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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! As majors reach capacity for fall 2023, qualified applicants will be placed on a waitlist and notified if space in the program becomes available.

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.

It’s never too early to think about financial aid!

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 2023 Enrollment

November 1, 2022

Spring 2023 Priority Application Deadline: Submit your application by this date to guarantee your spot (upon acceptance) in the spring 2023 incoming class.

December 1, 2022

Spring 2023 Final Application Deadline: Start your application by this date to be considered for the spring 2023 incoming class.

December 9, 2022

Housing placements and information sent to students.

January 1, 2023

Spring Semester 2023 Move-In.

January 2, 2023

Housing and New Student Orientation.

January 3, 2023

Spring 2023 semester begins.


Important Dates and Deadlines for Fall 2023 Enrollment

September 2022 - January 2023

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:

  • Visit DigiPen and attend a Preview Day, or join a live, online event.

  • Start gathering information for your application, including your official transcripts, official test scores, letters of recommendation, and any other documentation.

  • Begin submitting your application.

January - July 2023

Visit DigiPen and attend a Preview Day, or join a live, online event (if you haven’t already).

February 1, 2023

Fall 2023 Priority Application Deadline: Submit your completed application by this date for access to housing and limited DigiPen scholarships.* We receive most of our applications by this date.

Fall 2023 housing application opens.

April 1, 2023

Fall 2023 General Application Deadline: Don’t delay! Submit your application by this April 1. Only admitted students are considered for DigiPen housing and any remaining scholarships.*

2023 Priority Housing Deadline: Housing applications submitted by this date are guaranteed placement in DigiPen housing.

July 1, 2023

Fall 2023 Final Application Deadline: Complete and submit your application by July 1, 2023 for one of the remaining spots in our fall 2023 incoming class. Your application must be completed by July 1, 2023.

July - August, 2023

Enrolled students finalize their housing plans.

August 15, 2023

Tuition balance due for fall 2023 semester.

August 23-25, 2023

New Student Orientation for new incoming students.

August 28, 2023

Fall 2023 semester begins.

*Scholarships are awarded to those that qualify on a first-come basis. DigiPen encourages you to apply early to be considered for our limited scholarships.

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