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Applying to St. Bonaventure

A Bona's student can make the most of a journey into true self-confidence and deeper self-discovery.

If you are a high school senior, or high school graduate who has not attempted any college-level coursework since graduating from high school, you should apply as a freshman.

Apply online using the free Common Application (freshmen only)

Apply online using St. Bonaventure's free application (freshmen only)

We have a rolling admission policy, which means that we review college applications throughout the year. Once your application file is complete, you’ll be notified approximately two to three weeks of the admissions decision.

If you qualify for a St. Bonaventure scholarship or grant, you will be notified within two weeks of receiving your letter of acceptance. In order to be considered for financial aid-based need, you must first complete the application for admission, then complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Visit Affordability for more information.

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