Freshman Application Information

Freshman Application Information

Thank you for your interest in applying to The University of Scranton. Please review the information below before you begin your free online application. We do not accept paper applications.

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  • How to Applyplus or minus

    Applicants interested in applying for a 2017 entry term should complete The Common Application.

    Please note that we only accept The Common ApplicationYou can apply online for free. Please review The Common Application's System Requirements before getting started.

  • When to Applyplus or minus

    We strongly encourage you to apply as early as possible during your senior year, especially if you are interested in the following programs: Nursing, Occupational Therapy or Doctor of Physical Therapy (guaranteed seat). 
  • Dates & Deadlinesplus or minus

    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.

  • Scholarships & Financial Aidplus or minus

    We automatically evaluate all accepted students for academic merit scholarships. No special applications are required. Students receiving merit scholarships will be notified of the amount in their acceptance letter. 

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  • Accepted Student Profileplus or minus

    Accepted Student Profile - Middle 50%

    GPA                                  3.3-3.8 (4.0 scale), 88-97 (100 scale) 
    Old SAT*                          1060-1230 (Math & Critical Reading only)
    New SAT* Concordance  1130-1300
    ACT*                                 23-28 (composite score)

    We will superscore, but only within the same exam type. For example, we will combine the best math score of the old test with the best critical reading score of the old test, but we will not combine a score from the old test with a score from the new test.

    This information is meant to be a helpful reference. It is not meant to guarantee your acceptance, nor is it meant to discourage students who fall outside of these ranges from applying.

    The University of Scranton takes a holistic approach to reviewing its applicants. We consider many factors, including coursework, standardized test scores, letters of recommendation, leadership, community service and extracurricular activities.

    Our most competitive majors include the sciences and health sciences, especially Nursing, Occupational Therapy and our Doctor of Physical Therapy program (guaranteed seat). We strongly encourage applicants to apply Early Action (non-binding) for these programs.

    *if applicable; please see our SAT/ACT Optional Requirements.

  • Application Checklistplus or minus

    Please use this checklist as a guide in submitting materials to complete your application to Scranton.