Admissions Requirements

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Join a community of passionate leaders committed to making the world a better place. We’re looking for students with passion. Students who serve their communities selflessly and lead confidently.

As a Jesuit institution, Creighton looks at each individual’s application holistically. You have worked hard to get here – now show us who you are and what matters to you.

Admission Requirements for All Applicants

To be considered for admission to Creighton, please submit the materials listed below. Students who apply are automatically considered for general merit-based scholarships. To receive priority consideration for scholarships, submit the Application for Undergraduate Admission and all required credentials to the Office of Admissions by the deadline December 1, 2017.

Creighton Admissions ChecklistA completed Application for Undergraduate Admission (there is space in both the Common App and Creighton Application to include your optional ZeeMee profile link).

Creighton Admissions ChecklistYour official high school transcript, including the scale on which you were graded, sent directly from your high school.

Creighton Admissions ChecklistYour ACT exam scores (sent to Creighton via our ACT school code, 2444) or SAT exam scores (sent via our SAT school code, 6121), writing portion not required.

Creighton Admissions ChecklistA high school guidance counselor evaluation.

Creighton Admissions ChecklistEssay or Personal Statement. A chance to demonstrate your writing potential while allowing the Admissions Committee to get to know you better. If you are completing the Common Application, you do not need an additional personal statement or essay, simply use the one included in the Common Application.

Creighton Admissions ChecklistOptional: your resume, and/or letters of recommendation written by one of your teachers, coaches, counselors, or mentors, attesting to your academic and social preparedness to study at Creighton.

If you have questions or would like to schedule a personalized visit at any stage during the application process, please get in touch with one of our admissions counselors.

Recommended High School Curriculum

We encourage you to challenge yourself with a solid curriculum that expands your academic skills. You will also enhance your application by participating in Advanced Placement courses, the International Baccalaureate Program, and honors programs.

Subject Minimum units Recommended units
Algebra and Higher Mathematics 3 4
English 4 4
Foreign Languages 2* 3
Natural Science (with labs) 2 3
Social Sciences 2 4
Electives 3 3
Total 16 21

*Students attending high school in a state that does not require foreign language can be exempt from the 2 unit foreign language requirement.  Students exempt from the high school requirement will still be required to fulfill the minimum foreign language requirement as established in Creighton’s Magis Core curriculum.


Additional Requirements for Transfer Students

In addition to the materials listed above, all transfer students applying to Creighton should submit the following:

Creighton Admissions Checklist All of your official college and/or university transcripts

If you have been out of high school for more than one year, you do not need to submit the guidance counselor evaluation.

Additional Requirements for International Students

Please visit the International Student Admissions Requirements page.