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Carlow University Online Admissions

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Start Your Online Application Today

We’re excited you’ve considered Carlow University as the next step on your educational journey, and we’re here to help. Whether you’re a first-year, transfer or military-affiliated student, the application process is streamlined so you’ll be on your way to earning a degree in no time. Explore the admissions hub to make sure you have all the required information you need to get started.

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Complete this form to learn more about building your future with an online degree from Carlow University.

Key Admissions Dates

There are a few possible dates to keep in mind when you’re applying to Carlow. Make sure you familiarize yourself with the application deadlines and start dates so you’re prepared to apply. Keep in mind that application deadlines are specific to programs.

CommencementMay 4, 2024
Summer Start DateMay 13, 2024
Spring and Summer 2023 Registration OpensOctober 28-November 1, 2024
Spring Start DateJanuary 13, 2025

“I had a personal admissions team member to answer any of my questions through texts, calls, and emails. I actually ended up enrolling a semester sooner than I expected because it was so quick and easy. I am so grateful for that jump start on my degree.”

– Online MSW Student

Meet with an Enrollment Counselor

Are you looking to connect with an enrollment counselor directly to answer your questions about our online programs, admissions, applications, or financial aid? Our enrollment team is here to help.

Complete the form at the top of this page to get started, and if you have any immediate questions please email our enrollment team or call us at 855-511-6450.

Explore the Carlow Application Process

Applying to Carlow University online is simple–get one step closer to developing the knowledge and leadership skills you need to succeed inside and outside of the classroom. The application process can differ slightly depending on what path you’re taking — whether you’re transferring universities, attending college for the first time or are coming from a military background. Regardless of your pathway, take a closer look at the admission requirements so you can get a full picture of what you need to do to apply, and start working toward your degree.

Transfer Admissions Process

Are you considering transferring to a Carlow University online program? There are particular steps you need to take to ensure you get full credit for all the previous coursework you’ve completed. To apply to Carlow online as a transfer student, you need to submit the following documents:

  • A completed online application
  • Official transcripts from all previous undergraduate institutions
  • Test of English language proficiency (international students)

How many credits you can transfer depends on your previous experience. Here’s a closer look at Carlow’s transfer credit policy:

  • Carlow accepts all associate degree credits earned with a “C,” up to a maximum of 90 credits.
  • Community college graduates can enter Carlow as juniors and have at least 60 transfer credits in an approved curriculum.
  • Community college graduates must have at least a 2.0 GPA and must meet all other admission and eligibility requirements.

If you have any questions, contact our enrollment team at 855-511-6450 or request more information online.

Military Admissions Process

Carlow is proud to offer generous benefits to service members and veterans. As an active participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program, we abide by the participant standards outlined in the DoD Voluntary Education Memorandum of Understanding.

Here’s a closer look at the benefits available to active-duty service members and veterans:

Using Military Tuition Assistance Benefits

  1. Request and receive approval for using TA funds
  2. Request your transcripts
  3. File your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

How to Use Your VA Benefits

  1. Complete application for your VA benefits
  2. Complete the Carlow New VA Student Information Sheet
  3. Request your transcripts
  4. File your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

If you have any remaining questions about benefits and the application process, reach out to our enrollment team. Call 855-511-6450 or request more information online.

International Admissions Process

Carlow is a global community. We welcome students from all backgrounds who are looking to shape their future here. The application process for international students is similar to that of other students, but there are some important differences. Here’s a closer look at the requirements for international students:

  • Official transcripts and evaluations
  • Test of English language proficiency. Results must be from one of the following exams: TOEFL, IELTS, SAT, ACT
  • Copy of passport

If you have any remaining questions, contact our enrollment team at 855-511-6450 or request more information online.

How to Apply

Your program might require additional materials. Make sure you review the program page and call 855-511-6450 if you have any questions.

All online applications require proof of transcripts. so you will need to request your official transcripts from the institutions you have attended.

Check for updates and news about your application.

Find My Program Admissions Requirements

There may be different admissions requirements depending on which program you choose. Explore the program-specific page to get a clearer picture of what you need to apply to Carlow successfully.

Frequently Asked Questions

Explore our frequently asked questions for in-depth answers. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, reach out to us.

Yes. Carlow has a generous transfer credit policy. Guidelines differ based on your program of choice. Request more information today.

All of our programs have transfer credit policies and some offer advanced standing options. Explore your program of interest or reach out for specific information.

All programs require an online application. From there, the process depends on your program of interest.

The Mercy principles we employ on campus extend to our admissions process. If you have special circumstances, reach out to us to find out what your options are at 855-511-6450.

The admissions process varies based on your program of choice, and we strive to help you through the entire process with one-on-one attention. Find out more about applying to Carlow.

Each program requires an online application. Find out more about applying to Carlow.

If you are considering attending Carlow University and have unique needs, we are ready to help. Some examples of accommodations we offer include enlarged print, audio textbooks, extended testing time and more. Please contact us with your specific needs.

Fill out our online form, and a representative will contact you as soon as possible to answer your questions. You can also call us at 855-511-6450.

Absolutely not. We value diversity and welcome students of all religious backgrounds.