Adult Education Admissions

How to Apply: First-Time University Students

Along with your completed application accompanied by $25 non-refundable application fee, you’ll need to provide a few supporting materials. Because there’s lead time required for some items, here’s a step-by-step process that seems to work best for candidates:

Complete your online or paper application. While you wait for your transcripts to be processed, you can begin your online application, which lets you build, edit and save sections of your application along the way. Or you can apply by location with one of our paper applications: Main Campus, Schuylkill Center, or Philadelphia Center.

Order your official transcript. (G.E.D. scores are accepted as an alternative) from the high school you attended. Your transcript should be dated within a year of your application, include the registrar’s seal of the issuing institution and must be mailed (in a sealed envelope) directly to Alvernia University at this address:

Alvernia University
Attn: Continuing Studies Admissions
540 Upland Avenue
Reading, PA 19611
This may take several weeks. That’s why we recommend that you order any transcripts as early as possible.


Scores from the SAT or ACT are not required.



Provide a copy of form DD214 from military. (if applicable) Veterans need to provide a legible copy of the DD214 (also known as separation or discharge papers).

Contact Admissions:

610.796.5187