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Recent Updates Fordham offices remain staffed and operating remotely. The University has released its plan, Fordham Forward, to resume in-person teaching and learning for the Fall semester. Full Details


Finding the Right Fit

Students meet on the Lincoln Center campus

We know how much time you’ve spent trying to find a good fit for college. We’re looking for students who are the right fit, too: Each year, we have room for only about 2,200 students in our incoming class. That can make our task difficult.

We know a lot of you are pretty remarkable candidates that would make a real contribution to any institution you attend. Learn more about what we're looking for and then we'll walk you through how to apply.

Important Deadlines

Early Action (non-binding): November 1

Early Decision (binding): November 1

Priority Performance (Required Deadline For All Theatre Or Dance Major Applicants): November 1

Regular Decision: January 1*

*Application deadline extended to January 15

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.

We are pleased to offer waived application fees for members and dependents of members of the US Armed Forces. If you indicate you are a veteran on the Common Application, your fee will automatically be waived upon receipt of the application by the Office of Undergraduate Admission.

Note: Applicants From Puerto Rico
Due to continuing recovery efforts on the island, we will waive the application fee for students from Puerto Rico for the Fall 2020 admission cycle.

Application and Document Submission Flexibility for Students and Counselors Impacted by Earthquakes in Puerto Rico
If you have been impacted by the recent earthquakes, please know you are in our thoughts. Should you need assistance with the college application process, or require flexibility regarding submission of applications and/or documents or a fee waiver, please do not hesitate to contact your admission counselor.

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