Applications for Bucknell University's Class of 2026 are now open.
To apply to Bucknell University, you'll choose either the Coalition Application or the Common Application. We encourage each applicant to express their unique personality and diverse array of life experiences through the included essays.
We don't require SAT or ACT scores, though you're welcome to submit them if you choose.
See our admission requirements
Early Decision I: Nov. 15
Early Decision II & Regular Decision: Jan. 15
Bucknell's application fee is $40. This nonrefundable fee is paid electronically through the Common Application or Coalition Application website.
We don't want this fee to be an impediment to your applying for admission. If you feel that your financial circumstances qualify you for an application fee waiver, please indicate this when you apply through the Common Application or Coalition Application.
New students are required to make a nonrefundable deposit of $500 after they have been admitted to Bucknell. This deposit is credited to the student's first-semester billing.
Deadline Extensions Available
Our thoughts are with families affected by recent disasters, including wildfires, hurricanes and flooding. To help remove some concerns for students in these areas, Bucknell will offer an application deadline extension, as well as an application fee waiver, upon request. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance. We are here to help.
Through our robust scholarship program, we invest in students who are talented, inquisitive and equipped to make the next big breakthrough.
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If college costs are a consideration for your family, we invite you to apply for need-based aid at the same time you apply for admission.
Learn more about financial aid