Decision Plans

First-year students

Bucknell University offers Early Decision I with an application deadline of November 15, and Early Decision II and Regular Decision with an application deadline of January 15.

If Bucknell University is a student’s first choice, Early Decision allows students to receive an admission decision within one month of the application deadline. Early Decision applicants may file Regular Decision applications at other institutions, but must withdraw them if they are offered admission to Bucknell. Decisions for Early Decision applicants include admit, defer to Regular Decision, or deny. Admitted applicants are required to submit a $500 nonrefundable enrollment deposit by the date indicated in their admission letter, typically within one month of the admission notification.

Regular Decision applicants receive notification in the last week of March or on April 1. Decisions for Regular Decision applicants include admit, wait list for later consideration, or deny. Early Decision applicants deferred to Regular Decision will either be admitted or denied admission. Admitted applicants who decide to enroll are required to submit a $500 nonrefundable enrollment deposit by May 1.

Find out more about the application process at bucknell.edu/apply.


Transfer students

Students may transfer to Bucknell for either the fall or spring semester.

The application deadline for the fall semester is March 15; for the spring semester, the deadline is November 1. All supporting documents are required by the stated deadline.