August 2018 – Common Application and Bucknell supplemental member questions available.

October 1, 2018 – The 2018-19 academic year CSS PROFILE financial aid application becomes available. (This financial aid application is required for U.S. and Canadian citizens and permanent residents interested in Bucknell University need-based financial aid.) || Learn more about financial aid information for international students.

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

November 15, 2018CSS PROFILE financial aid application due (Bucknell CSS code 2050) for Early Decision I applicants.

Mid-December, 2018 – Admissions decisions available to Early Decision I applicants via their online application checklist. (Admissions and Financial Aid award letters will also be mailed to Early Decision I admitted students. Financial Aid award letters are only sent by hard copy.)

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

January 15, 2019CSS PROFILE financial aid application due (Bucknell CSS code 2050) for Early Decision II and Regular Decision applicants.

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

Mid-February, 2019 – Admissions decisions available to Early Decision II applicants via their online application checklist. (Admissions and Financial Aid award letters will also be mailed to Early Decision II admitted students. Financial Aid award letters are only sent by hard copy.)

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

By 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. (Admissions and Financial Aid award letters will also be mailed to Regular Decision admitted students. Financial Aid award letters are only sent by hard copy.)

April 13, 2019 – Admitted Student Open House

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

Important Notes

If you are a US citizen or permanent resident 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. International students interested in applying for financial aid should refer to International Admissions: Applying to Bucknell for timeline details.