How to Apply as an Undergraduate Freshman Student

Applying is the first step to starting your Widener Pride journey—and we've made it easy!

Applying to college shouldn't be stressful. That's why we made the application process as easy as possible so you can focus on choosing a school that's a good fit for your future.

If you are a current high school student, have earned a GED, or have already graduated with your high school diploma but never enrolled in college courses, you're in the right place!

We can't wait to learn more about you through your application!

Additional Offerings

Not a full-time, freshman applicant? Don't worry, we've got you covered.

Applying online is not only easy—it’s free! 

When applying to Widener, you have two options—our Widener Application or the Common Application. You also have the option to apply early through our Early Action application process for added benefits. The choice is yours!

Application Timeline

Widener University admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis, which means applications are evaluated as they are received. 

  • August 1 - Application opens
  • October 1FAFSA opens for next academic year*
  • November 1 - Early Action deadline & decision notifications begin
  • March/April - Accepted Student Day(s)
  • May 1 - National College Decision Day

*Submit your FAFSA between October 1 and November 15 to receive your financial aid offer before the end of the year. Please list Widener’s school code of 003313. 

What to Expect after Applying

Once all of your application materials are received, you can expect to hear back from us quickly.

When we review your application for admission, we automatically evaluate your eligibility for merit-based scholarships, so there is no need to apply for scholarships separately.

 

Next: Early Action

Meet Your Counselors

Our team is here to support you through every step of the application process. From answering questions and reviewing your application to setting-up campus visits, we've got you covered.

David J. Adams
Assistant Director of Admission, Mid-Atlantic (Territory: Maryland, Washington D.C., Virginia and Delaware. Western Pennsylvania and Counties: Chester, Lancaster, York, Adams, Franklin, Cumberland, Perry, Dauphin and Lebanon
Meghan Nealon
Admissions Counselor (Territory: Berks and Bucks Counties, Montgomery County Private Schools and Northeastern PA)