Apply to Canisius

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We consistently rank high for value, thanks to an exceptional education with strong outcomes and the financial support to make the experience affordable. Take the next step to find out what a Canisius education can mean for you. Apply today using the Common Application or the Canisius College application. We have no preference, use whichever application works best for you! If we can answer any questions along the way, please don’t hesitate to call or email us. We’re always happy to help.


Undergraduate Students

Students applying for Freshman Regular Decision are reviewed on a rolling basis. 

Transfer Students

Students wishing to transfer to Canisius are reviewed on a rolling basis. 

Graduate Students

Applications are being accepted on an ongoing basis, with entry terms in the Fall, Spring & Summer. Visit our Graduate Programs for specific program requirements. 

For first-year undergraduate applicants applying for Fall 2022, Canisius College will not require standardized test scores. Applicants who have taken a standardized test and feel their score accurately reflects their academic abilities, are encouraged to submit their scores. Application review will not be negatively impacted for applicants who do not submit scores. All applications will be reviewed holistically, taking into consideration all aspects of the student's application.

International Students

Canisius is proud to welcome students from all across the globe. Please be advised, we must receive your application at least 30 days prior to the start of your first term. This allows us time to help you obtain a student visa.

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Please contact us anytime with questions or concerns: 

     Graduate Admissions

     Phone: (716) 888-2545
     Toll free: 1 (800) 950–2505
     Fax: (716) 888-3195

     Undergraduate Admissions

     Phone: (716) 888-2200
     Toll free: 1-800-843-1517
     Fax: (716) 888-3230