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
- 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, regardless if credit was granted
- 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)
- Please complete the Visiting Student Application if you want to take courses at Scranton to transfer back to your home college.
When to Apply plus or minusThe 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 minusAdult 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 minusAdmission 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.