Application Checklist

Applying is free for first year students.

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APPLY VIA THE Common Application


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

  • Official high school transcripts
  • Secondary School Report and recommendation from guidance counselor
  • Home schooled students and students who attend schools that provide narrative comments in lieu of grades are required to provide detailed information about the depth of their curriculum, including reading lists. Standardized test scores (SAT or ACT), as well as an interview with the admission counselor in the student’s territory are also required. Find your admission counselor.

Standardized Tests (SAT Reasoning Test and ACT)

Standardized tests submission is optional. Admitted students who submit SAT scores of 1300 or ACT scores of 28+ and have a 3.2 unweighted GPA or higher will be considered for our $35,000/year Gateway Scholarship. (Students not submitting test scores who have an unweighted GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale at the time of their application will be considered for the scholarship.) If you choose to send us your testing results, scores can be submitted either directly from the testing agency or on your official transcript.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

No separate application is required for Ursinus College merit scholarship eligibility. Merit awards are based on the academic strength of applicants and determined by the Admission Office. Notifications are normally sent within three weeks of the offer of admission.

Applications for need-based financial aid, including grants, loans, and work study, must be completed at the time you apply.

Ursinus requires you to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), to determine your full eligibility for need-based aid. The 2024-2025 FAFSA is expected to open December 2023. 

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