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Per email dated 9/24/2020
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Creighton's campus in the fall
Counselor Newsletter
There is always a lot to keep track of, but this year seems to have updates and changes around every turn.

We want to partner with you and make sure you have all of the latest updates, so we've compiled this newsletter.
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Test-Optional Updates
Many students have been unable to take the ACT or SAT as planned this year, so we have adjusted our test-optional policy from the previous year in the best interest of your students.

We are encouraging students who haven’t gotten the chance to take a test yet to apply to Creighton as a test-optional applicant. We don’t want students to pause their college search while they wait for an upcoming test date.

Students can be reviewed for admission and merit scholarships as a test-optional applicant. Then, if they are able to take the test in the coming months and want their application re-reviewed for merit scholarships with their test score, they are able to do so through the December testing dates (provided we receive the test scores by January 5, 2021).

Scholarship amounts will not decrease if students send in test scores, so there is no risk to sending in a test score. Their scholarship amount would either stay the same or increase.
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Creighton Pre-Professional Scholars Program (CPPSP)
Because more than half of our students come to Creighton with the goal of pursuing a professional degree, we have created the country’s most comprehensive, intentional pre-professional advising and guarantee program. The Office of Pre-Professional Advising in the Creighton EDGE offers a premier pre-professional advising program to all students that’s unlike any other university.

The Creighton Pre-Professional Scholars Program (CPPSP) provides qualifying students the opportunity to be a part of our extraordinary guarantee program. In order to be considered for CPPSP, students must apply for admission to Creighton University by December 1, 2020. A separate CPPSP Application is required, with a deadline of January 5, 2021 and must include all required materials, as determined by each program. CPPSP Applications will be available in the student portal of eligible students beginning November 1, 2020.

The program offerings are dental, law, medical, pharmacy, and occupational therapy.

Keep an eye out for details and registration for an upcoming webinar, where we will share more information about CPPSP and answer your questions about this innovative new program.
Students on Creighton's campus
8 Things Every College Applicant Should Know

Read our list of tips for every senior applying to college. Some might surprise you - one tip is to not stress too much over the essay topic.

Favorite spots near campus
The Value of a Jesuit Education in 2020

The President of Creighton University and a group of administrators, faculty, staff and alumni explain in their own words what a Jesuit education means to them and why it matters in 2020.

Tidbits of Advice video
Creighton's COVID-19 Response

Creighton University has many measures in place to manage operations during the COVID-19 pandemic that allows for conducting in-person courses this fall.
Creighton is Nationally Ranked

For the second year, Creighton University was named on the prestigious National Universities category of U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 list of “Best Colleges,” putting the University in the top third of national universities.
Dates & Deadlines

August 1: Application for fall 2021 opened

October 1: FAFSA opens

November 1: Early Action deadline - submit an application for undergraduate admission and all required credentials to the Office of Admissions by this date to receive an admissions decision by December 15. All decisions are non-binding.

December 1: Priority deadline for scholarship consideration - submit an application for undergraduate admission and all required credentials to the Office of Admissions by this date to receive priority scholarship consideration.

January 5, 2021: Applications and all supporting materials for additional scholarship opportunities and honors and leadership programs due at midnight.

Late February 2021: We will begin emailing financial aid packages to admitted students, which shows the full cost of attendance and all aid each student is eligible for.

May 1, 2021: Deposit and housing reservation deadline
Visit Options (On-Campus)

Daily Visit (On-Campus)
Come see campus for yourself! Meet with an admissions counselor and go on a campus tour hosted by a student tour guide. This visit lasts about 90 minutes. Additional in-person appointments with departments/programs are offered based on availability. We are also happy to arrange these additional meetings virtually.

Offered most weekdays

Information Session (On-Campus)
Our Saturday information sessions include a small group presentation by an admissions representative and a campus tour given by a student tour guide. Each session is limited to 4 families. Great for students at the beginning of their college search. Parents are encouraged to attend as well.

Offered select Saturdays at 9:00 am, 10:30 am, 12:00 pm, and 1:30 pm

Visit Options (Virtual)

Open House (Virtual)
Build your own event, with options that include a general overview session, virtual tour of campus, and ten different academic sessions.

Offered Monday, October 12 at 7 pm Central and Sunday, November 15 at 2 pm Central

Daily Visit (Virtual)
Meet with an admissions counselor to learn more about Creighton, explore your academic and extracurricular interests and tour campus. A one-on-one virtual visit, which includes a video conversation with an admissions representative, a virtual campus tour hosted by student tour guides, and a video Q&A with current students, lasts about 2 hours. Great for students with specific questions or second-time visitors.

Offered most weekdays

Information Session (Virtual)
Not quite ready for a one-on-one appointment with an admissions counselor? Choose our weekly information sessions for a group information session that includes a live video presentation by an admissions representative, a virtual campus tour hosted by student tour guides, and a video Q&A with current students. Great for students at the beginning of their college search.

Offered Mondays at 8 pm and Saturdays at 12 pm Central Time

Pre-Health Information Session (Virtual)
During a pre-health information session, you will learn about pre-professional learning communities and academic support provided through the Creighton EDGE, a comprehensive campus resource. Pre-health includes medicine, dentistry, and physician assistant (PA).

Offered Mondays at 10 am, Wednesdays at 5 pm, and Fridays at 10 am Central Time

Nursing Information Session (Virtual)
You will learn about our direct-entry nursing program, including the curriculum, academic support, clinical and preceptorship opportunities, study abroad opportunities, and more. Hosted by Dr. Anne Harty, RN, FNP. Parents are encouraged to attend as well.

Offered Mondays at 5:30 pm and Fridays at 2 pm Central Time
Amanda KranzAmanda Kranz is the admissions counselor who works with your school. You can reach Amanda at or 816-569-6778 with any questions.

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