1. Complete the Susquehanna Success Application for First-Year Students or the Common Application.
2. Official High School Transcript
Your high school guidance counselor will be alerted to submit official transcripts through your online application. Your senior grades must be submitted as soon as they are available.
3. School Report, including your Counselor Recommendation
Be sure to provide your high school guidance counselor's email address so that she/he will be notified to submit your School Report Form once you've submitted your online application.
4. SAT/ACT Scores
Susquehanna's College Board code is 2820 and ACT code is 3720.
Submit your official SAT/ACT scores directly from the testing agency or on your official high school transcript. You may self-report your test scores on your application and we will use those scores in the decision-making process. We have no preference which scores you submit; each test is considered with equal importance. You should talk with your high school counselor if you are unsure which test may be best for you.
You may also choose to apply under our test score optional plan by indicating this preference on the Susquehanna Success Application or the Common Application. Susquehanna uses a holistic review process to evaluate applications for admission because you are much more than your SAT or ACT scores.
Susquehanna requires official test scores from all enrolled students who did not choose to apply test score optional.
5. Optional Additional Materials
We are happy to review letters of recommendation from high school teachers.
We know you are more than just the facts on your application, so we've partnered with ZeeMee, a free online service that allows you to upload videos and images to your application. To use this optional service, create your profile at ZeeMee.com and include your profile link in your application.
6. Portfolio Submission/Auditions
If you are interested in studying graphic design, art or creative writing, the department will contact you regarding submission of a portfolio. If you plan to study music as a major or would like to audition for a scholarship, the music faculty will contact you to schedule your audition.
Once all of your credentials are received, the Admission Committee will review your application for admission.
If you've decided that Susquehanna is your first-choice college, and that you will enroll if admitted, then Early Decision (ED) is for you! This program allows you to apply before the regular application deadline and to receive your admission decision early. Please pay attention to the deadline to ensure that all of your application and supporting materials are received on time.
Choosing Early Decision is a serious commitment and if you are admitted ED, we consider this your firm committment to enroll at Susquehanna. We realize that you will most likely be applying to multiple schools as back-ups, but once you are admitted we expect that you will withdraw all of your applications to other schools.
The application materials required for Early Decision are the same as Early Action and Regular Decision. Please indicate "Early Decision" in the check box provided on the application.
Most applicants choose to submit scores from the SAT or ACT exams, or both! But, you may not feel that your scores accurately reflect your academic performance or potential for success.
Because we use a holistic review process, you may choose to apply without submitting your scores. You indicate this preference on your Susquehanna Success Application or the Common Application by checking a box that says you are applying test score optional. If you choose not to submit your test scores, we will place even greater emphasis on your high school courses and grades, your application essay and your recommendations.
Susquehanna recognizes exceptional high school achievement by awarding class exemptions and/or college credit to those who do well on Advanced Placement (AP) tests offered by the College Board. The appropriate academic department will review your AP score, examination essay and academic record to determine placement and/or credit. In general, departments award credit for scores of 4 or 5.
The International Baccalaureate (IB) program is an internationally recognized, two-year, comprehensive curriculum and is available to students ages 16-19 at a number of secondary schools in the United States, Canada and a number of other countries.
We recognize the intellectual rigor and high academic standards of the IB program. IB diploma recipients who gain admission may receive up to 32 credit hours and the equivalent of sophomore standing at the university. They may also receive credit for up to two courses in each subject area for which a higher-level examination score of five or more has been achieved, assuming final confirmation by the appropriate university department. Credit for a higher-level examination score of four is awarded at the discretion of the appropriate university department.
Online Applications and Forms
- Common Application
- Susquehanna Success Application for First-Year Students
- Susquehanna Success Application for Transfer Students
- Susquehanna Success Application for International First-Year Students