Admissions Dates & Deadlines

2020-2021 Dates • Class of 2025

August 2020

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

Oct. 1, 2020

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.

Nov. 15, 2020

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 2020

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.)

Jan. 15, 2021

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 2021

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 2021

Enrollment deposits due for students admitted through Early Decision II.

By April 1, 2021

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.)

May 1, 2021

Enrollment deposits due for students admitted through Regular Decision.

May 5, 2021

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

July 1, 2021

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.

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 & Sunday: Closed