Helping Your Student Apply
We know the college application process can be just as overwhelming for the parents and guardians as it is for the students. But don't worry -- our staff is here to support you throughout the entire process. Below is a quick summary of application information that we hope you will find helpful.
How to Applyplus or minusStudents may apply online for free using The Common Application. Visit our freshman apply page for more information.
Accepted Student Profileplus or minus
Accepted Student Profile - Middle 50%
GPA 3.4-3.9 (4.0 scale), 88-98 (100 scale)
ACT* 24-29 (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. Typical Scranton students have excelled academically in high school and have distinguished themselves through extracurricular activities, leadership and community service.
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.
Dates & Deadlinesplus or minus
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 four to six weeks to process. Applicants will be notified on a rolling basis after January 1.
March 1: Preferred Application Deadline
We accept qualified applicants on a rolling basis, but we strongly encourage students to apply as early as possible.
May 1: National Candidates' Reply Date
Admitted applicants for all programs must reserve their place in the fall class by this date. This is accomplished by submitting a deposit online through the student's status page; instructions are included in the acceptance packet.
Frequently Asked Questionsplus or minus
For frequently asked questions related to application review, Early Action, scholarship & financial aid and SAT/ACTs, please visit our FAQ page.