Application Checklist

There is no application fee for first year students.

In order for your application to be considered complete we require the following:

  • Apply online using the Common Application. This will include:
    • Personal Essay
    • Recent analytic or graded paper from an academic subject
  • Official high school transcripts
  • Secondary School Report and recommendation from guidance counselor
  • Home schooled students must also include detailed information about the depth of their curriculum, including reading lists.

Standardized testing results (SAT Reasoning Test and ACT) are not required for most applicants to Ursinus College. If you choose to send us your testing results, scores can be submitted either directly from the testing agency or on your official transcript.

Following are the exceptions for which applicants must still submit testing results:

  • Students who are applying for our Early Assurance program in cooperation with the Drexel University School of Medicine are required to submit SAT Reasoning Test (preferred) or ACT score results. To be considered for the early assurance program applicants who meet the submission deadline must have at least an ACT composite score of 31 or minimal SAT Critical Reading and Mathematics combined score of 1300 with no subset less than 560; the Writing section of this test is not included.
  • Homeschooled students and students who attend schools that provide narrative comments in lieu of grades are required to submit results from one or more standardized tests (SAT Reasoning Test, SAT Subject Tests, or ACT).

Financial Aid & Scholarships

No separate academic scholarship applications are required to receive a merit award. Merit award notifications will be sent after January 15.

If you and your family would like to apply for financial aid, applications are due February 15.

We require the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine eligibility and awards for federal and state aid. The FAFSA becomes available after January 1 at We also encourage families to file the CSS Profile to determine eligibility for institutional aid.

For additional information on our scholarships, grants and financial aid please visit our Financial Aid page.