Frequently Asked Questions
“There are few things in my life of which I am as proud as my service in the Marine Corps and my Fordham education. And it was the personal discipline gained from the military which enabled me to excel in returning to college studies. I am delighted that Fordham is so strongly committed to welcoming today's generation of veterans.”
—Jack Kehoe, U.S. Marine Corps, Fordham College at Rose Hill, Class of 1960 B.A., Fordham College at Lincoln Center, Class of 1985 Fordham University Trustee
Q. How can I get more information?
A. Visit our Fordham Admissions web page for assistance, or call Anne Kelly Treantafeles, the Veterans Entry Adviser at (212) 636-6602.
Q. What do I need to do if I never finished my degree?
A. First, call Anne Kelly Treantafeles, (212) 636-6602 or visit the Fordham School of Professional and Continuing Studies Assessments page.
Q. What do I need to know about Admissions?
A. Visit our Admissions website and contact Anne Kelly Treantafeles if you have any questions.
Q. I had some college before I enlisted. Will my credits transfer?
A. Fordham will accept up to 75 credits for the bachelor of arts or science degrees in the Fordham School of Professional and Continuing Studies. Up to 60 are accepted in the full-time day colleges, and in both the day and evening divisions of the Gabelli School of Business. You must have earned a grade of C or better. Up to 36 credits may be applied to the core curriculum. For more information visit the Fordham School of Professional and Continuing Studies Transfer Credits web page or contact Anne Treantafeles.
Q. What about military experience, and life experience in general?
A. The Fordham School of Professional and Continuing Studies follows the guidelines of the American Council on Education for the award of credit for certain military training experiences; it is also a National CLEP Testing Center, and enables enrolled students to earn credit via Portfolio Review for demonstrated college-level learning.
Q. What about graduate programs?
A. Fordham offers graduate programs through the Schools of Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, Law, Religious Education, and Social Service. The Fordham Admissions and Fordham Academics websites will provide information on admission to the programs and information on the specific schools and colleges.
Q. Fordham is a Jesuit School. What exactly does that mean?
A. A Jesuit education is based on an approach that begins with a deep respect for you as an individual and your potential. It is devoted to educating men and women with the ability and the commitment to contribute to their communities and to the larger society — men and women for others. On both the undergraduate and the graduate level, a Fordham education has been known since 1841 for its rigorous scholarship and adherence to ethical values. Learn more on the Fordham University Jesuit Tradition web page.