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The Admissions Process

At Bloomsburg University, everyone's climb is different. Yours starts here. Applying is your first step to success.

What category of student will you be?

Let’s get you on your way by choosing the category that best fits you below.



First-year students are typically high school seniors or have graduated recently and have never been to college. Starting with the class of 2020, Bloomsburg University will be SAT/ACT-optional

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Transfer students have graduated from high school and have enrolled at a university or other post-secondary institution, like a community college.

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High school students seeking to take college credit through either our Advanced College Experience (ACE) program or our STEM and Education Magnet  program can get started below:

ACE program

STEM and Education Magnet 

Graduate applicants are students who have completed their bachelor's or plan to complete their bachelor's degree and pursue a master's or doctoral degree.

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A student who was previously admitted and attended Bloomsburg University as a degree-seeking student will need to go through a readmit process. A readmission applicant is also defined as one who failed to enroll for a semester, withdrew, or was academically or socially dismissed from Bloomsburg University.

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International applicants are students who are not U.S. citizens, nor hold a green card. International students may apply as a first-year, transfer, graduate, second degree, or as a visiting student.

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A second degree applicant must have completed the first degree at Bloomsburg University or another college or university which holds regional accreditation by the Middle States Association of Colleges and School/Commission on Higher Education or another regional accreditation body.

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If you plan on taking courses at BU, but not completing a degree you are considered a "Non-degree" student.  This might apply to students who enrolled at another institution, high school students taking college credit, or a number of other unique situations.  

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Check Your Admission Status

Thank you for applying to Bloomsburg University. You can track the status of your application online.

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Jump Start Program

The Jump Start program is designed to introduce you to campus and to help you expand the skills you’ll need as a first-year college student.

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Military Students

At Bloomsburg University, we appreciate your military service and offer you a dedicated network of caring professionals to work with you on everything from Admissions to benefits, academic advising, military-specific programming, student organizations and more. To ensure your time at BU is maximized, our commitment to you is highlighted by our Military Academic Credit Review Board (MAC-RB) which helps active duty and veteran students apply their military training and experience toward academic credits. We're honored to serve you.

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Certificate Programs

Big career dreams? Make them a reality with an affordable certificate from BU. From Playwork to Pre-Med, our certificate programs will give you the advantage.

Bloomsburg by the Numbers

average number of applications received annually
$4.2 million
in scholarships to support students
of BU students are first-generation college students