Parents of Admitted Students

Choosing the Best Option.

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Your student has completed their application and been offered admission to Creighton University! They have the opportunity to join thousands of successful alumni throughout the world who are lifelong Bluejays. It’s likely your student has options at other institutions as well, and now comes the time to discover where your student will thrive.

Investing in the Future

Your student is investing in themselves in seeking a college education, and we are successful at getting our graduates where they want to be. In fact, 98% of them are employed full-time, in graduate or professional school, or in a full-time service program within six months of graduation. We also have individualized advising from day one, which is key to graduating in four years - something that greatly impacts the overall cost of an education.

We know the authentic value of an education can’t be measured in dollars and cents.

It’s in the ah-ha moments, the eurekas, the sweat and breakthroughs. It’s in the memory of a perfect spring afternoon and the lifelong friendship that began on a stroll through campus. It’s in the spiritual tranquility and confidence that come with discovering who you are and what you want to do.

This is the kind of education Creighton delivers. We also give our graduates the knowledge and skills they need to stand out on the job market and thrive in their careers. Visit the Career Center to read more detailed information about College of Nursing, Heider College of Business, College of Arts and Sciences, and University-wide student outcomes.

Student Life on Campus

Creighton Admissions Checklist We make our students feel right at home in our residence halls and dining halls. We also encourage them to get involved in student life and college activities.

Creighton Admissions Checklist We’re committed to public safety. Officers trained in CPR, first aid, and crime-prevention patrol our campus and assist our students. Find out more about the state of public safety at Creighton today.

Creighton Admissions Checklist We’re located in a progressive, vibrant city; there are a million things to do in Omaha. Our students love living here, and many find summer internship opportunities in Omaha’s booming private sector.

Creighton Student Outcomes 2017 to 2018

Creighton 2018 Success

Six months after graduation

Our Retention Rates

Student Retention Rates

Our Students Gain Experience

Student Experience

What Our Graduates Are Studying

Student Study Areas

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Choosing a Program

With nine schools and colleges and over 140 programs to choose from, there are many academic options at Creighton. Freshmen are not allowed to formally declare a major*, which gives them up to two years to explore options before deciding on a major.

*The only exception to this is our direct-entry nursing program. Students who are considering nursing are strongly encouraged to apply to the College of Nursing when completing their application for admission. Be sure to ask your student’s admissions counselor any questions about this.


Once a student is admitted, we suggest a daily campus visit or Admitted Student Day, as they are best designed to answer your questions at this stage in the college search process. If you aren’t able to make one of these options work, reach out to your admissions counselor to discuss the best option.

Student Portal

The student portal is a personalized website that allows students to track their next steps, submit their deposit, complete supplemental applications, and much more. Encourage your student to check their portal often to stay up-to-date.

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Understanding May 1

Be sure to understand the timeline that students need to follow related to making their final college decision. The national candidate’s reply date is May 1. Learn more about important student rights related to May 1 in our FAQ.

Dates to Keep in Mind

November 1: Early Action deadline
December 1: Priority consideration for admission and scholarships
January 15: 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)
Late February: Financial aid packages will be emailed to students. This details the full cost of attendance, as well as any need-based or merit-based aid that has been awarded.
May 1: National Candidate’s Reply Date (the deadline by which student must decide on a college for the fall)

Filing the FAFSA

We encourage every family to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), even families who do not believe they would qualify for need-based aid. It is the best way to ensure all avenues have been explored in finding any aid opportunities for your student. The FAFSA opens October 1 for the upcoming school year. This means students enrolling in college in fall of 2020 will be able to complete the FAFSA beginning October 1, 2019. (Be sure you are completing the FAFSA for the correct aid year, as the previous year’s FAFSA is still accessible at this point.) The priority deadline for completing the FAFSA is January 15 of senior year.

Getting Your Questions Answered

We are here to help guide you and your family through this process. We want to hear from you and answer any questions or concerns you may have. Call or email your student’s admissions counselor, who is your main point of contact throughout the entire college search.