Undergraduate Admissions

Academics FAQ

Does Creighton have an application deadline?

There is no deadline. We admit students on a rolling basis. Students must apply by December 1 of their senior year in order to be given priority consideration for scholarships.

Does Creighton accept Advanced Placement (AP) credit?

Creighton does accept AP credits based on the score earned on the AP tests. Get the most current AP acceptance information at Advanced Placement.

Does Creighton have an Honors Program?

We do have an Honors Program on campus. Qualified students may apply online.

Does Creighton require the SAT II exam?


Does Creighton require the writing portions of the SAT or ACT exams?


How long will the application process take?

Once your application is complete (application and all supplemental materials have been received by the admissions office), the review process should take about four weeks. The first notifications of admission for Fall 2014 will be sent out November 1, 2013.

If I am accepted to Creighton, what is the deadline for my deposit?

You should deposit by May 1 in order to ensure your place in our class. We will accept deposits after that time based on available space.

What does it take to get admitted to Creighton?

Creighton looks for students who are strong both in and outside the classroom. Admissions are based upon high school GPA, ACT or SAT scores, extra-curricular activities and a high school counselor recommendation. The Personal Statement is an excellent way of demonstrating creative abilities and attributes not reflected through transcripts. We recommend a high school curriculum that includes 4 years of English, Math and Social Science, along with three years of Natural Science, Foreign Language, and Electives. We encourage students to take a solid college preparatory curriculum that challenges and expands their academic skills. Program, honors sections and Advanced Placement courses will enhance a candidate's application packet. We accept the highest composite score of the ACT and the best Math and Verbal scores on the SAT.

See the profile of our current students.

What is required to complete the application process?

  • Completed Application for Undergraduate Admission and Scholarship
  • Official high school transcripts and grading scale (sent directly from your high school)
  • Guidance Counselor Evaluation
  • ACT or SAT I Scores (writing scores not required for ACT/SAT)
  • $40 non-refundable application fee (waived for on-line applications)
  • Personal Statement
  • Service, leadership, and activities resume
  • Teacher recommendation(s) (optional?may be teacher, mentor, advisor, etc.)

What is the average grade point average and test scores of applicants?

In Creighton's incoming freshman class the median weighted GPA is 3.75; the mean ACT score is 26.5; and the mean SAT score is 1210.

What is Creighton's ACT and SAT code?

Creighton's ACT code is 2444 and the SAT code is 6121.

When is the best time to apply for admission?

The best time to apply is early fall of your senior year.

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