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The Office of Global Admissions and Outreach staff wants to
ensure that your application to Gannon University is complete and
that all documents are submitted. To do this, you will need to
follow the steps below
Submit your Admissions application online.
Evidence of English-language proficiency for academic purposes
for students whose native language is not English and who want to
begin their course work for their degree upon arrival. The
following assessments are accepted by Gannon for this
A minimum Duolingo English Test score of 49
Please check the specific program you are interested
in for English language proficiency requirements, as accepted exam
scores may differ from program to program.
Students who do not submit evidence of a minimal proficiency in
English have the opportunity to test for proficiency upon arrival
and if necessary, enroll into Gannon's English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) program.
Submit the affidavit of support
form which is required for verification of financial
resources in order to issue the
An enrollment deposit may be required. Please contact the
Office of Global Admissions and Outreach for more information.
Gannon University will accept the following as financial
If the documentation provided is not in the student's name, it
must be accompanied by an original signed letter from the account
holder or employee promising to support you financially and
verifying that the documented funds are allocated for that
Photocopies are not acceptable forms of financial proof. The
Global Admissions office must retain originals in your file.
Accepted international students must provide official or
attested transcripts prior to arriving on campus.
To submit your transcripts, please mail them via express
Office of Global Admissions and OutreachGannon University MS#64109 University SquareErie, PA 16541
For any questions regarding the deadline of which your
transcripts must be turned in, please contact:
The Office of Global Admissions and Outreach at firstname.lastname@example.org
The International Transfer Application is required of all international students who are transferring to Gannon from another college, university, or ESL center in the United States.
Applicants for the Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health
Counseling must submit a 250 word essay explaining why they chose
the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program and what they intend
to do with the degree. A phone interview may be required.
Applicants to the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program,
Master of Science in Occupational Therapy program, and the Master
of Athletic Training program must submit an application through
Centralized Application Service (CAS). All transcripts,
credentials, and documents become the property of Gannon University
and cannot be returned or forwarded to a third party.
If you are coming from an English-speaking country (see list
below ), you will probably not need to take ESL
*Other countries that have an English-language tradition will be
considered on a case-by-case basis as determined by the success of
similar students at Gannon or other U.S.-based colleges and
If English is not your native language, you will need to take a
test to measure your English language ability unless you have
demonstrated English proficiency by submitting documentation as
outlined above in Step 2.
You can take the test in your own country or you can take the
test at Gannon when you arrive.
Depending on the result of your test, you will either be placed
into one of the levels of ESL classes or if your results are high
enough, you will not have to take ESL classes at all.
We will accept results from these tests (if your score is less than the number shown you will need to take English as a Second Language courses):
You must show us a transcript that lists the highest level of
English you have taken and your grades
at that level. You must also submit a letter of
recommendation written by the program director.
No, awards and scholarships intended for your degree work do not
apply to ESL training.