Admissions Dates & Deadlines

2019 / 2020 Dates • Class of 2024

August 2019

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

October 1, 2019

The 2020-21 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.

November 15, 2019

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, 2019

Admissions decisions become available to Early Decision I applicants via their online application checklist. (Admissions and Financial Aid award letters will also be mailed to Early Decision I admitted students. Financial Aid award letters are only sent by hard copy.)

January 15, 2020

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.

Mid-January, 2020

Enrollment deposits due for students admitted through Early Decision I.

Mid-February, 2020

Admissions decisions available to Early Decision II applicants via their online application checklist. (Admissions and Financial Aid award letters will also be mailed to Early Decision II admitted students. Financial Aid award letters are only sent by hard copy.)

Early March, 2020

Enrollment deposits due for students admitted through Early Decision II.

By April 1, 2020

Admissions decisions available to Regular Decision applicants via their online application checklist at the end of March but no later than April 1. (Admissions and Financial Aid award letters will also be mailed to Regular Decision admitted students. Financial Aid award letters are only sent by hard copy.)

April 18, 2020

Admitted Student Open House

May 1, 2020

Enrollment deposits due for students admitted through Regular Decision.

May 5, 2020

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

July 1, 2020

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

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 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 & Sunday: Closed (though we host campus visits many Saturdays)