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Below, you will find details about applying to one of DigiPen’s undergraduate (bachelor’s degree) programs. Be sure to choose the correct degree, as the requirements and additional materials (such as essays and portfolios) vary from program to program. Please contact our Office of Admissions if you need clarification on any of the application requirements.

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.

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There is still time to complete spring applications that were created prior to the Dec. 1 deadline.

Spring 2023 enrollment is available for our BS in Computer Science in Real-Time Interactive Simulation, BS in Computer Science and Game Design, and BS in Computer Science programs. Students enrolling in the spring will be expected to take courses full time during the summer 2023 semester and rejoin the regular fall and spring semester rhythm for the 2023-24 academic year.

February 1, 2023

Fall 2023 Priority 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.

April 1, 2023

Fall 2023 General Application Deadline

Don’t delay! Submit your application by April 1. Only admitted students are considered for DigiPen housing and any remaining scholarships.*

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.

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*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.

  • Bachelor of Science (All)

    The requirements for all Bachelor of Science programs (currently including BS in Computer ScienceBS in Computer Science and Digital AudioBS in Computer Science and Game Design, BS in Computer Science in Machine Learning, and BS in Computer Science in Real-Time Interactive Simulation) can be found here.

  • BA in Game Design

    The application to the Bachelor of Arts in Game Design program includes a design portfolio requirement unique to the program, details of which can be found here.

  • BA in Music and Sound Design

    The application to the Bachelor of Arts in Music and Sound Design program requires the submission of a portfolio — part of which includes pre-recorded performances — details of which can be found here.

  • BFA in Digital Art and Animation

    The application to the Bachelor of Arts in Digital Art and Animation degree includes the submission of a portfolio of art produced by the applicant, the exact requirements of which can be found here.


If you are a prospective student with a disability and require accommodations to complete the DigiPen Institute of Technology application process, contact DigiPen’s Disability Support Services office at dss@digipen.edu or visit our For Applicants with Disabilities page.

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