First-Year Admissions Process

Applications for Fall 2024 are now open!


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Steps to Apply


Fill out, verify, and submit your application. Did we mention Bushnell’s online application is free?

New Applicants

Returning Applicants

Or apply via the Common App.


Contact your high school to request for transcripts to be sent to us. They can either mail those to us or send them electronically.

High school transcripts may also be emailed directly from the school to or mailed to:

Office of Admissions
Bushnell University
828 E 11th Ave
Eugene, OR 97401

Final official transcripts must be submitted upon completion of course of study and must include graduation date.

Homeschool Students

Bushnell gladly accepts homeschool transcripts as an official record of your high school academic achievements. Transcripts prepared in conjunction with a diploma program through a local secondary school or by an agency that assesses homeschool curricula are preferred. If a conventional transcript is not available your transcript must include:

  • Name of homeschool (if any) and address (typically your home address)
  • List of classes taken each year (grades 9-12), along with the letter grade for each class (A, B, C, etc.)
  • GPA for each year
  • Total cumulative GPA
  • Signature of the homeschool registrar (typically your parent) and date
  • Graduation date
Recommended Homeschool Curriculum

Bushnell recommends prospective students take the following classes prior to enrolling:

  • 4 years of English
  • 3 years of Mathematics
  • 2 years of Science
  • 3 years of Social Studies
  • 2 years of Foreign Language

Elective courses in fine arts, computer literacy, and humanities are encouraged.

If you have a strong high school GPA you may choose not to submit SAT or ACT or CLT scores as part of the application process.

Bushnell takes a comprehensive and integrated approach to reviewing applications by evaluating each student’s transcript, personal statement, extracurricular participation, and evidence of leadership and motivation. Students who show a consistent and challenging academic performance throughout their high school career will be in a solid position for admission.

Once Your Application Is Complete


Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after October 1. Bushnell’s School Code 003208.

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If you visit Bushnell, which includes our virtual visit and informational sessions, you will qualify for a $1,000 scholarship that will be applied towards your first-year tuition!

Reserve your place at Bushnell by depositing as soon as possible. Once you deposit, you will be able to register for classes and receive your housing assignment. All enrollment deposits are refundable prior to May 1 for Fall enrollment and December 1 for Spring enrollment.

Submit Enrollment Deposit

Your financial aid package will arrive by mail after you’ve been admitted to Bushnell and have completed your FAFSA. If you do not plan to submit the FAFSA please let your admissions counselor know. It will include any institutional scholarships you have received as well as any need-based aid you qualify for. Don’t forget about outside scholarship opportunities – these can significantly lower your out of pocket cost.

Our financial aid webpage has lots of resources to help you understand the financial aid process and your admissions counselor is always ready to answer your questions.

Alternative credits like AP testing, college in the high school, and IB scores offer you the opportunity to accumulate credit prior to enrolling at Bushnell. Submit your transcripts and/or test scores to Bushnell to have them evaluated and added to your Bushnell transcript. These are not required for admission to the University but must be received prior to registering for classes.

Important Dates


Applicants for Fall Semester
August 1Bushnell's Online Application and Common Application open
October 1FAFSA Opens
November 1 Early Action Deadline 1
January 15Early Action Deadline 2
March 1Priority Decision Application Deadline
May 1Enrollment Deposit Deadline
Applicants for Spring Semester
Bushnell accepts applications and deposits after the application deadline. Students applying early action will receive early notification of admission decision and priority status for financial aid and registration.
November 1Priority Application Deadline
December 1Enrollment Deposit Deadline

Questions about admissions?

Have questions about applying to Bushnell, financial aid, or what a Beacon Night is? Our admissions counselors know it all! And they’d love to connect with you via email, phone or for an appointment, either virtually or in person.
Local Phone: 541-684-7201
Toll-Free Phone: 1-877-463-6622