Parents of Admitted Students

Choosing the Best Option.

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While our extended June 1 deadline has passed, we will work with any students who are interested in attending Creighton University in the fall on an individual basis. We know that this year has been challenging for students in many ways; we are understanding of the various factors that can change plans or delay a decision. They should contact their admissions counselor to discuss next steps.


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.

Join a Virtual Parent Panel

Parents of admitted students are invited to join us for one of our virtual Creighton Parent Panels. The panel will consist of parents of current Creighton students. The session will be live and will allow time for Q&A throughout.

If your student hasn’t decided which college to attend in the fall, this is your chance to ask questions, get to know our campus, and learn how Creighton could be the right fit for your student. If you have decided Creighton is the place for your student, this is your chance to learn more about their future home and meet Creighton parents.

Thursday, April 9, 2020: 7:00 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. Central Time
Sunday, April 19, 2020: 6:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. Central Time
Sunday, April 26, 2020: 6:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. Central Time

To register, check your email for an invite or contact us at admissions@creighton.edu or 402-280-2703.

These sessions are for parents of admitted students only.

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.

2019 Creighton Student Outcomes

Creighton's 2019 Outcomes

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Our Retention Rates

Creighton's Retention Rate

Our Students Gain Experience

Creighton Students Get Experience

What Our Graduates Are Studying

What 2019 Creighton Graduates Go on to Study

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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.

Visit Virtually

Once a student is admitted, we suggest a virtual campus visit or Virtual 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 Decision Day

Be sure to understand the timeline that students need to follow related to making their final college decision. The National Candidates Reply Date is May 1. However, the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has impacted many students’ abilities to travel and visit campuses. With this in mind, we will be extending the class reservation deadline to June 1, 2020* for all students this year. Colleges hold space in their class, offers of admission, financial aid, and academic scholarship for students through May 1. Early Decision acceptances and athletic scholarships are the only exceptions to this rule.

*While our extended June 1 deadline has passed, we will work with any students who are interested in attending Creighton University in the fall on an individual basis. We know that this year has been challenging for students in many ways; we are understanding of the various factors that can change plans or delay a decision. They should contact their admissions counselor to discuss next steps.

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.
June 1: The deposit deadline for fall 2020*

*While our extended June 1 deadline has passed, we will work with any students who are interested in attending Creighton University in the fall on an individual basis. We know that this year has been challenging for students in many ways; we are understanding of the various factors that can change plans or delay a decision. They should contact their admissions counselor to discuss next steps.

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.