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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.

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 Spring 2021 Enrollment

October 30, 2020

Spring 2021 Priority Application Deadline: Submit your application by this date to guarantee your spot (upon acceptance) in the spring 2021 incoming class.

November 20, 2020

Spring 2021 Housing Deadline: Housing applications closed for spring 2021 semester housing.

December 1, 2020

Spring 2021 Final Application Deadline: Start your application by this date to be considered for the spring 2021 incoming class.

December 3—4, 2020

Housing placements and information sent to students.

January 2, 2021

Spring Semester 2021 Move-In

January 2—3, 2021

Housing and New Student Orientation

January 4, 2021

Spring 2021 semester begins.


Important Dates and Deadlines for Fall 2021 Enrollment

September 2020—January 2021

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 2021

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

February 1, 2021

Fall 2021 Priority Deadline: Submit your application by this date for greater access to scholarships and housing.

April 1, 2021

Fall 2021 General Deadline: Submit your application by this date to guarantee your spot (upon acceptance) in the fall 2021 incoming class.

April 16, 2021

Fall 2021 Priority Housing Deadline: Housing applications submitted by this date are guaranteed placement in DigiPen housing.

July 1, 2021

Fall 2021 Application Deadline: Start your application by this date to be considered for the fall 2021 incoming class.

July—August, 2021

Enrolled students finalize their housing plans.

August 23—25, 2021

New Student Orientation for new incoming students.

August 30, 2021

Fall 2021 semester begins.

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