Admissions Dates & Deadlines

2021-2022 Dates • Class of 2026

Aug. 1, 2021

Common Application, Coalition Application and Bucknell supplemental member questions are available.

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Oct. 1, 2021

The 2021-22 academic year CSS Profile financial aid application becomes available. (This financial aid application is required for U.S. and Canadian citizens and permanent residents interested in Bucknell University need-based financial aid.) || Learn more about financial aid information for international students.

Nov. 15, 2021

Early Decision I applications, with completed Early Decision Agreement form, must be submitted.

CSS Profile financial aid application is due (Bucknell CSS code 2050) for Early Decision I applicants.

Mid-December 2021

Admissions decisions become available to Early Decision I applicants via their online application checklist. (Admissions letters will also be mailed to Early Decision I admitted students. Financial Aid award letters are available electronically with the online admit letter.)

Jan. 15, 2022

Early Decision II applications, with completed Early Decision Agreement form, and Regular Decision applications must be submitted.

CSS Profile financial aid application is due (Bucknell CSS code 2050) for Early Decision II and Regular Decision applicants.

Enrollment deposits due for students admitted through Early Decision I.

Mid-February 2022

Admissions decisions available to Early Decision II applicants via their online application checklist. (Admissions letters will also be mailed to Early Decision II admitted students. Financial Aid award letters are available electronically with the online admit letter)

Early March 2022

Enrollment deposits due for students admitted through Early Decision II.

By April 1, 2022

Admissions decisions available to Regular Decision applicants via their online application checklist at the end of March but no later than April 1. (Admissions letters will also be mailed to Regular Decision admitted students. Financial Aid award letters are available electronically with the online admit letter.)

May 1, 2022

Enrollment deposits due for students admitted through Regular Decision.

May 5, 2022

Tax forms and verification documents for enrolling students due to Financial Aid.

July 1, 2022

Requests to defer admission for one year due to Admissions.

Official final high school transcripts for enrolling students due to Admissions.*

*If you need more time to submit your transcript because of the situation surrounding COVID-19, the Office of Admissions will work with you and be flexible.

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Important Notes

If you are a US citizen or permanent resident applying for financial aid, the deadline for submitting the CSS Profile for Early Decision I is Nov. 15. For Early Decision II and Regular Decision, the deadline is Jan. 15. When you file the CSS Profile, you will receive an acknowledgement from the College Board that will serve as your confirmation. Bucknell will not be able to download your actual CSS Profile data into our system until late November. International students interested in applying for financial aid should refer to our website for timeline details.

Office of Admissions

Location

One Dent Drive

Hours

Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday: Varies
Sunday: Closed