Admissions and Financial Aid Timeline

August 2015 – Common Application and Bucknell supplemental member questions available at www.commonapp.org.

October 1, 2015 – The 2016-17 academic year CSS PROFILE financial aid application becomes available at student.collegeboard.org/profile. (This application is required for U.S. and Canadian citizens and permanent residents interested in Bucknell University need-based financial aid. Financial aid information for international students is available at International Students: Application Requirements).

November 15, 2015 – Early Decision I applications, with completed Early Decision Agreement form, must be submitted.

November 15, 2015 – CSS PROFILE financial aid application due (student.collegeboard.org/profile, Bucknell CSS code 2050) for Early Decision I applicants.

December 18, 2015 – Admissions decisions available to Early Decision I applicants via their on-line application checklist. (Admissions and Financial Aid letters will be mailed to Early Decision I admitted students on December 17. Financial Aid award letters are only sent by hard copy.)

January 15, 2016 – Enrollment deposits due for students admitted through Early Decision I.

January 15, 2016 – Early Decision II applications, with completed Early Decision Agreement form, and Regular Decision applications must be submitted.

January 15, 2016 – CSS PROFILE financial aid application due (student.collegeboard.org/profile, Bucknell CSS code 2050) for Early Decision II and Regular Decision applicants.

February 12, 2016 – Admissions decisions available to Early Decision II applicants via their on-line application checklist. (Admissions and Financial Aid letters will be mailed to Early Decision II admitted students on February 11. Financial Aid award letters are only sent by hard copy.)

March 7, 2016 – Enrollment deposits due for students admitted through Early Decision II.

March 25, 2016 – Admissions decisions available to Regular Decision applicants via their on-line application checklist. (Admissions and Financial Aid letters will be mailed to Regular Decision admitted students on March 24. Financial Aid award letters are only sent by hard copy.)

April 16, 2016 – Admitted Student Open House

May 1, 2016 – Enrollment deposits due for students admitted through Regular Decision.

May 1, 2016 – Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is due (www.fafsa.ed.gov, Bucknell FAFSA code 003238) for enrolling students.

May 10, 2016 – Tax forms and verification documents due for enrolling students.

July 1, 2016 - Official final transcript due for enrolling students.

 

IMPORTANT NOTES

If applying for financial aid, the deadline for submitting the CSS PROFILE for Early Decision I is November 15. For Early Decision II and Regular Decision, the deadline is January 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. This applies to U.S. citizens, dual citizens (US/other country), and permanent residents only. International students should refer to International Admissions: Applying to Bucknell for timeline details.

On August 1, 2015 the Common Application website at www.commonapp.org became available to complete and submit your electronic application to Bucknell University.

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