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All Capella applicants must meet the following admissions criteria. Some degree programs and certificates have additional requirements. GRE, GMAT, SAT or ACT are not required for admission. Take a look at the requirements and find everything you need to start your application.
Your $50 application fee covers administrative costs, transcript requests and transfer credit evaluations.
Applicants must provide a valid, government-issued form of photo identification.
Provide copies of official transcripts from previous institutions for relevant coursework.
Each program has specific minimum GPA requirements for admission.
Agree to abide by Capella policies and program requirements.
All applicants must understand, read, speak and write fluently in English.
Some Capella degree programs have additional admission requirements. See the program page or ask an enrollment counselor for details. These requirements may include:
GRE and GMAT are not required for admission. Also, admission requirements for international students may differ.
Certain degree programs – such as counseling, social work, and nursing – may have additional requirements. International students also must submit proof of English proficiency and transcript evaluation.
While some institutions may ask for scores from the GRE, GMAT, SAT, or ACT, these tests are not required as part of admission for Capella.
SAT and ACT are not required for admission.
Don’t qualify for FlexPath? You have the option to start your program in our GuidedPath format. When you successfully complete a set number of courses at a 2.8 GPA or higher, you can transfer into FlexPath.
Once you’ve reviewed the admission requirements and gathered your materials, you’re ready to start your application. If you need more time, you can always save and finish it later.
Create or log in to your account. This is where you can save your progress, pick up where you left off, check your status or start another application.
Enter your contact information and your Social Security number for federal reporting requirements and financial aid. We keep this information secure and confidential.
Provide transcripts from past universities, including military and other providers such as Sophia or StraighterLine. With your permission, we’ll request transcripts. Once we receive them, we’ll apply eligible transfer credits to your program.
Depending on your program, you may need to provide additional materials, such as letters of recommendation, your resume, licensure information or assessments.
Your application fee covers administrative costs, transcript requests and transfer credit evaluations.
You’ll receive a decision on admission within two weeks of submitting your application. If you’re accepted and enroll in a program, we recommend that you create a financing plan and visit our online campus.
You may qualify for federal loans or grants to help fund your degree.
In some cases, your transfer credit evaluations will be completed after you are admitted.