Ursinus offers three different application plans for current high school students.

Select the plan that is right for you and apply.

Early Action: November 1
Early Decision 1: December 1
Early Decision 2: February 1
Regular Decision: February 1*

Early Action (EA) 

Deadline: November 1

Candidates who wish to receive earlier notification of the admission decision, but are not ready to commit to Ursinus are encouraged to apply under our non-binding Early Action plan (EA).

In order to be considered for all available scholarships, candidates must apply as an early action or early decision applicant and meet the deadlines listed above. The priority financial aid deadline is November 1. 

EA candidates will receive a decision on their application in mid-December. 

EA candidates are not required to enroll until the national candidate reply date of May 1. 

Early Decision 1 (ED)
Early Decision 2 (ED)

Deadline ED 1: December 1
Deadline ED 2: February 1 

If Ursinus is your clear first choice, you can apply under the binding Early Decision plan (ED). When you apply ED, you are committing to attend Ursinus if you are offered admission. You will receive a decision within two weeks of your application becoming complete. Once admitted, you must withdraw your applications from other colleges and universities to which you have applied.

ED candidates will be considered for all available scholarships. The deadline to apply for financial aid is within two weeks of submitting your early decision application. 

If applying for financial aid, you will receive your financial aid package approximately two weeks after being admitted ED.

Regular Decision (RD)

Deadline: February 1*

The Regular Decision (RD) plan will allow you to receive an admission decision by April 1.

RD candidates will only be considered for merit scholarships. The deadline to apply for financial aid is February 1. 

RD candidates will be required to enroll by the national candidate reply date of May 1.

*Ursinus will continue to accept applications after February 1 on a space-available basis.

Please note that there are separate application procedures for transfer and international applicants.

Check Your Application Status

If you have already applied, use this Applicant Login link to check your status