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It's a Great Day to be a Bronco!

Your application impressed us. We can’t wait for you to join our vibrant community of students, teachers, and mentors headquartered in the most innovative place on earth: Silicon Valley. You’ve worked hard to get here, and now you’re just steps away from calling this place home. 

 

By the Numbers

93%

OF SCU STUDENTS IN THEIR FIRST YEAR RETURNED

10:1

STUDENT-TO-FACULTY RATIO

72°F

AVERAGE ANNUAL HIGH TEMPERATURE

Deadlines

You will need to confirm enrollment, register for an advising session, submit final transcripts, and complete a handful of other items. Pay close attention to the items below, and you’ll be a Bronco in no time.
What you need to do Deadline

Pay the $500 enrollment fee via your SCU application portal (nonrefundable).

  January 7

View your Financial Aid offer via your SCU application portal.

  Available One Week after Receiving your Admission Decision

Sign up for an advising session.
Learn about the Core Curriculum, course requirements, and other items necessary for your assigned enrollment appointment. Reserve your session at (scu.edu/drahmann)

  May 1

Submit your $500 housing prepayment deposit, the housing contract, and your Residential Learning (RLC)/Housing preferences via the link in your SCU application portal.

You will not be able to request housing until you have submitted your enrollment fee.

  May 1

Submit official ACT/SAT scores to the Office of Undergraduuate Admission
This includes those who chose not to submit scores in the application process if scores are available. We use these scores for institutional research purposes.

  As soon as possible but no later than May 1

Submit final transcripts to the Office of Undergraduate Admission.
We expect incoming students to maintain grades comparable to their academic record. If there is a significant deterioration in your academic work, we may rescind your offer of admission.

  As soon as possible but no later than July 11
What you need to do Deadline

Pay the $500 enrollment fee via your SCU application portal (nonrefundable).

  May 1

View your Financial Aid offer via your SCU application portal.

  Available One Week after Receiving your Admission Decision

Sign up for an advising session.
Learn about the Core Curriculum, course requirements, and other items necessary for your assigned enrollment appointment. Reserve your session at (scu.edu/drahmann)

  May 1

Submit your $500 housing prepayment deposit, the housing contract, and your Residential Learning (RLC)/Housing preferences via the link in your SCU application portal.

You will not be able to request housing until you have submitted your enrollment fee.

  May 1

Submit official ACT/SAT scores to the Office of Undergraduuate Admission
This includes those who chose not to submit scores in the application process if scores are available. We use these scores for institutional research purposes.

  As soon as possible but no later than May 1

Submit final transcripts to the Office of Undergraduate Admission.
We expect incoming students to maintain grades comparable to their academic record. If there is a significant deterioration in your academic work, we may rescind your offer of admission.

  As soon as possible but no later than July 11
What you need to do Deadline

Pay the $500 enrollment fee via your SCU application portal (nonrefundable).

  March 1

View your Financial Aid offer via your SCU application portal.

  Available One Week after Receiving your Admission Decision

Sign up for an advising session.
Learn about the Core Curriculum, course requirements, and other items necessary for your assigned enrollment appointment. Reserve your session at (scu.edu/drahmann)

  May 1

Submit your $500 housing prepayment deposit, the housing contract, and your Residential Learning (RLC)/Housing preferences via the link in your SCU application portal.

You will not be able to request housing until you have submitted your enrollment fee.

  May 1

Submit official ACT/SAT scores to the Office of Undergraduuate Admission
This includes those who chose not to submit scores in the application process if scores are available. We use these scores for institutional research purposes.

  As soon as possible but no later than May 1

Submit final transcripts to the Office of Undergraduate Admission.
We expect incoming students to maintain grades comparable to their academic record. If there is a significant deterioration in your academic work, we may rescind your offer of admission.

  As soon as possible but no later than July 11
What you need to do Deadline

Pay the $500 enrollment fee via your SCU application portal (nonrefundable).

  May 1

View your Financial Aid offer via your SCU application portal.

  Available One Week after Receiving your Admission Decision

Sign up for an advising session.
Learn about the Core Curriculum, course requirements, and other items necessary for your assigned enrollment appointment. Reserve your session at (scu.edu/drahmann)

  May 1

Submit your $500 housing prepayment deposit, the housing contract, and your Residential Learning (RLC)/Housing preferences via the link in your SCU application portal.

You will not be able to request housing until you have submitted your enrollment fee.

  May 1

Submit official ACT/SAT scores to the Office of Undergraduuate Admission
This includes those who chose not to submit scores in the application process if scores are available. We use these scores for institutional research purposes.

  As soon as possible but no later than May 1

Submit final transcripts to the Office of Undergraduate Admission.
We expect incoming students to maintain grades comparable to their academic record. If there is a significant deterioration in your academic work, we may rescind your offer of admission.

  As soon as possible but no later than July 11
What you need to doDeadline

For international students who do not hold a US passport, submit a completed I-20 Request via International Students & Scholars, as soon as possible (scu.edu/I20)

Nov 1
Pay the $500 enrollment fee via your SCU application portal (nonrefundable). Please contact admission@scu.edu if you need an extension of the deadline. Nov 30
Accept Financial Aid package via eCampus Nov 30

Contact the Housing Office at housing@scu.edu for instructions on how to submit your winter/spring 2023 housing application.

Note: You will not be able to request housing until you have submitted your enrollment fee.

Nov 30

Register with the Office of Accessible Education, if appropriate.
Go to scu.edu/oae to register.

Dec 3

Activate and start regularly checking your SCU email account.

Dec 8

Begin the Language Placement Process if you plan to take a language course (other than English) during your first year at SCU, e.g. to satisfy your Core Second Language Requirement or to continue previous language studies. 
Go to: scu.edu/modernlanguages for more information about placement and proficiency testing.

Dec 8
Take the Calculus Readiness Exam (CRE) if your major will require calculus and you do not have transfer or AP credit for calculus via eCampus. Dec 8

Submit final high school transcripts to the Office of Undergraduate Admission.

Note: For First Year students who did not submit a final high school transcript with their application.

Dec 8

Submit final college transcripts to the Office of Undergraduate Admission.

Note: Credit cannot be evaluated for most recent coursework completed until all official updated transcripts are submitted.

Dec 8

Submit AP/IB/A-levels exam results for credit to the Office of Undergraduate Admission.

Dec 8

Start Technology for Academic Success Series mandatory course.

Note: Details will be sent by email in early December.

Dec 8 

Submit all loan and/or verification documents to the Financial Aid Office.

Priority Deadline Dec 8                        

Winter 2023 Enrollment for First-Years and Transfer Students

More details to come about the Camino Course and Advising Webinar that will be completed the week before.

Dec 12

Full-time Undergraduates are enrolled in the Dewar Tuition Refund Insurance Plan. For additional information, go to: https://www.scu.edu/bursar/tuitionprotection/. To waive the Tuition Refund insurance by the deadline, go to: https://www.tuitionprotection.com/scu.

Jan 8

First day of winter quarter classes begin.

Jan 9

International students are required to attend the live International Student Welcome event and complete the ISW Camino class(scu.edu/isw).

Note: An invitation to join your ISW Camino class will be sent by email in early December

Jan 4
Enroll in the SCU-sponsored health insurance plan or submit the online waiver form on the MySCU Portal by clicking the Gallagher tile, if you have your own insurance.  Jan 13
Payment deadline for winter tuition, housing, and fees.
Statements will be available online via eCampus by Jan 2.
Jan 21
Upload your immunization records through the MySCU Portal by clicking the Cowell Center | My Student Health tile. For more information visit the Cowell Health Center website Jan 21

Invent the Life You Want to Lead

Find information and links that will help guide you in next steps, including resources specially for admitted students.

International Students

Students from all over the world find a home at SCU

Housing

The perfect living and learning environment awaits you

Orientation

Engage with fellow students, register for classes, and learn about the programs and opportunities to getting involved in the SCU community

 

One Stop

Our friendly staff at the One Stop are available to answer questions and provide guidance to our newly admitted students/families regarding Financial Aid, Bursar, and Registrar questions.

Admission & Enrollment Policies

Learn more about policies surrounding rescission of admission and applying for a gap year.

Contact Us

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