Admission Requirements

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General admission requirements

All Capella applicants must meet the following general admission requirements.

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Acknowledgement agreement

Agree to abide by Capella policies and program requirements.


Provide official transcript(s) from previous institutions for degree and post-degree coursework, if applicable.

Minimum GPA

Each program has specific minimum GPA requirements for admission.

English proficiency

All applicants must understand, read, speak, and write fluently in English.

The program you enroll in determines your admission requirements. GRE, GMAT, SAT, or ACT are not required for admission.

Learning format requirements

There are additional requirements specific to each of our two learning formats: GuidedPath and FlexPath.

Individual program requirements

Some Capella degree programs have additional admission requirements. See the program page or talk with your enrollment counselor for details. Examples of these requirements include:

  • Forms and documents disclosing licensure information, background, and work experience
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Curriculum vitae or resume
  • Essay or writing sample
  • Faculty interview
  • Registration acknowledgement form

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