Bucknell is interested in bright, well-prepared students who will challenge the faculty and each other. In selecting students, we look at academic achievement in high school and college, evidence of significant talent or ability, and strong personal qualities of character, leadership, and personality.

In evaluating your application, we focus on the content of the high school and college experience, particularly your grades and recommendations. We are impressed by students who make a genuine contribution to the community through service and sensitivity to others.

Admissions Timeline: Spring Enrollment

Application Deadline November 1
Transfer application and supporting materials must be submitted from candidates who wish to begin the second semester (January) of the academic year.

Decision Notification December 15
Applicants for spring semester will receive admissions decisions.

Fall Enrollment

Application Deadline March 15
Transfer application and supporting materials must be submitted from candidates who wish to begin the first semester (August) of the academic year.

Decision Notification May 1
Applicants for fall semester will receive admissions decisions.

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