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:
January 25, 2021
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.
May 7, 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.
Enrolled students finalize their housing plans.
August 23—25, 2021
New Student Orientation for new incoming students.
August 30, 2021
Fall 2021 semester begins.