Bucknell offers an early decision plan that allows students to apply by November 15 or January 15 and receive an answer within one month of those dates. It is a first-choice plan, which means that Bucknell must be the student's first choice of colleges. Regular decision applications may be filed at other colleges, but must be withdrawn if Bucknell offers admission. For an application to be formally declared as an Early Decision Application, the applicant must submit the Early Decision Form with all required signatures by one of the early decision application deadlines. The Early Decision Form is available on the Common Application website.

Important Early Decision Dates

November 15 (EDI) or January 15 (EDII) - Early decision applications must be submitted.

Applying for Financial Aid

In order to apply for financial aid, please be sure to complete the CSS PROFILE by Nov. 15 or Jan. 15.

Applicants will be notified within one month of early decision date.