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
Applications are due at 11:59 p.m. in your local time zone on the dates indicated above.
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 and civil unrest around the world.
To help remove some concerns for students in these areas, Bucknell will offer an application deadline extension, as well as an application fee waiver.
For applicants with internet access who are able to do so, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance. For those without internet access at this time, we will continue to accept applications after our deadline.
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
Note to Applicants
Bucknell University reserves the right to evaluate an application and make a final decision, even if all parts of the application have not been received. Bucknell University may be required to report incidents of abuse that are disclosed in applications.