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.
Already applied and want to change your major? Don’t submit another application – just contact the Office of Admissions at 570-941-7540 or email@example.com.
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For Fall 2021 applicants, The University of Scranton’s Admissions Office is providing additional flexibility with the test score requirement. There are three options available for students when they are completing Scranton’s question on the Common Application regarding test scores:
1. Apply with Scores: Students who have a test score should choose: “Yes, please include my SAT/ACT scores as part of my application.”
2. Apply SAT/ACT Optional: Students with qualifying majors and GPAs who wish to apply SAT/ACT Optional should choose: “No, I do not wish to include my SAT/ACT scores as part of my application for admission.”
3. Apply Test Exempt: Students who have been unable to complete an SAT or ACT examination due to COVID-19 should choose: “I have not been able to complete an SAT/ACT exam due to COVID-19.”
When to Applyplus or minusWe 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).
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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.
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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.
For Fall 2021 applicants, The University of Scranton’s Admissions Office is providing additional flexibility with the test score requirement. Those applying test optional or test exempt will still be evaluated for merit-based scholarship.
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Accepted Student Profile - Middle 50%
GPA 3.4-3.9 (4.0 scale), 88-98 (100 scale)
ACT* 24-30 (composite score)
We will superscore your SAT, meaning we will take your best math score and combine it with your best evidence-based reading score.
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 minusPlease use this checklist as a guide in submitting materials to complete your application to Scranton.