Admission to Gateway

Admissions Process

As part of the Arcadia University application process, you may be admitted to the Univerity through the Gateway to Success program. If you are admitted to the Gateway to Success Program, your conditional acceptance letter will indicate if you are required or recommended to participate in the summer program.  

Admissions decisions to the University are on a rolling basis, with applications completed by February 15 receiving priority consideration. Applications completed after February 15 will be considered as program space allows.

Attend an online information session to learn more about the program.

  • Monday, February 17 at 10:00 A.M.
  • Tuesday, March 10 at 4:00 P.M.
  • Thursday, April 16 at 10:00 A.M.


If you’re admitted to Arcadia University via the Gateway to Success program, you must submit an admissions deposit to reserve your place in the program by May 1.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and to provide our students and families with more time to make their final decision during this unprecedented time, we are extending the deposit deadline to June 1, 2020. The deposit is $400 for resident students and $200 for commuting students. Students participating in the summer program will be asked to submit an additional deposit on $100. For more information,  contact Romer Acosta, Financial Aid and Admissions Counselor, at or 215-572-4023.