Undergraduate Admissions

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is available to discuss your academic and professional goals, and the ways you can reach them.  From the initial conversation to receiving your admission decision, you'll always be treated like the hardworking individual you are—not just another number.  You can even count on us to handle many of the complex details of your application, so you can focus less on paperwork and more on your bright future. 

Welcome Accepted Students! 

If you've been accepted to Canisius and are ready to take the next step or just need a few questions answered, we've created an online space just for you!

Visit Accepted Student Page


Early Action Application

November 1

General Application

Rolling (after November 1)


Deposit today to secure your spot in the Class of 2024.  



  • A completed application
  • Personal essay (at least 250 words)
  • School counselor recommendation
  • Official SAT/ACT scores*
  • Official high school transcript
  • Letter of recommendation from a teacher
  • Information on extracurricular involvement


*For first-year undergraduate applicants applying for Fall 2021 or Spring 2021 Canisius College will not require standardized test scores. 

  • Test Optional Policy for 2021 Applicants
  • Additional Admissions Requirements
  • Previously Attended Canisius?
  • All-College Honors Program

Visit Canisius

You're invited to experience Canisius firsthand by scheduling a personal tour. Come discover all that's waiting for you on campus and around the City of Buffalo.

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Take a Virtual Tour

Want to see our campus but can't visit? No worries! Take our virtual tour from the comfort of your own home.

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Undergraduate Viewbook

Learn more about the Canisius experience by scrolling through our digital undergraduate viewbook.