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Nazareth has three admissions deadlines:

Application deadline and notification dates:

Early Decision

Nov. 1, 2023

Begins early November
Early Action Dec. 1, 2023 Begins early December
Regular Decision

Feb. 1, 2024

Begins early February

Can I still apply after February 1?

Yes. We welcome your application via the Common Application even after the February 1 deadline.

Financial Aid

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Required Documents

Nazareth University requires the following of all applicants:

Auditions and Portfolio Review

  • Students applying to dance, music, and theatre/performance majors are required to submit a portfolio or to audition.
  • Even if you're not majoring in the visual or performing arts, you are encouraged to submit a portfolio or to audition to be considered for a scholarship.
  • Students applying to art do not have to submit a portfolio for acceptance, but like non majors, can be considered for scholarships.
  • Visual and Performing Arts portfolio/audition details.

After Applying

  1. You will get an email confirming you have submitted your application, sent to the email address you provided on your application.
  2. In the coming weeks, you will use your Admissions Dashboard to take your next steps.
  3. Decisions are mailed starting on the dates listed above. For admitted students, our NazBound webpage has an overview of what to expect next.
  4. If you need to make a change, please see the FAQs on this page.

Apply Online

FREE: Common App »

Make sure all necessary information is completed, including all required signatures.


What if I haven’t heard any response to my application?

If you didn't get an email confirmation that your application was received:

  • You may not have clicked the final step to submit your application.
  • We may not have correct contact information from you.
  • Our confirmation email could have ended up in your email spam folder.
How do I know whether my application is complete?
  • In the coming weeks, you can check the Admissions Dashboard to see whether Nazareth has received everything required (your application, letter(s) of recommendation, transcript, optional test scores).
  • For visual and performing arts applicants, the Admissions Dashboard also will show whether your portfolio submission or audition is complete.
Can I call and check the decision on my application?

We don't announce decisions by phone.

Your admissions decision will be in your Admissions Dashboard, and will be sent by U.S. mail.

Nazareth begins mailing decisions on the dates listed on this webpage.

Can I submit more than one letter of recommendation?

One is required. Two are fine. No more than three.

When will I hear about financial aid?

In 2024, the U.S. Department of Education is experiencing delays in processing submissions and sending them to colleges and universities.

Nazareth is sending timeline updates to applicants via email and posting the latest information on Nazareth's Apply for Financial Aid webpage.

What if I need to make a change after I apply?

After submitting your application, log into your Admissions Dashboard to change any of these items:

  • your academic major
  • your decision notification plan (early decision vs. regular decision)
  • whether you want Nazareth to consider your test scores in the admission decision
  • your mailing address

If you need to change something else, email

Have Questions?

Contact the Admissions Office: or 800-462-3944