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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, 2021

Spring 2022 Priority Application Deadline

Submit your application by this date to guarantee your spot (upon acceptance) in the spring 2022 incoming class.

December 1, 2021

Spring 2022 Final Application Deadline

Start your application by this date to be considered for the spring 2022 incoming class.

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Spring 2022 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 2022 semester and rejoin the regular fall and spring semester rhythm for the 2022-23 academic year.

No Fee November

We are currently waiving the $60 fee for admissions applications for fall 2022 semester.

This waiver applies to those who have started an application between November 1 and November 30, 2021. If you have already applied and paid the application fee during that period, we can apply a $60 credit toward your enrollment fee. If you have applied but haven’t paid the fee yet, we will automatically apply a waiver to your application. Please contact us at admissions[at]digipen[dot]edu with any questions about No Fee November.


February 1, 2022

Fall 2022 Priority 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.

July 1, 2022

Fall 2022 Final Application Deadline

Start your application by this date to be considered for the fall 2022 incoming class.

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  • 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[at]digipen[dot]edu or visit our For Applicants with Disabilities page.

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