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East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania welcome


achieve A Member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education

transfer student A student who has attended any post-secondary institution after high school graduation —regardless of the number of credits earned or attempted.


Why YOU should transfer to esu zz Achieve in class, succeed in the world. Achieve success at East Stroudsburg University with nearly 60 undergraduate programs taught by dedicated, experienced faculty. zz Lead in more than 100 student-run organizations and 20 Division II athletic teams. zz Discover opportunities abroad with our five global partners and in the International Student Exchange Program (ISEP). zz Find your inspiration on our 256-acre campus in the beautiful Pocono Mountains, minutes from the Delaware Water Gap. zz Be an innovator through internships, service-learning projects, and entrepreneurial opportunities. zz Impact your future with a quality, affordable education.

“ESU gives you the chance to be yourself. There are so many kinds of people and personalities here. When I got to campus, I just liked the way it felt.”

WHAT’S INSIDE Academics 2-3

Alana Gilchrist Major: Media Communication and Technology Transfer Student from Northampton Community College

zz Join over 800 students who transfer to ESU each year from community colleges and other universities like those listed below. You’ll find you fit right in at ESU! yy Pennsylvania Community Colleges (Bucks County Community College, Lehigh Carbon Community College, Luzerne County Community College, Northampton Community College) yy Out-of-State Community Colleges (County College of Morris, Ocean County College, Orange County Community College, Sussex County Community College) yy 4-Year Pennsylvania Institutions (Drexel University, Pennsylvania State University, Temple University) yy 4-Year Out-of-State Institutions (State University of New York at Farmingdale, North Carolina State University, University of Hawaii at Manoa)

Transfer Admission Process


Transfer Admission Criteria


Special Admission Program Criteria


Transfer Resources/Policies


“The reason I decided to transfer to ESU was because I wanted to get a true college experience. When I first visited ESU, I knew it was the right school for me because of everything it provides students. I knew from the beginning that I would be able to obtain the on campus college experience that I was searching for.”

Transfer Opportunities and Programs


Housing Options & Residence Life


Dayanara Baez Major: Environmental Studies Transfer Student from Penn State-Abington New Tour Guide 1

Multicultural Affairs/ International Programs


Athletics & Campus Life


Financial Aid/ Total Cost of Attendance


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College of Arts and Sciences Majors Art and Design, BA Concentrations: •• Design •• Fine Art •• Art History Biochemistry, BS Biology, BA

academics Continue your academic success by transferring to East Stroudsburg University. With nearly 60 undergraduate degree programs from four academic colleges available, surely we have a match for you. More than 90% of ESU’s permanent faculty hold the highest degree possible in their field of expertise, and they — not graduate assistants — teach their courses. Couple that with academic advisers in your field guiding you towards a successful and timely graduation, and you’re ready to achieve anything.

computer science applications

Marine Science, BS

criminal justice

Mathematics, BA


Health Education, BS Concentration: •• School Health

Communication Studies, BA Tracks: •• Broadcasting •• Media Studies •• Speech Communication •• Public Relations

Mathematics, BS Concentrations: •• Applied •• Secondary Education

economics and management interdisciplinary

Medical Technology, BS


Philosophy, BA

german studies interdisciplinary history

Earth and Space Science, BA

Physics, BA Concentration: •• Engineering Transfer •• Industrial Physics physics, Bs concentration: •• Secondary Education



Earth and Space Science, BS Concentration: •• Secondary Education

Health Services Administration

Economics, BA

Interdisciplinary Concentration

English, BA Concentrations: •• Literature •• Professional and Media Writing •• Writing

political science, Ba concentrations: •• Politics and Government •• Public Administration •• Pre-Law •• Accelerated Law

Hotel, restaurant and tourism Management, BS Specializations: •• Hotel Management •• Restaurant Management •• Tourism Management

Media paraProfessional, AAS


Special Education / elementary-middle level education, BS Concentrations: •• English Language Arts •• Math •• Science •• Social Studies Minor

College of Health Sciences

Nursing, BS Physical Education teacher certification, BS public health, bs Concentrations: •• Health Services Administration •• Community Health Speech-Language Pathology, BS Minors


Biotechnology, BS

Computer Science, BS Computer Security, BS criminal justice, bs

Minors art chemistry Chinese

english french

international studies mathematics philosophy political science psychology social work sociology spanish theatre women’s studies

Media Communication and technology


theatre, BA Concentrations: •• Acting for Theater, Television and Film •• Design/Technical Theater •• Musical Theater •• Directing •• Fine Arts

Interdisciplinary studies, Bs

Athletic Training, BS

economics and management interdisciplinary

General Science, BS Concentration: •• Secondary Education

spanish, BS concentration: •• Secondary Education

Chemistry, BS Concentration: •• Secondary Education

Early childhood education (prek-4th), BS


General Science, BA

spanish, Ba

communication studies

Business Management, BS Specializations: •• Accounting •• Entrepreneurship •• Finance •• Management •• Marketing

Special Education / early childhood education, BS

French, BS Concentration: •• Secondary Education

Social Work, BS

Interdisciplinary studies, BA


Sport Management, BS

French, BA

sociology, Ba

Chemistry, BA


Rehabilitative Services, BS

Fine Arts, music emphasis, BA Concentrations: •• Applied Music •• Jazz Studies •• Music Literature and Theory

Exercise Science, BS Concentrations: •• Exercise Physiology •• Sport and Exercise Conditioning


Recreation and leisure services Management, BS

Environmental Studies, BS

psychology, BS ConcentrationS: •• Applied •• Counseling •• Research

Chemical Biotechnology, BS Concentration: •• Pharmacy

College of Education

middle level education, BS Concentrations: •• English Language Arts •• Math •• Science •• Social Studies

Environmental Studies, BA

psychology, Ba

History, BA Concentrations: •• American and World •• Latin American and Latino •• Public History •• Secondary Education / Social Studies

College of Business and Management

Media Communication and technology, BS Tracks: •• Internship •• Non-Internship

Biology, BS Concentrations: •• Integrative Animal Behavior •• Integrative Organismal Biology •• Laboratory Medicine •• Podiatric Medicine Transfer •• Pre-Medicine •• Pre-Physical Therapy •• Pre-Physician Assistant •• Secondary Education

English, BS Concentration: •• Secondary Education


Transfer Admission Process How to Apply zz Submit a completed online application at zz Pay the non-refundable application fee of $45. zz Submit official college transcript(s) from all post-secondary institutions currently and previously attended. (Transcripts from foreign institutions must be translated by an approved evaluation agency). zz Submit your final high school transcript with graduation date or GED test results from the state of issue. (If you have an AA/AS or BA/BS degree your high school/GED results are not required.) Send official transcripts directly from the sending institution to: Office of Admission East Stroudsburg University 200 Prospect Street East Stroudsburg, PA 18301

Transfer Application Priority Dates:

Transfer Admission Criteria Transfer applicants with 24 or more college-level credits (excluding remedial/developmental coursework) must have a minimum cumulative 2.00 Grade Point Average (GPA) on a 4.00 scale for admission consideration. College-level coursework in-progress at the time of application will count toward the 24 college-level credits. Certain academic programs have limited enrollment and higher admission criteria; please see “Special Admission Programs.” See page 6. Applicants with fewer than 24 college-level credits completed at the time of application (excluding remedial/developmental coursework) will be evaluated using a combination of official college-level GPA/credits, high school record, and SAT/ACT scores for admission consideration. Please note: Your high school transcript is required for admission review. PASSHE Applicants: Applicants who have attended a Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) institution and have completed a minimum of 12 credits with a cumulative GPA of 2.00 will transfer under the guidelines of Academic Passport. Please note: A combined GPA is calculated for applicants who have attempted credit at multiple institutions. Applicants must maintain a cumulative minimum GPA of a 2.00 on the final official college transcript. Applicants not offered admission to a “Special Admission Programs” will have an opportunity to choose another major.

(We encourage you to apply early in the semester prior to your intended enrollment at ESU.) Spring: November 15 Fall: May 1 Applications received after the priority deadline date will be considered on a space-available basis. It is the applicant’s responsibility to supply the Office of Admission with the necessary documents (application form; fee; official transcripts) to complete their application. The Office of Admission reserves the right to withdraw an application if the required information to complete the file is not received by the respective deadline date.

Credit Evaluations

“ESU had a great relationship with my community college, so all of my credits transferred.” Steve Simorka ‘11 Major: Art and Design Major Transfer Student from Raritan Valley Community College

As soon as you are accepted, your transcript(s) are evaluated to determine the number of credits that will transfer. We will send you an Initial Transfer Credit Evaluation with your offer of admission.

Notification of Admission: zz All official correspondence during the application process will be sent to the email you provided on your online application form. zz Keep track of your application status online at to ensure we have all the required application materials. zz Admission decision notification is delivered via the U.S. Postal Service. Applicants are reviewed on a rolling basis and are typically notified within three weeks of a completed application file beginning October 1 for Spring admission and February 1 for Fall admission.

What’s Next/Enrollment Confirmation Fee (Deposit) Accepted students must submit the Advanced Registration Deposit (ARD) to confirm they are enrolled at ESU. Once the ARD is submitted, you will receive access to your ESU email account, learn how to log into the “myESU” portal and view information on contacting your adviser for registration, find orientation dates, view announcements, and obtain information from other offices.



Special Admission Program Criteria Academic Program

Admission Criteria

Computer Science/Computer Security

24 college credits, 2.50 cumulative GPA, course in college algebra and trigonometry (or higher level)

Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management

2.50 cumulative GPA

Nursing (BSN) – Fall admission only

(Admission is highly competitive and space is limited) The following required criteria must be completed at the time of application for admission consideration: • 36 college-level credits • 3.50 cumulative GPA • Prerequisite courses with final grades of B or 3.00 on a 4.00 scale • Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab • Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab • English Composition • Introductory/General Statistics • Microbiology

Nursing (RN to BSN) – Fall admission only (Must apply as transfer applicants) RN’s applying to the BSN program must meet the following for admission consideration: • 2.75 minimum cumulative GPA • Graduation from an NLNAC (National League of Nursing Accrediting Commission) program • Submit an official transcript from the nursing school and copy of current Pennsylvania nursing license. Recreation and Leisure Services Management

2.25 cumulative GPA if transferring with 62 or more credits

Rehabilitative Services

2.50 cumulative GPA

Speech Language Pathology

Admission is competitive and based on space availability, therefore early applications are encouraged. 3.00 cumulative GPA for admission consideration. 2.50 cumulative GPA

Sport Management

Transfer Resources @ zz On-Line Transfer Course Equivalency Guide – See how your credits transfer. zz Application Status Check – Already applied? Check the status of your application and any missing required documents. zz Academic Majors – Review requirements of your intended major, curriculum guides; or contact an ESU faculty member. zz Community College Student Resources: yy Academic Passport Eligibility – Guaranteed admission to ESU for Pennsylvania community college, Lackawanna College, and PASSHE students transferring to ESU. yy General Education Guides – Identify courses from your community college that fit the ESU 50-credit General Education requirement for graduation. yy PATRAC Transfer Portal – ESU is partnered with Pennsylvania’s Transfer Articulation Center [PATRAC], the statewide transfer articulation system designed as a one-stop shop to assist Pennsylvania community college students evaluate how their credits transfer to ESU. yy Statewide Transfer Agreements – Pennsylvania community college students can transfer their entire associate degree and have their credits apply toward graduation requirements at ESU. Learn if your community college academic program qualifies. zz Transfer Student FAQs

Transfer Policies ESU accepts college-level transfer credit from institutions accredited by: yy Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools

yy Western Association of Schools and Colleges

yy New England Association of Schools and Colleges

yy Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

yy North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

yy Accrediting Commission of Senior Colleges and Universities

yy Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges

yy Council for Higher Education Accreditation

yy Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Inc.

Teacher Education Secondary Education, Physical Education, and Health Education

2.80 cumulative GPA

Credit from institutions not accredited by the above or non-accredited institutions will be reviewed by the Center for Enrollment Services/Registrar or relevant ESU academic department for transfer credit.

Early Childhood (PreK-4) Middle Childhood (4-8) Dual Programs: (Special Education/Early Childhood) (Special Education/Middle Education)

3.00 cumulative GPA

Non-Transferrable Credit: Pre-college level courses (remedial/developmental) are not transferrable. Acceptable Grades: All college-level courses with a grade of ‘C-‘ or better will be considered for transfer credit. Grades of ‘D’ are only considered for transfer credit if the applicant is transferring under the guidelines of ‘Academic Passport.’ English composition requires a ‘C’ grade to count toward graduation requirements.

Teacher Education Candidates: ESU strongly recommends you take and pass the Pearson Pre-service Academic Performance Assessment (PAPA) in reading, writing, and mathematics as soon as possible or during your first semester at ESU. Information about these examinations can be obtained from or 1-800-877-4591. If you have not taken the Praxis I, you must take the PAPA tests. Please note: Admission requirements may change based on ongoing changes in the program. There are numerous program changes pending for students who will graduate after December 31, 2012, due to changes in PA certification requirements.

AP and CLEP Credit: Grades of ‘3’ or higher on AP exams and scores passed at the 50th percentile for CLEP may be considered for credit at ESU. AP and CLEP credit will not be taken from college transcripts. A College Board official score report must be sent for transfer credit evaluation. Credit Evaluation: As soon as you are accepted, your transcript(s) are evaluated to determine the number of credits that will transfer. We will send you an Initial Transfer Credit Evaluation with your offer of admission.

Please Note: Some program requirements are subject to change. Check for most current updates.



Transfer Opportunities and Programs PATRAC (Pennsylvania Transfer Articulation Center) “Take your credits with you” PATRAC serves as a one-stop shop for transfer students, and was created as a seamless statewide transfer and articulation system. Transfer students can expect: Successfully completed coursework from the approved Transfer Credit Framework will transfer and count towards graduation at ESU. Statewide program-to-program transfer agreements are being developed that allow Pennsylvania community college students to transfer their full Associate of Arts (A.A.) and Associate of Science (A.S.) degrees into parallel bachelor degree programs at the participating institutions with junior standing including ESU.

Academic Passport If you are a student at a Pennsylvania community college, Lackawanna College or one of the PASSHE universities and are ready to transfer, Academic Passport is your guaranteed admission to East Stroudsburg University. To qualify you must have a conferred Associate of Arts (A.A.) or Associate of Science (A.S.) degree from a Pennsylvania community college or Lackawanna College or at least 12 college-level credits from one of the PASSHE universities. All students must have a minimum 2.00 grade point average.

housing options/residence life Discover yourself through interaction with others at East Stroudsburg University! We know that a college education is more than just the courses you take — it’s the people you meet, the bands you listen to, the games you play and the shows you attend. You want the complete package, so you may want to apply for housing as a transfer student.

Students holding the Academic Passport will transfer credit according to the Board of Governors Policy titled “The Academic Passport and Student Transfer Policy.”

Transfer Articulation Agreements

zz Housing is available to all transfer students on a first-come, first-served basis.

ESU has partnered with specific community colleges to ensure the curricula in your A.A./A.S. program will coincide with our own courses, allowing for the best possible transition to ESU. Check to see if your community college has an agreement with ESU in your major.

zz 2 new on-campus suite-style residence halls — complete with common kitchen areas and living spaces — are available to all students, including transfers.

zz 5 traditional co-ed residence halls are on-campus and smoke-free.

Accelerated Degree Completion Programs

zz We also offer additional housing in the smoke-free University Apartments complex and the off-campus, suite-style University Ridge apartments.

zz Free shuttle buses run continuously weekdays from University Ridge to main campus. zz Students with 60 or more credits may keep their car on campus in designated lots.

Bachelor degree programs offered in evening/weekend cohort focused formats. Offered through the Office of Extended Learning.


Lehigh Valley

B.S. Computer Security

B.S. Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management


ESU Campus

B.S. Psychology—Concentration in Applied Psychology B.S. Public Health—Concentrations in Health Services Administration and Community Health

* Please contact us for details at or 877-422-1378.

Visit for the most updated list of transfer opportunities to ESU.


Transfer Student Housing Options zz On-Campus Housing is available to all transfer students on a first-come, first-serve basis until filled. 570-422-3460 or zz University Ridge Apartments [Off-campus Housing] Located just northeast of campus is a 541 student housing community built and designed with convenience and comfort for the ESU student in mind. One payment covers everything, and plenty of parking space! For more information, check out or 570-422-2400. zz Off-Campus Housing: If you desire to live off-campus, a variety of off-campus housing options are available, including rentals. Check out the Pocono Record at or contact Office of Residence Life at 570-422-3138.

Check out more details for each housing option at




Since Our Founding: yy 60 conference championships yy Over 50 appearances in the NCAA playoffs yy More than 260 athletes earned All-American status

Men’s Division II Teams: yy Basketball yy Baseball yy Cross Country yy Football yy Indoor Track and Field yy Outdoor Track and Field yy Soccer yy Wrestling

multicultural affairs/ international programs

lead Meet new people, travel to new places, try new things — it’s all a part of going to college. East Stroudsburg University invites you to discover more about the world, so you can discover more about yourself.

Office of Multicultural Affairs The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) serves as a support system for all students, regardless of ethnicity or background. They also sponsor on-campus events, including: zz The Multicultural Welcome Reception, a barbecue held at the beginning of every school year where anyone can grab a bite to eat and socialize with old friends and meet newcomers zz The Diwali Festival, ESU’s own “Festival of Lights” zz The Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast honoring those students who continue Dr. King’s philosophies in their own lives and at ESU

Study Abroad at ESU

Women’s Division II Teams: yy Basketball yy Cross Country yy Field Hockey yy Golf yy Indoor Track and Field yy Lacrosse yy Soccer yy Softball yy Swimming yy Tennis yy Outdoor Track and Field yy Volleyball

campus life

Transferring to a new university is exciting. ESU welcomes transfer students to get involved. You’ll have dozens of opportunities to… become part of our lively campus with more than 100 student-run organizations. Visit our two state-of-the-art student recreation centers—membership is included in your semester fees! Local buses run through campus all day and every weekend, so if you feel the urge to shop or go out on the town, you don’t have to drive. zz 28 career-oriented/academic clubs and 28 honors societies provide opportunities to develop leadership skills and experience in your potential career. Join the 103 students from East Stroudsburg University who participated in an international experience in the last school year and travel the world! Discover a new perspective on home by going abroad. zz ESU’s 5 global partners in China, Germany, and Spain allow for a welcoming experience both in the classroom and in a foreign country. Best of all, the credits you earn abroad can transfer back home! zz We are proud members of the International Student Exchange Program (ISEP) and the National Student Exchange (NSE), making hundreds of universities across the nation and the world available to ESU students. Attend college for a semester or a year in a whole new place with the same tuition you pay here at ESU! 10

zz 11 musical organizations — including the Warriors Marching Band, Concert Choir, and Orchestra — hold concerts every fall and spring. zz 9 Greek life organizations provide fraternity and sorority opportunities for interested individuals. zz Our Campus Activities Board (C.A.B.) organizes day trips to professional sporting events, Broadway musicals, concerts and more at a terrific discount. zz “Warrior Knights” late-night programs feature coffeehouses, recreation center tournaments, karaoke, and local entertainers. zz ESU’s partnership with WeCar through Enterprise offers rental cars to all students who need temporary transportation (see for details). 11

financing your education


Positively impact your financial future.


ESU strives to provide all students with a quality, economical education with the least financial hardship. As part of PASSHE, we can provide an excellent academic and practical foundation in your future career for a reasonable price. zz 76% of students received financial aid. zz Specific scholarships are considered for transfer students by the admissions office. yy $500 Transfer Student Scholarship – Students who transfer directly to ESU with an associate degree from a PA community college with a minimum cumulative 3.00 GPA are eligible. Awarded each spring for the fall academic year. yy Reduced Out-of-State Tuition Program – For out-of-state transfer applicants majoring in mathematics, science and technology can save close to $5,000 in tuition each year. Eligibility: 30 transferrable credits; 3.00 cumulative GPA, and appropriate major. zz Scholarships for exceptional students are available through academic colleges and individual major programs. zz To qualify for need and merit based aid, you must complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at Our school code is 003320. Remember to indicate ESU as your school for next year.

total cost of attendance 2012-2013 Academic Year

Brittany Clark Double Major: Sociology and Criminal Justice Transfer Student from Temple University Tour Guide

visit us The only way to know if East Stroudsburg University is right for you is to visit. We offer various options so you can pick the one that best suits your needs. We look forward to meeting you! zz Tours are held every week Monday through Thursday during the academic year.

zz Priority deadline for FAFSA submission is March 1.

“Transferring to ESU was the best decision I could have ever made. Not only did I receive the education I needed, I met some amazing people and gained lifelong friendships.”

yy 10 a.m. option includes a presentation by an Admissions staff member and a guided tour of campus with an ESU student. yy 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. option consists of a guided tour with an ESU student. zz Special Events

Pennsylvania Resident

Non-Pennsylvania Resident

Tuition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $6,428 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $16,070 Fees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,330 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,514 Room and Board* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $7,424 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $7,424 Total** . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $16,182 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $26,008 For more information, visit *Estimated from a traditional double residence hall room and the 19-meal plan; estimation subject to increase if more expensive housing options are chosen (e.g., suite-style living). **Estimated costs for books are not included.


yy Open Houses feature a presentation by the Admissions office, guided tours of campus, and chances to speak with deans, department chairs, and representatives of financial aid, residence life, and many other departments. xx October 13 xx October 27 xx November 10 Go to to register for your visit today! 13

East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania 200 Prospect Street, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301

Notice of Nondiscrimination: East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran’s status in its programs and activities in accordance with applicable federal and state laws and regulations. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding this policy: Director of Diversity/Ombudsperson, 200 Prospect Street, 115 Reibman Building, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301, 570-422-3656. For assistance or special accommodations, please call 570-422-2872 or 1-877-230-5547.

ESU Transfer Viewbook 2012-13  
ESU Transfer Viewbook 2012-13  

Overview brochure with information for undergraduate college students who wish to transfer to ESU.