Bucknell is interested in bright, well-prepared students who will challenge the faculty and each other. In selecting students, we look at academic achievement in high school, evidence of significant talent or ability, and strong personal qualities of character, leadership, and personality.

In evaluating your application, we focus on the content of a high school experience, particularly your grades and recommendations. We are impressed by students who make a genuine contribution to the community through service and sensitivity to others.

International Admissions & Financial Aid Timeline

August 2018 Common Application and Bucknell supplemental member questions available.

November 15, 2018 – Early Decision I applications, with completed Early Decision Form, must be submitted.

November 15, 2018 – International Student Financial Aid Application (ISFAA) and a certified original bank statement (showing U.S. dollars) must be submitted from all Early Decision I candidates seeking financial assistance. For those students not applying for financial aid, The International Student Certification of Finances created by the College Board or Bucknell's Confidential Statement of Finances for International students and an original bank statement (showing U.S. dollars) must be submitted.

Mid-December, 2018 – Admissions decisions available to view by Early Decision I applicants on their online application checklist.

January 15, 2019 – Early Decision II applications, with completed Early Decision Form, and Regular Decision applications must be submitted.

January 15, 2019 International Student Financial Aid Application (ISFAA) and a certified original bank statement (showing U.S. dollars) must be submitted from all Early Decision I candidates seeking financial assistance. For those students not applying for financial aid, The International Student Certification of Finances created by the College Board or Bucknell's Confidential Statement of Finances for International students and an original bank statement (showing U.S. dollars) must be submitted.

Mid-January, 2019 – Enrollment deposits due for students admitted through Early Decision I.

Mid-February, 2019 – Admissions decisions available to view by Early Decision II applicants on their online application checklist.

Early March, 2019 – Enrollment deposits due for students admitted through Early Decision II.

April 1, 2019 – Admissions decisions available to Regular Decision applicants via their online application checklist at the end of March but no later than April 1.

April 13, 2019 – Admitted Student Open House

May 1, 2019 – Enrollment deposits due for students admitted through Regular Decision.