The Application

All international candidates should apply using the Common Application. Bucknell requires all students who apply to pay our $40 application fee or request a fee waiver, through the Common Application site. 


An official copy of your high school transcript, translated into English, must be submitted if you attend an international school. The Mid-year Report and/or copy of your updated transcript should arrive by January 15 for evaluation. If your mid-year grades are unavailable by January 15, please ask your school counselor or school official to forward your report to us as soon as it becomes available. If your school does not issue mid-year grade reports, your mid-year report will not need to be submitted. Electronic submission of transcripts is preferred. Transcripts may also be submitted from your school by fax to 570-577-3538. If mail delivery is necessary, please deliver the official forms to:

Office of Admissions
Bucknell University
1 Dent Drive
Lewisburg, PA 17837

SAT or ACT Testing

International applicants to Bucknell University are required to submit SAT or ACT scores. To learn more about these tests or for test scheduling, please visit the SAT or ACT websites:


Please instruct the testing agency to report your scores to Bucknell.

SAT code: 2050
ACT Code: 3528

E-mailed and faxed copies of your SAT or ACT scores cannot be considered.

TOEFL or IELTS Testing

If English is not your native language we require results from the TOEFL or IELTS. The minimum required TOEFL score is 600 on the paper-based exam (PBT) or 100 on the Internet-based exam (iBT). The minimum required IELTS score is 7.

Please refer to or to find out more specifics on testing dates and sites.

The English language testing requirement can be waived if you have completed at least three years of high school courses in English and under other circumstances, by permission. To request a TOEFL/IELTS waiver, please ask your school counselor or a school official to send a written request to


Two personal recommendations are required, including one teacher recommendation and one school counselor recommendation typed in English. If you do not have a school counselor, we would prefer a recommendation from the principal or head of your school.

Financial Information

If you are not applying for financial aid you must submit the Confidential Statement of Finances (PDF) and certified original bank statements. Please understand that due to limited funding, students who did not receive aid in the first year cannot be offered aid in subsequent years.

If you are applying for financial aid, you must submit the International Student Financial Aid Application (PDF) and documentation to verify parental income information, which may include bank statements (certified originals), or tax forms, or a statement from an employer.

All financial information for international students should be forwarded to the Office of Admissions.

The CSS Profile is not required for international students.

Passport Photo Page

Please submit a copy of the photo page of your passport to the Office of Admissions.

Application Checklist

We will e-mail you login information, so you can login to your Bucknell University application checklist. Your login information will be forwarded to the e-mail address you supplied on your application. It is very important that you check this site to see what documents we have received and what is still required. Please note that your admissions decision will also be announced on this website.

Tuition and Fees

Questions often arise about the financial guarantee required for admission of international students to Bucknell University. This is written to clarify these requirements and the calculations that go into establishing the actual figures. || Paying for Bucknell


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