Applying to William Penn University  

Application ProcessThank you for choosing to apply to William Penn University. We are excited about working with you as you continue your education. Let’s get started!

Admission Requirements

In keeping with the Quaker tradition of individual worth, William Penn University considers each applicant in the light of individual potential to benefit from a William Penn education.

  • Graduation from an accredited secondary school
  • 2.0 cumulative high school grade point average (GPA) or higher (2.5 recommended)
  • Composite score of 18 on the ACT or equivalent SAT score. Exceptions are made only by the Admissions and Financial Aid Committee.

Application Requirements

  • Completed Application for Admission. Application forms can be completed online, downloaded in PDF format, or by calling 1-800-779-7366 and requesting an application sent to you via mail.
  • Official transcripts from all high schools, colleges, or GED results sent directly from those institutions.
  • ACT or SAT scores. Either the ACT or the SAT is acceptable and each student should arrange to take one of these as early as possible, preferably in the junior year or early in the senior year of high school.


Apply online or please submit the above information to:
Office of Admissions
William Penn University
201 Trueblood Avenue
Oskaloosa, IA 52577
Toll-free phone: 1-800-779-7366
Phone: 641-673-1012


The admission decision is made for each applicant as soon as all materials are received. Following notification of acceptance, confirm your intention to enroll by submitting a $50 tuition deposit using either the spring or fall form. This deposit is applied toward the student's tuition upon enrollment. In the event of notification in writing of withdrawal prior to May 1 (or January 1 for second semester), the deposit will be refunded in full. (Tuition deposit form for spring) (Tuition deposit form for fall). 

Transfer Students

If you are a student transferring from another educational institution or have credits you would like to transfer, please go to our Transfer Students page for more information regarding admission to WPU.

International Students

If you are a student living outside of the United States, please go to our International Students page for more information regarding admission to WPU.

Distance Learning Program

For application information regarding our Distance Learning program, please go to our Distance Learning page for more information regarding admission to the program at WPU.


William Penn University admits students of any race, gender, age, marital status, national or ethnic origin, religion, creed, sexual orientation, or disability, and does not discriminate in the administration of any university-administered programs. While every effort is
made to provide accurate and current information:


  • William Penn University reserves the right to change policies, fees, curricula, calendar, or other matters without notice.
  • Students enrolled at the university agree to comply with the university’s Code of Conduct and applicable regulations.