Bucknell University offers two early decision plans that allow a student to apply and receive an answer earlier than the Regular Decision applicants. The application deadline for Early Decision I is November 15, and applicants receive decisions in mid-December. The application deadline for Early Decision II is January 15, and applicants receive decisions in mid-February. Both early decision options are first-choice plans, which means that the student has determined Bucknell University to be his or her first choice of colleges. Applications may be filed with other colleges, other than early decision plans, but must be withdrawn if early decision admission is offered by Bucknell University. One of three possible decisions will be rendered in the early decision plan: acceptance, deferral for later consideration in Regular Decision, or denial. For those offered admission, a $500 non-refundable enrollment deposit will be required by a date specified in the offer letter, typically within four weeks of the admission notification.