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Apply to Providence

Take the First Step

You’re ready to take the next step, and Providence College is ready for you. We use the Common App and an optional supplemental essay to get to know you, your achievements, and your aspirations. Your application should be a reflection of your most authentic self. More students are applying to PC than ever before — there’s never been a more exciting time to be a Friar. Already in? Enroll now.

The Common App is open. We’re excited to get to know you soon.

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First-Year Applicants:

Early Action

Application Due – November 1
Notification – By January 1

Early Decision I

Application Due – November 1
Notification – By December 1

Regular Decision

Application Due – January 15
Notification – By April 1

Early Decision II

Application Due – January 15
Notification – Late February

Transfer Deadlines:

Fall Transfer

Application Due – May 15 (Priority Deadline: April 1)

Spring Transfer

Application Due – December 1
Notification – 2 to 4 weeks after application completed

Supporting credentials (transcripts, recommendations, etc.) are not due until at least ten days after each application deadline.

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A student’s high school academic performance, including curriculum, grades, and progression, are the core of the academic review in our admission process. Standardized testing, when submitted, can play a supplementary role, however.

For 15+ years, Providence

College has been proudly test-optional meaning we do not require undergraduate applicants to submit SAT or ACT scores as part of the admission application. Prospective students who choose not to submit standardized test scores will receive full consideration, without penalty, for admission.

Explore More About Standardized Testing

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  • The Common Application
  • Application Fee ($65): Waivers are granted to those for whom the application fee poses a financial burden.
  • Secondary School Report / High School Transcript(s)
  • Letter of Recommendation: We require one from your high school counselor or college advisor and invite you to submit additional letters from teachers, coaches, employers, or others who may want to advocate on your behalf.
  • Personal Statement / Common App Essay
  • Standardized Test Scores (Optional): Submission of standardized test scores (SAT or ACT) is optional for all students applying for admission. Additional details about the policy can be found here: Standardized Testing .
  • Additional Details on Admission to Nursing Major


  • Applying Early Decision

  • Transfer Admission

  • International Admission

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Admission Review Process

Your completed application is the best representation of who you are and what makes you a great candidate for admission. The admission review process at Providence College is holistic and considers all that an individual may bring to our community.

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Frequently Asked Questions

As the college admission process can at times be complex, we hope to provide answers to all the questions you may have. If one of your questions is not answered in this FAQ, please feel free to contact a member of our staff.

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Financial Aid and Scholarships

We are committed to improving access and rewarding excellence. Financial aid and scholarships place the value of a Providence College education within reach of admitted students.