Undergraduate Admissions

Adult Undergraduate Application Information

Adult Undergraduate Application Information

Thank you for taking the time to apply to The University of Scranton.  Please review the information below to determine which free, online application you should complete.

Please complete the Adult Freshman Application if the following apply:

  • You are 24 years of age, or older, upon the first day of the entry term and you have not taken any college courses since graduating from high school 

AND

  • You are an LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse) and you are applying for a BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) 
  • You are applying for an Associate’s degree or Certificate program

Please complete the Adult Transfer Application if the following apply:

  • You are 24 years of age, or older, upon the first day of the entry term and you have taken any college courses since graduating from high school

AND

  • You are applying for your second Bachelor's degree, Associate’s degree or a Certificate program
  • You are an RN (Registered Nurse) or an LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse) and you are applying for a BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing)

Please complete the Non-Degree-Seeking Application if:

  • You want to take courses for Self-Improvement: Personal or Graduate School Prerequisites or Audit (credit/no credit) 
  • You want to take courses at Scranton to transfer back to your home college. (For more information, please see our Visiting Student page.)
  • When to Apply plus or minus

    The Office of Admissions operates on a rolling admissions plan which processes applications on a continual basis as received. Candidates are informed of the admissions decision within two weeks after the completion of their files and receipt of supporting credentials.
  • Scholarships & Financial Aid plus or minus

    Adult students must complete the FAFSA to be reviewed by our Financial Aid Office for state grants, university grants, loans, work study, endowment scholarships and need based aide. The University of Scranton school code (003384) should be marked on the college page.
  • Academic Requirementsplus or minus

    Admission to undergraduate programs is based on the applicant’s academic record, life experiences and motivation to continue education. Adult students who do not meet criteria for regular admission, but show promise and determination, may be considered for probationary or transitional acceptance. Probationary status limits the number of credits in the first semester. Transitional acceptance is for those students who do not meet the requirements for a specific program of study. The status may be removed pending successful completion of a number of credits as deemed by the program of study and Dean.
  • Dates & Deadlinesplus or minus

    While adult applications are processed on a rolling basis and have no specific deadline, the Admissions Office recommends preferred deadlines as follows:

    Fall semester: August 1
    Spring semester: December 15 

    Applications submitted after the preferred deadline dates are considered on a space available basis.