kluger (Class of ’20, criminology/psychology), Sarah Belback (’21, nursing), Tavia Henderson-Gunn (’22, bio profusion), DJ Zedalis (’21, math) and Jeremy Rhine (’20, early learning development) on campus, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019. (Rebecca Droke/Carlow University)

Joint admissions

We’ve partnered with other institutions to allow you to take Carlow classes while enrolled at your home institution, at your home institution’s per-credit cost, giving you a head start on completing your bachelor’s degree in particular programs at Carlow. Institutions include:

  • Butler County Community College (RN to BSN)
  • Community College of Allegheny County (RN to BSN)
  • Community College of Beaver County (RN to BSN)
  • Harrisburg Area Community College (RN to BSN, Respiratory Therapy, Healthcare Management, Healthcare Data Analytics)
  • Northampton Community College (RN to BSN)
  • UPMC Schools of Nursing (RN to BSN)
  • Westmoreland County Community College (RN to BSN, Early Childhood Education, Healthcare Management, Healthcare Data Analytics)

Get started on your joint admissions application.

Guest student admission

Guest students, also known as visiting students or transient students, are those who wish to register for coursework (12 credits or less), but are not admitted to a program of study. They are not eligible for financial aid or academic recognition. Those interested should contact the Office of the Registrar.

Already applied?

If you have already applied to Carlow, you can check your admission status through Bridge to Carlow.

Contact Admissions

Once you inquire or apply, you will be assigned an enrollment counselor to help guide you through the enrollment process.

Accessibility accommodations are available (submit a request).

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