Dates & Deadlines

Dates & Deadlines

We know there are so many dates and deadlines to remember when applying to college. That’s why we’ve made it easy and outlined what you need to know below. 

  • October 1: Begin filing the FAFSA
    Start date for filing the FAFSA online for need-based aid consideration. The FAFSA Title IV code for The University of Scranton is 003384
  • November 15: Early Action
    Early Action is a non-binding program for all students who have a strong desire to attend The University of Scranton. Students interested in Nursing, Occupational Therapy and the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program are especially encouraged to apply Early Action, as these programs are more competitive. Early Action notification begins on December 15.
  • December 15: Regular Decision Application Review Begins
    Regular Decision applications will be reviewed after Early Action candidates have been notified. Once the completed application is received, it can take up to two weeks to process. Regular Decision Applicants will be notified on a rolling basis after January 1.
  • Week of January 15: Financial Aid Notification Begins 
  • March 1: Preferred Application Deadline
    We accept qualified applicants on a rolling basis, but we strongly encourage you to apply as early as possible. Applications received after March 1 may not be reviewed if the class is full.
  • May 1: National Candidates' Reply Date 
    Admitted applicants must reserve their place in the fall class by this date. This is accomplished by submitting a deposit online through your status page; instructions are included in your acceptance packet.