Congratulations to you and your student on their acceptance to Canisius University! Your student’s offer of admission is a testament to their special talent and promise, and we’re confident that you’re even more excited about their accomplishment than we are. 


We know that making a college decision is one of the most important moments in a student’s life, and it’s important to get it right. From picking a top school that will challenge them to stand out, making sure that they’re supported, balancing cost and finding the best fit, we want to make it easier for parents and families of future Golden Griffins by providing these resources below. They’ll keep you organized and on track, so you can spend more time celebrating your student’s bright future and less time navigating the process.

What To Know 

Major Deadlines

Know what to do, when. Mark these dates on your calendar to stay on top of the enrollment process.

  • May 1: Fill out your  Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for need-based aid when available. (use code 002681). 

  • May 1: Deadline to deposit ($400 for students who will live on campus, $200 for students who will commute). Under certain circumstances, extensions may be granted for deposits. Please contact the admissions office for more information. 

Why Deposit Early? Get a Jump On Important Items

Once you submit your deposit, you can start designing your future Griff's college experience!  Housing selection, summer orientation selection, and scheduling advising appointments are all done on a first-come, first-served basis. Get a jump on your Canisius experience by depositing today!

Deposit Now 

Register For Orientation

Our mandatory New Griff Orientation (NGO) program for all incoming Fall 2024 first-year students will be divided into 4 sessions during the month of July. 

Find Your Orientation Session

Student Success
Our four-year support plan sets your student up for success with the help of our Griff Center and individual advisors.
Book a Financial Aid Appointment
Connect with a financial aid advisor on affordability options
Visit Campus
The best way to get to know us is to visit campus. We offer flexible weekday and weekend visits to fit your schedule.

Learn More About the Canisius Experience

College is a journey — and a major decision for your student and your family. You can rest easy knowing that your student will find the support and opportunity that they need to become the best version of themselves. Click on one of the links below to learn more.

Hear From Our Students
Current Griffs share how Canisius is preparing them for the future and much more.

You and your student can also check out our Instagram (@canisiusadmissions) and TikTok (@canisius_admissions) to see what’s happening on campus. 

Canisius At A Glance 

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$118k Mid-Career Salary
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A Top 10 Value School Seven Years in a Row
U.S. News & World Report
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86% Medical School Acceptance Rate
7 years in a row
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Top 25 Best Colleges
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Get in Touch With Your Admissions Counselor

Your student was linked with a dedicated admissions counselor when they were accepted. This information can be found on their offer letter. If you can’t locate your counselor’s info, call 716-888-2200 or email @email to connect with admissions.