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DigiPen works on a rolling admissions basis, meaning we accept and evaluate applications as they are submitted to us throughout the year. Once your application is submitted and you have provided all the required materials, you can typically expect to receive a decision within two to four weeks for undergraduate applications or four to six weeks for graduate applications. Be sure to apply as early as possible since some programs can fill up!

We encourage you to complete your application and submit the required materials within four weeks of starting the application process. Please contact the Office of Admissions if you need more time to complete your application.

Please be advised that you may be assessed for admission to other degree programs, in addition to your program of interest as indicated on your application.

For more information on financial aid deadlines — including due dates for FAFSA applications, scholarships, and tuition — visit the Office of Financial Aid’s Dates and Deadlines page.

Important Dates and Deadlines for Spring 2024 Enrollment

October 1, 2023

November 1, 2023by 11:59 p.m. PT

Spring 2024 Priority Application Deadline: Submit your application by this date to guarantee your spot (upon acceptance) in the Spring 2024 incoming class.

December 1, 2023by 11:59 p.m. PT

Spring 2024 Final Application Deadline: Complete and submit your application to be considered for the Spring 2024 incoming class.

December 1, 2023

December 15, 2023

Housing placements and information sent to students.

January 5, 2024

New Student Orientation.

January 6, 2024

Housing move-in for Spring 2024 semester.

January 8, 2024

Spring 2024 semester begins.

Important Dates and Deadlines for Fall 2024 Enrollment

September 2023 - January 2024

Interested in enrolling at DigiPen for the next fall semester? As a prospective DigiPen student, we encourage you to:

January - July 2024

If you haven’t already, visit DigiPen, attend a Preview Day, or join a live, online event

February 1, 2024by 11:59 p.m. PT

Fall 2024 Priority Application Deadline: Submit your completed application by this date for greater access to our first-come, first-served scholarships. Most applications are received by this date.

February 1, 2024

April 1, 2024by 11:59 p.m. PT

Fall 2024 General Application Deadline: Submit your completed application by this date to receive an admission decision before our June 1 DigiPen Housing deadline. Only enrolled students may apply for housing.

June 1, 2024

July 1, 2024by 11:59 p.m. PT

Fall 2024 Final Application Deadline: Submit your completed application by this date for the remaining spots in our Fall 2024 incoming class. Your application and all materials must be submitted by this date.

July - August, 2024

Enrolled students finalize their housing plans.

August 15, 2024

Tuition balance due for Fall 2024 semester.

August 26-30, 2024

New Student Orientation for new incoming students.

September 3, 2024

Fall 2024 semester begins.

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