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For Fall 2023 Admissions


Will DigiPen still require the SAT or ACT for all first-time college applicants?

No. DigiPen has made the SAT and ACT requirements optional for all fall 2023 applicants.


As an applicant, am I at a disadvantage by not submitting an SAT or ACT test score?

No. Your application will not be disadvantaged if you’re unable to submit a test score. We evaluate applicants holistically and consider all qualifications and circumstances in our admission decisions.


Are international applicants still required to submit a TOEFL or IELTS score?

Yes. International students are still required to submit English proficiency exam scores that meet DigiPen’s admission requirements.


Will DigiPen still require the GRE exam for all MSCS applicants?

Yes. The GRE exam is required of all MSCS applicants. We are accepting scores for the at-home exam.


What if my school is using Pass/Fail grades or a new grading format? Will this disadvantage me as an applicant?

No. We understand that a student’s education is gained over many years and not based on one or two semesters. We will accept the grading scale that your school has instituted and will continue to evaluate applicants holistically, considering all qualifications and circumstances in our admission decisions.


What if I’ve been admitted but cannot attend the semester I’ve applied for? What are my options?

Accepted applicants may defer their acceptance for up to one full academic year without having to reapply for admission. Alternatively, admitted applicants may unenroll or decline their enrollment and would need to reapply for future years.


Can I extend my enrollment deadline?

Should you need additional time to make a decision about your enrollment, we will gladly work with you on an agreeable date. Please email the Office of Admissions at admissions[at]digipen[dot]edu to request an enrollment deadline extension.


Are campus visits, tours, and information sessions currently being offered?

We offer daily campus tours by appointment only. Tours are available Monday through Friday at 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 3:00 p.m., and 4:00 p.m. To register for a campus tour, please visit our campus tour scheduler. There are also several upcoming online events that can help you discover more about the school. Our YouTube channel and website have several videos about our academic programs and what it’s like to be a student at DigiPen. Additionally, our admissions representatives would be happy to set up a one-on-one online meeting with you. Feel free to visit their online calendar to schedule a meeting.


My family’s income has recently changed. Is there a way to update my financial aid award package?

Yes. If there have been significant changes to your family’s income situation (see the Verification page for accepted examples of special circumstances), you may be eligible for a “professional judgment review,” a process in which a member of our Financial Aid staff may be able to update the income and/or tax information on your FAFSA to more accurately represent your family’s current financial circumstances. To request this process, contact the Office of Financial Aid at faid[at]digipen[dot]edu. Our staff will need to speak to the student to identify whether a professional judgment is an option, and if so, what type of documentation they may need to submit.

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