How to Apply

We're glad you're serious.

If you’re a typical freshman, here’s what goes into a complete application:

Make sure to check out what we're looking for in our applicants.

Requirements for international, transfer, theatre, arts and art students differ.

Deadlines

Note on application deadlines: For Fordham University, we would like your application to be as complete as possible by the time of the submission deadline. We do understand that it is not always possible for official scores and supporting documents to arrive with the application. On or before the deadline, only the application itself must be received. Scores and additional documents should be received within two weeks of the deadline and no later than one month prior to the posted date of decision notification (by December 1st for Early Action/Early Decision and by March 1st for Regular Decision).

  • Early Action: November 1 (*Deadline extended to November 8)
  • Early Decision: November 1 (*Deadline extended to November 8)
  • Priority Performance (Required Deadline For All Theatre Or Dance Major Applicants): November 1 (*Deadline extended to November 8)
  • Regular Decision: January 1

Information About Application Fee Waivers

Our institution proudly participates in the College Board’s SAT-to-College Application Fee-Waiver Program. If you took the SAT using a fee waiver, you automatically qualify for a college application fee waiver to apply for admission here at Fordham University. You can learn more about this program at College Board.

Students can also select the "NACAC Fee Waiver" option on the Common Application.