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.
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 note: 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 Fall 2022 Enrollment
September 2021 - January 2022
If you are planning to enroll in a college program during the next fall semester, this is a good time to ramp up your college search and begin preparing your applications. As a prospective DigiPen student, we encourage you to:
January 31, 2022
January - July 2022
February 1, 2022
Fall 2022 Priority Application Deadline: Submit your application by this date for greater access to scholarships and housing.
April 1, 2022
Fall 2022 General Application Deadline: Submit your application by this date to guarantee your spot (upon acceptance) in the fall 2022 incoming class.
April 8, 2022
2022 Priority Housing Deadline: Housing applications submitted by this date are guaranteed placement in DigiPen housing.
July 1, 2022
Fall 2022 Final Application Deadline: Start your application by this date to be considered for the fall 2022 incoming class.
July - August, 2022
Enrolled students finalize their housing plans.
August 15, 2022
Tuition balance due for fall 2022 semester.
August 22-26, 2022
New Student Orientation for new incoming students.
August 29, 2022
Fall 2022 semester begins.