Applying for Admission

To apply for admission to Bucknell, use the Common Application. We no longer require a supplemental Bucknell essay, but you'll still be able to tell us about yourself through your Common App essays and other information. || See our Application Requirements

Applying for Financial Aid

The financial aid process is a separate process from applying for admission, but it follows the same deadlines.

Applying for an Arts Merit Scholarship

  • The Arts Merit Scholarship competition follows the regular admissions process. Plan ahead so that you'll have ample time to prepare your materials or performances. (Our other merit scholarship programs do not require a separate application or are by invitation only.)

Important Dates & Deadlines


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Application TypeApplication DueCSS Profile DueAdmissions & Aid Notice SentDeposit Due
Early Decision I Nov. 15, 2014 Nov. 15, 2014 Mid Dec., 2014 Early Jan., 2015
Early Decision II Jan. 15, 2015 Jan. 15, 2015 Mid Feb. 2015 Early March 2015
Regular Decision Jan. 15, 2015 Jan. 15, 2015 Late March, 2015 May 1, 2015
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