Dates to Keep in Mind 

DECEMBER 1, 2023Priority deadline for scholarship consideration: Submit an Application for Undergraduate Admission and all required credentials to the Office of Admissions by this date to receive priority scholarship consideration. Students must also apply for admission by this date in order to be able to apply for honors and leadership programs and additional scholarship opportunities.
MARCH 15, 2024Deadline for scholarship consideration: Submit an Application for Undergraduate Admission and all required credentials to the Office of Admissions by this date to receive general merit scholarship consideration. Scholarships are awarded on a rolling basis after this date.
APRIL 1, 2024**International students: submit an Application for Undergraduate Admission and all required credentials to the Office of Admissions by this date to receive scholarship consideration.
MAY 1, 2024Class reservation response deadline — reserve your spot at Creighton
How to Apply to Creighton - International Students


Complete an application for admission. You have started your application, but still need to submit it.

Personal Statement

Write a short essay/personal statement (about a page or 400 words). The essay/personal statement is your chance to demonstrate your writing potential while allowing the Admissions Committee to get to know you better. If you are completing the Common Application, you do not need an additional personal statement or essay; simply use the one included in the Common Application.

High School Transcript

Please submit either an official or unofficial high school transcript.

Make sure it includes the scale on which you were graded and an English translation, if in another language.

If you submit an unofficial copy, submit an official copy by June 15, 2024. An official copy is considered official if it meets one of these criteria:

  • Is sent directly from your high school or university
  • Is sent directly by your guidance counselor
  • Is sent in a sealed and stamped envelope, with official stamps on each page
  • Is sent directly from a credential evaluator, such as WES (wes.org) or ECE (ece.org)

Letters of Recommendation

Submit one or two letters of recommendation, written by one of your teachers, coaches, counselors, or mentors, attesting to your academic and social preparedness to study at Creighton.

Proof of English Language Proficiency

Please submit one of the following:

  • Your English language exam scores. See below for information on unconditional, Bridge and provisional scores.
  • Completion of at least two years of high school for freshmen, or one year of college-level coursework for transfer student may be substituted for an English proficiency exam. These will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
  • Attending high school in one of the following programs or countries: American/English International Schools, IB program, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Belgium, Bermuda, Botswana, British Virgin Islands, Burundi, Cameroon, Canada, Cayman Islands, Christmas Island, Cook Islands, Dominica, Fiji, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guam, Guyana, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Jamaica, Jersey, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Malta, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Namibia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Niue, Norfolk Island, Northern Mariana Islands, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Pitcairn Islands, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Samoa, Scotland, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Sint Maarten, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, Uganda, United Kingdom, Virgin Islands, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
  • Completion of IELI, or other accredited English language program, may be used for eligibility to our Bridge program. In some instances, applicants may be eligible for unconditional admission with additional documentation.
  • Academic tests may be substituted for the English language requirement, including the following: SAT (minimum 560) or ACT (minimum 22).
Admission TypeTOEFL ScoreIELTS ScorePTE Academic ScoreDuolingo Score
Unconditional88 or above (no section below 20)Overall 6.5 (no section below 6.0)58 or above110 or above
Bridge68-87Overall 6.5 (with one or more sections below 6.0) or overall 6.050-5795-105
Provisional67 or belowOverall 5.5 or below49 or below90 or below

▢  Submit your ACT/SAT scores

If you haven't been able to take the ACT/SAT or wish to apply test-optional, let us know here.

If you do submit your scores, we have no preference between ACT and SAT. You are encouraged to submit all test scores, as we do consider a superscore through the evaluation process.

We accept self-reported ACT and SAT scores, so you don't necessarily need to have them sent officially from ACT or College Board just yet. (Note that you will eventually have to send official scores if you enroll at Creighton.)

We have no preference how to get them to us - choose what is easiest for you!

We will review and award scholarships based on the highest possible scholarship outcome. If a student sends scores after admission that would improve their scholarship award, we will re-evaluate. If scores are sent after admission that would negatively affect their scholarship decision, no change will be made.

Ways to Submit Official ScoresWays to Submit Self-Reported Scores
List Creighton as a school to receive your scores when taking a standardized exam. This sends us your scores automatically once results are out, at no cost to you.Self-report scores here.
If your scores are listed on your official high school transcript, with subscores, they are considered official.
You can request that your scores be sent directly through ACT or SAT. Creighton's ACT school code is 2444. Creighton's SAT school code is 6121.

Where to Submit Documents
All documents can be submitted electronically at admissions.creighton.edu/documents. They can also be mailed to us at:

Creighton University
Undergraduate Admissions
2500 California Plaza
Omaha, NE 68178

Scholarship Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply for merit scholarships?

You just need to complete your application for admission. Upon application for admission, all students are also evaluated for merit scholarships. This is based primarily on their academic profile (rigor of curriculum, grades, and test scores, among other factors).

When do I receive my scholarship decision?

You will receive your scholarship decision along with your admissions decision, typically about 4-6 weeks after your application was completed. Our first decisions will be sent in early November.

When should I apply?

We have a non-restrictive early action deadline of November 1. If you apply by this date, you will receive a decision by December 15.

Our priority deadline for scholarship consideration is December 1. We are on rolling admission, so the earlier you apply, the earlier you will receive a decision, Nothing is binding, so there is no downside to applying early.

Are there any other scholarships?

Most students receive most of their merit-based aid with the above scholarships. We do have a handful of additional scholarship opportunities for eligible students. They are based on specific criteria (where you are from, what you want to study, first-generation college student, etc.) If you apply for admission by December 1, 2023 and are eligible for these scholarships, we will let you know what next steps you need to take to apply. The deadline for application for these supplemental scholarships is January 10, 2024.

What about need-based aid for US Citizens?

To receive your financial aid package as soon as possible, we encourage families to file the FAFAS by January 15, 2024. The latest you can file and still receive full financial aid consideration is March 15, 2024. If you are eligible, this could include loans (have to be repaid), grants (don't have to be repaid), or work-study opportunities (a guaranteed on-campus job).

What is the cost of attendance?

For the 2024-2025 year, the tuition and fees total $48,856 and the room and board totals $13,652, bringing the total direct costs to $62,508. As a private institution, there is no difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition at Creighton.

While knowing the tuition, fees, and room and board at a school is an important step in your college search, it might not tell you as much as you think. 99% of our students aren't paying the sticker price at Creighton. That means there are a lot of opportunities to combine merit scholarships, need-based aid, and outside scholarships to lower your cost of attendance. The average cost of attendance won't mean as much to you as your cost of attendance.

For this reason, we encourage students to evaluate their financial aid package to fully understand what Creighton will cost for them. These are typically sent out at the end of February. They will outline the full cost of attendance and any aid you are eligible for. We will tell you what your monthly payment would be and what your options for next steps are. We want to help you understand what Creighton looks like for you - financially, academically, socially.

Bluejays Come from Everywhere


Dominican Republic
Costa Rica
United Kingdom
New Zealand
El Salvador
Saudi Arabia
Sri Lanka
The Gambia
Cote D'Ivoire
The Bahamas
South Korea
Great Britain
South Africa
Congo (Kinshasa)

Optional Practical Training (OPT)

Optional Practical Training permits international students to receive full-time employment in their field of study upon completing a degree program. Here's where our students have been employed with OPT:


Jacob Jones

Director of International Enrollment
Phone or WhatsApp: 402.280.4388
Email: JacobJones@creighton.edu