Starting the College Search

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Starting your college search is exciting, but like any new adventure, can make you a little nervous. That’s why we’re here to make it simple, fun and deliver some useful information along the way. So while you’re on a journey of exploration and discovery, we’ll be right here beside you, helping you find your perfect fit. No matter where you are in your high school career, now is the time to start exploring (and planning) for your next big chapter.

The College Search Rules: Our Most Important Tips

Starting Your College Search in 3 Easy Steps

Glossary of College Terms

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Ursinus College Fall Admission Deadlines

  Early Action Early Decision 1 Early Decision 2 Regular
Decision
Transfer

Application 
and Financial Aid
Deadlines FAFSA

November 1

December 1

February 1

February 1

August 15

Admission Notification

Mid-December

Rolling

Rolling

Mid-March

Rolling

Financial Aid Notification

Mid-December

With acceptance letter

With acceptance letter

Mid-March

Within 2 weeks of acceptance

Admission Checklist

Submit your Free Application

Send us your transcript

Send your school report & recommendation

Send your test scores – or not!

File your FAFSA

Come visit!

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Saturday Oct 17th, 2020

Virtual Access Ursinus

We hope you will join us for one of two virtual Access Ursinus events: Saturday, October 17 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. or Saturday, December 12 from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. These events are for students who are looking for information specifically relating to inclusion at Ursinus College. Faculty, staff and current students will discuss topics including academics, student life, support and resources.
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Saturday Oct 24th, 2020

Virtual Open House

We hope you will join us for our Virtual Open House on Saturday, October 24 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Hear from admission and financial aid, and then choose a panel to get the information you’re looking for. You’ll wrap up your morning meeting with your Ursinus admission counselor, who is here to guide you through the application process and answer any questions you may have.
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Saturday Dec 5th, 2020

Virtual Open House

We hope you will join us for our Virtual Open House on Saturday, December 5 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Hear from admission and financial aid, and then choose a panel to get the information you’re looking for. You’ll wrap up your morning meeting with your Ursinus admission counselor, who is here to guide you through the application process and answer any questions you may have.
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Saturday Dec 12th, 2020

Virtual Access Ursinus

We hope you will join us on Saturday, December 12 from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m for our virtual Access Ursinus event. This event is for students who are looking for information specifically relating to inclusion at Ursinus College. Faculty, staff and current students will discuss topics including academics, student life, support and resources.

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