Admissions Deadlines

Understanding the application process.

Creighton Hall

*Note: If your college search has shifted gears in the past weeks, and you’re now interested in applying to Creighton, know that it’s not too late to apply for fall 2020. You can still be considered for merit scholarships and need-based aid. Contact your admissions counselor to learn more.

At Creighton, we know the college application process can be stressful. To help you manage your time, we’ve compiled a list of the dates and deadlines you need to know, as well as an academic calendar.

The earlier you complete your application, the better – especially when it comes to scholarship eligibility. Our admissions counselors are here to help you through every step of the process.

There’s no better time to apply to Creighton than now. The application for students looking to enroll in fall 2020 is still open, and the application for fall 2021 will open on August 1.

To get some commonly asked questions answered, check out our FAQ page.

Application Process Dates and Deadlines: 2021

AUGUST 1, 2020

Application for admission for fall 2021 opens

October 1, 2020

Submission period for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opens (open through April 30, 2021). Use 2019 tax information.

November 1, 2020

Early Action application deadline: Submit an Application for Undergraduate Admission and all required credentials to the Office of Admissions by this date to receive an admissions decision by December 15. All decisions are non-binding.

December 1, 2020

Priority deadline for scholarship consideration: Submit an Application for Undergraduate Admission and all required credentials to the Office of Admissions by this date to receive priority scholarship consideration.

January 5, 2021

Applications and all supporting materials for additional scholarship opportunities and honors and leadership programs due at midnight.

January 15, 2021

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Preferred Deadline to be considered for the maximum amount of need-based aid (Creighton, federal, state, and private).

March 15, 2021

Deadline for scholarship consideration: Submit an Application for Undergraduate Admission and all required credentials to the Office of Admissions by this date to receive general merit scholarship consideration. Scholarships are awarded on a rolling basis after this date.

April 1, 2021

International students: submit an Application for Undergraduate Admission and all required credentials to the Office of Admissions by this date to receive scholarship consideration.

MAY 1, 2021

Class reservation response deadline — reserve your spot at Creighton