Freshman Application Information

Thank you for taking the time to apply to The University of Scranton. Please review the information below before you begin Scranton's online application or The Common Application. Please note that you only need to choose one of these online applications, and there are no fees for any of them. You may click on a link below to get started. No paper applications are accepted.

Please note that if you have already submitted an application and would like to be considered for another major, you should not submit another application. Instead, you should contact the Office of Admissions at 570-941-7540 or at to make your request.

  • Online Applications
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  • Online Application Procedures
    • Students applying online to Scranton should submit the following:

      • Online application
      • Official high school transcript
      • SAT I/ACT scores*: Submit scores on your official transcript or from the College Board or ACT.
        • University of Scranton Codes:
          • SAT 2929
          • ACT 3736
      • * SAT/ACT Optional (November 15 Deadline): In lieu of standardized test scores, students applying SAT/ACT Optional must submit two graded essays from high school. In addition, an on-campus interview may be requested by the Admissions Committee.
      • Letters of recommendation: Your guidance counselor or teacher may use the recommendation forms above or an alternate form, or write a letter. Through Scranton's online application, you have the option to email the form directly to your guidance counselor or teacher.
      • Personal statement: Submit in the online application, email to, or mail to the address below.
      • List of extracurricular activities (optional): Submit in the online application, email to, or mail to the address below.
      • Permanent Residents must submit a copy of their current Proof of Residency card.
  • Common Application Procedures
      • Please complete The Common Application online. We do require a supplement, which can be completed online.
      • Please follow the Online Application Procedures listed above.
      • We accept the Common Application's essay in place of our personal statement.
  • Mailing Address
    • Please be sure to request that your transcript, letter of recommendation and any other supplemental materials are forwarded to:

      Office of Undergraduate Admissions
      The Estate, The University of Scranton
      Scranton, PA 18510-4699
      Fax: (570) 941-5928

  • Application Deadlines
    • November 15: Early Action Deadline
      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. We will mail Early Action admission decisions on December 15.

      November 15: SAT/ACT Optional Deadline
      Students may apply without submitting standardized test (SAT/ACT) scores if they are in the top 30% of their graduating class. Students attending schools that do not rank must have a GPA of at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale. Students applying to the D.P.T. guaranteed seat, Nursing or Occupational Therapy programs may not apply SAT/ACT Optional. Students who would like to designate a pre-professional area of Pre-Dentistry, Pre-Medical, Pre-Optometry, Pre-Podiatry or Pre-Veterinary Medicine may also not apply SAT/ACT Optional.

      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 you to apply as early as possible. Applications received after March 1 may not be reviewed if the class is full.

      May 1: National Candidates' Reply Date
      Admitted applicants must reserve their place in the fall class by this date. This is accomplished by submitting both the confirmation card provided in your acceptance packet and the appropriate fee. Admitted applicants may also submit their deposit online; instructions are included in your acceptance packet.

  • Scholarships
    • All accepted students are evaluated for academic merit scholarships. No special applications are required. Students receiving merit scholarships will be notified of the amount in their acceptance letter. For more information on financial aid and scholarships, please click here.
  • Questions
    • If you have any questions about Scranton's freshman application process, please email or call 1-888-SCRANTON.
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