FAQs

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If you have a question not answered below, please get in touch with us. We’re happy to help.

  • Email: admissions [at] creighton [dot] edu
  • Phone: 402.280.2703

Academics

1. Does Creighton have an application deadline?

We admit students on a rolling basis. However, to receive consideration for scholarships, students must apply by our deadline of March 1, 2017.

2. When is the best time to apply to Creighton?

We recommend that you apply early in the fall of your senior year of high school.

3. What is required to complete the application process?

Creighton Admissions Checklist A completed application

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

Creighton Admissions ChecklistACT or SAT exam scores (writing portions not required)

Creighton Admissions ChecklistA high school guidance counselor evaluation

Creighton Admissions ChecklistA personal statement

Creighton Admissions ChecklistOptional: your resume and letters of recommendation

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

No.

5. Does Creighton require any SAT II exams?

No.

6. What are Creighton’s ACT and SAT school codes?

  • ACT school code: 2444
  • SAT school code: 6121

7. What does it take to get accepted to Creighton?

At Creighton, we want passionate, service-oriented students who will stand among tomorrow’s leaders. We also want to create a diverse, collaborative community. In determining whether Creighton’s right for you, we consider all of the information available in your application holistically, including your high school GPA, exam scores, extracurricular activities, and letter of recommendation. That being said, we strongly encourage you to take four years of English, Math, and Social Science in high school at the highest level you’re capable, along with three years of Natural Science, Foreign Language, and electives.

8. What is the average GPA and ACT or SAT score of an incoming Creighton student?

In Creighton’s incoming class, the median weighted GPA is 3.81. The mean ACT score is 27, and the mean SAT score is 1220.

9. Does Creighton award credit for Advanced Placement (AP) exams?

Absolutely. For a list of exams we accept and the corresponding score benchmarks, please visit our Advanced Placement page. We also award credit for IB exams, CLEP exams, and A-level courses, among other things.

10. Does Creighton have an honors program?

Yes! Find out more and apply here.

11. How long does the application review process take?

Once our Admissions Office has received your complete application, including all supplemental materials, the review process take about four weeks.

12. If I’m accepted to Creighton, what is the deadline for making my deposit?

To ensure your place in our class, you must make your deposit  by May 1. However, we will accept deposits after that time if space remains.

Student Life

1. Are students required to live on campus?

All full-time undergraduate students that are unmarried from outside the immediate Omaha area are required to live in University residence halls during their first two years at Creighton. Students from the Omaha area may live on campus, or they may instead choose to live with a parent or guardian.

2. How many residence halls are on campus?

There are three traditional-style halls for freshmen, three suite-style halls for sophomores and three apartment-style halls for juniors and seniors. Find out more about campus living today.

3. How do I reserve a room on campus?

Once you have been admitted to Creighton, you will receive a message asking you to reserve your spot in the freshman class and residence halls. You will need to fill out and submit this form by May 1. You can request a room and make your deposit here.

4. What comes with my room?

While the rooms are different for each hall, there are some standard features. All rooms have two beds, two desks, two closets, dresser space, shelf space and a sink. They are also fully air-conditioned (and, of course, heated). Finally, they are equipped with basic cable and two high-speed internet lines.

5. Can I select my roommate?

You can select your roommate when you fill out your residence hall contract. If the two of you select one another and deposit prior to May 1, you will more than likely be matched together.

6. Can I have a car on campus?

Yes, you are allowed to have a car on campus. The cost for a parking tag for 2016 - 17 is $341.

7. Are there on-campus job for students who don’t qualify for Work-Study?

Yes, even if you do not qualify for Work-Study, you will still have opportunities to obtain an on-campus job. Jobs are listed with the Student Employment Office.

Transfer Student

1. How do I know if I’m a transfer student?

Transfer students are those who 1) have been out of high school for at least one semester and 2) have completed at least 12 credit hours of college-level coursework. High school students who have taken AP exams or dual credits are not considered transfer students. All transfer students should apply here.

2. Am I considered a transfer student if I previously attended Creighton and want to apply for readmission?

Yes — and whether or not you have taken college courses since last attending Creighton, you will need to reapply as a transfer student. If you have earned college credit elsewhere in the meantime, you will also need to submit any new or recent transcripts from the awarding institution(s) along with your application. You do not, however, need to submit high school transcripts or the counselor evaluation, as these credentials will still be on file.

3. I applied to Creighton as a freshman and was accepted. I attended elsewhere, however. Do I need to reapply as a transfer student now?

Even if you have been previously admitted to Creighton as a freshman student, you will need to reapply as a transfer student now. We will also need your finalized official high school transcripts (when you previously applied, your high school transcripts probably did not include grades from your last semester of high school) as well as your recent college transcripts.

4. Does Creighton have an application deadline for transfer students?

Nope! We admit students on a rolling basis. However, we strongly encourage you to submit your complete application by May 1st if you plan on enrolling for the following fall semester and by December 1st if you plan on enrolling for the spring semester. The earlier you apply, the more options you will have in terms of classes and housing.

5. What is required to complete the application process for transfer students?

Creighton Admissions Checklist A completed application

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

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

Creighton Admissions Checklist ACT or SAT exam scores (writing portions not required)

Creighton Admissions Checklist A high school guidance counselor evaluation (unless you have been out of school for more than one year)

Creighton Admissions Checklist A personal statement

Creighton Admissions Checklist Optional: your resume and letters of recommendation

6. I have been out of high school for more than a year. Do I need to send my high school transcripts along with my application?

Yes.

7. What is the guidance counselor evaluation?

The guidance counselor evaluation is a form that must be completed by your high school guidance counselor. It assesses you in a variety of areas, such as creative and original thought, academic motivation, initiative, and many others. If you’ve been out of school for more than one year, we’ll waive the evaluation.

8. I no longer have access to my guidance counselor. What should I do?

If you no longer have access to your high school guidance counselor, you may have a college advisor provide the evaluation.

9. I have been out of high school for more than one year. Does my guidance counselor need to submit an evaluation?

Nope! If you’ve been out of school for more than one year, we’ll waive the evaluation.

10. Can I transfer college credit hours to Creighton? If so, how many credits hours can I transfer?

Creighton generally accepts credits from other accredited post-secondary institutions, as long as you earned a C or better in a given course. Generally, the college you apply to — Arts and Sciences, Heider College of Business, or Nursing — determines how each specific course transfers. A course may fulfill specific core requirements or garner elective credit.

The transfer credit evaluation process occurs during the application review process for the Heider College of Business and College of Nursing. The College of Arts and Sciences reviews transfer credits after the student is accepted to Creighton.

11. Do I have to send college transcripts if I don’t think my credit hours will transfer, or don’t want them to?

Yes, you must send all of your post-secondary transcripts to the Office of Admissions.

12. How long does the application review process take?

Once our Admissions Office has received your complete application, including all supplemental materials, the review process takes anywhere from about four to six weeks.

13. Are scholarships and/or financial aid available to transfer students?

Absolutely! Merit-based scholarships (mostly awarded for post-secondary academic performance) are available to transfer students. We automatically consider all transfer students for scholarships, although it should be noted, such scholarships are limited.

Transfer students are also eligible to receive financial aid in the form of need-based grants, federal loans and work-study. In order to be considered, please submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to Creighton.

14. What are my housing options?

Freshmen and sophomores, unless from the Omaha metro area, are required to live on campus and are guaranteed Creighton housing As for juniors and seniors, we cannot guarantee housing, and you may have to live off campus. However, there are 540 beds potentially available to you in our two apartment complexes, Davis Square and Opus Hall, and unoccupied freshman and sophomore housing will also be opened up to juniors and seniors.

Find out more about residence life at Creighton here.

15. How do I register for classes?

Once admitted, you must complete your class reservation paperwork (included with your admittance packet), plus make a $250 admissions deposit ($350 if you intend to live on campus). After you make the deposit and class reservation, you will be able to register for classes, assuming that registration for the intended semester has indeed begun. These processes will involve close contact with your Creighton transfer advisor (details below).

16. What does my Creighton transfer counselor do, and how can I contact him or her?

Your transfer advisor is the person from your respective college who will work with you during registration. He/she also completes your transfer credit evaluation. Transfer advisors will discuss how your courses will fit in with your overall academic plan and advise you on course registration the first time you are selecting courses.

Meet our transfer counselors:

  • College of Arts and Sciences: Creighton Assistant Dean, Gerry Kuhlman, available at gkuhlman [at] creighton [dot] edu, or 402.280.4012
  • Heider College of Business: Creighton Assistant Dean, Charisse Williams, available at cwilliams [at] creighton [dot] edu, or 402.280.2344
  • College of Nursing: Creighton Senior Admissions Counselor, Shannon Cox, available at shannoncox [at] creighton [dot] edu, or 402.280.2067 

17. What is Ratio Studiorum 105?

Ratio Studiorum 105, or RSP 105, is a course especially designed to assist transfer students in successfully transitioning into collegiate life at Creighton. The course invites students to “examine key elements of collegiate life, including the meaning and value of a liberal arts education; Creighton’s Jesuit, Catholic history and key Ignatian values; and the vocational aspirations and challenges common to transfer students.”

18. How can I get involved on campus?

Please visit our Student Leadership and Involvement Center to find out how you can get involved with student clubs, organizations, intramural sports teams, and social activities Creighton hosts.

International Students

1. What application do international students need to complete to be considered for admission to Creighton?

All of our applicants, international students included, need to complete just one application, available here.

2. Does Creighton require international applicants to submit Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores?

Yes, all international students must submit their TOEFL scores along with the admissions application. The minimum score for admissions consideration on the paper exam is 550, and the minimum score on the iBT is 88. See the full list of admission requirements for international applicants.

3. Is financial aid available to international students?

We offer substantial merit-based scholarships to international students, as well as an interest-free payment plan. Find out more about scholarship opportunities and financial aid at Creighton today.

4. Am I required to live on Creighton’s campus?

Yes, all full-time, unmarried, undergraduate students from outside the Omaha metro area are required to live in University residence halls during their first two years at Creighton. Living on campus makes it much easier to make friends and get involved in student activities.

5. Am I required to purchase a University health insurance plan?

Yes, we do require all international students to enroll in a University health insurance plan.