Dates and Deadlines
First-Year, Performance, and International First-Year
There are several application plans that you can use to apply to Fordham University. These plans include Early Action, Early Decision, Priority Performance, and Regular Decision. Descriptions of each of these plans and a chart containing their deadlines can be found below:
Note on application deadlines: For Fordham University, we would like your application to be as complete as possible by the deadline. We do understand that it is not always possible for all 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.
In Early Action, students apply early and receive a decision well in advance of the University's regular response date. Early action is a non-binding (students are not required to enroll if admitted) application plan. The deadline is November 1.
In Early Decision, students make a commitment to a first-choice institution where, if admitted, they will definitely enroll. Early decision is a binding (students must enroll if admitted and withdraw any other pending applications) application plan. The Early Decision Agreement is an additional requirement (it is signed by the student, parent/guardian and counselor).
The deadline is November 1.
Priority Performance (Required Deadline For All Theatre Or Dance Major Applicants)
Students who are applying to the Ailey/Fordham BFA in Dance and BA in Theatre must apply under this application plan. Priority Performance has the same deadline as our Early Action and Early Decision plans (November 1) but does not have the same notification timeline. Please refer to individual program pages for additional application and audition requirements. Decisions are released on a rolling basis after February 1, and all decisions are received by April.
In Regular Decision, students submit an application by a specified date and receive a decision in a clearly stated period of time, typically no later than April 1. Regular decision is a non-binding application plan. The deadline is January 1. NOTE: The application deadline has been extended to January 18.
Plans and Deadlines
|Early Action||Early Decision||Priority Performance||Regular Decision|
|Admission Decision Notification Date||12/19||12/19||Between 2/1 and 4/1||4/1|
*The application deadline has been extended to January 18.
Spring First-Year Admission
We also accept application for spring first-year admission. The deadline is November 1.
Transfer, Performance, and International Transfer Students
Students can apply to transfer for either the Fall or Spring Semesters. The following are the application deadline dates for those programs. Please note, performance programs have additional requirements.
Fall Semester Admission
Application deadline is June 1. Decisions are released on a rolling basis after March 15.
Spring Semester Admission
Application deadline is November 1. Decisions are released on a rolling basis after October 15.