Undergraduate Application Process

Application Deadlines

December 1
  • Spring semester applications
  • Early Action Fall semester applications
February 1
  • Regular Decision Fall applications
  • Scholarship Priority Fall applications
July 22
  • Rolling Admissions Fall Application


First, decide which type of application you will complete:

Students applying for fall admission have the option to apply Early Action or Regular Decision to PAFA.

Your official decision letter will be published in the Admissions Portal. If accepted, you can confirm or decline your offer of admission by using the "Respond" button on the decision letter.

Early Action

The Early Action (EA) option is for students who know PAFA is a preferred choice and would like to receive an admission decision before Regular Decision applicants. Early Action decisions are non-binding.

  • Early Action applicants must submit their materials by December 1.
  • If accepted, Early Action students will have until May 1 (National Undergraduate Reply Date), to confirm or decline their enrollment.

Regular Decision

This is the standard option for applying and is non-binding. If you apply by the Scholarship Priority deadline and are accepted, you will have until May 1 to confirm or decline your enrollment.

Fall Semester Applications

PAFA will continue to review applications submitted after February 1 on a rolling basis, as space remains available. Rolling Admission Decision applicants for the Fall semester admitted after May 1 will have four (4) weeks to confirm or decline their offer of enrollment.

Spring Semester Applications

PAFA may review applications submitted after December 1 on a space-available basis for the Spring semester.

Picture Yourself at PAFA

The Admissions and Financial Aid staff at PAFA help you during all stages of the application and enrollment process.

Email: admissions@pafa.edu
Telephone: (215) 972-7625
Fax: (215) 569-0153
Financial Aid: finaid@pafa.edu