High School Guidance Counselors
New Flexibility with Our Test-Optional Policy
Many students have been unable to take the ACT or SAT as planned this year. Canceled testing dates, limited capacity, and other challenges have increased students’ anxiety about standardized testing. As a result, this year, we’re adjusting our test-optional policy to be more flexible. We don’t want students to pause their college search while waiting for an upcoming test date. We are encouraging students to apply to Creighton as a test-optional applicant.
Then, if a student is able to take a test in the coming months and they want their application to be re-reviewed for merit scholarships with the test score, they will be able to do so through the February 2022 testing dates. (Test scores must be received by March 1, 2022.)
In fact, we will review and award scholarships based on the highest possible scholarship outcome. If a student sends scores after admission that would improve their scholarship award, we will re-evaluate. If scores are sent after admission that would negatively affect their scholarship decision, no change will be made.
Share Creighton with Your Students
We appreciate the strong relationships you’ve built with your students, and we look forward to working with you to ensure the best for them. Below are a few reasons to share the value of Creighton with your students. We thank you in advance for completing a counselor evaluation on behalf of your students who do apply to join us.
of recent graduates are employed, pursuing an advanced degree or participating in a service program within 6 months of graduation
of students completed an internship or engaged in research
A Dedication to Excellence: Creighton is dedicated to challenging and supporting students, to helping them grow into successful and compassionate leaders. We offer unrivaled breadth and depth of academic programming, craft a personalized educational experience for our students, and ground everything we do in the Jesuit tradition. This means deeply personalized support in the classroom and beyond.
A Lifetime of Value: Our highest priority is creating a lifetime of value for our students. It’s the reason we founded Student Success, a unique resource aimed at student success. Here our students receive one-on-one academic coaching, group and individual tutoring, pre-health and pre-law seminars, as well as career advising that puts students in direct contact with employers.
The Application Process: Students most successful at gaining admission to Creighton are those who have a strong academic background and get involved in leadership and service activities. Students can apply throughout the year through our rolling admissions policy. However, we recommend that they apply as early as possible to be eligible for scholarship consideration. Students intending to apply by a priority deadline need to submit their application and personal statement by the priority deadline, however, transcripts, test scores and letters of recommendation can be received or postmarked by December 1.
Get Answers to Your Questions and Partner with Creighton
Each high school has an admissions counselor that is dedicated to work with you and your students. We are here for you as well as your students. Don’t hesitate to contact us to answer any questions you may have, whether it is checking in on a student’s application status or learning more about our pre-medical advising. We hope you’ll share the value of Creighton University with your students.
Additionally, check out our FAQ, particularly about the May 1 deadline.
"I had professors my first semester who cared for not only my success, but also for me as a person. My classmates are passionate about learning and serving our world, and sharing these passions has continually inspired me to take what I am learning and apply it to the real world. I hope to take the skills I am learning as an EMS major to be a better medical student and to become a better physician."
— Kailen Wong | Emergency Medical Services, Pre-Medicine '21 | Auburn, CA