How to Apply as an Undergraduate, First-Year 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, you're in the right place. We can't wait to learn more about you through your application!

Additional Offerings

Not a full-time, first-year 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

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
  • November 1: Early Action deadline & decision notifications begin
  • November—August: Rolling admissions; apply online 
  • October 1: FAFSA opens for next academic year. Use Widener's school code: 003313.
  • March/April: Admitted Student Day(s)
  • June 1: Enrollment deadline for incoming fall 2024 students

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.

Ryan Mignone 260x300
Senior Assistant Director of Admissions (Territory: Chester and Delaware County)
Hunter Bonhage 260x300
Admissions Counselor (Territory: Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Central Pennsylvania)